BIL – Ryerson Technology Startup Incubator Foundation (BRTSIF) is a not-for-profit Start-up Ecosystem provider with a mandate to promote startups and support the Government of India’s vision for entrepreneurship development and a culture of innovation. It is a joint venture between BSE Institute Ltd., Mumbai, Ryerson University, Toronto and Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.

Established in 2016, empoWer is India’s 1st tech accelerator for women entrepreneurs. We started with a hypothesis, in 2016, that it is a program/ecosystem much needed for women entrepreneurs; and the response received in the form of applications from across India, and repeated feedback from many quarters to expand the cohort size, or hosting multiple cohorts in the year was a major validation for us.


  • One on One Mentoring

    Critical advice/feedback on how to improve

  • Workshops

    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

  • Showcase

    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

  • Industry/Corporate Connect

    Interact one to one with all major corporate CIOs/ CXOs to explore business development opportunities