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?

[Careers] Internship Opportunity

​​CIIE requires Interns for Power of Ideas Organization Overview Center for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE), was setup by IIM Ahmedabad with support from the Government of India and Gujarat Government to foster entrepreneurship through incubation, ecosystem development and academic initiatives. Our portfolio comprises of 80+ companies in the Social Impact, Cleantech and Information Technology … Continue reading [Careers] Internship Opportunity

CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad, begins new chapter with MIDC at Pune

Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) – IIM Ahmedabad’s technology and business incubator – has signed a memorandum of understanding with Maharashtra Industries Development Corporation (MIDC) in Pune for a multi-year program with the objective to support and incubate great quality technology startups in Pune. The signing was attended by representatives from Pune’s vibrant … Continue reading CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad, begins new chapter with MIDC at Pune

Gujarat Accelerator – First Gujarat focused Accelerator Program for Tech-enabled Startups

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

#Cleanweb – where ICT meets cleantech

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

Strapping up the emotional rollercoaster – making the journey work for you

Starting up your own venture can put you through an emotional roller coaster. It is unlike anything you must have experienced so far in your career. The ups and downs and the level of stress can be beyond belief. The emotions involved in a startup can test your commitment in such a way that even … Continue reading Strapping up the emotional rollercoaster – making the journey work for you