Vendors and Startups: Flipkart’s Experience

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

First ever Startup Weekend in Jaipur!

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!

IFDIC off to an incredible start

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 GrowthCamp – Six Startups, Six Cities

CIIE announces the launch of the Growthcamps and is inviting applications from startups across the country to participate in the program designed for four different sectors and industries across India. The last day of filing the application is on April 28. CIIE GrowthCamp is a series of sector specific two-day programs each anchored by a corporate … Continue reading CIIE GrowthCamp – Six Startups, Six Cities

Power of Ideas finalists selected for Leaders in Innovation Fellowship in London

CIIE at IIM Ahmedabad partnered with The Royal Academy of Engineering, London to support the finalists of Power of Ideas to give them global exposure. The Royal Academy of Engineering hosts Leaders in Innovation Fellow(LIF) program to foster long-term partnerships between India and the UK by promoting innovation and entrepreneurial skill development. LIFs are selected … Continue reading Power of Ideas finalists selected for Leaders in Innovation Fellowship in London

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

A Joint Future

Knowledge sharing workshop between energy access incubators and entrepreneurs from Asia and Africa. Bangalore, September 2014. Some time in Mid-September, on yet another oppressively sultry Ahmedabad afternoon, Mohsin, my colleague (from the cleantech team), briefed me on a knowledge sharing workshop that was to be co-organised by CIIE and SELCO, in partnership with IRENA (International … Continue reading A Joint Future

Infuse Ventures will be in Pune tomorrow!

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!

Dotnet Innovation Challenge 2014

CIIE’s iAccelerator in association with Verisign hosted, ‘.Net innovation Challenge 2014’ on April 9, Wednesday. The idea of this competition was to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit in students. Over 200 entries from about 50 premiere colleges and institutes were received out of which 14 were shortlisted for the presentation round.   The presentation round was … Continue reading Dotnet Innovation Challenge 2014