About the Program

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP) in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, launches an accelerator program “PRAGATI – THE SOCIAL VENTURE ACCELERATOR”, focusing on social enterprises based in the East & North-east India. The program will offer handholding and mentoring for 16 selected early revenue stage innovative technology enabled social ventures, of which 25-30% will be women entrepreneurs, with the aim to make them scalable and fundable enterprises.

Program Benefits

The entrepreneurs will be provided with multiple valuable benefits to fast track the growth of their ventures.

  • The program will be of 6 months duration
  • Upto 16 startups will be selected
  • Individualized need assessment (Diagnostics)
  • Tailormade 1:1 Mentoring Sessions
  • Customized Capacity Building Programs and Knowledge Sessions
  • Investment Readiness support
  • Pitching to the investors on Demo Day
  • Upto Rs 10 Lakhs award to the top 3-5 startups

 

Timeline

5 May, 2022
Registration Starts
Last Date for Applications
10 July, 2022
15 July, 2022
Announcement of Selected Candidates
Start date of Accelerator Program
1 August, 2022
31 January, 2023
End Date of Accelerator Program

Eligibility

  • The applicant should be a citizen of India
  • Innovative technology enabled social ventures
  • Early Revenue Stage start-ups with scalable and sustainable business model

FAQs

IIMCalcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP) in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, launches an accelerator program “PRAGATI – THE SOCIAL VENTURE ACCELERATOR”, focusing on social enterprises based in the East & North-east India. The program will offer handholding and mentoring for 16 selected early revenue stage innovative technology enabled social ventures, of which 25-30% will be women entrepreneurs, with the aim to make them scalable and fundable enterprises.

  • The applicant should be a citizen of India
  • Innovative technology enabled social ventures
  • Early Revenue Stage start-ups with scalable and sustainable business model

IIM Calcutta innovation Park (IIMCIP) is a nonprofit company set up under the aegis of IIM Calcutta to promote entrepreneurship and innovation and established itself as a premier hub of entrepreneurship development in East and Northeast India.

You may go to the application page https://contest.iimcip.org/apply-now/pragati2022 and apply. In case of doubts you can email contact@iimcip.org.

A startup accelerator is a short-term growth program that promotes a few years of growth in the span of a few months. Think of them as a boot camp in market-readiness and investment development

Terms and Conditions

  1. The information provided through the application will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of the program only.
  2. The decision of the organizing team, regarding selection of candidates, is final, firm and binding
  3. The application and / or incubation / fellowship will be cancelled if misrepresentation of facts are found at any point of time.
  4. During various stages of the program the participants need to disclose information of the work and / or company

Contact Us

IIM Calcutta, Joka,
Diamond Harbour Road
Kolkata 700104

In case of any question / concern of an applicant, a short form to Fill Up and Submit