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.

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.


Canadian Business Opportunities in India: Outsourcing and Emerging Sectors

By Candy Wassermann | May 27, 2021 | 3

Research has shown that India’s economic growth could double in size within the next decade. This represents a huge opportunity for Canada-India partnerships and Canadian businesses looking to grow in general.


International Digital Marketing: Startups Expanding to India

By Taylor Desjardins | May 13, 2021 | 57

Expanding your startups into India more effectively by utilizing digital tools for marketing purposes. Here’s a toolkit we’ve curated to assist you.


Top Women in Business: 2021 Canadian Tech Leaders

By Taylor Desjardins | Apr 22, 2021 | 0

As the number of women entrepreneurs grows each year, there are always new and upcoming business leaders we can learn from for our entrepreneurial endeavours to inspire and shape our startup journey. Despite 2020 being a rocky year, there are many women tech leaders emerging from the storm in 2021. Many are leading the way […]


CIAP + LEAD ANGELS: Finding Funding for Your Business Expansion to India

By Candy Wassermann | Apr 8, 2021 | 1

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when confronting a large undertaking such as expanding to a new market, especially if one may not be very familiar with said market. In order to make this more approachable, let’s break down the key stages of our Soft Landing and Investment phases.


Conducting Business in India: 4 Considerations for Canadian Startups

By Taylor Desjardins | Mar 25, 2021 | 2

There are many considerations for Canadian startups when planning and preparing for your Indian expansion. Taking a closer look at some of them will allow you to better position your business for success once entering a new market.


Top Emerging Indian Cities Series: Vadodara

By CIAP | Mar 11, 2021 | 0

For a company that is looking at global expansion, whether in India or elsewhere, it’s prudent to conduct thorough research beforehand. This may allow you to discover other market entry avenues outside of the obvious, such as Vadodara.


Introducing the CIAP 2020-21 Cohort

By Candy Wassermann | Feb 25, 2021 | 0

The Canada-India Acceleration Program is dedicated to helping female-led Canadian businesses expand to emerging markets, like India. Let’s welcome the 2020-21 Cohort for the Canada-India Acceleration Program. Take a look at these amazing female entrepreneurs. CIAP has once again teamed with Accenture to deliver the 2020-21 ScaleCamp. Accenture will help deliver a world-class virtual experience with […]