Zone Startups India, part of BTSIF and one of the tech incubators and accelerators in India, announced the eighth edition of its Next BIG Idea (NBI) Program in partnership with the Government of Ontario, Canada, and Invest in Canada. NBI 2021 is coming in a brand new avatar, keeping its core mission intact.
The program was launched virtually in presence of distinguished speakers including, Andrew Smith, Minister (Commercial), High Commission of Canada; Chris Begley, Consul and Senior Economic Officer, Government of Ontario (Mumbai); and Hemant Gupta, MD, BIL-Ryerson Technology Startup Incubator Foundation (BRTSIF).
The event was attended by hundreds of startups and entrepreneurs from across India. The session was highly interactive and generated a lot of buzz and excitement amongst the attendees.
“The eighth edition of NBI is off to a flying start with a very well attended launch event. The new format was well received and will help the program become even more impactful. The key to the success of the program is having the right partners in Canada and we have ensured that our cohort members will get access to the best that Canada has to offer. There is a lot more content coming up in the NBI webtalks series and startups should ensure that they attend all the sessions,” said Hemant Gupta, MD BRTSIF/ Zone Startups India.
“The Next Big Idea is the ultimate gateway and starting point for entry into the North American Market. There is no better time than the present for founders to have a global mindset, however it’s equally as important for startups to be strategic about systematically scaling from their local region to expand into the global market. The NBI program helps founders understand critical priorities, source the right services, open networks and expedite the potential for growth,” said Abdullah Snobar, Executive Director and CEO, DMZ Ventures.