Introducing the CIAP 2020-21 Cohort

The Canada-India Acceleration Program is dedicated to helping female-led Canadian businesses expand to emerging markets, like India.  CIAP has once again teamed with Accenture to deliver the 2020-21 ScaleCamp. Accenture will help deliver a world-class virtual experience with the goal of connecting the women-led companies with leading experts to further sharpen their skills, and equip […]

Is Your Startup Ready: Self-Evaluation Checklist

Our program is designed to help female-led businesses expand to emerging markets, such as India. We do everything in our power to make sure your startup is properly prepared for international expansion.

If you’re looking at expanding your business to India but aren’t sure if your startup is a fit for our program, we’ve prepared a self-evaluation checklist you can go through.

Ask yourself 8 quick questions and determine if you could be a part of our next cohort.

How to Grow a Unicorn: From Startup to IPO

If you’ve exhausted your regular resources for pinpointing innovative strategies, it’s a good idea to look into how other well-known companies achieved their success.

Companies like Canva, Lynda .com (now LinkedIn Learning), and MailChimp are great examples of how digitally-native startups got themselves off the ground.

Top Emerging Indian Cities Series: Indore

When ventures start looking for areas to expand internationally, they tend to focus on the largest markets. However, in some countries, that may not be your best market entry bet. In India, its largest Tier 1 cities come with their fair share of challenges, such as overpopulation, inadequate infrastructure, pollution, poor public transportation, and long commutes. If you’re looking to expand to a large market with fewer challenges seen by the congested and trendy areas, it would be worth your time to explore India’s top Tier 2 and 3 cities first.

Myth vs. Fact: Cybersecurity in a Digital World

Your Startup, Your Security Establishing your business online is a great way to attract new customers, support your existing ones better, and have a storefront that is accessible to your customers or clients 24/7. It’s clear the internet has many advantages when it comes to business, but there is also cybersecurity to consider in a […]