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LETS SOLVE SOME OF
INDIA'S HARDEST
PROBLEMS
ENTREPRENEURIALLY.
STARTUP AT IIMA!


LEVERAGE OUR KNOWLEDGE, NETWORKS AND RISK-CAPITAL TO GET STARTED.

You don't have to be a student at IIMA or relocate to Ahmedabad to access our support.

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ECOLIBRIUM HELPS
OVER 500 LARGE
ENERGY CONSUMERS
OPTIMIZE THEIR
CONSUMPTION.

WE HELPED THEM GET THEIR FIRST.

Through Infuse Ventures, we work with sustainability- focused entrepreneurs.

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FORUS HEALTH IS DEMOCRATIZING
HEALTHCARE THROUGH THEIR
LOW COST MEDICAL DEVICES.

THEY ARE NOW BACKED BY TOP INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS.

We were their first. We work with change-makers creating
affordable and reliable healthcare solutions.

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IIMA GOLD-MEDALLIST
SANCHIT BANSAL
CHOSE STARTING UP
OVER A CUSHY
CORPORATE JOB.

WE HELPED HIM FIND MENTORS AND FUNDS TO MAKE HIS PLUNGE EASIER!

Through our various initiatives, we work with Indian youth
wanting to pursue their entrepreneurial journeys!

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PAYMENT STARTUP
RAZORPAY WAS THE
ONLY INDIAN STARTUP
SELECTED FOR
YCOMBINATOR THIS YEAR

THEY STARTED THEIR JOURNEY WITH OUR CO-WORKING SPACE IN JAIPUR.

We work with digital tech entrepreneurs solving real problems.

WHO WE ARE

IIM Ahmedabad’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into viable businesses. In partnership with our mentors, corporates, development agencies, IIMA community and investors, CIIE cultivates a rare breed of entrepreneurs by incubating, accelerating, mentoring and funding innovative start-ups. CIIE believes that entrepreneurship has an unmatched ability to bring about disruptive change in India and engages with ventures across technology and impact areas like energy, environment, agriculture, healthcare and affordable technology. CIIE believes it should operate in sectors and geographies where there are market failures and private support is not easy to find.

TEAM BEHIND CIIE

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THE FOUNDER

The IIM Ahmedabad established CIIE in 2002 initially as an academic research centre. In 2007, CIIE’s infrastructure came up at IIM Ahmedabad’s new campus with the goal to be a national centre of excellence in promoting entrepreneurship and bridging gaps in the ecosystem. Over the years, CIIE has undertaken multiple initiatives to catalyze entrepreneurship in India and has spread its wings across the country with active support from faculty, alumni and students of the institute. Operating as a not-for-profit company, CIIE is governed by a board comprising Government, industry and IIM Ahmedabad representatives.
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THE PARTNERS

We believe creating a conducive ecosystem is critical to promoting entrepreneurship in India. Over the years, CIIE has brought together individuals, corporates, foundations & CSRs, multilateral agencies, Government and academia to build interventions to support entrepreneurship in India. We are privileged to have partners like Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, International Financial Corporation, SIDBI, Asian Development Bank, GIZ, BP, Godrej Industries, Mahindra, Intel among others to support us in solving India’s core problems through entrepreneurship.
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THE PEOPLE

Our team of over 40 people across Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Bengaluru and Pune and over 200 mentors countrywide enable us to work closely with our entrepreneurs. Our team comprises of sectoral experts across areas like information technology, cleantech and agriculture as well as functional experts in areas like design, HR, marketing and accounting. Our team typically gets actively involved with our entrepreneurs – helping them on strategic and operational decisions, hiring, fund-raising among others. Reach out to and catch-up with one of us in person or during one of our events!
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MILESTONES

2007-08
CIIE building inaugurated at IIMA New Campus. Focus on ICT and cleantech sectors created. We commission and publish one of India's best-selling entrepreneurship publication - Stay Hungry Stay Foolish
2007-08
2009-10
2009-10
We launch India's first accelerator program - iAccelerator. Join hands with Economic Times and Department of Science and Technology for Power of Ideas.
2011-12
We set-up Infuse as India's first cleantech and sustainability focussed fund with support from government, corporates and financial institutes
2011-12
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2015
We set-up India's first accelerators in agriculture and water sectors. Launch Innovate for Digital India in partnership with Intel and Govt of India
2015

WE HELP YOU START AND SCALE!

We helped create a new genre in Indian literature by conceptualizing and publishing Stay Hungry Stay Foolish; a book, which has inspired over 500,000 aspiring entrepreneurs. Our partnership with the Economic Times to organize Power of Ideas, India’s largest business plan competition has helped crystallize over 30,000 ideas. Over 4000 entrepreneurs in the making have been mentored about the nuances of entrepreneurship by our mentor network at our events. Our workshops, courses, boot camps, events and publications help trigger the entrepreneur in you.

Through our collaborative incubation spaces in Ahmedabad, Pune and Jaipur, we provide a conducive environment for fledgling ventures to kick-start. We are the pioneers of accelerators in India and today our engagement with most entrepreneurs usually starts with an accelerator program – providing entrepreneurs with access to networks, mentoring and funding. We have seed-funded over a 100 ideas through equity, debt and prototyping grants and run a dedicated venture fund for sustainability-focussed startups.

Enough procrastination! Start with us now!

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OUR WORK IN NUMBERS

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