Growth Accelerator for High Potential Businesses

An accelerator for businesses aiming to unlock the next trajectory of growth

Growth Accelerator for High Potential Businesses

An accelerator for businesses aiming to unlock the next trajectory of growth

About the Growth Accelerator

India has the largest number of small and medium businesses in the world and contributes nearly a trillion dollars to the economy. The sector is expected to contribute over $2 trillion to the Indian economy and create 50 million additional jobs by 2024. Despite the size of the sector, the growth rate of small and medium businesses has remained relatively low. To remedy this, local businesses and small and medium enterprises must transform their processes and shift towards digitisation, tech-optimization, and business model innovation to achieve inorganic, startup-like scale while remaining financially sustainable.
Despite the extreme competition, recession, and inflation, applying emerging technologies, business process optimization, and management tools, frameworks and processes like lean startup, business modelling, etc. is already helping small and medium business entrepreneurs identify opportunities to build growth and stand out. Since SMEs have deep expertise and strengths in their existing domains, they are well-placed to achieve growth through the use of emerging technologies and relevant management practices.
With that genesis as the background, CIIE.CO has formulated a customised growth accelerator that will act as a springboard for high potential businesses to achieve the desired growth.

Program Objectives

Equip entrepreneurs with tools and frameworks to take their business through a rigorous scientific process of business modelling, environmental and situational analysis to study the current status of the business that will become a founding board for designing and executing the scaling-up strategy.

Familiarisation with methodologies for taking the high potential businesses to the next growth orbit, by leveraging business model innovation, startup growth hacks, technology integration and more.

Empower the entrepreneurs to make the transition from an HPB (High Potential Business) to an HGB (High Growth Business).

Help identify different options for inorganic, innovation driven growth,and develop a scaling-up plan based on tested growth models.

Accelerator Offerings

Virtual Deep Dive Session

One virtual deep dive session with each participant to understand the key growth aspirations and challenges of the business

Intensive 3 day residential bootcamp at IIMA

3 days intensive interactions, sessions, immersive workshops and networking dinners at CIIE.CO, IIM Ahmedabad

Virtual Mentoring Calls

Two to three, bespoke coaching and mentoring virtual calls with CIIE.CO team for support in developing the implementable growth plan

Growth Plan Pitching & Review Event at IIMA

The growth plan would be presented by the participants and critiqued by experts and industry stalwarts. The event will take place at CIIE.CO, IIM Ahmedabad.

Application Process and Fee

    A HPB Entrepreneur interested in the accelerator may apply online – form.

    Post evaluation of the application, we will circle back with a confirmation email and fee payment link.

    The accelerator fee is INR 2,60,000 (Including tax). It covers the cost of –

    • A stay on the IIMA campus for 3+1 days
    • Food and beverages
    • All Course materials

    Please note that outstation and local travel costs are not included.

    • A separate payment link will be provided with selected enterprises for the payment of the fee.
    • The fee is to be paid within 48 hours of receiving the email confirmation from our end.
    • An applicant’s enrolment to the accelerator will be confirmed only after we receive the accelerator fee.
    • Please note that the fee is non-refundable.

    For any queries or assistance

    • Email us at shilpaj@iima.ac.in or chintanb@iima.ac.in
    • Whatsapp or call at +91 9784057565 (10 am to 6 pm, Mon to Fri)

Who Should Attend

Annual turnover filter

  • High potential businesses with an annual turnover of 30 Cr to 150 Cr, who have achieved a certain level of stability in revenues and profits and are looking to achieve exponential growth (5x to 10x) over the short to medium term.

Participant profile

  • Founder, Partner, Managing Director, Enterprise owner, willing to commit 4 days onsite and 6 to 8 hours online.

Sector Agnostic

  • The accelerator is sector agnostic. Entrepreneurs from any sector are eligible to apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

- HPB entrepreneurs who have achieved a certain level of stability in revenues and profits and are looking to achieve exponential growth (5x to 10x) over the short to medium term.
- HPB with an annual turnover of 30 Cr to 150 Cr.This is not a rigid criteria. Businesses that may have slightly less or more turnover can also apply.
- Founder, Partner, Managing Director, Enterprise owner, willing to commit 4 days onsite and 6 to 8 hours online from October 2023 to January, 2024.
-The accelerator is sector agnostic. HPB entrepreneurs from any sector are eligible to apply.

