Market Access to India

In a partnership with Startup India, The Entrepreneurial Nation is pleased to launch a market access support program for UAE companies in focus sectors wishing to scale their businesses to India.

The program is a direct activation of the India-UAE Start-up Bridge, a part of a trade agreement between the two countries that will act as a one-stop platform to provide information on start-up opportunities to Indian and UAE entrepreneurs and stakeholders.

Startup India is an initiative launched by the Government of India to support the growth of the startup ecosystem in India that will provide selected UAE companies in HealthTech, EdTech, AgriTech, FinTech and ClimateTech with special market entry facilitation via knowledge sharing, partnership creation, and funding access.

Program duration:

6-9 months

Eligibility Criteria

  • Legally registered entity in the UAE

  • Home-grown innovative business

  • Represents one of the focus sectors (HealthTech, EdTech, AgriTech, FinTech and ClimateTech)

  • High growth stage of business maturity

  • Has internationalization agenda & strategy

  • Minimum revenue of USD 1 million

  • Minimum number of full time employees 20  

Participants will receive

Market Access Facilitation

Facilitation support in understanding the market and connect with relevant stakeholders in building market access. Participants will also be able to attend market access opportunity sessions curated specifically for the program.

Investor Connect Opportunities

Opportunities to connect with investors and participate in curated investor pitching sessions. The sessions will focus on providing the startups who are a part of the program-focused pitching sessions, based on the sector of focus and other pertinent matchmaking criteria.

Mentorship by Sector Experts

Curated sessions, which will provide an opportunity for participants to attend mentorship sessions hosted by sector experts focused on developing an understanding of the startup ecosystem in India. The mentorship sessions will also provide an opportunity to develop deep sector knowledge.

Facilitation Opportunity with Indian Incubators

Opportunity to connect with incubators in India and support in identifying the ideal incubator for incubation and research and development.

Program Milestones



06 March 2023

Application deadline

09 January, 2023

Announcement of program participants

23 January, 2023

Start of the program