Startup Incubators and Accelerators in Delhi – NCR
Business Incubators are organizations geared toward speeding up the growth and success of startup and early stage companies. Their goal is to help create and grow young businesses by providing them with necessary support and financial and technical services.
Seed accelerators also known as startup accelerators are fixed-term, cohort-based programs, that include mentorship and educational components and culminate in a public pitch event or demo day.
Indian Angel Network (IAN), the pioneer of Angel Investing in India, has its own incubator with the support of National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. The incubator offers the startups a range of incubation services like Business Planning, Managerial support, technical support etc., which help them in honing their entrepreneurial skills and talent.
Portfolio: The Shoe Men, Omnipresent Robot Technologies, Inveneering, InCights, Ed-LogIQ, eConstructionMart, GrainLife, etc.
India’s leading startup accelerator and early stage seedfund for internet and mobile technology startups. A product of Times Internet Limited, the accelerator invests a sum of 10 lakhs for 10% equity. The accelerator has two batches which start in the month of February and August. It has a 13 – week program which includes mentorship from some of the most renowned names from the industry.
Portfolio: Vidooly, iLenze, Happay, Founch, SuperDoc, medaino, Pyck, Spoyl, HopOn, Frrole, Prokure, etc.
BW | Accelerate is designed to become a multi-city start-ups acceleration program & platform, empowering aspirants, entrepreneurs and all eco system players to leverage from the infrastructure built around. Its Accelerate-Entrepreneur program is an exceptionally well planned, focused and Incisive 3 months/12 week’s sector agnostic program designed to accelerate beyond-MVP, Pre-revenue and early stage companies with experienced hand holding, business intelligence and market access.
Portfolio: Addodoc, Instaproc, Mydermacy, Actozen, Connectofy, Goounj, Rydzz, SponsifyMe, YuMiGo, Unlocker, etc.
The platform only takes in maximum 5 startups at a time and invests 2.5 cr per startup. It then has a very deep collaboration with the chosen startups for a period of 6-12 months. They help startup with design and UX, scalable distribution, communication & brand build, metrics that matter, Ideas and connections for growth. The accelerator was founded by Gaurav Kachru and Pearl Uppal. They are also the founders of dealsandyou and F&U respectively.
GSF provides tech startups mentorship from celebrated digital founders, initial capital and global exposure. The program runs simultaneously in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore with each location hosting 4-5 startups per iteration. Rajesh, who is the Founder, has made over 20 investments as an active and engaged angel investor, which include Viki (acquired by Rakutan for USD 225M), Little Eye Labs (acquired by Facebook), Mobstac, Pokkt, Silverpush, HackerEarth, Browntape, Overcart, Flinto and Timesaverz.
Portfolio: Gamezop, Playselfie, Rentongo, Joolz, MagicTap, TalkMore, TripMD, PosterGully, Swym, Ridingo, etc.
The accelerator will offer mentorship, capital, seed funding, tech, infrastructural support and everything else startups need to build a strong and lasting foundation. Its pursuit is to grow the size and value of a company as fast as possible, and prepare them for the initial round of funding. The accelerator has so far selected 5 startups which will be mentored during their 4 month program.
Portfolio: Spotwrks, Sniffer, PromON, DesignDodo, Donna Dialer, Arbunize, EduRev, etc.
Technology Business Incubator (TBI) IIT Delhi
Based out of IIT Delhi, this incubator only incubates startups started by people having some or the other IIT Delhi lineage. They can either be a part of the academic staff, be a student or an alumni of the institute. The incubator has very strict selection guidelines and startups not having any connection with the institute can still make the cut by tying up with the institute’s professors. The incubator makes available MSME and grants for the startup’s funding needs.
Portfolio: EkamEco, Inkilab, Innovator Lab, Creditas, Planin, VM Trans, Omnia Information, Credext, etc.
First Light Ventures
First Light Ventures invests in entrepreneurs who develop sustainable, market-based solutions for low-income customers globally. They identifies, funds, and matches early-stage, highly-scalable enterprises with later stage investors. They are unique in their focus on pilot or proof-of-concept businesses, small deal size, and high volume of investments. First Light has invested in 26 companies since launching in 2009 as an independent seed fund affiliated with Gray Ghost Ventures.
Portfolio: MadRat Games, LeadGenius, Milaap, Bipceptive, Kickboard, Kopo Kopo, Jack and Jake’s, Promethean Power, etc.
The STun is an early stage incubator-accelerator that runs a 13 week acceleration program twice a year. They have a core set of mentors and private sector networks in diverse industries and help incubated startups with Brand development, web site traffic growth, developed brand strategy and statistics systems.
Portfolio: Truelancer, Amicus, 8Minutes, medimojo, Brevity, Tranzo, Woobus, M4maths, Jobspire, meragarden, Parque, etc.
At this Technology Business Incubator (TBI), ideas and innovations will be nurtured in a holistic view along with the incubation of juvenile technologies into commercially feasible ventures. It provides incubation support to Entrepreneurs, Scientists and Research Institutions/Universities who plan to incubate their innovative IDEAS, PROCESSES or TECHNOLOGIES.
