Why iCreate

At iCreate, we seek, select and incubate imaginative and innovative minds. The core idea is to engage and participate throughout their entrepreneurial journey as a partner instead of merely bringing a third-party facilitator.

High-touch, Entrepreneur-first Approach

We follow what we call a ‘High-touch, Entrepreneur-first’ approach. This approach represents our philosophy as well as our differentiator.

To enable the two components of our approach to come together seamlessly, we have designed a Startup Life Cycle Management (SLCM) process for efficient project selection and support. Further, we focus on rapid idea validation and encourage ‘failing fast’. We provide a culture that stimulates independent thinking and does not stigmatize failure.

We run intensive accelerator programmes for startups at different stages of the entrepreneurial journey. These programs equip entrepreneurs with clarity about their basic assumptions, customer needs, product-market fit, technology, business model, and more. They provide critical real-life inputs through mentoring, market validation, and help make the startups investor-ready.

We support startups by offering a one-stop gateway to money, mentors, markets, along with rapid prototyping facilities. We create additional opportunities through sector-specific Centre of Excellence and innovation challenges.

Our Programmes

Providing Support At EVERY STEP Of The Journey

Our Support

We support the startups with three major steps in terms of funding, mentorship and identifying the right opportunity in the market.

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Funding

We help startups and young entrepreneurs with funding which is very important for them to complete the project they have undertaken. At iCreate, we have also introduced the concept of Angel Investing where we have partnered with several Angel Investing organizations to help our startups.

Mentorship

Mentorship is an important aspect of the overall process and plays a critical role in fulfilling the journey of a startup or an entrepreneur. At iCreate, we ensure each participant receives adequate mentorship to help them groom and prepare them to enter the market.

Market Opportunities

Identifying the right market opportunities is the last and most vital stage for startups or entrepreneurs as they are ready with their product after successfully passing the previous stages of funding and mentorship. We help them get visibility to the right corporates and industrialists by allowing them to pitch for investments and open up several business opportunities.

Structured Approach

At iCreate, we recognize the importance of good mentors for guiding, challenging, motivating startups in translating their dreams into reality. With this in mind, we have designed a Startup Life Cycle Management process that takes a structured approach to mentoring. SLCM consists of an active, hands-on mentoring programme aimed at increasing the odds of success for your startup.

Global

iCreate also runs international accelerator programs to facilitate and provide international start-ups with support and an opportunity for commercialization and expansion of their business in India, thus expanding its boundaries of impact to global levels.

Infrastructure

iCreate is located in a green, serene, state-of-the-art campus spread over 40 acres at Dev Dholera in Ahmedabad. Our campus provides entrepreneurs with an ideal environment to inspire ideation and innovation. With a capacity to accommodate 100 incubates, it offers residential and dining facilities, office rooms, classrooms and project rooms. The supporting infrastructure also includes Cisco’s largest IoT-enabled tech lab in India, rapid prototyping facilities as part of our iLab@iCreate. Besides this, the campus offers a fully-equipped boardroom, 200-seat auditorium, two 40-seat seminar halls, and more.

iLAB@iCreate

iLab@iCreate is a state-of-the-art fabrication lab located at iCreate's 40-acre campus at Dev Dholera in Ahmedabad. iLab is designated as a 'PRAYAS Shala' by the Department of Science & Technology (Govt of India), and is supported by the Govt of Gujarat, Cisco and Solidworks. As India's leading incubator for technology-based startups, iCreate has created iLab to enable innovators to design, iterate and develop their prototypes, with multiple rapid prototyping facilities available under one roof. The secret that has powered over 380 innovations and 30 patents supported by iCreate, is now available to all innovators. Whether you are a manufacturer, startup, incubation centre, or research organization, iLab offers its rapid prototyping services to help you make your idea tangible. Just email us your design and let our cutting-edge machines and seasoned experts enable you to get a high-quality prototype in minimal time and cost.

CNC Lathe Machine

This multi-purpose lathe machine (HQ400-3A) consists of various applications for turning, drilling, milling and thread cutting, suitable for processing metal, wood and other materials. It can be used for small diameter works. Machines have a maximum spindle hole diameter of 20mm.

