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Startup Summit

October 08, 2021

Meet innovators, entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, and startups
at the Velocity Summit 2021

VC talks, startup pitches, panel discussion, and keynotes on internationalization, Emerging Technology, Government Policies & Initiatives and much more- all in one conference.

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India-Canada bilateral relations have seen a transformation in recent years underpinned by shared values of democracy, pluralism, expanding economic engagement, regular high-level interactions and long-standing people-to-people ties.

Canada is a particularly attractive market for Indian Startups due to its business-friendly policies, strategic position in North America along with being home to one of the most educated workforces in the world. Canada also ranks high among the most innovative countries in the world and has a dedicated Startup VISA program for incoming entrepreneurs.

India has one of the largest and fastest-growing startup ecosystems in the world. As the ecosystem grows and matures, Indian Startups constantly look for avenues of market expansion.

Expansion of Indian startups in the global markets help gain traction attention from investors, customers, and the media. It can provide several advantages, including greater opportunities for market growth and diversification.


Gujarat University Startup & Entrepreneurship Council (GUSEC) was established with the aim of being a swift aid and an instrumental way forward for early-stage startups. It was modelled to support innovators and entrepreneurs with every aspect of their enterprise from the first day itself, without any additional costs, making GUSEC the only startup incubator in the country with a zero-day zero-cost startup support system. Established with the aim of fostering the spirit of innovation and the culture of entrepreneurship among the 4,00,000 students of Gujarat University, GUSEC had humble beginnings with the capacity to accommodate around 20 people in the year 2016. 
GUSEC in Numbers
  • Ideas Consulted: 4400+
  • Events Conducted: 380+
  • Ideas Commercialised: 80+
  • Product Startups: 73
  • Jobs Created: 1350+
  • Revenue Generated: INR 21.8 Cr +
  • Grant disbursed: 2.5 Cr +
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About TBDC

The Toronto Business Development Center (TBDC) is one of Toronto’s premiere start-up incubator and accelerator with a rich history dating back three decades. Having been appointed as a designated organization by the Canadian government, TBDC’s Start-Up Visa (SUV) Program has emerged as the preferred destination for promising international start-ups from across the globe. Our 6-month long program has been specifically designed to help incoming companies establish themselves in the North American market by providing them with one-on-one mentorship and access to our vast Angel Investor network. Apart from the SUV program, TBDC also has several other programs designed to meet the varying needs of start-ups. The Soft-Landing program is designed for overseas businesses looking for low-risk options to explore the North American market. Our Incubator program is designed to help early-stage start-ups become financially viable and investable.

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About Bhive Brampton

An initiative powered by the City of Brampton in association with TBDC to empower the next generation of innovators, accelerate their journey and create a positive impact for the entrepreneur, economy and community as a whole. Brampton Innovation District is on the verge of a significant transformation and has prioritized  innovation and entrepreneurship to foster jobs and technological breakthroughs. The Brampton Economic Development team and the Brampton Board of Trade help businesses with fostering partnerships in and outside the ecosystem

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Tentative schedule of the program

Duration (IST)
Session I
5:30 pm- 6:15 pm
Introduction by Moderator
Remarks by TBDC Canada
Remarks by Gusec
Keynote Address by an iconic industry influencer (TBD) - from Gujarat Ecosystem
Keynote Address by an iconic industry influencer / Mayor (TBD) - from Canada
Session II
(Experts Panel )
6:15pm- 7:00 pm
Overview of the Canadian Market and Startup Ecosystem
Overview , Sector Opportunity , Investor landscape,
Government Programs & Innovation Corridors
Session III
7:00 pm - 7.15 pm
Canada Startup Visa Program & the support TBDC can provide for the same.
About the program
Criteria for the startups qualified for the program.
Selection process for the program
Program mandate from legal/equity/IP standpoint
Access to North America and the USA market
Session IV
(Success Story)
7.15 pm - 8:00 pm
Founder Panel
This panel shall invite Indian and Canadian Entrepreneurs at various stages of their internationalisation journeys.