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!
Startups developing water technologies have had a rough run in India, but things are changing, for the better! Continue reading Water Startups in India – A Wave of Hope
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
CIIE has joined hands with the National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) to launch India’s first Food & Agri-Business Accelerator program, to propel expansion-ready or pilot stage food & agri-business startups to the next level through hands-on capacity building workshop, mentorship from industry experts, and seed funding. The cohort of selected start-ups will be … Continue reading India’s first Food & Agri-Business Accelerator
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
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!
Punjab, known primarily for its Agriculture, was our destination for the Network Expansion Workshop. It was sixth in the series of workshops organised by CIIE in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH across the country. It was a wonderful experience to co-host the workshop with Thapar University at L M Thapar School … Continue reading Expanding CIIE – GIZ Network at Dera Bassi, Mohali
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