Welding, Drilling, Assembly

Whether you are a startup, research organization or an Incubation Centre, you can reach out to us to take advantage of our fabrication services provided by our skilled resources and welding equipment like TIG welding, Spot welding and MIG+Arc Welding. You can also avail Aluminum welding service at significantly lower rates than prevailing market rates.

Plasma Cutting Machine

Cut your labour and time in half and save money with a CNC machine today! Our Plasma-cutting CNC Controller Intecut 5 machine will serve all your needs of design cutting of any shape. It cuts SS, MS and Al with ease, upto 25mm thickness.

Thermal Conductivity Machine

iCreate has Thermal conductivity machine which can measure heat transfer rate and boiling point of any liquid sample over a range of 200 °C. It has a auto login system and can create a graph in W/M²°C

Our Focus Areas

Electric Vehicle

Renewable Energy

Fintech

Internet of Things

Watertech

Agritech

Healthtech

TESTIMONIALS

What our Supported Startups have to say

Highly recommend iCreate to entrepreneurs at all stages - it is a place where they work on your thought processes, so that you can enter into a zone and find your path to excelling". Special thanks to Tyagi Sir, Madhu Sir and Lavania Sir who have contributed in my life in an unmeasurable way for good.

Arun Nagpal

Senior Vice President, Lithe Technologies

Without iCreate, I believe, my entrepreneurial journey would have been a lot more challenging. It was a great help that the insights and advice of seasoned and successful entrepreneurs was available on call.

Deepak Gupta

Vice President, PurpleDocs

iCreate has been our pillar of support since our nascent stage. We have been incubated for two years - from the stage when we did not have a clear product idea to the time we had happy customers. Having the support of iCreate has been crucial in every phase of our journey.

Palash Agarwal

Director, Almashines

iCreate helped us in getting connected to like minded people and mentors when most needed. I would like to thank the iCreate team for always being there for us anytime we needed your support and have gone out of their way to help me personally and our company whenever we faced any challenge.

Rajat Yadav

Director, AEIDTH Technologies

From having a dream of starting an ERP service to patenting my own brain scanning device .....this is the magical journey of iCreate for me. Tremendous patience, freedom to pivot, encouragement to persevere - all of this is what Dr Mehta, Tyagiji and iCreate mean to me!

Shilpa Malik

CEO, BioScan Research

iCreate has been more than an incubation centre - it was the perfect place to test our ideas and products. There was a tremendous amount of co-learning which I have realized in our journey post iCreate.

Vaibhav Jain

Founder & CEO, Hubilo

iCreate has played a great role in the product development of my product. I have been guided to pivot my business plan after analyzing the market.

Suket Amin

Founder, Sunbots

Startups with a vision, mission and passion need direction, support system and recognition. iCreate connects these dots and helps us stay on the track of success.

Abdul Azeez Khan

Co-Founder, FASMHO Energy

iCreate has played a great role in building me as an entrepreneur. I have started my journey from the accelerator program of iCreate.

Himmat Singh

Founder & CEO, Photom Technologies

Are you a Student?

Grab an Opportunity

We have a variety of exciting opportunities for students at iCreate as we look forward to provide them with real time experiences

Internship

Provide students with a platform to assist the iCreate team with their daily operations as they hone their skills and enjoy the perks of working closely with different start-ups

Sparkup Program

Spark-up Idea Fund program is a unique opportunity for students to submit their innovative Idea/Project & have an opportunity to receive support and funding of up-to INR 50,000.

Student Ambassador Program

Creative and resourceful, Student Ambassadors lead campaigns and projects at their colleges and in their communities to encourage others to contribute to iCreate. Additionally they also assist the iCreate team while organizing Seminars/Events in the college along with knowing the entrepreneurial ecosystem

Volunteer

We also take students as volunteers for On-Campus Program or events such as VGSS. Special appreciation is given to them along with proper certification for volunteering. Additionally they also have the opportunity to work with different startups and explore their professional aspect through the overall journey.

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WHAT'S NEW

Events

Upcoming

EVangelise Roadshow at Pune, Maharashtra

iCreate is coming to Pune!! As a part of EVangelise '22, iCreate's own Electric Vehicle Innovation Challenge, iCreate, in association with the College of Engineering, Pune, is organizing an EVangelise Roadshow to reach out to all EV enthusiasts. Join this exciting journey to transform your EV dream into reality with EVangelise '22.

