Most of the times, just great products are not enough for success. Your startup success need more than that.
Starting something from scratch is not so difficult in this tech era but getting it off the ground is a tough job.
But, you do not need to worry much about it, there are different bodies which help early-stage startups to grow faster with their expertise, network and seed funding.
The sole purpose of a start-up accelerator or incubator is to help entrepreneurs grow their business organisation and usually, these are non-profit organizations, which are usually run by both public and private entity.
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Accelerator programs are of short duration of three to 12 months.
It helps cohorts by providing seed capital, working space etc. Not only that but they also provide start-ups with networking opportunities, with people at different positions.
The success of start-up incubators and accelerators over the last couple of years has been key in shaping India’s forceful start-up ecosystem.
Here is the list of Startup Accelerators & Incubators in Delhi NCR
- Indian Angel Network Incubator, New Delhi
- Technology Business Incubator (TBI), IIT Delhi
- Espark-Viridian Startup Accelerator
- GHV Accelerator, Gurgaon
- Amity Innovation Incubator, Noida
- Technology Business Incubator Shriram Institute, New Delhi
- Information Technology Business Incubator, JSSATE-STEP, Noida
- Veddis, Gurgaon
- Startup Tunnel, New Delhi
- Krishna Institute of Engineering & Technology (KIET) – TBI, New Delhi
- TLabs, New Delhi
- 5ideas, Gurgaon
- GSF, Gurgaon
- BusinessWorld Accelerate, New Delhi
- HealthStart, Noida
- AdvantEdge, Noida
- India Accelerator, Gurgaon
- StartupEd Incubator, New Delhi
- VC Lounge – 2017, New Delhi
- Venture Works, Noida
More details about each of these is mentioned below with a link to their website.
Indian Angel Network Incubator, New Delhi
Indian Angel Network is a network of Angel investors keen to invest in early-stage businesses which have potential to create disproportionate value. The members of the Network are leaders in the Entrepreneurial Eco-System as they have had strong operational experience as CEOs or a background of creating new and successful ventures.
They share a passion to create scale and value for startup ventures.
Started in April 2006, the Indian Angel Network in addition to money provides constant access to high quality mentoring, vast networks and inputs on strategy as well as execution.
The Network members, because of their background are better able to assess the potential and risks at the early stage.
Portfolio: Hungry zone, Neurosynaptic, 6 Degree, AdStringO, Ascema, Orahi, etc.
Technology Business Incubator (TBI), IIT Delhi
The Technology Business Incubator (TBI) has been in active operation in the Institute since the year 2000. The TBI is conceived, programmed and implemented by the Foundation for Innovative and Technology Transfer (FITT) – Innovation, the Industry interface unit of the Institute.
The objective of the TBIU is primarily to promote partnership with new technology entrepreneurs and start-up companies.
Portfolio: Aquasense Equipment Pvt. Ltd., Brownbag Corporate & Sustainability Pvt. Ltd., Nano Clean Global Pvt. Ltd., Phase Labs, etc.
Espark-Viridian Startup Accelerator:
A Joint Venture between Viridian Ventures and Europe’s most dynamic business accelerator, Entrepreneurial Spark, UK. It offers 4 month enablement process, from the time you apply, through the time spent in the program.
Portfolio: Yuboot, Myrsa, Keyhire, Zoohyo and More.
Amity Innovation Incubator, Noida
Amity Innovation Incubator which 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.
Portfolio: Ritsan Media Ventures Private Limited, AMBIO Research Private Limited, GVC Systems, etc.
Technology Business Incubator Shriram Institute, New Delhi
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.
Portfolio: Snapdeal (Jasper Infotech)
Information Technology Business Incubator, JSSATE-STEP, Noida
JSSATE-STEP is an ITBI(Information Technology Business Incubator) which was started in 2000 with support from National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) & Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India.
Portfolio: Quampus, Rimus Technologies, Intime Information Systems, SyncNLink Technologies, etc.
Veddis is an investment advisory firm that seeks to create value through sourcing tailored investment decisions that meet the right criteria of asset class, risk profile, and geography.
They are currently manage a portfolio of carefully selected companies which specialise in technology, health & wellbeing and retail.
Their sophisticated planning process provides their clients access to global investment vehicles free from bias, and has culminated in a longstanding record of superior returns.
As a truly independent company, every decision we make is solely with the investors’ interests in mind.
Startup Tunnel, New Delhi
Startup tunnel is an early stage accelerator for startups applying emerging technologies to create an impact. We work with startups who can engage India’s urban mass market using new technology-enabled platforms in specific business verticals including inclusive fintech, networked healthcare, digital governance, scalable cleantech, B2B SaaS.
Startup Tunnel provides investment and mentorship to passionate teams working on game changing ideas to enhance their capabilities in product development, marketing strategy, rapid prototyping, and design & user experience.
