Waterloo, ON — October 12, 2023 — The Accelerator Centre is pleased to announce the launch of a North American Market Immersion Program in collaboration with T-Hub, a premier innovation hub and ecosystem enabler based out of Hyderabad, India.
During the 4-week, in-person program hosted in Waterloo, the AC will provide education, mentorship, and investor readiness to Indian founders to help them go global through the North American market. This collaboration will support T-Hub’s vision to empower startups to scale faster, creating a strong network of stakeholders and accelerating innovation around the world.
The program will consist of:
One-on-one mentorship from AC experts
In-person workshops exploring the differences between the Canadian and Indian marketplace
Sprint-style sessions to create unique 1-year roadmaps for each company
Direct introductions and meetings set up with investors and potential partners
Additionally, startups will have the opportunity to access the Startup Visa Program with the Accelerator Centre following the program's completion.
“This new cohort of our international market access program is a continuation of our vision to bring the best of Waterloo to the world and the best of the world to Waterloo. The program will provide some of India’s most innovative and promising businesses with the support needed to integrate into the Canadian market successfully,” said Jay Krishnan, CEO. “Waterloo is the most robust and impactful tech business ecosystem in Canada, and our founders are given every single component they need to strengthen their businesses. It is the perfect point of entry for expansion into North America.”
“Our mission has always been to empower startups to reach their full potential, and this partnership takes that commitment to a global stage,” says Mahankali Srinivas Rao, CEO at T-Hub. “Through the Market Immersion Program, we aim to equip Indian startups with the essential tools and knowledge to conquer the North American market, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship across borders. Canada's thriving startup ecosystem underscores its pivotal role in shaping global innovation, making it a prime destination for startups seeking to scale and thrive.”
The program will commence in February of 2024 and will conclude with a showcase event with investors, corporate partners, and community partners.
About the Accelerator Centre
At the AC, we exist to help ambitious dreamers impact global change through their businesses. The AC is ranked among the World Top 5 private business accelerators by UBI Global. We offer an extensive selection of customizable opportunities for startups across Canada—allowing founders to rapidly bring their innovation to life. We work with our global partners to bolster the innovation ecosystem in Waterloo and beyond.
Learn more about the AC's international programs.
T-Hub (Technology Hub) is a premier innovation hub and ecosystem enabler based out of Hyderabad, India. T-Hub leads India’s pioneering innovation ecosystem and strives to create impact for startups, corporations, and other ecosystem stakeholders. Its mission is to enable and empower an ecosystem hungry for innovation.
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