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The Government of Ontario and Zone Startups India Awards Six Indian Startups

Six Indian tech start-ups have been crowned winners of the 4thedition of the Next Big Idea Contest by the Government of Ontario, Canada and Zone Startups India. This year’s industry partners included TCS, HDFC Bank and Google. The selected start-ups win a two-week market incubation at Ryerson University’s DMZ – North America’s top ranked business incubator. […]

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Press Coverage : Zone Startups India to launch slew of products in 2017

Startup accelerator Zone Startups India will launch two new accelerator programmes in digital inclusion, smart cities and Internet of Things space (IoT), early next year. “We are going to launch two accelerator programmes in digital inclusion and smart cities and internet of things areas starting early next year,” Ajay Ramasubramaniam, director of Zone Startups India […]

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Zone Startups launches Gateway91 to help international innovators thrive in Indian market

Zone Startups has launched Gateway 91, a soft landing program to work with international startups and growth stage companies looking to access the Indian market. Canadian minister of innovation, science and economic development Navdeep Bains announced the creation of the new soft landing program for international companies looking to expand in India. He said, “All […]

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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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BabyChakra raises Series-A funding from Seattle-based RoundGlass

A recent article by YourStory talked about the BabyChakra Series-A funding success. Read the entire story here.. Baby industry boom continues in India. Yesterday, FirstCry announced $34 million funding and consolidation with Mahindra Retail(BabyOye). And today, BabyChakra, a social discovery platform for young parents in India, has raised its Series-A funding from Seattle-based RoundGlass. The […]

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Press Coverage : Thomson Reuters launches Fintech Innovation Challenge, Partners with Zone Start-ups in India

Thomson Reuters in partnership with Zone Startups India launched the fintech innovation challenge and opened the EIKON innovation platform for fintech startups. Read this article from the Business Standard to know more.. Thomson Reuters on Friday announced the launch of Fintech Innovation Challenge. This if for the first time in APAC region that Thomson Reuters […]

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Press Coverage : Barclays’ Rise Accelerator announces first cohort with 10 FinTech startups

The Rise Accelerator set up by Barclays and managed by Zone Startups India recently announced its first cohort, comprising ten FinTech startups. Read this article from TOI to know more.. The 10 shortlisted startups include four startups from Bangalore (Customer XPS, Fund Expert, CrediWatch, MegDap), two each from Mumbai (RockMetric and Arrow AI) and Delhi […]

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