About Sherif El Tawil
Sherif is the Sr. Director, Programs & Global Operations at the DMZ, a leading tech incubator that provides high-potential founders with the resources and connections needed to build world-class companies. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the DMZ has a significant global presence with on-the-ground operations in 10+ countries around the world.
As Senior Director, Sherif is responsible for developing and implementing the DMZ’s overall programs and partnerships strategy, both locally and globally.
Passionate about pushing the envelope, Sherif believes that the best way to drive exponential growth in Canada and across the world is to tap into the startup and innovation ecosystem and bring emerging technological solutions to the forefront.
During his 11 years with the organization, Sherif has played an integral role in laying the foundation for the incubator’s operating and business development functions. Sherif’s leadership has been instrumental in building scalable processes to expand the DMZ’s programming services to new global markets, empowering partners to drive growth within their local startup ecosystems.
Today, the DMZ is a recognized player across the global tech landscape with operations in North America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia, and a network of 1000+ startups worldwide to date.
Sherif’s insights on the startup and innovation ecosystem can be found in outlets including the Toronto Star, the Logic and Betakit.