Some of the key technology areas of interest include blockchain-enabled cryptocurrency applications, data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, artificial reality and virtual reality, internet of things, robotics, and mobile and cloud computing platforms.
Portfolio: FlipRobotics, Sunfund, Skillacquire, WINKEMAIL, Junkart, etc.
Krishna Institute of Engineering & Technology (KIET) – TBI, New Delhi
The Technology Business Incubator (TBI) was supported and established jointly by the National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India and Krishna Institute of Engineering & Technology in Dec. 2007.
Technology Business Incubator has aimed 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 creates “KIET SILICON VALLEY” in this region.
Portfolio: MG Corporation, D. Devshi Engineers Pvt, Ltd., TECH AT I
TLabs, New Delhi
TLabs, simply put is a startup accelerator as well as an early stage seed-fund for Indian internet and mobile technology startups.
What sets us apart and makes us one of the most established accelerators in the country are the mentors who include well-renowned and experienced entrepreneurs.
Here is a look into the workings of our accelerator program that has been nourishing and honing some of the most promising startups in the country.
Portfolio: Peersome, HopOn, GetMyUni, MintM, 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 the 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.
Portfolio: KARTROCKET, PRICEWEAVE, ROPOSO, DATAWEAVE, GIVETER, etc.
GHV Accelerator, Gurgaon
GHV Accelerator stands for Green House Ventures Accelerator. Green House is a controlled environment where the accelerated growth of plants helps to increase the yield of the plants even in non-seasonal phase.
On the lines of Green House, GVH Accelerator will be providing Startups with a controlled environment, optimized & appropriate resources, along with sustainability funding, helping them to grow multifold in a shorter timeframe.
This enables greater control over the growing environment of ventures.
Portfolio: MyTaxiIndia, PickMyLaundry, FitMeIn, CaRPM, etc.
The key objective of GSF is to spur innovation and entrepreneurship. Our larger mission is to provide informed, knowledgeable mentorship capital to the start-ups.
They seek to provide an opportunity to the best and brightest entrepreneurs to solve the most important problems for current and future generations.
Portfolio: Daily Rounds, DocsApp, Pluss App, Breathe Well-being, etc.
BusinessWorld Accelerate, New Delhi
BW Accelerate is a business accelerate initiative built on thousands of hours of knowledge & intelligence acquired through the participative partnership with businesses.
A multi-city business accelerates initiative, BW Accelerate has impacted hundreds of business, large & small, through constant support required for growth and scale.
Portfolio: Cityfurnish, CollegeMedia, Connectofy, Goounj, MindScroll, etc.
HealthStart is India’s first accelerator program dedicated to support start-ups in the healthcare industry through funding, mentorship and other requisite support.
Healthstart has been founded by a team of a highly successful group of global professionals comprising of entrepreneurs, business executives and investment professionals with the sole aim – to stimulate much-needed healthcare entrepreneurship.
HealthStart 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: Healthians.com, Gympik.com, ObiNo, etc.
AdvantEdge is an early stage venture capital fund, which also runs a pre-seed program and a startup incubator.
We back entrepreneurs who are passionate about solving big problems and support early-stage companies that have a strong growth potential with funding upto $500K.
Portfolio: CatchThatBus, Shuttl, TrullyMadly, Wigzo, etc.
India Accelerator, Gurgaon
They work with start-ups in batches. There are two each year, summer and winter batches. The application process at IA is also different – instead of submitting a business plan or a slide presentation, they invite founders and their teams to come meet them in person.
Start-ups they accelerate have an option to move into Gurgaon during the 3-month program, and they help with co live solutions for the same. The companies work out of India Accelerator’s co-working space during this month.
StartupEd Incubator, New Delhi
StartupEd is an incubation network-platform for founders, investors and innovators. We provide digital incubation as a service to startups while providing online entrepreneurship education and tools to start your venture.
Portfolio: Majic Menu, Mera FM, Creative India, Hang Book, Shield Hut, etc.
VC Lounge – 2017, New Delhi
LetsVenture enables start-ups looking to raise seed/angel money to create investment ready profiles online, and connect to accredit Investors. We also allow start-ups to get their business plans reviewed by our experts as well as connect to mentors.
Once a start-up has verbal commitments from investors, we help them in the funding closure process through our Commitment-to-Closure package. The package takes care of closure of term sheet & shareholders’ agreement, and complete legal & financial due diligence!
All this and more at LetsVenture – Start-up Funding made easy!
Portfolio: AdPushUp, Velvetcase.com, Cardback, Touchtalent, etc.
Incubators are associations that incubate a startup’s initial item thought, help them in making a model and afterwards, at last, make an item out of it.
Then again, accelerators are the ones in charge of quickening or expanding the speed of a startup’s business.
They are short, serious projects that assistance a startup assemble its thought and sharpen their skills. The commitment of an incubator is for a more span than of an accelerator.
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