- To accelerate startups focused on product innovation
- Driven by Indian engineering expertise, entrepreneurial zest and global IPs
- Leveraging global and domestic markets
- Access to capital, business networks and active mentoring
We work closely with entrepreneurs who want to build companies in the product engineering space. Our goal is to get you through the first phase of entrepreneurship. This usually means: get you to the point where you've built something impressive enough to raise money on a larger scale. We work intensively to get your company in the best possible shape for growth.
The most important thing we do is work with startups on their ideas and products. The second most important thing we do is help founders deal with investors and gain customers. We spend much more time teaching founders how to pitch their startups to investors and their products to customers; and how to close a deal once they have generated interest.
We support founders by introducing them to CAs, Company Secretaries and lawyers who will work on lowered terms to help start-ups. We regularly help startups in their hiring process.
We work with start-ups as partners to strengthen your business plans and build your technology road map. We provide a supporting eco-system to get you there. Getting access to business is tough and hence we focus on providing access to business and customers through mentors and partners.
The GAIN will provide the following: access to funding, access to mentors, access to business, product engineering services, technology and workspace environment, hiring and other support services.
We invest a small amount of money in a large number of startups. It pays your expenses while you're getting started.
To apply to THE GAIN, you just fill out an Application Form.
Our selection committee meets start-ups regularly. We have no batches and take-in entrepreneurial teams and companies on a regular basis. We provide seed funding in return for a small stake in the company.
Come to us once you have validated your idea and have a working team or co-founders. We usually see fairly quickly the direction in which a small idea should be expanded or the point at which to begin attacking a large but vague one.
Our program starts with a four-month structured acceleration program. Then over the next eight months we support them with active mentoring to reach their goals.
The program consists of structured weekly interactions with industry mentors in your technology domain, unlocking access to global markets and along the way, showcase your capabilities to potential investors, advisors and the ecosystem at large.