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 portfolio in India includes over 180 startups, from which 60 startups have gone on to raise in excess of $ 300 Mn investments.
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 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.