One of the many ways in which CIIE supports entrepreneurs is through its various ‘startup accelerator’ programs, most of which are focused on startups working in a particular sector like ICT (information and communications technology) – we had in fact, launched India’s first ever accelerator program for ICT startups – iAccelerator – back in 2009. … Continue reading Accelerating startup success
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
The Intel & DST – Innovate for Digital India Challenge, anchored by IIM Ahmedabad’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE), in partnership with MyGov and the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), has successfully completed the selection phase for its accelerator program along with an intensive pitch and jury session in Ahmedabad over the July … Continue reading IFDIC Top 20 Announced, Accelerator Stage to Commence in Pune
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.
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
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
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!
Cleanweb “Cleanweb” refers to businesses which combine the power of information and communications technology (ICT) to ideas which make more efficient use of energy or resources, including reducing the cost of generation or distribution of energy. While renewable energy forms the basis for the “cleantech” sector, cleanweb could also include ideas that could even make … Continue reading #Cleanweb – where ICT meets cleantech
Big dreams, small money (often loaned from family and friends), the ability to take risks and do something on their own mark the spirit of entrepreneurship. Of the 1.27 billion people in India, a sizable number of individuals keep this spirit close to their heart and plunge into entrepreneurship. While some are second or third … Continue reading Going from Strength to Strength