IFDIC Finalists + Rendezvous with the President

Intel revealed the top 10 teams in Innovate for Digital India Challenge at an innovation event in New Delhi on Thursday, 19th November. IFDIC is a joint initiative between Intel, Govt. of India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Electronics & IT (DeitY), myGov and CIIE. The 10 finalists presented innovative devices and applications … Continue reading IFDIC Finalists + Rendezvous with the President

Startup Oasis – Jan 2016 Update

Startup Oasis is organizing the Udaipur Startup Fest on 6 Feb 2016.The Fest will see more than 100 startups, dozens of angel and venture capital investors, 30+ mentors, startup coaches and over 20 speakers from across the startup ecosystem. Visit the Udaipur Startup Fest website: http://udaipurstartupfest.com Read a news article on it here: http://udaipurtimes.com/udaipur-startup-fest-provide-opportunity-local-startups/ Honorable Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhra Raje announced … Continue reading Startup Oasis – Jan 2016 Update

Ushering in #StartupIndia with The Power of Ideas

The thrust from the Government and pro-view of the market has opened many new arenas for India’s startup community. With the recently announced Startup India Policy, the Government is attempting to address the key concerns of the startup community, in addition to defining a new category of business – ‘innovative Start-ups’[1]. Additionally, with over $7.3 billion invested … Continue reading Ushering in #StartupIndia with The Power of Ideas

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?

Start-up to Scale-up: The journey of our 8 Gujarat Accelerator Finalists

8 Startups have made it to the final leg of CIIE’s first-ever Gujarat-focused accelerator: Eclat offers a user-friendly, remote access solution for libraries with digital resources through its subscription-based SAAS offering called RemoteXs. eCourseWiz is a cloud-based Learning Management System with e-Learning features that caters to IT and Financial Service Industry. IndiaBizForSale is an online … Continue reading Start-up to Scale-up: The journey of our 8 Gujarat Accelerator Finalists

Rajasthan Startup Fest

Rajasthan Startup Fest-2015  Rajasthan’s First Startup Summit  Rajasthan Startup Fest, state’s first Startup focused national event, was organised in Jaipur on 9th and 10th October, 2015 by Startup Oasis along with Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation (RIICO) with the Centre of Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) as the knowledge partner. Startup Oasis is … Continue reading Rajasthan Startup Fest

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

Exploring debt as a funding option for Indian startups

Indian startups, which conventionally raise funds in equity, are increasingly warming up to debt funding. Typical private debt funders provide loans in the range of Rs.5-25 crore per transaction at an interest rate of 15-17%, while govt. and govt. supported institutions provide as low as Rs 1 crore per transaction with interest rates starting from 9% … Continue reading Exploring debt as a funding option for Indian startups

CIIE hosts the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi at Startup Konnect in the Silicon Valley, on 27th September 2015

The Startup Konnect was a full-day event organized in San Jose, California, on the sidelines of PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Silicon Valley in September 2015. The aim of this event was to showcase India’s innovation ecosystem to the world. This event was organized by three entities (a) the National Association of Software and Service … Continue reading CIIE hosts the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi at Startup Konnect in the Silicon Valley, on 27th September 2015

In conversation with Jaisingh Dhumal from ICICI Bank on debt funding for startups

Loans for long have been a well-known  and well-used method of raising capital. The drawback for taking out a loan for your company is repayment of the loan, both in principal and interest. However, the positive aspect of loan or debt funding is that the lenders are only entitled for repayment, not an ownership which … Continue reading In conversation with Jaisingh Dhumal from ICICI Bank on debt funding for startups