September 14, 2022 Location: College of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra
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EVangelise Roadshow at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

iCreate is coming to Bhopal!! As a part of EVangelise '22, iCreate's own Electric Vehicle Innovation Challenge, iCreate, in association with MANIT, Bhopal, is organizing an EVangelise Roadshow to reach out to all EV enthusiasts. Join this exciting journey to transform your EV dream into reality with EVangelise '22.

September 3, 2022 Location: MANIT, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
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EVangelise Roadshow at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

iCreate is coming to Kanpur!! As a part of EVangelise '22, iCreate's own Electric Vehicle Innovation Challenge, iCreate, in association with Allenhouse Institute of Technology, is organizing an EVangelise Roadshow to reach out to all EV enthusiasts. Join this exciting journey to transform your EV dream into reality with EVangelise '22.

August 28, 2022 Location: Allenhouse Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
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EVangelise Roadshow at Agra, Uttar Pradesh

iCreate is coming to Agra!! As a part of EVangelise '22, iCreate's own Electric Vehicle Innovation Challenge, iCreate, in association with the Hindustan Institute of Technology and Management, Agra, is organizing an EVangelise Roadshow to reach out to all EV enthusiasts. Join this exciting journey to transform your EV dream into reality with EVangelise '22.

August 27, 2022 Location: Hindustan Institute of Technology and Management, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
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EVangelise Roadshow at Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

iCreate is coming to Mathura!! As a part of EVangelise '22, iCreate's own Electric Vehicle Innovation Challenge, iCreate, in association with GLA University, Mathura, is organizing an EVangelise Roadshow to reach out to all EV enthusiasts. Join this exciting journey to transform your EV dream into reality with EVangelise '22.

August 26, 2022 Location: GLA University, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
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EVangelise Roadshow at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

iCreate is coming to Greater Noida!! As a part of EVangelise '22, iCreate's own Electric Vehicle Innovation Challenge, iCreate, in association with Sharda University, Greater Noida, is organizing an EVangelise Roadshow to reach out to all EV enthusiasts. Join this exciting journey to transform your EV dream into reality with EVangelise '22.

August 24, 2022 Location: Sharda University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
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EVangelise Roadshow at New Delhi

iCreate is coming to New Delhi!! As a part of EVangelise '22, iCreate's own Electric Vehicle Innovation Challenge, iCreate, in association with Delhi Technological University, New Delhi, is organizing an EVangelise Roadshow to reach out to all EV enthusiasts. Join this exciting journey to transform your EV dream into reality with EVangelise '22.

August 23, 2022 Location: Delhi Technological University, New Delhi
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EVangelise Roadshow at Jalandhar, Punjab

iCreate is coming to Jalandhar!! As a part of EVangelise ’22, iCreate’s own Electric Vehicle Innovation Challenge, iCreate, in association with Lovely Professional University, is organizing an EVangelise Roadshow to reach out to all EV enthusiasts. Join this exciting journey to transform your EV dream into reality with EVangelise ’22.

August 22, 2022 Location: Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, Punjab
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EVangelise Roadshow at Bangalore, Karnataka

As a part of EVangelise '22, iCreate's own Electric Vehicle Innovation Challenge, iCreate, in association with IKP IDEN, organized an EVangelise Roadshow to reach out to all EV enthusiasts.

August 16, 2022 Location: IKP IDEN, Bangalore, Karnataka
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EVangelise Roadshow at Hyderabad, Telangana

As a part of EVangelise '22, iCreate's own Electric Vehicle Innovation Challenge, iCreate, in association with IIT Hyderabad, organized an EVangelise Roadshow to reach out to all EV enthusiasts.

August 14, 2022 Location: IIT Hyderabad, Telangana
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EVangelise Roadshow at Anand, Gujarat

As a part of EVangelise '22, iCreate's own Electric Vehicle Innovation Challenge, iCreate, in association with Birla Vishvakarma Mahavidyalaya, Anand organized an EVangelise Roadshow to reach out to all EV enthusiasts.

