Participate in CIAP 2021 ScaleCamp to compete in our $20,000 pitch competition

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The Canada-India Acceleration Program is now open to applications for Cohort 4!

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Join CIAP Cohort 4

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. 

2021 ScaleCamp

On top of the valuable insight from industry and market experts historically provided during our intensive ScaleCamp, our 2021 Program offers the following additional elements:

  • A pitch competition valued at $20,000 that will be assigned to three winners
  • Access to interns specialized in targeted Market Research to support your expansion
  • Insights from certified international trade professionals on the topic of business expansion

Knowledge Partners

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


Innovation Hub at Carleton University focuses on promoting innovation and entrepreneurship across the university. They develop and manage a portfolio of ventures through academic and non-curricular programming. In addition, they contribute to the university’s equity, diversity and inclusion commitment with dedicated programs and a support system.


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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Go Global Online

CIAP provides growth opportunities for female entrepreneurs while increasing foreign revenue for their ventures. We achieve this by preparing women-led Canadian businesses with access to an entrepreneurial community, the fundamentals, and the resources required to scale into international markets. Just take a peek at how CIAP's ScaleCamp turned out for our impressive Cohort!

We know the world has changed - and there's never been a better time to grow virtually. Want in on this year's experience + learn how to test emerging markets online, operate lean and digitally?

Contact us to learn about becoming a part of our next cohort!

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A Carleton University Initiative

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.


Tap into Global Markets

Studies clearly show that women in key leadership positions benefit companies, employees, their industries and lead to increased economic growth. Through the CIAP you can expand your company's reach by entering into untapped markets, like India. We'll provide you access to market experts, mentors, and 200+ incubators.

CIAP ScaleCamp Collaborator

The 2019 and 2020-21 ScaleCamp was run with our collaborator to bring together a world-class acceleration program.



Accenture is leveraging the knowledge of leading experts, providing innovative incubation space for companies, and collaborating with CIAP during and post-ScaleCamp.