IIMV Incubation Centre ( IIMV-IC) draws its strength of being grounded in theory while being guided by a strong network of practitioners both in individual and organisational capacity. IIMV brings incubated start-ups, co-working ventures, industry mentors, eminent academicians and researchers together onto one platform. The Centre is about two years old now and since inception, has incubated 25 entrepreneurs. From the very beginning, the Centre is mentored by N S Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurship and Learning (NSRCEL) of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB, Mentor Institute of IIMV). The Centre partnered with NSRCEL in the Women Startup Programme which was supported by DST-GOI and Goldman Sachs. Currently, the Centre is operating from a 1250 sft facility, as part of IIMV’s transit campus in Andhra University, which is situated at the centre of the Visakhapatnam city.  In two years’ time, IIMV-IC would shift to a permanent campus (221 acres) which would have 3500 sq.mtr. dedicated incubation facility (as approved by MHRD-GOI) with state-of-the-art knowledge resources as well as physical and IT infrastructure.  

Our Strengths

IIMV- IC has a vibrant ecosystem of industry experts, mentors, researchers, students and academicians and incubates. There are frequent interactions with policymakers, public figures, practitioners, professionals and peers that enrich the learning and knowledge-transfer.

Locational Advantage

IIMV-IC, by virtue of being situated in one of the cleanest and fastest growing cities of the country, has several advantages like access to modern infrastructure, great connectivity by all means of transport, largest presence of Indian Navy, substantial footprint of public sector undertakings, upcoming industrial corridors and SEZs, big presence of Pharma majors, thriving FinTech ecosystem, State Government’s focus for developing the city as one of the FinTech hubs of the world, presence of one of the oldest and reputed universities in India (Andhra University) with well-known departments in the field of science and technology and unique access to a vibrant and growing marine ecosystem.

Local Startup Ecosystem

Over the past 4 years, Vishakhapatnam - the City of Destiny, has housed 300+ start-ups who've focused on solving problems majorly in areas of Ed-Tech, Agri-Tech, Fin-Tech, Drones/ Mobility, e-Commerce, etc. Many of these have gone on to bag clients in other states and nations as well. With special efforts from the government in building a FinTech ecosystem in the valleys of the city, several MNCs have begun/are to begin their operations in the city that has added to the vibrancy of the ecosystem. A tier-B city with over 5 PSUs and 100+ companies has witnessed multiple conferences, events, workshops and seminars where the industry, academia and the government have come together to discuss and implement avenues of cross-fertilization of ideas and businesses.


 Our Focus Areas   

  We broadly focus on  the following categories

  • Women Entrepreneurs
  • Tech based Startups ( including Fintech, Edutech, Agritech, Healthtech etc)
  • Student run ventures
  • Social Entrepreneurship



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