About Us

Zone Startups India, is an international footprint of the Toronto-based Ryerson University and its technology acceleration arm Ryerson Futures Inc. In India,we are set up as a joint venture with the Bombay Stock Exchange and Simon Fraser University. Recently accredited by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, Zone Startup India is launching a short term accelerator program for women entrepreneurs to empower them to become leaders of the future. Leveraging our existing expertise and network, the program would improve the fundability, scalability, and revenue of women led organizations through robust enterprise-development support.

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Advisors

deena mehta
Mrs. Deena Mehta
MD at Asit C. Mehta Investment Interrmediates Ltd.
Mrs. Deena Mehta MD at Asit C. Mehta Investment Interrmediates Ltd.

Deena Mehta is an Indian businesswoman and the first woman Vice President of Bombay Stock Exchange.  

rashmi
Rashmi Bansal
Author, Stay Hungry Stay Foolish
Rashmi Bansal Author, Stay Hungry Stay Foolish

Rashmi Bansal is a writer, entrepreneur and a youth expert, she has written five books on entrepreneurship.

Sirisha Voruganti
Sirisha Voruganti
Senior VP, Tech Mahindra
Sirisha Voruganti Senior VP, Tech Mahindra

Sirisha Voruganti specializes in New Product Development, Product Management and Growth Strategy.  

vicki sunders
Vicki Saunders
Founder, SheEO
Vicki Saunders Founder, SheEO

Vicki Saunders is an entrepreneur, award-winning mentor, advisor to the next generatio

Mentors

Starlene Sharma
Starlene Sharma
Founder, Absolute Artha Advisors
Starlene Sharma Founder, Absolute Artha Advisors

Starlene utilizes her experience to strengthen the capacities of entrepreneurs to empower their companies.

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Laura Quinn
Founder and MD, Do One Thing
Laura Quinn Founder and MD, Do One Thing

Laura is the founder and MD, Do One Thing, assists organisations in developing responsible business strategies

Aditee Rele
Aditee Rele
Director – Evangelism, Microsoft Corp. India
Aditee Rele Director – Evangelism, Microsoft Corp. India

Aditee Rele leads technical evangelism at Microsoft India.     Aditee has spent a large par

Urvashi Devidayal
Urvashi Devidayal
Head of Programmes, Thomoson Reuters
Urvashi Devidayal Head of Programmes, Thomoson Reuters

Urvashi Devidayal is working to expand TrustLaw, Journalism and Media Development and TrustWomen.

Program Schedule

Supporting Partners

Blog Posts

Vicki_BTVi
23 Jun

Bloomberg TV : ...

Bloomberg TV recently interviewed Vicki Saunders, founder of SheEO, a global collaboration of female entrepreneurs and claimed her to be the 'New...[+]

empower demo day collaz
09 Jun

Press Release :...

The empoWer Demo Day received huge media attention from many media houses for its successful Demo Day wherein Zone Startups India announced the...[+]

ShEO_ETInterview
09 Jun

Press Coverage ...

Economic Times recently interviewed Vicki Saunders, a prominent global woman leader who is set to launch the India edition of her...[+]

ShEO_ETNowinterview
09 Jun

Press Coverage ...

The Vicki Saunders led initiative SheEO has been grabbing attention from a lot of media houses. Recently, ETNow featured an exclusive interview with...[+]