Participate in CIAP 2022 ScaleCamp to compete in our pitch competition for cash prizes

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The Canada-India Acceleration Program is now open to applications for Cohort 5!

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Join CIAP Cohort 5

With a rapidly growing economy, India is the 5th largest market in the world. Combined with a population of over 1.2 billion, a strong startup ecosystem, and an expanding middle-class population, India offers vast opportunities for Canadian businesses to expand their ventures.

CIAP is designed to help women entrepreneurs break into new markets, make impactful connections, learn valuable skills and spur venture growth. 

Apply now and begin your business expansion.

Learn more about CIAP to determine how the program fits into your timeline.

Explore the opportunity of untapped markets. Grow your business through an international expansion. 

2022 ScaleCamp

On top of the valuable insight from industry and market experts historically provided during our intensive ScaleCamp, our 2022 Program offers the following key offerings:

  • Several training sessions which have been custom-tailored to international expansion within your business sectors specifically
  • A pitch competition valued for prizes to train your proposition to potential investors and/or partners in India
  • Access to interns specialized in targeted Market Research to support your expansion
  • Insights and mentorship from certified international trade professionals on the topic of business expansion

Knowledge Partners

CIAP is excited to be working with our knowledge partners to deliver our most comprehensive ScaleCamp to date

The Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing international business training, resources, and professional certification to individuals and businesses.

They offer the only international business training programs and related professional designation (CITP®|FIBP®) endorsed by the Canadian government. Their international business training solutions have become the standard of excellence for global trade professionals across Canada and around the world.

Founded in 2014, Lead Angles is India’s first privately owned angel network. Lead Advisory assists start-ups in follow-on fundraising while LA Management & Lamp; Professional Services supports compliance and governance requirements of these companies. The team accomplishes this by providing professional assistance to investor-members in company evaluation and the portfolio companies in their operations.

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The Canada-India Acceleration Program is designed to help female entrepreneurs break into new markets, make impactful connections, learn valuable skills and spur venture growth. The CIAP strives to position Canadian start-ups in emerging markets, such as India, creating more expertise and growth opportunities.



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