New South Wales–India fintech exchange calls for start-ups
Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) government is offering ten NSW fintech start-ups the chance to go on a one-week business development programme in India.
NSW Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair says the programme was the first to be supported by a two-year $1.58 million partnership set up between NSW and India to enhance the state’s start-up, technology and manufacturing sectors.
Blair says it is a great opportunity to develop NSW and India’s increasing economic and cultural ties. It’s not just about fintech of course.
He explains: “The trade of goods and services between NSW and India is worth approximately $1.8 billion annually, including coal, metals and textile fibres as well as education.”
Based out of Zone Startups in Mumbai, the programme will provide an introduction to the India market, facilitate meetings and networking sessions with local start-ups and potential partners, and provide guidance on “how to take a business global”.
Zone Startups is located at the Bombay Stock Exchange and is the “only independent start-up accelerator and entrepreneurship platform” to be supported by India’s Department of Science and Technology.
Successful applicants will receive return economy flights to Mumbai with up to seven nights’ accommodation. It runs from 24–29 June 2018.
Applications close on 4 June 2018. You can apply here.