Month 1: Direction
Goals & Milestones

Always start by understanding where you stand and how high you need to jump. Then let's set timebound milestones to measure our progress.

Month 2: Customer
And Investor Readiness

Understand your Go-To-Market options, test your strategies and create your customer and investor pitches which communicates your vision clearly

Month 3: Bootcamp
And Demo Day

A week in Bengaluru/Mumbai packed with customer meetings, mentor connects an interactions with experienced founders, and a final demo day with investors


Zone Startups India

Zone Startups is the global brand of tech accelerators and VC funds operated by Toronto-based Ryerson Futures Inc., a subsidiary of Ryerson University. Zone Startup India is set-up as a joint-venture of Ryerson Futures Inc., Bombay Stock Exchange Limited, Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, B.C) and the DST (Govt. of India). Zone Startups India portfolio in India includes over 140 startups, from which 35 startups have gone on to raise a total of $ 31.2 Mn investments.
Zone Startups India has established a very strong footprint in India’s startup ecosystem through its niche programs such as empoWer, Next BIG Idea Contest and a number of corporate accelerators and innovation programs with leading names such as Barclays, Axis Bank, Viacom18, Lodha Group, Visa, ICICI Lombard General Insurance, EY India, Thomson Reuters, HDFC Bank and Australia Institute of Sports.

Program Timeline


Monsoon Batch Announcement

SEP 07

Application Deadline

SEP 13

Selection Pitch

SEP 15

Result Announcement

SEP 24

Monsoon Batch Program Start

NOV 22

Residential Bootcamp

DEC 14

Demo Day & Investor Pitches


3-Month Accelerator Program

Kerala Accelerator Program is a 3 month virtual program with a one week residential program in Bengaluru or Mumbai, designed specifically to give national level exposure to startups who have started generating traction. Kerala Startup Mission has joined hands with Zone Startups India to roll out this program to help startups get market validation for products, meet with relevant customer and industry leaders, and connect with potential investors.

Startup Testimonials

  • We got valuable insight and feedback for our pitch, and were able to gather a lot of information from the workshops held during the residential bootcamp in Bangalore. Post the program, we came out with an improved vision and a refined product pitch.

    Kingsley David
    CEO, SignNext
  • Exposure we got during the one week program at Mumbai was good. The industry connects given by Zone was relevant to my area of business and I have some of them as my customer now. Such opportunities will help our businesses to reach the next level.

    Jithin Sreedhar
    CEO, Unity Living

Success Stories


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