South Asia Connect @ Nexus Startup Hub

Enterprise Support and Networking in South Asia

Serving entrepreneurs in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka

The mission of the new South Asia Connect @ Nexus Startup Hub program (South Asia Connect) is to

  1. Create a network of regional entrepreneurial leaders
  2. Establish regional best practices through collaboration
  3. Deploy practices and collaborative network for regional and global company acceleration

The entrepreneurs participating will be able to access new business opportunities, build market-fitted strategies, and connect to an international community.

We are currently recruiting leaders of entrepreneur support organizations to join a community that will be international in its membership with a focus on practical help to real businesses using proven methods that result in positive economic impact. South Asia Connect will sponsor the travel and training costs for selected individuals to meet in New Delhi and engage in workshops, networking, and program-building. Those selected will receive support to deliver IC² Institute courses in their regions and to select promising entrepreneurs for additional international business development services.

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South Asia Connect is a new initiative of the U.S. Department of State and The University of Texas at Austin. Although based in New Delhi, it will include activities throughout India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

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Call for leaders and entrepreneurs

South Asia Connect seeks entrepreneurs and leaders from entrepreneurship organizations in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

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