Gateway is a market access program to allow thriving startup founders entry into the Indian market. The program is focused on market validation and customer acquisition accelerator programming which includes valuable meetings with prospective customers and partners and mentorship by advisors with expertise in the local startup community.
Founders will be welcomed at Zone Startups India, a top accelerator program based in Mumbai. Zone Startups India has accelerated nearly 150 companies and is a key player in the local startup ecosystem.
Gateway is a collaboration between Toronto-based joint accelerators Ryerson Futures and Zone Startups, the Government of India, and the Government of Canada.
Airfare and accommodation for one founder from Canada to Mumbai.
Market validation and customer acquisition programming for the local Indian market.
Introductions to mentors and advisors with expertise in the startups industry.
Meetings with prospective customers and partners.
Invitations to local events to pitch their solution to broader ecosystem stakeholders.
Visa support letter addressed to the Indian embassy/consulate in Canada to facilitate visa approvals.
Meetings with our team in India and local government officials to understand the process to operate in India.
Access to our marketing, communications, and PR support.