About Us

Zone Startups India is the international footprint of the Toronto-based Ryerson Futures Inc.,  an early technology accelerator and seed stage investment fund. In India, we have been set up in joint venture with the Bombay Stock Exchange; and are the only independent accelerator in India to be supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

We have been operating in India for 3 yrs now, during our portfolio has grown to comprise 120 startups that have been through our flagship accelerator – Zone Startups India; and we have impacted over 160 startups indirectly. 40 of our startups have raised in excess of $30 Mn, cumulatively, and created over 800 net new knowledge economy jobs.

We currently operate 5 accelerators in India:

  • Zone Startups India (flagship program), Mumbai
  • empoWer (India’s 1st tech accelerator for Women entrepreneurs)
  • Axis Bank Accelerator & ThoughtFactory Co-Innovation Lab, Bangalore
  • Gateway 91, Mumbai
  • Barclays Rise Acclerator Program
  • Palava Accelerator

In addition to this, we manage corporate innovation programs for:

  • Thomson Reuters
  • HDFC Bank
  • Visa
  • EY
  • ICICI Lombard
  • Viacom18 and many other corportes

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