The accelerator is designed for the founders and second or third generation leaders who are looking to empower themselves with the tools and strategies necessary for achieving the next level of growth. Entrepreneurs looking for structured guidance, in the form of knowledge of leveraging technology and innovation, funding options, and building the right organisation for scale, must not miss this opportunity.

The accelerator will run on a hybrid model for 3 months which will include one - on - one deep dive diagnostic sessions, a high - intensity 3 - day bootcamp combined with monthly office-hours, culminating into a final showcase event.
The accelerator structure builds upon CIIE.CO’s deep and extensive experience of supporting innovative and disruptive businesses. The carefully curated modules, sessions and workshops follow CIIE.CO’s methodology of enabling businesses to exponentially grow their enterprises.

- The entrepreneurs will be equipped with tools, frameworks and processes to take their business through a rigorous process of business modelling, scalability design and business environmental analysis (using formats in a workshop mode) to arrive at an implementable scaling-up strategy.
- Analysis and identification of different options to grow and develop a scaling-up plan based on scientific growth models.
- Benefit of tapping over 20 years of CIIE.CO's experience in incubating, accelerating, seeding and funding game-changing technology centric businesses.
- A certificate will be awarded by CIIE.CO, IIMA upon successful completion of the Growth Accelerator.
-Participants also get cloud credits of $500k+ from over 35 digital tools, for marketing, accounting, HR, and other support services.

The accelerator will start with one deep dive session followed by a 3-day residential bootcamp at CIIE.CO, IIM Ahmedabad. In addition, 2 (one - on - one) virtual mentoring hours - spread over 2 months after the bootcamp will be conducted. The accelerator will conclude with a growth plan pitching & review event.

The Bootcamp includes intensive interactions, sessions, and immersive workshops, networking dinners at CIIE.CO, IIM Ahmedabad. The interventions and processes are designed to help entrepreneurs identify the critical challenges of growing businesses and growth priorities.
The modules comprises of CIIE.CO’s methodologies delivered in the form of workshops and exercises to enable the entrepreneur to logically & scientifically arrive at methods of expansion and scaling up.

The first intervention will be a virtual (One - on -one) diagnostic session with each participant. This is essential to -
- Map and understand the business settings, operations, and the key challenges faced by the entrepreneur.
- Get an understanding of the entrepreneurs’s key growth aspirations.
- Set the expectations and understand any specific requirements the entrepreneur may have from the accelerator.

The CIIE.CO team will work with the entrepreneurs during the office hours (2 office hours of 90-120 minutes each),to refine and design the final scalable business model.These sessions will be conducted on a one - on - one basis, allowing us to focus on the specific needs of the participants in alignment to the accelerator.

Showcase is a platform for the participants to present their strategy for growth path to a panel of industry stalwarts who would provide valuable feedback and insights on the growth plan. The event will take place at CIIE.CO, IIM Ahmedabad.

Applications open: Aug 14, 2023 to Sep 30, 2023
Deep dive sessions: Oct 5,2023 to Oct 20, 2023
Dates of residential bootcamp: Oct 26, 2023 to Oct 28, 2023
Growth Plan Pitching & Review: Jan 21, 2024
Timeline for the 3-month accelerator: Oct 9, 2023 to Jan 21, 2023

The interested entrepreneur will register through the embedded online application form. Post evaluation of the application, we will circle back with a confirmation email and fee payment link. The fee is to be paid within 48 hours of receiving the email confirmation from our end. The participation will be confirmed only after we receive the accelerator fee.

The accelerator fee is INR 2,60,000 for an all inclusive stay on the IIMA campus for 3+1 day which includes food, beverages and course materials.However, please note that outstation and local travel costs are not included. A separate payment link will be provided with selected enterprises for the payment of the fee.

The fee is non-refundable.

Email us at shilpaj@iima.ac.in or chintanb@iima.ac.in
Whatsapp or call at +91 9784057565 (10 am to 6 pm, Mon to Fri)