Startup 101 Archives. 50 Amazing Startup Incubators and Accelerators in India. Sometime back we were discussing options to find business incubation for our idea.
We researched fairly and part of this article was the result of that research. We thought why not complete the research and publish it out for everyone’s use. Startup incubators are a growing trend and a great thrust to support first time entrepreneurs across India. There are all kinds of efforts in this direction – Govt supported Institute based technology incubators, Private business incubators started by industry veterans and startup accelerators supported by companies and VC funds.
Individually there are differences between how they incubate, structure the program, operate, support/fund and accelerate the ventures. Difference between Incubators and Accelerators: We would like to talk about one major difference though. Accelerators accelerate the speed of your business. Advertisement. Keiretsu Forum.
Top 10 Startup Incubation Centers in India. Startup Incubation (also known as Startup accelerators) hold significant importance in a country like India where entrepreneurs by the score are launching new setups and changing the game of business by minutes.
For the uninitiated, Startup incubation programs or centers provide support functions, mentorship and resources to individual entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial setups. This enables them to get all the expert advice and technical guidance that they need to survive for a longer time, unlike most other entrepreneurial ventures that fizzle out within a few months of their launch. Almost every other prestigious B-school today houses an incubation center so that great ideas can be nurtured from their very source. Currently there are about 100 incubation centers supported by the ISBA which is the apex Indian professional body supporting business incubators.
Private incubators are a handful, but gradually growing. Let’s take a look at some of the good business incubation centers in India.
PayU, 50K Ventures & CIIE-Ahmedabad tie up to create eco-system for startups. Payment gateway firm PayU, CIIE-Ahmedabad, and 50K Ventures are coming together to create an entrepreneurial eco-system to make small and medium entrepreneurs use online payment systems, get more women entrepreneurs to use the online platform and give access to mentorship.
Smartup Master Classes have been held at Chennai, Hyderabad and Coimbatore and the programme has interacted with close to 700 startups. These startups have a turnover range from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 1 crore. FbStart. 10 Start-up Incubators to Watch. Founded in 2006, TechStars is one of the country's most prestigious incubators.
Its four locations in Boston, Boulder, New York City, and Seattle, host 10 teams for three months of the year on rotation, funding each team member between $6,000 and $18,000. More than 600 teams applied last year, making TechStars one of the country's most competitive incubators. TechStars focuses on technology companies with transnational appeal, and requires a 6 percent equity stake in any new companies that are funded. Each program ends with a pitch event with venture capitalists and other investors. Since 2005, Y-Combinator has set the standard for technology incubators. Michael Gaiss, a senior vice president at Highland Capital Partners, decided in 2007 that an in-house incubator might be an ideal way for investors to acquaint themselves with next-generation entrepreneurs.
[YS Research] Here are the top investors of 2015 who funded startups in India. Investors focused on Indian startups have been a busy lot this year.
They have closed 380 deals between January and June 2015, compared to 304 deals in 2014. With internet and mobile continuing to dominate, it is not surprising that technology-focused investors make up most of our list of Top Investors according to deal numbers. Sequoia Capital India, which raised its fourth India-focused fund worth $530 million last year, heads the list with 26 deals. The US-based Tiger Global Management, which almost single-handedly sparked the e-commerce fund rush in India, made 20 investments in the first half of the year. Tied at the second spot is Helion Venture Partners with SAIF Partners rounding up the top three with 18 deals. Nexus Venture Partners confirmed 29 deals in the January to June 2015 period. Some of the investors in our Top 10 have shared data on the deals they closed before June but have not announced yet. Portfolio « Start-up Factory : Seed Capital for Emerging Markets.
f6s.com - #1 for startup founder deals, accelerators & funding. There are almost 100 active startup accelerators in Europe today. Hang up a map of Europe on the wall.
Throw a dart at it. If you’ve managed to hit land, chances are pretty high that you’ve hit upon a region where there’s an active startup business accelerator. To wit, there’s an ever-growing number of seed acceleration programs popping up across Europe, to the extent where it’s getting difficult to keep track of all of them. In fact, even doing a headcount is a challenge. It doesn’t help that there are different types of business accelerators, and even the definition of an ‘accelerator’ isn’t set in stone. Y Combinator blazed a trail that has been walked by many, including in Europe Inarguably, Y Combinator was the first of its kind when it started in March 2005, and its success has inspired many to follow into its footsteps, often by outright copying its modi operandi.