Pre – Incubation Program

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Complete Process

AIC RAISE will initially select up to 15 start-ups for our 9 weeks  “pre-incubation phase”. We will work together with you to sharpen your value proposition, define your target market, get market feedback on your product/technology, and create and achieve milestones to bring your company to the market.
 A key part of our methodology is “getting out of the building” to collect real market data and understand the voice of the customer. Hands-on training programs will take place at AIC RAISE for the physical program. Otherwise, there is a virtual program for the same. Upon completion of the 9 weeks’ program, we will select the qualified startups to incubate at AIC RAISE for a longer, more in-depth incubation period. These companies will have full access to the incubator facilities and network for up to an additional 8 months. During this time we will work with you to take your company to the next level on getting your product to market, growing your customer and revenue base, and, if appropriate, work to get you funding for scaling up operations and market growth. Companies selected for long term incubation will sign an MoU with AIC RAISE.

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Program in Brief

The AIC RAISE pre-incubation program enables innovators to build their startups by synergizing their business plan with global best practices, thereby helping them to successfully enter the market and scale up their business. The pre-incubation program is a 9-week intensive business program. It starts with the online program Introduction to Innovation that prepares the entrepreneurs for the upcoming sessions. For the following eight weeks, the startups will be inducted and trained on the essentials of entrepreneurship. Upon graduation from the 9 weeks program startups will receive a certificate and successful startups will be selected for long-term incubation at the AIC RAISE incubator for an additional 6 months.

Week 1

Online program on Introduction to Innovation

Week 2

The Basics of entrepreneurship

Week 3

Market Fit and Customer Feedback

week 4

IP and Competition

Week 5

Marketing and Road-mapping

week 6

“Get Out of the Building” exercises for conducting primary research

Week 7

Primary market research review and funding.

Week 8

Finances and creating a world-class pitch

Week 9

Finances and Pitching continued Graduation!

Phase 1

Online program Introduction to Innovation

Phase 2

Physical pre-incubation program at AIC RAISE

Phase 3

Pitching and graduation!

Timing

What do we look for?

We are a sector agnostic business incubator. We look for startups where we can add the most value by bringing the global best practices of entrepreneurship. We are looking for startups in their early stages of business with a proof of concept/MVP, which undergoing testing with a commercially ready prototype and have some customers during testing phase. Social ventures are also welcome which have a scalable business and sustainable business model. We look for startups that have a clear value proposition and quantifiable benefits. Usually, this will translate into companies with a business to business (B2B) model, but not always. Lastly, applicants must have an innovative component. Ideally startups have a technology/product with a unique market value.

Points to be noted

* The program timelines are tentative and may vary with respect to Indian and Worldwide holidays as designated by the Government.
* Content of the program may vary with respect to the availability of national and international experts.
* Selected startups are required to attend the full course of the pre-incubation program. Insufficient attendance may lead to termination.
* AIC RAISE does not provide any financial assistance during the course of the program.

About Us

AIC RAISE is an innovation hub and a business incubator established under NITI AAYOG to showcase the best of Indian entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology commercialization. Located in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, AIC RAISE serves as a central hub for entrepreneurs, innovators, faculty, government agencies, industry players, and funding organizations interested in gathering, interacting, and collaborating to promote Indian startups and the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. If you are involved with startups in India, we want to hear from you! The AIC RAISE Incubator offers selected startups unparalleled access to networks of industry and government partners, training from the top commercialization experts around the world, an extensive mentor network as well as access to both private and public fund managers specializing in supporting startups.

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