About The Program

Workshops/Master Classes

Mentorship Sessions

1-on-1 Interactions

SBC is a 6-Week Pre-Market Entry Startup Program allowing 50 hi-potential growth stage India headquartered startups to access and understand Canada, and build out their North American strategy. Our goal is to identify and select B2B software / enterprise tech / deep tech startups that have either raised institutional funding or the ones that have stable revenues and are geared for international expansion - looking to set up a base in North America.

We aim to open up access to a network of mentors, business leaders, accelerators, founders, investors, corporates and economic development agencies. Over the duration of 6-weeks, selected startups will be engaged in 8 hours of cumulative LIVE interactions per week; thereby totalling ~50 hours of programming.

6 Weeks

Virtual Program


Local Partners


Local Experts

Over 50 Hours

of Customised Programming

Key Program Takeaways

Virtual Program

6-week live virtual program with the experts from the Canadian startup ecosystem

Business Opportunity

Opportunity to interact with 25+ mentors and advisors, comprising of successful entrepreneurs, subject matter experts, investors, corporates, industry experts, accelerators, professional services providers, and government representatives

Global Visibility

Gain visibility within the startup ecosystem in Canada

Business Growth

Identifying ways to grow your business in North America through a soft-landing in top-cities of Canada

Ongoing Support

Professional support for incorporating operations in Canada, and helping liaise with Provincial/Federal Government for ongoing support if needed

Post Program Support

Three months post program support to selected startups

Who's Mentoring?

Stewart Beck

Asia Pacific Foundation

Matt Saunders

FastBreak Ventures

Ray Newal

MaRS Discovery District

Kanchan Kumar

Co-Founder & CEO

Valerie Fox

The Pivotal Point

Chris Houston

Founder & Managing Partner
Mantella Ventures

Sunil Sharma

TechStars, Toronto

Raj Narula

InCa Synergies

Andrew Grubb

Head of Innovation

Ripal Sanchala

Innovation Expert

Head of Innovation

Nishish Jha

Unigrowth Inc.

Kayla Isabelle

Startup Canada

Arvind Vijh


Sean Languedoc

Global Talent Accelerator

Neha Bahl


Terrie Romano

Senior Advisor
NRC Canada

Samuel Berthiaume

Project Director - Asia-Pacific
Montreal International

Lloyed Lobo

Co-founder & President

Roshan Mohan

Client Account Manager
City of Mississauga

Stephanie Dunbar

Global Business Consultant
City of Mississauga

Gisleine Silveira

Global Partnerships
District 3

Vartika Manasvi

Founder & CEO

Alan Lysne

FastBreak Ventures

Soubhagya Sahoo

Co-Founder & CEO
GrayRoutes AI

Craig Brown


Jessica Duns

Badhouse Ventures

Ralph Baddour

Partner & MD
Badhouse Ventures

Priyanka Mahandiratta

Founder and CEO

Bharat Rudra

Vice President

Shyam Gupta

Co-Founder & President
Somel Investments Inc.

Richard Cloutier

Managing Partner
Ecofuel Fund

Sean Mui-Tummers

Senior Advisor
Toronto Global


18th December 2020

Program Announcement
Virtual Launch event LIVE sessions on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

13th - 22nd January 2021

Virtual Roadshows
Multi-city, multi-format roadshows with regional and national partners in India.

31st January 2021

Applications Close
Evaluation to be done on the basis of several parameters that will be captured on the application form, followed by 1-on-1 interviews of the first shortlisted applicants.

15th February - 31st March 2021

Program Period
6 weeks of LIVE programming, supported by offline content and a Slack / Whatsapp community.

1st April - 30th June 2021

Post Program Support
3 months of post-program support, with an added support from on-ground professional services partners (legal, tax, accounting, immigration) from Canada.

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About Us

Startup Réseau is the entrepreneurial venture of 2 professionals from the startup ecosystem, who have earlier successfully built India's top meta-accelerator. The founding team boasts of rich and diverse experience, and a global network of startup ecosystem enablers, founders, investors, corporates, universities and governments.

Built on the founding pillar of #StartupsFirst, our vision is to enable the future of enterprise innovation and nation building by developing accelerator programs that link Startups with Enterprises, Capital, Markets and Services.

Our Mission is to be an ecosystem builder in emerging economies across South & South East Asia and MEA regions, by empowering 10,000 startups and 100 corporates through our programs over the next decade.

Our Team

Gaurav Kulkarni

Manager- Programs

Mitali Bandekar

Corporate Development & International Business

Sweta Tiwari

Co Founder & COO

Ajay Ramasubramaniam

Co-Founder & CEO

Program Partners

Regional Partners


How does the application process work?
The application process begins online, with an application form where you can tell us about your team, your product, and the market you are in. The questions are geared to understand both the business and the founders. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for virtual interviews.
You can apply through the Apply Tab. You don’t need to submit a business plan, just fill in the fields in the application form.
No, we do not take equity but we do charge a program fees of INR 25,000 plus taxes.
To ensure full commitment of participants and to cover program costs.
How can I be sure that the information included in the application form is not shared with anybody else?
The information collected as a part of the application form is sourced to evaluate the startups and offerings. This information will be used by Startup Reséau, and our program partners as a part of the selection process for the same. We take pride in our confidentiality policy.