ISB’s DLabs incubator bags Rs 5 cr under Startup India seed fund scheme

September 22, 2021 Gubba Seed In E News

Premier Hyderabad-based B-school, Indian School of Business (ISB)’s DLabs incubator has been awarded Rs 5 crore under the Startup India Seed Fund Scheme by the department for promotion of industry and internal grade (DPIIT), Union ministry of commerce and industry. ISB’s Dlabs Incubator Association will facilitate the allotment of seed funds to eligible early-stage startups for proof of concept, prototype development, product trials, market-entry and commercialization, ISB said. Pointing out that many startups founded by ISB alums have achieved unicorn status, ISB termed this funding as another achievement that will help its vision and mission to support young startups and ideas with a platform to flourish. Talking about the funding, professor BhagwanChowdhry, faculty director, ISB DLabs, said: “Many good ideas don’t see the light of day because they could not get early-stage funding. This grant will help us fix it.”
ISB has been working with the industry and government on several research-driven initiatives as well as incubating startups and helping them grow and raise funds. ISB DLabs, which is supported by the department of science and technology (DST), hosts a state-of-the-art space for entrepreneurs to interact, engage and collaborate with mentors, investors, and academia. Set up with the primary objective of strengthening entrepreneurship and fostering innovation among the youth, including the student and alumni community, DLabs encourages creativity and innovation in a shared work environment amidst a healthy startup community, ISB said. The Startup India Seed Fund Scheme is aimed at enabling startups to grow to a level where they can raise investments from angel investors or venture capitalists or even seek loans from banks and financial institutions.

Source – TimesOfIndia

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