Introduce your business to India.


Selected companies will receive two and a half months of virtual coaching and access to resources, followed by 3 weeks in market. While in India, company representative will participate in formal programming in Hyderabad, and have the opportunity to network and travel for sales meetings around the country. Companies will receive up to $4,000 CAD to help offset travel and accommodation costs to be reimbursed by CDMN.


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Timeline

August 15, 2018 at 11:59 EDT

Applications Close

August - September, 2018

Business X-Ray

September 28, 2018

Announcement of Participants

October 2018

India Readiness Assessment

October - November 2018

Business Model Validation

Late-November - Mid-December 2018

India Sprint
Business Model Innovation & GTM

December 13, 2018

Corporate Demo Day

Verticals

B2B Enterprise Solutions

Clean Technologies & Sustainable Infrastructure

Health &
Bio-Technology

Mentors

Arun Dubey
Business, Strategy, Operations and Investment Lead
Garage5B - Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
Vikrant Varshney
Angel Investor
Chief Risk Officer & Managing Partner
Risk Resources
Ashutosh Richhariya
Associate Director
Srujana Innovation Centre - LV Prasad Eye Institute
Dr. Vandana Jain
Serial Enterpreneur
Co-Founder & Director
VVP Healthcare Evolution
Kiran Gedela
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Oasis Centre for Reproductive Medicine
Murty NSN
Partner & Leader - Smart Cities
PwC
Jürgen Hase
CEO
Unlimit, Powered by Reliance
Somasundaram R
Head - Strategic Initiatives
Mytrah Energy
Ramprasad K.
AI Expert
Wipro
Naminder, Dhir
Angel Investor
Co-Founder & COO
Qison Software

Criteria and Expectations of Selected Companies

Canadian tech company (established startup or scale-up) working on a solution in one of these verticals:

Clean technologies and sustainable infrastructure

Health and biotechnology

B2B enterprise solutions

The company has launched a product and is generating revenue

Validated and proven business and distribution model that can be translated to the Indian market

Willingness to invest time and resources to enter the Indian market

A senior member of the executive team (C-level or Founder) must be present during the in-market programming (late-November to mid-December) for a minimum of two weeks

Meetings should be planned in advance of the trip

Post-trip report to be completed within 1 month of the trip

Expense summary with detailed receipts upon completion of the trip

CEO letter of support submitted within 12 months of program completion

FAQs

What is the application process like for the Global Bridge: Canada – India program and what should I expect?

Once you submit your application, a CDMN or T-Hub team member will contact you if there are any questions or if more information is required. Applicants that reach the final stage of evaluation will have their mentors consulted by the evaluation team. Once your company has been selected to participate, you must sign Program Agreements/Terms and Conditions with both CDMN and T-Hub.

We collaborate with 100+ outstanding Mentors, Experts, Corporate-partners and Investors across industries

T-Hub is a global startup catalyst that powers entrepreneurship and deal flow. Incorporated in Hyderabad, India, in 2015, it has provided more than 350 national and international startups with access to mentors, corporates, venture capitalists and global investors.

T-Hub is on a mission to scale startups globally, offering entrepreneurs a world-class scaling platform to help them generate revenue and get access to new customers, capital and markets. T-Hub supercharges corporate innovation by enabling an out-of-the-box approach and fosters entrepreneurship by accelerating startup initiatives by governments. T-Hub also advises investors on dealflow.

"T-Hub is truly anchoring the global startup ecosystem for India out of Hyderabad. Being the world’s third-largest economy on purchasing power parity and the fourth fast-growing economy, India unlocks huge opportunities for global entrepreneurs to grow.

The Global Bridge program is a shining example of how key ecosystems that have great IP and an exploding market can come together. This is an opportunity for India and Canada to strengthen their partnerships and facilitate innovations that solve real problems. Canadian startups will benefit from the vast market, while India will receive technology solutions in critical areas such as sustainability and Healthcare.”

Jay Krishnan

CEO - T-Hub

The Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN), is a network of 26 regional innovation hubs across Canada, all focused on supporting Canada’s digital entrepreneurs. Designated a federal Centre of Excellence in Commercialization and Research, CDMN is dedicated to establishing Canada as a world leader in the digital economy.

“India offers an immense opportunity as a market for Canadian companies looking to expand globally. To be able to access this market while having the support of an organization like T-Hub and a program like Global Bridge is a huge asset. Being accepted into this program offered by Communitech, the Canadian Digital Media Network and India’s T-Hub will result in a much more successful entry into India for Canadian tech companies.”

Lisa Cashmore

Director - CDMN

Director, International Strategy - Communitech