The Hatch and Innovative Manitoba, two start up support organizations from Indian and Canada respectively announced their strategic partnership to create interconnectivity across India and Canada. By the virtue of this partnership, Innovate Manitoba and The Hatch will endeavor to work together to build and grow companies with a global focus, beginning in the earliest stages of company development.
Further, this framework will support the entrepreneurs and angel investors to access markets and companies across both nations as well as provide mentorship, capital investment, intellectual talent, business network and physical space.
The MOU was signed in the presence of The Honourable Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba during the recent visit of the delegation from Manitoba. Janice Y. Lederman, President of Innovate Manitoba, said “India and Canada are high potential collaborative partners in the realm of early stage companies. Partnering with the Hatch will expand the global access for budding entrepreneurs across both countries whether that relates to customer acquisition, market point of entry, recruitment and talent or sharing of best practices.”
Puneet Vatsayan, founder and chairman of The Hatch added, “We are extremely pleased about our partnership with Innovate Manitoba. This collaboration will bring in the vibrant and positive atmosphere of start-up ecosystems by bridging the gap between the two countries. Along with easy accessibility to global companies, this partnership will open doors for entrepreneurs to make a global mark as well.”
The Hatch for Startups – a non-profit organization was founded in March 2012 with the objective of supporting high performance entrepreneurs, facilitating the formation of a larger pool of mentors and early stage investors, and overall enabling and catalyzing the early stage start-up eco-system in India
Innovate Manitoba is a not-for-profit organization focused on accelerating the commercialization of new technologies, promoting entrepreneurship, and the creation of next generation start-ups, and stimulating access to capital for small and medium sized enterprises.