About Us

Zone Startups is the global brand of tech accelerators and VC funds operated by Toronto-based Ryerson Futures Inc., a subsidiary of Ryerson University. Zone Startup India is set-up as a joint-venture of Ryerson Futures Inc., Bombay Stock Exchange Limited, Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, B.C) and the DST (Govt. of India). Zone Startups India has been operating since 2014, and has built a portfolio of over 350 startups across multiple programs.

Zone Startups India has established a very strong footprint in India’s startup ecosystem through its niche programs such as empoWer, Next BIG Idea Contest, BSEImpact, BetaWorx and a number of corporate accelerators and innovation programs with leading names such as Shell Foundation, Lodha Group, Sharekhan, ICICI Lombard General Insurance, Thomson Reuters, HDFC Bank and Australia Institute of Sports.



One on One Mentoring
Critical advice/feedback on how to improve
Hand on application of your learning
Round Table Discussions
In depth round table discussions by subject matter experts
Case Studies
Discuss your own case studies with mentors & peers
Real Time Feedback
Real time feedback collection at the end of every day to keep on adapting the program towards your need
Industry/Corporate Connect
Interact one to one with all major corporate CIOs/ CXOs to explore business development opportunities
Close Door Investor Pitch Session
Pitch to all leading VCs and Angels in a close door pitch setting
Present your product before audience of relevant investors, corporate partners, industry experts, connectors, and highly connected, highly regarded decision-makers.
Mock Boardroom
Learn how boardroom meeting happens and get investor feedback on your business strategy
Peer2 Peer
Community Building group exercises to learn from your peers
Perks valued at $300k.
3 Month equity free acceleration at Zone Startups India including all partners perk.

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