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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