Bootcamp, venture competition ignites student entrepreneurs in Canada and India

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Top undergraduate and graduate students from York University’s Schulich School of Business and Lassonde School of Engineering will compete to win the grand championship prize for Together 2023.

The four-month entrepreneurship bootcamp and venture competition, hosted by Schulich and Startup India, connects more than 160 teams of Canadian and Indian student entrepreneurs and innovators with 100 mentors and more than 35 engaging speakers, helpful trainers, supportive sponsors and donors.

Chris Carder, executive director at Schulich Startups, said the collaboration with Startup India embodies “the idea of coming together… Schulich brings its best and most promising master’s students alongside its ecosystem of trainers, professors, alumni and venture capitalists. In India, the startups get to keep the commercialization, the intellectual property and the full ownership and control of their companies, where they belong.

“You know we have a special relationship between our two countries built over many years of trust and partnership, and this program is an example of that spirit of collaboration.”

Exclusive speakers, including Priya Rawat (COO of Invest India), Abhay Jere (Chief Innovation Officer at AICTE) and Naman Budhdeo (General Partner at Antler Canada), will join the opening ceremony, which will be livestreamed on Jan. 19, 2023.

Together 2023 will conclude with a grand finale featuring live pitches from the top six teams streamed to an estimated audience of over 10,000 on Feb. 19, 2023. The event will also include keynotes from Mayor John Tory (City of Toronto), the high commissioner of Canada in India, and the minister of economic development, job creation and trade (Government of Canada).

To stay updated on Together 2023 announcements and tune into live events, follow Together 2023 on Linkedin or @together.2023 on Instagram. For more information on Together 2023, and to find out how to support the initiative, visit