DisGovr Canada partners with DMZ to enable procurement between government, startups


DisGovr Canada, a platform helping tech companies connect with the government’s public sector, has partnered with Toronto-based accelerator, the DMZ, to bring its quarterly GovTech Summit to Toronto.

The goal of the partnership is to encourage procurement opportunities between government bodies and emerging tech startups.

The goal of the partnership is to enable procurement opportunities between government and up-and-coming innovations. The event will take place October 1, and will feature technology pitches by 12 AI startups. The summit will also feature workshops and breakout sessions to help startups learn how to engage with government for procurement opportunities as well as one-on-one deep dives with public sector representatives, industry professionals, and venture capitalists.

“We are thrilled to hold our next GovTech Summit series in partnership with Ryerson DMZ in Toronto,” said Kevin Tetreault, executive director of DisGovr Canada. “DisGovr Canada’s GovTech Summits, aimed at Canadian public sector leaders, are a great opportunity to raise awareness of up-and-coming innovative Canadian companies driving change and disruption. There are tremendous opportunities and potential in store for start-ups at DMZ and our Ontario- based DisGovr Canada member companies.”

As governments are some of the largest buyers in the country, purchasing over $20 billion in goods and services annually, DisGovr is designed to connect the private and public sectors. The company’s online portal offers startups unique insights and deep connections across three levels of government: federal, provincial, and municipal.

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The platform offers a feed with all the latest information on the Canadian governments, dependent on jurisdiction and industry. DisGovr’s webinars offer more information and are co-hosted by experts and government officials. The website also provides a list of bid and tender opportunities relevant to companies working in IT, cyber, and AI.

“Technology startups are an instrumental partner in helping our government build on Canada’s evolving innovation economy,” said Abdullah Snobar, executive director of the DMZ. “We look forward to working with DisGovr Canada in being able to open up more opportunities for startups to align their solutions with the needs of our three levels of government.”

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Isabelle Kirkwood

Isabelle Kirkwood

Isabelle is a Vancouver-based writer with 5+ years of experience in communications and journalism and a lifelong passion for telling stories. For over two years, she has reported on all sides of the Canadian startup ecosystem, from landmark venture deals to public policy, telling the stories of the founders putting Canadian tech on the map.

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