Citrix Launches Startup Accelerator Innovators Program


Ten top teams to participate in the Citrix Startup Accelerator Innovators Program. These teams were selected by an Executive Council of industry leaders. Under this three-month program ten teams will be mentored by seasoned business executives, industry leaders and venture capital investors in addition to being provided with resources, infrastructure support and workspace at the Citrix Bangalore office.

The program blends collaboration, team building, design thinking and lean startup approaches. Innovation teams will learn to develop and bring to market business technology offerings that focus on help people work better. Nascent entrepreneurial teams will learn alongside new corporate product teams, and will also receive seed funding. Participants will also receive mentoring and guidance from seasoned business executives, industry leaders and venture capital investors.

In early February 2015 Citrix will host an Innovators Celebration event with presentations sharing key lessons learned and demos from the participating teams.

“Citrix is known for its innovation and industry leading technologies that empower mobile workspaces around the world and we are keen to encourage the growth of the next generation of technocrats in the country. Additionally, through this program, we hope to strengthen India’s start-up ecosystem and support new ideas in the transformative mobile and cloud era” said Rakesh Singh, Vice President and General Manager – Citrix India.

“We’ve chosen the best ones to incubate further and look forward to nurturing them to a state of market readiness. Citrix will ensure to provide the teams with the relevant technology platforms and strategic direction that will help them create world-changing business solutions” said Charles Fernandes, Director, Operations, Citrix India.

John McIntyre, Managing Director of the Citrix Startup Accelerator, who founded and leads the program. “As the Innovators Program scales globally, Bangalore was chosen as the premier international location. The area is a thriving hub for technology startups and talented engineers.”

A successful program in Silicon Valley, the Citrix Startup Accelerator Innovators Program has already spurred industry innovation.