Incubator

Incubator

At AIC-Pinnacle, we support innovation at every stage. Companies selected in this program will have structured training and funding support. Types of programs we offer are:

Pre-incubation

Get to learn the basics of business planning to give wings to your ideas. This is a basic program for entrepreneurs who are interested in exploring opportunities and creating startups. These are individuals who are at idea stage and are seeking idea validation. Business plan evaluation, business mentoring, and access to networking events is provided in this program.

Incubation

A selective and intensive program, with tangible outcomes for startup success. Companies selected in this program will have structured training, targeted mentoring, third-party service provider access, funding support, hand-on guidance and access to a global network of co-founders, mentors, investors, and services providers for the incubation period. This will be a year-long program and the focus of the program is on technology validation and MVP development.

Virtual-Incubation

To accommodate the demand and to meet the unique needs of certain segment of startup companies, the incubator will have a virtual incubation program whereby the companies that do not get space at the incubation facilities or that choose not to have a physical space, can avail the benefits of our network and programs.

International Incubation

This program is built to maximize the impact by enabling collaboration and cross-border residency of startups between India and our partners in different countries. Startups from outside of India can apply for this program and avail the benefits of physical incubation program during their residency in India and avail the benefits of virtual program during the remainder of the time. We also help in commercializing technologies which provides access to global markets and partnerships.

Acceleration

A launch-pad for startups with traction who are looking to scale. 6 months acceleration program that focuses intensively on customer validation. Startups that have validated the technology and have had initial market validation and are looking for customer validation are a fit for this program. The goal of the program is to reduce time and cost for the startups for the customer validation phase and fundraising efforts.

What is the duration of incubation program?

Incubation program is flexible and it depends on the stage of your idea and implementation progress.

I can't come to Pune. Can I still join?

Yes. We do offer virtual incubation. You can join us online for our programs and sessions.

Can you help us get clients and go international?

We are a sector agnostic business incubator but we have corporate tie-ups where startups can interact with industry experts and get to pilot the solution. We can also help you take your business aboard with our strategic partners in Israel, US and Europe.

Who can apply?

We aim to support innovators at every stage. Pre-Incubation: For students and young entrepreneurs seeking idea validation and mentoring.
Incubation: Physical and Virtual for Early stage startups seeking technology validation, business resources and funding support.

How to apply?

You can apply by filling out the form below and sending your Pitch Deck or Business Plan to manager@aic-pinnacle.org

What are the services and resources provided in-house?

In-House Services & Resources

  • Business mentoring.
  • Technical mentoring.
  • Technology commercialization assistance.
  • Access to various research, analysis, and analytical databases, tools, and software.
  • Access to legal, marketing, accounting, finance, negotiation, team-management, and organizational development seminars, brown bag lunch series, workshops and panel discussions.
  • Access to a global network of mentors, co-founders, investors, customers, and channel partners.
What are the external resources and services made available for startups?

External Services

  • Access to labs and facilities at local corporate, manufacturing, R&D and Academic partners
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Company Secretary
  • Website developers
  • Digital marketing
  • Intellectual Property Rights Legal Professionals
  • Banks and other government funding providers

Why Join Us

Stage
Agnostic

In-house
seed fund

Build your
traction

Go
international

Room
to grow

World class
mentors

Daily
networking

VC network
on tap

Join Us

Stage
Agnostic

In-house
seed fund

Build your
traction

Go
international

Room
to grow

World class
mentors

Daily
networking

VC network
on tap