5 incubation centres to give your startup a kickstart

The concept of startup incubators might not be new, but the newfound interest in these centres continues to grow. Just like parents help a child learn how to walk, startup incubation centres enable a startup to nurture its idea and make it into a reality.

There are a few centres in India that really brings out the best of creativity from future entrepreneurs. If you yearn to be an entrepreneur, do have a look at five of the best incubation centres that can give your startup the kickstart it needs.

1. Centre for Innovation Incubation And Entrepreneurship at IIM, Ahmedabad

CIIE Regional Innovation Foundation (CRIF) supports Innovative and Impactful startups in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities of India.

CRIF was set up by the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship CIIE.CO at IIM Ahmedabad, India’s leading incubation and entrepreneurship centre.

CRIF is also a Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India supported Technology Business Incubator.

2. Indian Angel Network

IAN is an equity-based business incubator centre that gives priority to ventures in the areas of healthcare, gaming and animation cloud computing, retail, mobile VAS, media and entertainment, alternative energy, education and clean technology.

It has been established with the support of the National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board and the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India.

In addition to the regular functions of a business incubator, the IAN incubator helps startups to get seed funding and pre angel funding through its tie-up with Small Industries Development Bank of India.


3. JECRC Incubation Centre (JIC)

JECRC Incubation Centre is promoting student-driven innovation and start-ups to strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

JIC envisions fostering an entrepreneur-friendly culture around academics and research by mentoring the incubated startups and evaluating them from time to time.

JECRC Incubation Centre is the first centre in Rajasthan with a well-defined startup policy for students.


Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) is one of the centres of excellence established by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta.

It aims to accomplish a more prominent understanding of an effective mechanism for the promotion of professional management practices in Indian organizations, as well as to stimulate the development of these startups in India for societal benefit.

5. Technopark TBI

Technopark Technology Business Incubator (T-TBI), is India’s first Non-Academic Business Incubator, hosted and housed inside the Asia Largest IT Park Technopark.

Technopark Technology Business Incubator (T-TBI), a joint association of Technopark, Trivandrum and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, to help the technology business start-ups.

TBI provides startups with fully furnished office spaces, mentoring support in developing business and technology plans, networking of business resources, seed capital assistance, marketing assistance, professional assistance, conference facilities and video conference facilities.