2016: a year of cautious optimism in India’s startup landscape?

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?

CIIE’s Food and Agri-Business Accelerator Demo Day in Mumbai

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

CIIE-NAARM’s Food and Agri-Business Accelerator Hosts its First Workshop at Hyderabad

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

Vendor Management Matters: What Our Start-ups Have to Say

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

CIIE-ICCO Action Research Project to Support 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