One of the many ways in which CIIE supports entrepreneurs is through its various ‘startup accelerator’ programs, most of which are focused on startups working in a particular sector like ICT (information and communications technology) – we had in fact, launched India’s first ever accelerator program for ICT startups – iAccelerator – back in 2009. … Continue reading Accelerating startup success
What does it mean to have a “well-designed product?” As a technology business incubator, we are certain that this is question that tech startups ask themselves quite often. Although we ask this question to our startups, we’re quite aware that the response is more complex than we can imagine. CIIE recently had the joy of … Continue reading Product design – a tête-à-tête with Ashish Deshpande of Elephant Design
Vendors – the basics (for the uninitiated) A “vendor” or a “supplier” is any individual, organization or company that sells goods and services to another individual, organization or company, which in turn uses these good/services for the creation, sale and/or delivery of a product or service offered by the latter. Vendors form a critical part … Continue reading Vendors and Startups: Flipkart’s Experience
The Infuse team recently organized the Infuse Startup Showcase in Bangalore – a “demo day” of sorts for startup teams from two of Infuse’s recent programs for cleantech startups: PowerStart 2015 – India’s first sustainability-focused accelerator program, run by Infuse Ventures, with support from the Asian Development Bank and other partners. Currently in its third edition, … Continue reading Infuse Startup Showcase – 08 April 2015, Bangalore
About a month back, CIIE kick-started our flagship cleantech accelerator program – PowerStart – with an intensive 3-day Mentoring Bootcamp in Bengaluru. The PowerStart program is a unique accelerator program that is the product of nearly 4 months of planning by the Infuse team, and is an upgrade over its two previous editions. While our … Continue reading A Power(-packed) Start!
Two weeks back, Infuse Ventures held its first ever “meetup” in Bangalore. For the uninitiated, a meetup is, for lack of a better description, an updated version of a meeting, currently facilitated through a very popular social networking platform called, well, Meetup.com. Although we were aware that meetups are very popular within the IT and … Continue reading Jab we “met-up”
A few weeks back, CIIE hosted our first ever hardware hackathon – Makeathon – in partnership with MakerFest and Intel Education. For 48 hours, our pristine conference and seminar rooms were converted into electronics labs, replete with cool-looking gadgets, circuit boards, wires, breadboards, LEDs, and a very geeky crowd of over 70 hackers! Participants included … Continue reading “Making” it, like a boss
In brief The Bank of Ideas and Innovations is a Govt. of India-backed portal where you can submit your idea or innovation under seven thematic “innovation quests” each of which is aimed at a specific problem being faced by India’s poor. Applicants can simply log into the online platform at http://www.ruralinnovations.gov.in/index.htm and submit their ideas … Continue reading A new “bank” for great ideas
CIIE is known for playing a pro-active role in developing a strong ecosystem for entrepreneurs to create scalable businesses and help them flourish. We carry out ecosystem development activities towards this goal in all of our verticals (and horizontals): ICT, social impact, cleantech. One of the several aspects of our ecosystem building activities is that … Continue reading Sharing knowledge and experiences
Cleantech entrepreneurship Exploring the boundaries Infuse Ventures (@InfuseVentures), India’s largest early-stage cleantech VC fund, in partnership with MCCIA, TiE-Pune and POCC, would like to invite you for a unique event at 5:30 PM on Friday, 18 July 2014 at the MCCIA Trade Tower, Pune. The event will focus on the ‘breadth of entrepreneurial opportunities in … Continue reading Infuse Ventures will be in Pune tomorrow!