About Startup Bridge

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

Why Canada

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.

Hear From our Program Speakers

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”


Offering from Provinces

Program Structure

The program is divided into three phases:

KEY PROGRAM STATS

62

Startups from PAN India applications

84

Mentors ranging across successful entrepreneurs, subject matter experts, investors, industry experts and professional service providers

64

Workshops and facilitated sessions with our program mentors

180

One-on-One meetings hosted via pre-qualified matchmaking between entrepreneurs and enterprises and economic development agencies

110

Hours of live programming

840

Minutes of content packaged across our digital media platforms, generating over 30,000 Likes and Shares

Our Success Stories

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.





TESTIMONIALS

Program Mentors

Stewart Beck

President
Asia Pacific Foundation

Terrie Romano

Senior Advisor
NRC Canada

Ray Newal

Director
MaRS Discovery District

Chris Carder

Executive Director, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Schulich School of Business

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Program Partners

Regional Partners

About Startup Réseau

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.

Our Team

Mitali Bandekar

Director
Corporate Development & International Business

Gaurav Kulkarni

Manager - Programs

Kanish Goratela

Manager - Programs

Adhi Savla

Manager - Ecosystem Development Initiatives