About Pre-Incubation  Program

    During the early stages of entrepreneurship, having the right environment and the right network is highly important. The Pre-Incubation Programs gives a nascent entrepreneur the right platform to launch his /her idea and move forward to develop it into a marketable Minimum Viable Product (MVP).

    Stages of the Pre- Incubation Programme

    Stage 1: 3-day Long Capacity Building workshops which will include

    • Ideation Process
    • Developing Business Model Canvas
    • Effectuation and Networking
    • Structured inputs on ideation to implementation etc.

    Stage 2: Group Mentoring Sessions

    • Weekly review and mentoring sessions
    • Workshops on Communication Business Model
    • Training on Effective pitching etc.,

    Stage 3: Developing Minimum Viable Product

    •  Lean operations
    • Managing early phases of financing
    • Preparing an investing roadmap
    •  Early stage market research and idea validation
    • Fine Tuning the Investor Pitch

    Benefits of the Programme

    • Cohort-based, Peer learning and Synergies
    • Exposure to cross-sectoral startups
    • Structured management Gyan needed for early-stage entrepreneurs
    •  Opportunity to interact with IIM faculties and students across programs.
    • Getting mentorship from industry experts, successful Entrepreneurs, CEOs of leading companies and IIM Alumni
    •  Handholding by fellow startups who are in their incubation and accelerator program phase
    • Investor and media connect

    Program Duration

    Typically such programs would be of 3-6 Months depending upon the cohort and their industry mix.

    Who can apply

    · Anyone who have an idea and want to start their own venture

    · Want to be a part of a cohort-based structured program

    · Need not be a registered company as a company as yet

    · No equity involved.

    How and when to apply

    Prospective candidates shall look for announcements regularly on this portal. Prospective participants are requested to fill the interest formfor timely updates/notifications.

    Cohort Code                  Launch Date                          Application status

    COHORT – PIP201901    TBA                                               TBA

    COHORT – PIP201902    TBA                                               TBA

    COHORT – PIP202001    TBA                                               TBA

    Selection Process

    Business Plan/Lean Canvas Evaluation followed by Pitch infront of an expert panel comprising of Experts from the Industry, Successful Entreprenures at different stages of their business, Startup Mentors and IIM Professors.

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