Canada-India Acceleration Program Newsroom

Welcome to the CIAP Newsroom! We create content aimed at supporting female entrepreneurship and women-owned businesses in Ontario. Our program aims at helping Canadian businesses expand to emerging markets, such as India. We, therefore, provide a lot of key information on the Indian cultural landscape, including business culture and emerging sectors and cities.

Understanding India’s Business Culture Before Expanding Your Startup from Canada

By Taylor Desjardins | Oct 18, 2022 | 0

How can you be sure your business will take off in India?  For many Canadian businesses, expanding overseas can be very intimidating. However, a profound insight into the culture of the foreign markets that you are targeting and how it differs from your motherland will help you set off a concrete first step in the […]


The Canada-India Acceleration Program Has Returned To Expedite The Global Growth Of Women-Led Canadian Companies

By Du Nguyen | Oct 7, 2022 | 0

OTTAWA, Ontario; October 7, 2022 – The Canada-India Acceleration Program (CIAP), a Carleton University initiative funded by FedDev Ontario, is proud to announce the return of the fifth CIAP program, in partnership with Deloitte, The Forum for International Trade Training (FITT), and Lead Angels.  The 2022 CIAP is delivered by the Canada-India Centre for Excellence […]


Scaling Into International Markets: How SAAS Companies Are Making it Happen

By Taylor Desjardins | Sep 7, 2022 | 0

Software as a Service (SAAS) companies have tremendous advantages when expanding into international markets. Not only do SAAS companies already have their products built, tested and ready to go, making it much easier to expand internationally, but they also have the ability to customize their products in order to suit their targeting markets. Because of […]

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How to Build a Work Culture That Will Grow Your Startup

By Taylor Desjardins | Aug 16, 2022 | 2

Creating an environment of collaboration, motivation, and efficiency can be tough, but it’s vital to the success of any startup. Without the right culture in place, you can never grow your business into the company you want it to be, no matter how talented your employees are or how innovative your products are. Here are […]


How to Communicate with Your Target Audience Beyond Social Media

By Taylor Desjardins | Jul 21, 2022 | 4

Social media is a powerful tool that can help you reach your target audience – but it’s not the only tool in your arsenal.


Product-Market Fit in India: B2B + Digital Startups

By Taylor Desjardins | Jun 21, 2022 | 1

Understanding where your product fits within a target market can be extremely valuable in dictating business trajectory.


Business Expansion: Demystifying Terminology and Jargon

By Taylor Desjardins | May 26, 2022 | 0

Entering the world of organized business support can be overwhelming. Follow Sophia as she begins exploring ways of helping her business grow.


International Business Expansion: Trade Agreements and International Relations

By Taylor Desjardins | Apr 19, 2022 | 0

Many trade agreements and international relationships exist between Canada and other countries, giving Canadian entrepreneurs an important advantage when considering scaling internationally.


Doing Business in India: CIAP’s Roundup

By Pratima Ati | Mar 29, 2022 | 0

Opening up into massive economies like India also means dealing with overwhelming details and diversity.
So, here is a round-up of all the resourceful articles we’ve produced to help you get started.


How to Sustain Long Term Success for Your Business

By Pratima Ati | Mar 3, 2022 | 0

It is easy to lose sight and remember that starting a company essentially means solving a problem for the community and providing solutions; while being able to scale and grow with the idea. Let’s take it a step ahead and look at sustaining it.