GIA Mumbai Acceleration Programme

About this programme

Organised by Startup Réseau, the GIA Mumbai Acceleration Programme is aimed at Singapore startups looking to expand into India through Mumbai.

Sectors of focus include enterprisetech and fintech.

The programme is offered in a hybrid format: (i) 2 months of virtual preparatory workshops and meetings with potential business leads, and (ii) up to 1 month of in-market trip to Mumbai for in-person meetings with business leads.

About Startup Réseau

Startup Réseau is the entrepreneurial venture of a professional team from the startup ecosystem, which has successfully built India's top meta-accelerator. The founding team boasts of rich and diverse experience, and a global network of startup ecosystem enablers, founders, investors, corporates, universities, and governments.

Built on the founding pillar of #StartupsFirst, Startup Réseau’s vision is to enable the future of enterprise innovation and nation building by developing accelerator programs that link startups with enterprises, capital, markets and services.

Key features

  • Customised Learning
    Each participant's unique business objectives will be thoroughly assessed, enabling the programme to craft personalised knowledge sessions tailored to their specific needs and challenges.
  • Strategic Partner Matching
    Beyond corporate matchmaking, the programme places a strong emphasis on dedicated B2B support. Participants will be meticulously matched with strategic partners and potential clients who align with their specific industry, products, and services.
  • Market Entry Workshops
    A series of in-depth workshops will cover essential aspects of market entry, including marketing and pricing strategies, fundraising techniques, regulatory compliance, and talent recruitment strategies.
  • Interactive Advisory Sessions
    Engage in interactive sessions with successful founders and industry experts to gain valuable insights and practical advice on navigating the Indian market.
  • In-market immersion
    Participants will embark on a physical trip to have second-level meetings with leads generated during the virtual phase. They will also conduct field visits to gain a deeper understanding of the local ecosystem, with the support of the Startup Reseau team and access to a dedicated workspace in Mumbai.


  • Company has at least 30% local equity held directly or indirectly by Singaporean(s) and/or Singapore PR(s), determined by the ultimate individual ownership
  • Has a minimum viable product with existing customers and/or partners

How to apply

Applications for the GIA Mumbai Acceleration Programme are now open. Indicate your interest here and a representative from Startup Réseau will be in contact. Applications for Cohort 3 will close on 31 March 2024.

For more details, please contact Anshul Ajay at

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