July 23, 2022 Location: Birla Vishvakarma Mahavidyalaya, Anand, Gujarat
Ongoing

EVangelise ’22

EVangelise '22 is a second edition of iCreate's own Electric Vehicle Innovation Challenge. This year, in its second edition, EVangelise has been positioned as a 'Made for Industry' challenge that has been built around the industry's real problem statements. There are two Innovation Categories: Tech Development and Manufacturing Partnership. This challenge is focusing on three innovation themes: Vehicle Traction, Vehicle Energy Storage and Vehicle Infrastructure.

June 21, 2022 Located: Online
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Winner of National Awards 2020

iCreate has been selected for the National Award for Technology Business Incubator for the year 2020. Instituted by the National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, this award is given for exemplary work in the area of incubating and nurturing technology-based startups.

May 11, 2022 Located: New Delhi
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Sparkup Idea Fund Bootcamp

Spark-up Idea Fund program is a unique opportunity for students to submit their innovative Idea/Project & have an opportunity to receive support and funding of up-to INR 50,000.As a part of this program we organised a 2 day (15-16 March 2022) bootcamp where 20 teams attended and gone through one-on-one mentoring and knowledge sessions conducted by technology experts.

March 15, 2022 Located: iCreate Campus
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Pitch to Rise

Pitch to Rise is iCreate's monthly pitching series. We are organizing pitching session at last friday of every month. Focus sectors includes Electric Vehicles, Renewable Energy, Industry 4.0, Fintech, Healthtech, Agritech, Edtech and Watertech. Shortlisted projects will get a chance to apply for prototyping grants from iCreate.

Located: Online
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Open Source Electric Vehicle Drivetrain

iCreate called for proposals from possible technology partners to develop and open-source a complete drive train (motor and controller) for the application of electric two or three-wheelers.

Located: Online
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EVangelise ’21: Electric Vehicle Innovation Challenge

iCreate brings to you ‘EVangelise’, one-of-its-kind Electric Vehicle Innovation Challenge. What makes it unique is its 7 month long structure that comprises multiple stages and offers deep learning and exciting awards at each stage. EVangelise will help in harnessing some of the brightest minds in the world, and use the power of innovation in addressing key problem statements of the EV industry.

Located: Online
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Panel Discussion – ‘Unlocking opportunities for collaborative innovation’

As a part of the India Israel Innovation Accelerator Demo day, we organized a panel discussion on the topic 'Unlocking opportunities for collaborative innovation' on 7 Apr 2021 at 1:30 pm IST.

April 7, 2021 Located : Online
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India Israel Innovation Accelerator – Demo Day

We concluded our first cohort of India Israel Innovation Accelerator with a panel discussion on ' Unlocking opportunities for collaborative innovation' and a demo day where the first batch of five Israeli startups will pitch. Discover how cutting-edge Israeli technologies and solutions are being adapted to benefit the Indian market.

April 7, 2021 Located : Online
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Conquest BITS Pilani’s Startup Launchpad

Conquest BITS Pilani's Startup Launchpad, has tailored a program to meet every startup founder’s needs. iCreate was glad to be the incubation partner for the program.

February 3, 2021 Located : Online
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Pitching Powwow

When it comes to pitching and fundraising startups it is essential that your startup gets feedback from those active in the ecosystem. Investors that put their money into startups and entrepreneurs, who already raised capital.

May 8, 2021 Located : Online
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ABCs of Startup Investment

iCreate in joint partnership with The Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) organized an awareness session on "ABCs of Startup Investment" taking place on 21st May 2021 at 5pm.

May 18, 2021 Located : Online
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AB InBev’s Global Accelerator Program

AB InBev’s Global Accelerator Program invited applications from the startups , entrepreneurs and people with innovative solutions who can drive exponential value to it’s business and customers.

April 23, 2021 Located : Online
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Assess Your Project

Startups can submit their pitch deck/presentation along with a questionnaire for assessment that will be filled by the startup team. This will be further assessed and responded along with a definitive result.

Seek a Mentor

Startups who need mentoring can reach out to us by enrolling for the same by filling out an application along with mentioning special requirements after selecting the mentor profile.