Accelerators – are they worth the hype?

One of the many ways in which CIIE supports entrepreneurs is through its various “startup accelerator” programmes – in fact, CIIE launched India’s first-ever accelerator (iAccelerator), back in 2009. CIIE’s accelerators come in many flavours. Sector-specific programmes focusing on ICT, cleantech, water tech, food & agri, sustainable mobility, and healthcare, allow for depth of inputs … Continue reading Accelerators – are they worth the hype?

CIIE’s Healthcare Accelerator concludes with a Demo Day

Healthcare in India is considered to be one of the largest, and equally hardest, areas of development in the country. With a large population disconnected from urban affordances and access to essential services, Healthcare benefits need to cover a large spectrum spanning various market demographics and entry-barriers. While peripheral technology and infrastructure advancements have enabled … Continue reading CIIE’s Healthcare Accelerator concludes with a Demo Day

Changing the face of urban transporation with the New Mobility Accelerator

The New Mobility Accelerator is an initiative by WRI India Sustainable Cities, in partnership with CIIE, and supported by the Shell Foundation and Hewlett Foundation.  The programme offers innovative early-stage mobility and transportation companies a chance to strengthen their core value propositions and quickly achieve scale, by facilitating structured interactions with domain experts, who guide … Continue reading Changing the face of urban transporation with the New Mobility Accelerator

A-League IoT Hackathon 2016

As part of the A-League initiative, CIIE, in partnership with DAIICT and MICA Incubator, organised a first-of-its’-kind 48-hour long Hackathon for students across Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar’s region. The Hackathon was centred on the applications of the Internet-of-things technology used by Ecolibrium Energy, a CIIE portfolio company and one of the leading Energy Management Companies in the country.  … Continue reading A-League IoT Hackathon 2016

In Conversation with ​Vinay Reddy from Sickle Innovations​ on Product Design

  Great Product Design is often said to be iterative. Right from the inception to the creation of a final product, iteration has been the key to the success of many products leading by design; Tesla, Apple, and other global marquees often come to one’s mind. Iterations of old ideas, iterations of existing solutions, and … Continue reading In Conversation with ​Vinay Reddy from Sickle Innovations​ on Product Design

Crystal gazing into India’s startup landscape in 2016: looking through the investor lens

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 been … Continue reading Crystal gazing into India’s startup landscape in 2016: looking through the investor lens