During the program, startups will focus on various challenges, including but not limited to hiring, attrition, founder's leadership abilities, culture-building, compensation and benefits, and performance management and appraisals.
IIM Ahmedabad’s CIIE.CO and SIDBI have partnered to establish a pre-seed fund, especially for deep-tech start-ups. The MoU signed between the two organisations laid the foundation for the fund with a total corpus of ₹40 crore, equally contributed by both SIDBI and CIIE.CO.
Equity Investment by three incoming investors; led by Marwah Sports, CIIE.CO and Faad Network. With more than 100k combined downloads from PlayStore and AppStore, the gamers’ social network showcases its commitment to solution-driven experiences
In 2022, the Indian government officially recognised esports as a sport, placing it on equal footing with mainstream sports like cricket and football. In the same year, esports debuted as an official medal sport at the Asian Games and as a pilot event at the Commonwealth Games. The Indian DOTA 2 (a multiplayer battle arena video game) team created history by winning bronze at the first Commonwealth Esports Championship held in Birmingham.
The Reserve Bank of India’s Financial Inclusion Index for 2022 shows an improvement to 56.4 from 53.9 in 2021 across indices like access, usage, and equality. Despite the rise, there’s the scope of much more improvement when it comes to extending financial services to the unbanked population across India. It was to make a difference that CIIE.CO set up the Bharat Inclusion Initiative (BII) in 2018 as a full-stack solution to solve the problem of financial exclusion in India.
The concept of startup incubators might not be new, but the newfound interest in these centres continues to grow. Just like parents help a child learn how to walk, startup incubation centres enable a startup to nurture its idea and make it into a reality.
Raising early-stage funds is an uphill task for deep-tech startups. The first product is often expensive to build and takes years to launch. Not many are willing to back such bold startups until they make a breakthrough in the technologies they are building. It was this that led to the launch of IIM Ahmedabad’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship Continuum (CIIE.CO)-backed early-stage venture firm Bharat Innovation Fund (BIF) in 2018. It was meant to provide pre-Series A and Series-A funding to deeptech and IP-focused startups, which remain outside the profile and deal flow of most venture capital (VC) funds at their initial stages.t the next billion internet users.
The legal system of any country is among one of its distinguishing features. As an industry, the legal domain has been around for centuries. It is a human-centric and process-driven sector that has historically operated in a purely physical format with the additional weight of extensive documentation.
CIIE.CO’s Bharat Inclusion Initiative (BII) announced the sixth cohort of Financial Inclusion (FI) Lab to support innovations that aid in making mainstream financial products more inclusive for low-and-middle-income households and women.
The podcast features bite-sized conversations with the builders and makers of Bharat, like Dr. Pramod Varma from EkStep, Dr. Vivek Raghavan from EkStep Foundation, and Sateesh Palagiri from NPCI among others.
Accenture Sustainability Value Accelerator programme, which was launched in collaboration with IIM Ahmedabad’s CIIE.CO has chosen 10 sustainability tech startups to help them become market-ready and scale commercially, among 80-plus applicants.