Finding global markets for female entrepreneurs
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Ryerson’s startup accelerator and seed fund, Ryerson Futures, is partnering with Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada to help women who lead startups in Canada expand into the Indian market. Through a new exchange program, Ryerson Futures will provide boot camps to female founders and connect them with Ryerson’s empoWer program—a female-focused accelerator in Mumbai—and Zone Startups India, an established accelerator in Mumbai that is a joint venture between Ryerson Futures and the Bombay Stock Exchange. The first round of founders was to be selected in November 2018, with a second round in fall of 2019. The program aims to help 100 companies scale internationally.

“We cannot ignore half of our world’s population as we strive to find solutions to the problems of today and create the jobs of tomorrow. Canadian companies are increasingly exploring India as a destination for investment and we are proud to participate in a partnership that will help even more startups expand beyond Canada’s borders.”
Navbeep Bains
Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development
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