For an uninitiated and aspiring entrepreneur any support is a boon. Be it help in the form of funding, guidance or even the majorly important mentoring from the people who aptly can. Incubation Centres provide support and guidance to the new generation of entrepreneurs and help them during the initial turbulent times. Incubation Centers, basically provide entrepreneurs with the required programs and resources.
All the major institutions in India house an incubation centre. Apart from such incubators, there are a lot of private players in the field. Currently there are about a 100 incubation centres supported by ISBA (Indian STEPs and Business incubator’s Association). Here is Inc42’s list of the top ten incubation cells in India:
1. Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrpreneurship, IIM Ahmedabad
Set up by IIM-A in collaboration with Government of India and Gujarat Government, Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrpreneurship(CIIE) provides incubation, support and mentoring to innovative entrepreneurs. CIIE comprises of IIM-A faculty, students, alumni and various participants from different industrial sectors. CIIE has invested and incubated in over 50 ventures across hi-tech sector and is continuously providing guidance to the entrepreneurship scene in general by providing guidance and mentoring through various initiatives. CIIE has incubated start-ups in cleantech, social impact and various other areas.
2. Indian Angel Network
Set up in collaboration with National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board and the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India; IAN is an equity based incubator. IAN gives priority to sectors like healthcare, animation, cloud, alternative energy, mobility and retail. Incubates include schoolsdmissions.in, APA Technologies, Saudaagar.