The Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence, Hyderabad in collaboration with Toronto Business Development centre hosted Connect2Canada, a meet up session for various Cybersecurity start-ups in the city. The session primarily aimed at empowering cybersecurity start-ups to explore business opportunities in Canada.
Patrick Brown — Mayor, City of Brampton, Clare Barnett — Director of Economic Development and Culture, City of Brampton, Patricia Dyl — Director of Partnerships Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, Ryerson University, Vallipuranathar — Senior Advisor to the Mayor, City of Brampton Vikram Khurana — Board Chairman at Toronto Business Development Centre, Neha Bahl — CEO at Toronto Business Development Centre and Sriram Birudavolu, CEO, Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence, Hyderabad, were a part of the session along with the representatives of the startups.
Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC), in partnership with Ryerson University and City of Brampton, is looking for innovative start-ups from India to support with mentoring, immigration, client and partner networks, Angels, VC and private equity financing, and physical infrastructure.
Mayor Patrick Brown, City of Bramptonand key officials from the Brampton Economic Development and Culture Division, visited India to explore the ecosystem for opportunities between India and Brampton particularly with startups. They spoke about how Brampton is in the middle of the Innovation Corridor and has been building and evolving a hub for cybersecurity startups. Cyber security Centre of Excellence extended the opportunity to five startups to present their products, ideas, and innovations to the Canadian team.
Speaking on the the occasion, Dr Sriram Birudavolu, CEO, Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence, Hyderabad, said, “The Cybersecurity CoE at Hyderabad is a nerve centre for international and domestic collaborations. We’re happy to foster engagement with the Canadian government bodies, companies and academia. As a part of our programme, we have initiated this dialogue with the Toronto Business Development Centre and the City of Brampton and understand their initiatives to become a Cybersecurity hub. We invite all the players in the ecosystem to participate and benefit from these collaboration programmes.”