Organizers of the Next BIG Idea contest, sponsored by Investissement Québec and other Canadian partners, are currently touring some 15 different cities in India to find the five most innovative tech startups interested in doing business in Canada and North America. Every year, some 400 companies enter this contest, which is currently in its fifth edition.
A series of activities is planned for each city in order to give participants a chance to make their pitch. For the sponsors, this is a unique opportunity to discover and connect with promising IT startups. The winners, which will be unveiled on October 17, 2017, will get to travel to Canada in the fall and to visit Vancouver, Toronto and Montréal, where they will meet with Investissement Québec representatives.
Our representative in India promoting Québec
As part of this tour, our business developer in India, Mitali Bandekar, made several of presentations to outline Québec’s advantages in the IT and startup capital industries, namely artificial intelligence, fintechs and big data. She also pointed out the availability of incubators and accelerators, venture capital and shared office spaces.
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