ONergy Solar receives CSR funding from Bajaj Electricals through CIIE

ONergy Solar (Punam Energy Private Limited), a Kolkata-based startup, is one of the leading social enterprise in India that provides reliable and affordable clean energy products for solar lighting, cooking, and electrification by setting up energy distribution and service networks to underserved households and institutions across East India. It has recently raised a syndicated round … Continue reading ONergy Solar receives CSR funding from Bajaj Electricals through CIIE

CIIE launches GROWTHOURS in Pune

In a move to create a common platform for startups, entrepreneurs and domain experts, Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) recently launched the GROWTHOURS event series. This endeavour is to strengthen the local ecosystem of Pune as well as address key pain points startups face through interactive workshops led by domain experts. The first … Continue reading CIIE launches GROWTHOURS in Pune

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

Infuse Startup Showcase – 08 April 2015, Bangalore

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

Running the ‘Last Mile’ Marathon – Notes from the Finish Line

When a runner is on the verge of completing a marathon, the mind begins to play tricks on its weak-legged and (at times) helpless victim. Nothing could be more arduous or tiresome than completing the fabled last mile; the final hurdle of a journey that tests an individual’s physical and psychological mettle. We found ourselves … Continue reading Running the ‘Last Mile’ Marathon – Notes from the Finish Line

“The Next BIG Idea Contest” – Launch Pad to North America

Last Thursday, the Second Edition of the “Next BIG Idea Contest” was announced by Zone Startups – India, a joint venture between Bombay Stock Exchange Institute and Toronto- based Ryerson Futures Inc, in collaboration with the Government of Ontario, Canada and IBM Global Entrepreneurship Program. The competition seeks to discover India’s five most innovative technology … Continue reading “The Next BIG Idea Contest” – Launch Pad to North America

First Workshop of Joint CIIE-ICCO Project for Producer Companies

The vast majority of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) 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. Keeping this in view, CIIE has partnered with ICCO Cooperation in this project … Continue reading First Workshop of Joint CIIE-ICCO Project for Producer Companies