About - India Accelerator
India Accelerator

About

Turning ideas into assets.

At India Accelerator, we are incubating and accelerating startups to ensure their constant growth. India Accelerator is the ONLY GAN partnered, mentorship-driven, incubation program in India. Our objective here is to help startups, big and small, learn-ideate-create-sell and survive the ecosystem.


NOT JUST ANY ACCELERATOR.


Global Accelerator Network

IA is a member of Global Accelerator Network, which has reach in 6 continents and 100 cities. Start ups under GAN have collectively raised over $4 billion. IA's membership with GAN gives it access to it's network of investors and mentors.  GAN sets standards for mentorship driven acceleration programs all over the world.


TechNology Partnerships

IA has partnered with leaders in software development, consulting, digital marketing, PR, and others, to save our members the effort of looking for, and making a decision on cost efficient, modern, lean, and verified companies that deliver.


ENriching Events

We run events that help you acquire the skills needed to grow your business. Everything from one-on-one mentor sessions to workshops, seminars and roundtable conferences. We help you keep up with developments in technology, law, and finance, and make the best decisions for your company.                                


NeTwork of GurUs

IA has partnered with Organiq consulting, which gives it access to a host of experienced mentors, trainers, and gurus in Technology, Agility, DevOps, etc. Organiq serves industry leaders such as EBay, Target, Fidelity Investments among others.


Vibrant community

We are a community of entrepreneurs that share and learn from each other. Your coworkers could end up becoming your cofounders, friends, teammates or even clients. We've conducted speed networking events in the past, and have generated over 150 referrals / event for our participants and members.                  


Member Perk

Development of technology platforms today is a lot of composition of external services and FOSS. IA has partnered with providers of popular services, and offers discounts, exclusive support and guidance for the same. We have also partnered with firms that provide non technical support, in law, finance, etc.

 

 
 
It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.
— Scott Belsky, Founder @ Behance
 
 

 

Application Process

We work with start ups in batches. There are two each year, summer and winter batches. The application process at IA is also different - instead of submitting a business plan or a slide presentation, we invite founders and their teams to come meet us in person. Start ups we accelerate have an option to move in to Gurgaon during the 3 month program, and we help with co live solutions for the same. The companies work out of India Accelerator's co working space during this month. 

  1. If you want to apply, please submit your application using the form.  Please submit your application ASAP as we may close the application at any time. Companies that submit early have an advantage, as we have more time to go through their application, and interact with the team.  
  2. After you’re accepted, we’ll immediately get to work and help you set up your company.
  3. During and after the 3 months we introduce startups individually to people who could help them. The founders of other IA accelerated startups tend to be especially helpful. 
  4. We run a 3 months + 6  months scheduled program, IA doesn’t really end after 3 months cohort; we continue to give advice and make introductions as long as founders need—and so does the informal network of IA-accelerated companies.
  5. Each cycle culminates in Demo Day, when the startups present their companies to a carefully selected, invite-only audience.

How do we select? 

The people that make a company are the most important to us! 

  1. We look for brains, motivation, and a sense of design. Experience is helpful but not critical.
  2. Your idea is important too, but mainly as evidence that you can have good ideas. Most successful startups change their idea substantially.

 

 

Applications for IA S2018 batch have already started. Please submit your application ASAP as we may close the application by 12th May. 

Apply for S2018 ▸