2015 turned out to be a phenomenal year for startup landscape in India. In October 2015, NASSCOM published a report ranking India third globally with the startup count crossing 4200. Over 760 funding rounds were made in 2015 compared 383 in 2014! As the front-runner in entrepreneurship and innovation, we at CIIE spoke to select … Continue reading 2016: a year of cautious optimism in India’s startup landscape?
India’s first Food and Agri-business Accelerator organized by CIIE in partnership NAARM and CIBA recently hosted investor demo-day for the eight finalist startups in its cohort at the Taj Imperial Club, Mumbai in a half-day event. S D Corporation was the demo-day partner of CIIE for this event. The demo-day, which is a tradition at … Continue reading CIIE’s Food and Agri-Business Accelerator Demo Day in Mumbai
India’s first ever Food and Agri-Business accelerator program run by IIM-A’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) in partnership with the ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), hosted its first workshop in Hyderabad from July 23-25, 2015. Earlier in July, the accelerator had announced its cohort of 8 start-ups, which are: Auxin Crop … Continue reading CIIE-NAARM’s Food and Agri-Business Accelerator Hosts its First Workshop at Hyderabad
Across industries and sectors, vendors are of prime importance in the value chain of an organization, and the start-up economy is no exception. Vendors constitute the backbone of the backward linkages that go into delivering an innovation, and demand substantial time and resource from start-ups. In this issue, the founders of three of our start-ups … Continue reading Vendor Management Matters: What Our Start-ups Have to Say
The second workshop in the CIIE-ICCO Action Research Project to Make Producer Companies Sustainable and Creditworthy, was organized from 19th March, 2015 to 21st March, 2015 at CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad. This was a Capacity Building Workshop addressing key gaps in the team capabilities of the 4 producer companies from Odisha and Jharkhand to enable them … Continue reading Accelerating Farmer Producer Organizations
The vast majority of FPOs (a term that includes both co-operatives and producer companies) continue to struggle to establish viable and sustainable business models and achieve significant revenues and returns to their members primarily due to lack of business planning, poor management and faulty organisational structure and processes. The key aim of this project is … Continue reading CIIE-ICCO Action Research Project to Support Producer Organizations
Cradled amidst verdant hills, about 350 km from Guwahati, the ‘due diligence’ process of a potential CIIE investee took me to Jorhat, the city that is the cultural capital of the north-eastern state of Assam. As we drive further eastwards towards Sibasagar, September rains, persistent clouds and long stretches of green veil the manifold sufferings … Continue reading Assam, no more ‘out-of-sight’