Promoting innovation and entrepreneurship since 2013, in India and across the world

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BIL - Ryerson Technology Startup Incubator Foundation (BRTSIF) is a not-for-profit foundation set up as a joint venture between BSE Institute Ltd., Mumbai, Ryerson University, Toronto and Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. Our mandate is to promote startups and support the Government of India’s vision for entrepreneurship development and a culture of innovation.

Today India is the third largest startup ecosystem in the world. The Hon. Prime Minister of India, in his numerous speeches has amply made it clear that he wants the policies and financial institutions to support this startup and entrepreneurship culture to grow. India has declared January 16th as the National Startup Day.

While the Government on its part is seeking to make policies and access to finances easier, in order to enable Indian startups grow and scale, there is a need to have more supporting infrastructure in the form of startup incubators. BRTSIF has been providing that support ecosystem since 2013. We have supported more than 600 startups in the last 9 years.

We are also supporting setting up of incubators at several educational institutions through our Innoversity initiative.


Zone Startups India (ZSI) is a part of BRTSIF, a not-for-profit foundation set up as a joint venture between BSE Institute Ltd., Mumbai, Ryerson University, Toronto and Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. Our mandate is to promote startups and support the Government of India’s vision for entrepreneurship development and a culture of innovation.

Today India is the third largest startup ecosystem in the world. The Hon. Prime Minister of India, in his numerous speeches has amply made it clear that he wants the policies and financial institutions to support this startup and entrepreneurship culture to grow. India has declared January 16th as the National Startup Day.

While the Government on its part is seeking to make policies and access to finances easier, in order to enable Indian startups grow and scale, there is a need to have more supporting infrastructure in the form of startup incubators. ZSI has been providing that support ecosystem since 2013. We have supported more than 600 startups in the last 9 years.


With a legacy of more than 141 years BSE Ltd is Asia’s first and the world’s fastest stock exchange with the speed of 6 micro seconds. With a strong vision to create a platform for genuine training and education in the Financial Markets BSE established its learning arm BSE Institute Ltd.

The BSE Institute Ltd. is a 100% subsidiary of BSE Limited. BSE Institute Ltd. inherits from BSE the knowledge and insights into the capital markets industry, garnered over the past 141 years.

BSE Institute Ltd. has the distinct advantage of being at the center of action — the financial hub of India, one of the world’s most rapid emerging markets. This has helped us provide insights into the unique functions of this world. Emerging markets such as the BRIC countries — Brazil, Russia, India, and China — can entice and intimidate.


Located in Toronto, Canada, the DMZ is a leading startup incubator equipping the next generation of leading tech entrepreneurs with the tools needed to build, launch, and scale highly impactful startups.

Established in 2010, the DMZ is part of Ryerson University’s Zone Learning network. Canada’s leader in innovative career-oriented education, Ryerson has 10 incubators designed to kickstart projects, and support startups.

By providing connections to customers, coaching, capital, and a community, the DMZ’s customized approach helps innovators reach the next milestone in their entrepreneurial journey – whatever that might be.

A founding partner at Zone Startups India (ZSI), the DMZ played an integral role in creating and implementing initial processes, programs and strategies at ZSI. Today, the DMZ continues to champion and support new ZSI initiatives.


Simon Fraser University (SFU) is an academic leader in innovation and entrepreneurship. SFU fosters a supportive environment that allows innovation to thrive, facilitates partnerships and provides multiple pathways for entrepreneurship opportunities. SFU is recognized as the number one innovative university in Canada and is third in the world for our entrepreneurial spirit (2021 World’s Universities with Real Impact rankings).

SFU Innovates is our innovation strategy with a mission to engage SFU researchers, staff and students with our communities and partners to solve societal challenges through innovation and entrepreneurship. It brings together one of the world’s most comprehensive continuums of programming and resources for entrepreneurs.

From intellectual property protection, supporting early-stage entrepreneurship, and helping companies scale up, to providing frameworks and skills for future entrepreneurs, like how to commercialize their inventions, SFU offers support at every stage of the innovation journey.

SFU champions social innovation. We are developing emerging leaders and solutions for a sustainable, just and healthy community. The university has become an internationally recognized leader and force for social impact, building strategic partnerships to propel this work both locally and globally.

Learn more about innovation at SFU by visiting www.sfu.ca/innovates.

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