Welcome to the Zone Startups India at Mumbai!
Zone Startups India is the Mumbai location of the Toronto-based Ryerson Futures Inc. – the technology accelerator and investment arm of Ryerson University. Zone StartupsIndia is a collaboration between BSE Institute (a subsidiary of the Bombay Stock Exchange), Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone (incubator),Ryerson Futures Inc and Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada. Zone Startups India is located in the Bombay Stock Exchange tower in Mumbai, and currently accommodates over 55 desk and houses 60 startups. Zone Startups India offer State of the art work space, Mentorship – Functional, Business Experts & Industry Panel, Market Development & Business Development Support, Networking & Branding opportunities, Funding Opportunity, Access to North American market and Peer-to-Peer mentoring.
Zone Startups India Program is operated in a similar manner to the Digital Media Zone at Ryerson, Canada’s largest Incubator with over 75 companies and 40,000 square feet of space. We focus on validating early stage technology by focussing on early acquisition of customers.
A Founders First focussed technology incubator and accelerator program
Zone Startups India has a fertile collaborative culture strategically designed to propel learning and generate success. Entrepreneurs are from diverse academic disciplines, backgrounds and business stages. Giving and receiving value from one another is essential to our model. And our buzzy downtown location makes networking and industry partnerships easier than ever.
Most incubators have set terms for everything from admissions and team size to length of stay and equity asks. The Zone Startups India is flexible and inclusive. Companies can enter at different stages through a variety of supported pathways. They can remain and grow here until they feel ready to move on. And equity exchanges for eligible companies are optional.
Zone Startups India is an evolving success story, with remarkable results in its short history and an extremely promising future. It responds to the needs of students, industry, entrepreneurs, the Indian marketplace and the local community. Zone Startups India is building both Mumbai’s and India’s future as a global hub of innovation and economic development.
The great knowledge and ideas coming out of the DMZ drive industry forward and push the boundaries of what is possible. —Paul Godfrey, CEO, Postmedia Network