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.

Starting a business

So, You Want to Start a Business…55 Startup Tips

By Nirali Gosai | Aug 1, 2019 | 6

The idea of turning your concepts into an actual business is wonderful – there aren’t many making the leap to turn their dreams into realiti

Women in STEM

4 Women We Wish We Worked With: Historical Women in STEM

By Jessie Ryan | Jul 24, 2019 | 0

Welcome back to our Historical Women Series with our second edition, 4 Women We Wish We Worked With: Historical Women in STEM. In our first

Grow your business

One Size Does Not Fit All: Tools of Global Expansion

By Michael Weatherhead | Jul 11, 2019 | 0

Two years, $5.4 billion dollars. That’s all it took for Target’s expansion into Canada to be considered a colossal failure and quickly secur

E-Commerce Companies

How Ecommerce Companies Can Boost Performance by Integrating Search Ads 360 + Google Analytics 360

By CIAP | Jun 26, 2019 | 2

As an Analyst at Napkyn, a common ask from our enterprise ecommerce clients is to help them identify the most valuable audiences in a sales

CIAP Defining Tech

CIAP: Defining Tech

By Aakanksha Jain | Jun 26, 2019 | 2

Technology has played a pivotal role in shaping modern businesses by improving areas of communication, health, and education.

Startup Tips

4 Tips for Entrepreneurs: From Startup to Gazelle

By Jessie Ryan | Jun 11, 2019 | 3

When we were young, we would always be asked: “what do you want to be when you grow up?”.

Welcome to India

Welcome to India: Avoiding Culture Shock

By Nirali Gosai | Jun 5, 2019 | 1

If you’re travelling to India, it is essential to acknowledge some of the key aspects of the culture to ensure an immersive and pleasant sta

Historical Females

4 Women We Wish We Knew – Historical Female Leaders Who Changed the World

By Brettany Shannon-Fenn | May 23, 2019 | 2

Today it can be easy to forget that there was a time when women weren’t afforded the same rights as men and lived in a world very different from our own. They had to fight to be heard, to have an education, and to work. Throughout history, women have faced numerous inequalities and hardships. But […]

female leadership success

The Importance of Female Leadership for Business Success

By Brettany Shannon-Fenn | May 7, 2019 | 5

Our society has evolved and now demands a work environment that not only allows for growth, but one where people feel heard…


CIAP – Meet Sarah Abood

By CIAP | Apr 16, 2016 | 0

Meet Sarah Abood, CEO + Co-Founder of Thawrih. Sarah was a participant in our inaugural year; listen to some of the valuable things she learned from our program and how it helped her business.