Going Global is no longer an option. Increasingly, Indian tech startups are building products with a global market fit. For every Indian unicorn, there are many other Indian B2B / Enterprise Software Startups having a sizable international clientele and offices in multiple geographies.
Through the Startup Bridge platform, we aim to take fast-growing Indian startups to major global business hubs, through a sustained programmatic approach. Startup Bridge will give you insights to enable your next “site selection”, followed by a market accelerator / access program that will help you soft-land.
What started out a 6-week Market Access program in late 2020, Startup Bridge Canada has morphed into a year long initiative structured into 3-phases viz.,
Explore | Build | Grow
Canadian economy is 10th-largest in the world, with a GDP of USD 1.6 trillion. Canada's economy is dominated by its services sector, comprising 70.2% of the GDP.
Canada has a thriving startup ecosystem supported by key factors like its location, state of the art technology, access to United States markets and government regulations.
With over 17.6K+ Tech startups, including 350+ public ones, and with VC investments of CAD $ 4.4bn in 2020, Canada has solidified its position as the nervecentre of the North American startup ecosystem and as an innovation hub thats creating global disruptors.
HE Ajay Bisaria,
High Commissioner of India to Canada
"India-Canada: Bilateral Opportunities in the Technology Corridor"
Mr. Stewart Beck, President,
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
“Canada's research and innovation-driven economy”
The program is divided into three phases:
62Startups from PAN India applications
84Mentors ranging across successful entrepreneurs, subject matter experts, investors, industry experts and professional service providers
64Workshops and facilitated sessions with our program mentors
180One-on-One meetings hosted via pre-qualified matchmaking between entrepreneurs and enterprises and economic development agencies
110Hours of live programming
840Minutes of content packaged across our digital media platforms, generating over 30,000 Likes and Shares
Cameraah (SuperFanAI) has been successfully accepted into TechStars Toronto Program, becoming the first Indian startup to get into the TechStars TO program.
ScribbleData Technologies a Data Engineering company with a UoT alumni, has successfully incorporated in Toronto, Canada with help of one of our program partners - KNAV.
QATTS Technologies has incorporated their QA services business in Calgary, Alberta and this will serve as their North American headquarters.
Startup Bridge Canada is a fantastic program to connect Indian startups to the resources, connections, and capital they need to succeed. I'm excited to continue supporting the program alongside several storied mentors to help create the next wave of world-changing startups.
Extremely impressed with the quality and engagement of the program participants of the first cohort. Canada provides the most welcoming and supporting business ecosystem and an instant access to global marketplace and talented workforce. I managed my Indian entity for 10 years before relocating to Canada. In the last one year, I have already established my company's presence in Africa, Eastern Europe and South East Asia. I think the Start Up Bridge is an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs/founders to build their knowledge and networks in Canada.
Startup Bridge Canada is a much needed program to help Indian entrepreneurs explore North America is a gateway. I enjoyed speaking with high potential startups who were looking to move base to Canada. As someone who moved to Canada on a Startup Visa in 2018, I can confidently say the opportunities are immense in Canada to build a global scale company.
A great initiative by Ajay Ramasubramaniam with very encouraging results, from the very first iteration. Kudos, and wishing the initiative more success in months to come. The maturity of startup founders and solution-market fit among selected startups is top-notch. #kudos #success #growth.
Startup bridge Canada program did an excellent job of sourcing and screening up-and-coming companies that have relevant solutions for the North American market. Great to see that several of the companies in the cohort are already setting up entities in Canada to pursue international expansion. I look forward to participating as a mentor with this program in the future.
Grateful to receive the opportunity to engage with and mentor so many promising startups. I’m impressed by the variety of use cases the startups are addressing, and cannot wait to help more of them find success in the Toronto Region.
Kudos to the Startup Reseau team for a successful inaugural cohort. We look forward to seeing many of these businesses innovate and grow in the City of Mississauga.
Startup Réseau is the entrepreneurial venture of a professional team from the startup ecosystem, which has 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.