CIIE has joined hands with SAP India to launch Gujarat Accelerator, the first ever Gujarat-focused Accelerator. The program aims to identify, accelerate and invest in innovative early stage startups that have the potential to become scalable and competitive technology-enabled businesses from Gujarat. The cohort of selected startups will be engaged in 3-month high intensity acceleration … Continue reading Gujarat Accelerator – First Gujarat focused Accelerator Program for Tech-enabled Startups
‘Until only few years back ‘whatsapp’ used to be a typo and ‘cloud’ was found in the sky.” This statement by Adaire Fox-Martin, SAP’s APJ President, seemed to capture the pace of technology diffusion in recent years and the essence of the discussion on ‘Hyperconnectivity and its role in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship’. Ms. Fox … Continue reading Hyperconnected Gujarat? SAP and CIIE team up to boost hi-tech entrepreneurship in the State.
Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event that gets technology enthusiasts, designers, business people etc together on one platforms for 2.5 days (54 hours) with the objective of co-creating a product (typically an MVP). The event is especially focused on startup enthusiasts and very early stage startups) to galvanise the startup ecosystem. This was the first time a Startup Weekend was organized in Jaipur and infact … Continue reading First ever Startup Weekend in Jaipur!
Indians have long succeeded in bringing cutting-edge innovative thought and an unflinching entrepreneurial drive into technology and businesses. Whether it is ideas, products, services or processes, India has been a go-to pool of talent and creation that has driven many industries. However, a major chunk of our population lies outside of this aspirational and developing … Continue reading IFDIC off to an incredible start
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
With a premier B-school degree behind them and usually a plum job in hand, these youngsters are planning to do something different. Following a growing trend over the past few years, the IIMs have been seeing a few graduates opt out of the placement rat race. They chose, instead, to set out on their own, … Continue reading IIMAvericks Capacity Building Workshop 2015
We were back in the ‘classroom’ for the second workshop on ‘Incubator Capacity Building’ between the 5th and 7th of February at CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad. A collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and CIIE, the workshop was aimed at helping participating organisations understand the intricacies of running an incubator as well as … Continue reading Incubators in the Classroom
Vibrant Gujarat, the international conclave branded and marketed as mankind’s Global Gateway to India was both a spectacle of cosmic proportions, and a grueling (yet immensely rewarding) experience for all those involved. The 7th edition of the seven-day Summit kicked off on January 7, 2015 with the ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Divas’ (PBD) exhibitions (7-9 Jan’15), as … Continue reading CIIE at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show
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