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
So far the Indian economy has witnessed phenomenal growth in the Indian technology startup ecosystem, driven by factors such as enormously brewed capital, acquisitions and consolidations, increasing internet and smartphone penetration, and an ever growing domestic market. 2016, as the experts are predicting will be the year of corrections. A lot of capital has … Continue reading Crystal gazing into India’s startup landscape in 2016: looking through the investor lens
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?
India’s startup story is being celebrated across the globe. According to the latest NASSCOM Startup Landscape report, India is the fastest growing and fourth largest startup ecosystem globally. Angel and VC investments have hit their highest levels ever with the first half of 2015 alone seeing over $3.5B being invested across 380 deals, which is … Continue reading #PitchAhmedabad: Putting Gujarat on India’s Startup Map
Funding your Startup? Take a step at a time! No one’s waiting to make an investment in your startup just because you have an exciting out-of-the-box business idea! Harsh as it sounds, that’s the reality! Startup funding doesn’t come easy…it’s a tough nut to crack. Seasoned investors will always expect to own a portion of … Continue reading Fundraising for your Startup, One Step at a Time!