Rise Accelerator Cohort Launch

India’s first fintech-focused accelerator programme, Rise Accelerator has announced its first cohort, including 10 fintech startups. During the 18-week programme, the cohort will get to engage closely with internal stakeholders at Barclays, and do a focused POC. The selected startups will also get access to Barclay’s technology as well as mentors, and adviser support. Additionally, […]

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Barclays Hackathon

Barclays Bank, Ace Hackers & Zone Startups India came together to conduct the largest FinTech themed hackathon in India on 24th & 25th of September. The Rise Hackathon, dubbed ‘Rise: Episode II, The Bank Awakens, had three tracks on consumer banking, corporate banking, and payments tracks to surface innovation across a broad area of fintech […]

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ZSI Press Coverage : CNBC India Business Hour Show

First time VC funds finding it difficult to raise money First-time fund managers are struggling to attract money from startup backers, also called limited partners. The correction in the startup arena does not bode well for debut venture funds. First-time fund managers are struggling to attract money from startup backers, also called limited partners, report […]

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FlexiLoans raises 100 crore funding

The FlexiLoans funding success story recently found itself in the Economic times. Here are some snippets from the article.. A bunch of marquee investors including Sanjay Nayar, chief executive of KKR India, and Vikram Sud, former head of operations and technology at Citibank, are investing about Rs 100 crore in a digital lending platform FlexiLoans […]

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Next Big Idea Contest 2016

    The 4th edition of Next BIG Idea Contest is back! NEXT BIG IDEA contest is a joint initiative of Ryerson University and Government of Ontario, Canada. We seek to discover India’s 5 most innovative technology companies who are looking to leverage a presence in Ontario, Canada, as a vehicle to expand to North […]

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empoWer – India’s first and only tech accelerator for women entrepreneurs

In April 2016, we announced India’s first technology accelerator program for women entrepreneurs, in partnership with Department of Science and Technology, GIZ (German Donor Agency) Vodafone, Google and Nishith Desai Associates. After multi-city roadshows and an online campaign to attract applications, the program received 181 applications. The number of applications exceeded our expectations.  More so, […]

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Digital Marketing Industry Night

  Zone Startup India hosted a Digital Marketing Industry Night on Thursday, 28th July at 6:00 Pm at our accelerator (BSE Building,18th Floor, Fort, Mumbai). The whole idea of the industry night was to stimulate an interaction between the leading members of the industry and the startup ecosystem, to share great practices in innovation within […]

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SheEO is coming to India!

Economic Times recently interviewed Vicki Saunders, a prominent global woman leader who is set to launch the India edition of her initiative – SheEO, a global collaboration of female entrepreneurs and radically generous women creating a powerful new ecosystem for growing women-led ventures that have a positive impact in the world. Find the snippet of the article […]

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The Role of Tech in EnterprenurShip – Bloomberg TV India

The spotlight is on Innnovation and Entrepreneurship. The government on its part has announced a slew of incentives for startups in the country, but creating a business can be difficult and time consuming. Zone Startups India gives you the edge you need to create a successful startup. On Rising Stars today we are joined by […]

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ET Guest Column

The truth is, you need to accelerate here to take off: Ajay Ramasubramaniam

Our director, Zone Startups India recently gave an interview to Economic Times. Below is the excerpt of the interview. Startup accelerators come in a variety of forms — one set up within a university is very different from a corporate accelerator, which is very different from a standalone startup accelerator. Startup founders must consider their […]

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