About CIAP

The Canada-India Acceleration Program (CIAP) is designed to support women entrepreneurs in making impactful connections, learning valuable skills, and breaking into emerging markets like India. CIAP offers free training and mentorship provided by  industry-leading knowledge partners, as well as access to investors and business partners in India. Vie for a prize from a $30,000 cash pool and get the opportunity to present to our experts at an end-of-program pitch competition!

Why India?

With a rapidly growing economy, India is the 6th largest market in the world. Combined with a population of over 1.2 billion, a strong startup ecosystem, and an expanding middle-class population, India offers vast opportunities for Canadian businesses to expand their ventures. Thus, expanding to India to catapult your business growth can be one of the most lucrative business decisions you will ever make.

Is CIAP A Good Fit For You?

  • You are a woman founder or in a decision-making role in your venture.
  • Your venture is a Canadian startup registered or willing to register in Southern Ontario.
  • Your venture is scalable and tech-enabled.

Does “International Expansion” sound intimidating? The CIAO team can support you. Connect with Madan, the CIAP Program Manager via Madanpreet.Kaur@carleton.ca for a free consultation.

Applications Are Now Open!

Be a part of our Cohort 5 to explore your venture’s potential in foreign emerging markets – Today!


Program Schedule

CIAP Scalecamp training dates poster