North East Accelerator Program
IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP) in association with the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, launched the North East Accelerator Program (NEAP) to create a supportive eco-system for the entrepreneurs in North-East with Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) and Ennovent as partners of the initiative. Out of the 150+ applications from start-ups across North-East, the 12 most scalable ideas were shortlisted and subsequently considered for acceleration by IIMCIP. A series of 3 bootcamps were held in Guwahati, Assam between April 3 – August 3 at the National Institute of Rural Development, the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship and at the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj. Start-ups from the following domains were part of NEAP : Food & Agriculture, Logistics, Education, Fashion and Tourism. The program concluded with a Demo Day where NEAP start-ups pitched to investors from banks, financial institutions, investor organisations and HNIs located at Assam, Kolkata and Bangalore.
Entrepreneurship Development Centre Network
IIM Calcutta Innovation Park in association with the Department of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises & Textiles (MSME&T), Government of West Bengal organised the first Entrepreneurship Development Centre Network (EDCN) program in West Bengal at the IIM Calcutta Campus from 5th to 7th July 2018. The program aimed to ignite the Young Minds by helping them to ideate, get nurtured and thereby create an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem right at the grass roots.