Incubators are a great platform for startups looking to grow their business. These incubators help startup entrepreneurs incubate their ideas, create the right technology, leverage funding and gain maximum exposure through networking and partnerships with corporates. There are many good incubators all over India - here you find a list of the top 10 incubators in India
Top 10 Incubators in India
1. Venture Catalysts
Venture Catalysts is an integrated incubator that offers funding, mentorship, and network. It provides investment of $500K to $2MN per startup with incubation support for 18-24 months. It was established in year2016 and in a short span, it boasts of successful in cubatees like BharatPe, Fynd, Beardo, PeeSafe, Innov8, vPhrase, SuprDaily, DSYH,IGP.com etc., which are today category leaders.
It is one of the largest early stage players in India with4500+ angel investors spread across 36 cities in 6 countries - India, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE, Saudi Arabia & USA. Globally, marquee investors suchas YCombinator, Greenoaks, Axis Capital, Alpha Capital, Rocketship, FJ Labs(investors of Airbnb, Uber, Facebook) have co-invested with Venture Catalysts.
With its focus on developing startup ecosystem in Tier II,III cities in India, Venture Catalysts has launched its incubation program in cities like Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Raipur, Surat and Nagpur besides metros like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata. These centres not only offer incubation support to startups but also organise regular investor education sessions for potential angel investors viz. HNIs & industrialists.
Besides raising seed stage and Series A investments for startups, Venture Catalysts is known for its startup building capability, strategic guidance, generating business leads, leveraging its network across the globe through its partners and providing phenomenal returns to its investors. It is evident from the fact that more than 10 incubatee companies of Venture Catalysts have raised Series A investment in the last two yearsespecially when the market had not been very upbeat.
Top Industries active in: E-Commerce, Internet and Artificial Intelligence.
Number of Investments: 265
Venture Catalysts's most notable exits include Beardo.in,Supr Daily, and ANS Commerce.
Deliver disproportionate impact to entrepreneurship in India by backing purpose-driven entrepreneurs harnessing the power of technology to solve some of India's toughest problems using business models that are specificto India.
Top Industries active in: Software, Artificial Intelligence and Information Technology.
Number of Investments: 53
3. WE Hub
WE Hub is the first-of-its-kind and only State-run platform for Women Entrepreneurs. It helps women from diverse backgrounds by providing a soft-landing hub and mentoring them to be successful in their entrepreneurial journey. WE HUB was formally launched on 8-Mar-2018, the International Women's Day.
Through its primary activity, it plans to create an eco-system that drives social change across India and the world. WE Hub is envisioned to create a supportive community for aspiring women entrepreneurs where they can interact with VCs for funding, connect with corporate for scaling up their business, get advice from mentors to fine tune ideas, avoid costly mistakes, and march forward on the path to success with renew edconfidence.
Services it provides include seed funding, mentoring, virtual programs (in case women can’t travel), business guidance, Government liaison which will help women establish their own enterprise. Being a state ledinitiative, the company offers its services at reasonable costs and in some cases no cost at all.
Top Industries active in: Health Care, E-Commerce and Retail.
Number of Investments: 41
4. AdvantEdge Founders
AdvantEdge is an early-stage venture capital firm and a startup incubator. The firm was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Top Industries active in: Apps, Transportation and EdTech.
Number of Investments: 38
AdvantEdge Founders's most notable exits include Shuttl, ScoopWhoop, and GamingMonk.
5. 10000 Start-Ups
10,000 Startups is an initiative of NASSCOM to support technology entrepreneurship in the country. It is India's most ambitious startup program and aims to successfully impact 10,000 Tech startups in the next 10 years.
10,000 Start-ups is supported by Google, Microsoft, Kotak, Amazon and IBM
Top Industries active in: Software, Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence.
Number of Investments: 37
Villgro is a venture capital firm specialized in incubation, seed, and early-stage social startups. The firm seeks to incubate enterprises in four key sectors: healthcare, education, agri-business, and energy. It invests up to Rs6 million($0.1 million) in the form of equity or quasi-equity.
Villgro was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Chennai, India.
Top Industries active in: Agriculture, Health Care and AgTech.
Number of Investments: 30
7. Auto Nebula Capital Advisers Private Limited
AutoNebula invests in all startups focused in Connected Transport space. We provide mentor-ship, access to investors, OEM's, Tech firms working on Connected transport solutions.
Top Industries active in: Automotive, Transportation and Software.
Number of Investments: 26
8. Marwari Catalysts
We are India's fastest growing startup Accelerator ( Ed Tech/ Fintech / D2C ). Till date, we have incubated over 200+ startups and own as take in 30+ startups. Our People: We are a closed knit group of professionals and successful startup founders with strong professional and academic credentials. Our team comprises of people with collective fund raise of $75mn+and exits of $500mn and rich cumulative professional experience of 500+ years working with world's top corporates. 10+ Startup founders, 15+ Chartered Accountants, 07 IIT Graduates, 05 IIM Graduates, 300+ Angel Investors Existing Investors are from US- Silicon Valley, UK, Muscat, Abu-Dhabi, UAE, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan & India. Marwari Catalysts strongly supports the fact that their partnerships with startups are about discovery as well as execution and believes in value creation. AN END TO END ECOSYSTEM An inclusive model which supports startups at various stages in their life-cycle, whether incubation, funding, acceleration, PR or business development support.
Top Industries active in: Education, E-Learning and EdTech.
Number of Investments: 22
Marwari Catalysts's most notable exits include Valuationary, Boudhik Ventures, and Noesis learning.
A coworking incubator bringing together startups and industry leaders, providing intellectual, social and financial capital, through one-on-one mentorship. categories
Top Industries active in: Health Care, Wellness and Food and Beverage.
Number of Investments: 22
10. iTIC Incubator at IIT Hyderabad
iTIC is a Technology Business Incubator (TBI), under the aegis of Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) and supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. iTIC is a Not-For-Profit Society, which focuses on creating a supportive and nourish ingenvironment for budding entrepreneurs in the field of technology.
The focus area of iTIC incubator is Deeptech ventures, but not limited to any specific sectors. Under the umbrella of iTIC, various grants and programs support entrepreneurs in sector specific areas.
Top Industries active in: Health Care, Internet of Things and Drones.
Number of Investments: 22