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.

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Challenges and Impacts

By Pratima Ati | Oct 28, 2021 | 0

Diversity is the genesis of an organization’s growth and creating a competitive edge. So how do you best integrate it in your business?


Entrepreneurs and Business Growth: Navigating Leadership

By Pratima Ati | Oct 14, 2021 | 0

While a leader isn’t necessarily an entrepreneur, leadership skills are almost a requirement in the realm of entrepreneurship.


Business Growth: Embracing Risk

By Pratima Ati | Sep 23, 2021 | 0

The common goal of any business is, amongst other things, to scale and grow, but it’s important to understand that a key propeller of growth is managing risk. Survival often lies in managing and embracing it at every stage.


Entrepreneurial Highlight: 3 Indian Business Women We Look Up To

By Pratima Ati | Sep 9, 2021 | 2

If you are a Canadian entrepreneur looking to gain perspective on how women start their companies and grow on the other side of the world – you will find this article resourceful.


CIAP ScaleCamp: Starting Your International Expansion

By Candy Wassermann | Aug 26, 2021 | 0

The Canada-India Acceleration Program is designed to help women-led Canadian businesses grow their ventures through international expansion to emerging markets, like India. We do this by providing access to mentorship from global entrepreneurs and industry leaders, valuable resources and toolkits, meaningful connections to corporations, and the opportunity to pitch to investment panels. CIAP has two […]


Consumer Trends: Pandemic Habits that Are Here to Stay

By Pratima Ati | Aug 12, 2021 | 0

Today we discuss some of the changes that we predict will persist in the Canadian and Indian markets and how that has opened up new opportunities in developing economies, like India.


Growing Your Startup: The CIAP Sweet Spot

By Taylor Desjardins | Jul 29, 2021 | 0

The Canada-India Acceleration Program is a great option for scaling your business through tapping into the potential of emerging markets. Here’s our breakdown of potential avenues for supporting your business growth and where our program fits.


2021: Conducting Business in India as A Woman

By Pratima Ati | Jul 15, 2021 | 0

Sometimes, the country you are trying to penetrate adds more layers than you are prepared to peel. There are many additional considerations that come with establishing yourself as a woman business leader in a new market


Supporting Your Business Growth: 3 Considerations for Expanding Your Team

By Candy Wassermann | Jun 29, 2021 | 0

The people that make up your business are your most valuable resource. In order to ensure your startup continues to thrive, it’s important to always assess whether your team is ready to expand or not.


India Internet Adoption: How Canadian Startups Benefit

By Taylor Desjardins | Jun 10, 2021 | 0

In an emerging market a high internet adoption rate signifies an societal benefit as it transitions from a resource-based to a knowledge-based economy.