Portfolio: Life Care Innovations, Ara Healthcare, Amrita Therapeutics, Davars, Premas Biotech, Cadila Healthcare, etc
HealthStart is India’s first accelerator program dedicated to support start-ups in healthcare industry through funding, mentorship and other requisite support. Its model of active mentorship through a dedicated curriculum, industry focus and active support from industry experts are key differentiators in the Indian venture capital ecosystem.
Portfolio: Tattva, Healthians, Gympik, ObiNo, Careway, KiviHealth, medicea, etc.
The platform offers both virtual and physical accelerator and incubator programs. Its incubator programs lasts for 52 weeks and also packs in thirteen weeks of accelerator program. The startups can be funded up to a maximum limit of 10 lakhs. The platform also provides the investors with an access to fund the startups up to a limit of Rs.1 Cr.
Portfolio: AllSchoolStuff, Tune Patrol, Spurfy, AgentsBids, Framegaming, Quadrix, etc.
The program will accelerate 25 incubated startups for Series A round and growth to 10x in 12 months with upto $100K of seed funding. GHV Accelerator provides Startups with a controlled environment, optimized & appropriate resources, along with sustainability funding, helping them to grow Multifood in a shorter timeframe.
Portfolio: lazylad, MyTaxiIndia, foodport, PickMyLaundry, FitMein, Applop, CaRPM, etc.
Veddis is one of those incubators which provides its startups with a ready to move-in office space, complete with technology support and all other critical support services essential for the development of a product. They invests anywhere between $250k to 10M in its selected startups. It was founded by Vikrant Bhargava, an IIT Delhi Alumnus, who was also the co-founder of Partygaming.
Portfolio: LetsChange, LetzDream etc.
Amity Innovation Incubator is a registered ‘not for profit’ society supported by an advisory body consisting of industrialists, venture capitalists, technical specialists and managers, established to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams through a range of infrastructure, business advisory, mentoring and financial services. Amity Innovation Incubator offers a range of incubation services to nourish entrepreneurial talent such as – Business Planning, Company formation, Legal & IPR assistance, Managerial Support, Technology Support, etc.
Portfolio: Biziga, ApnaCirlce, Marksman, CircuitSutra, mediapages, BloomchemAG, GVC Systems, Mactabilis, etc.
Established by the support of National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board, Government of India (NSTEDB), the incubator aims to encourage innovation, entrepreneurship and competency development in the startup industry. The incubator has the prestigious Best TBI award by DST for the year 2004 to its credit. The incubator has incubated some 69 startups till date.
Portfolio: Netcellence Technologies, Luna Ergonomics, Tulsana Consultancies, Shopism, Eninov, BioExplore, KC Robotics,etc
Krishna Institute of Engineering & Technology (KIET) – TBI
The technology business incubator (TBI) was promoted & established jointly by National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India and Krishna Institute of Engineering & Technology in Dec. 2007. The vision of this incubator is to promote an entrepreneurship culture in the college and in the adjoining area to produce entrepreneurs on continuous basis in order to generate wealth & self-employment thereby create “KIET SILICON VALLEY” in this region.
Portfolio: parKapital, SapeintSEO, resume4Success, Online Innovators, Studio, etc.
Shriram Institute-Technology Business Incubator (SRI-TBI) has been setup in the premises of Shriram Institute for Industrial Research, Delhi under the sponsorship of Department of science & technology (DST), Government of India. The SRI-TBI provides services in the fields of plastics, rubbers, specialty chemicals and waste management. The mission of the SRI-TBI is to promote and contribute to the growth of indigenous industry and economy by fostering the entrepreneurial spirit.
Snapdeal (Japser Infotech)
It will look to foster early-stage ventures operating in the mobile technology space. The Company may also consider partnering with other incubators or mobile companies for the initiative. It will incubate about eight ventures in a batch for a period of two months and provide seed funding to the incubatee companies.
StartUp India is an angel investor, incubator and consultant to social entrepreneurs. They offer incubation, impact acceleration and management consulting services to social ventures at different stages in their lifecycle – early, growth and mature. Start Up! has hosted Fellows from leading academic institutions of Europe and the US. These include Booth School of Business (University of Chicago); Stephen M. Ross School of Business (University of Michigan); Fletcher School (Tufts University); Princeton University; School of International & Public Affairs (Columbia University) and ESSEC, Paris.
Portfolio: Bombay Connect, Arunim, E3Challenge, Amrit Clinics, LBCT, etc.
The seed fund company run by Yuvraj Singh plans to start an incubator soon and would be set up in Gurgaon and Bangalore. The company plans to invest in 30 companies in the 3 months and wants a portfolio of 70 companies by the end of 2016-2017. “There are just 4000 angels in the country.There is a need for more incubators – someone to help entrepreneurs prepare a product”, said Nishant Singhal, Director, YouWecan Ventures.Also, unlike other incubators, YouWeCan will not partner with any educational institution.
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Porfolio: vyomo, Healthians, Moovo, EduKart, JetSetGo, SportyBeans, Cartisan, Black White Orange, Sports365, etc