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Symbiosis aims to induct more incubatees in the second cohort


PUNE: In the 3rd floor office of Symbiosis Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SCEI) Nishant Tikekar – Head Health Tech and his group are making plans for the next few busy days ahead. On the anvil is the scientific hackathon in a month or two, and improve of a wide variety to the six incubatee start-ups. The institute additionally hopes to incubate more start-u.s.within the near long term.

SCEI is a generation business incubator which has investment improve from the Department of Science and Technology for an initial period of five years.


SCIE is the Pune-based college’s effort to incubate start-u.s.that have an idea with medical novelty, is commercially viable and if conceivable it has some social receive advantages. In change, the college takes a Five% stake. The programme is open to all, including to Symbiosis scholars. Till now, two incubates have effectively exited the programme.

“We have a cohorting procedure, the place a panel of technical mavens rate the tips based on a 10-minute pitch, adopted through a Five-minute query and solution session. If it seems like a good suggestion, we invite them to incubate,” said Tikekar, including, “Once a start-up agrees, they have to signal a memorandum of understanding with the college and agree to be incubated for a 24-month period.”

According to Tikekar, this can be a very democratic and open-door coverage the place any person can walk into the Lawale office and make a pitch. Historically, a 3rd of those that made a pitch have made the minimize. Among the start-u.s.are those running within the box of training, structuring of organisational verbal exchange and a real-estate investment firm.


“We handhold the start-u.s.from ideation to marketplace release. This is completed through a chain of improve, mentorship and workshops. We hook them up with one of the crucial professors from our most sensible schools like SIBM, provide felony, accounting and taxation improve, cling more than one workshops on budgeting, group management, marketing, negotiation and so on,” said Tikekar.


SCEI has additionally ordered hi-tech equipments that the start-u.s.can use to additional their business. Further, the institute could also be open to provide particular instrumentation to the incubatees.


Soon, the centre will take up more space so that it can give infrastructure and space to more start-ups.




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