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iCreate Seed-stage Accelerator

The iCreate Seed Stage Accelerator will be a very intense programme of three modules, spanning over four weeks. Its starting point is you – a person/team with a product or service ready to be taken to market. We understand that you have already completed the work needed to have an almost ready offering. This programme is designed to take you through a series of steps that give you the confidence that you and your product have what it takes to build a high growth company.

Program Fees: INR 40000

What’s in for you

Discover how to fast-track your startup into a successful business, Begin by validating all your business assumptions, create a robust business plan, and convert it into sound strategic choices that will power you to the next level

Clearly defining the customer and the value proposition

Curated validation of assumptions with customers, suppliers, ecosystem partners

Mentor-guided examination of the market validation (e.g. need for pivot, etc.)

Realistic strategies for raising capital & go-to-market

Operational & financial roadmap to a high-growth business

Actual pitching session for incuba­tion plus financial support (grants up to Rs 10 lakh and investments up to Rs 40 lakh) through iCreate's Pro-Fund Gateway, that offers access to varied schemes from reputed government institutions

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4-WEEK PROGRAMME (2 weeks online + 2 weeks at iCreate campus)

Discover how to fast-track your startup into a successful business. Begin by validating all your business assumptions, create a robust business plan, and convert it into sound strategic choices that will power you to the next level.

The iSA programme consists of four mentor-guided modules:

Module 1: Defining your market segment, clearly defining who your customer is and what value they receive from your offering, your organisation structure, your business funding and building strategy and then putting the projected numbers (your target customers, your value proposition to them and your costs of doing business) into an operational cum financial plan. Projected numbers will show you the path to becoming a successful, high growth business

Module 2: Actually, going out and validating the projected numbers. There will be intense customer engagements, supplier and ecosystem partner engagements as well as secondary research for the validation of all assumptions.

Module 3: Refining your assumptions and strategy in light of real evidence coming from the market, and putting it all together into a strategy and a numbers-based, credible, growth plan for your planned business.

Module 4: Your output from this program will be a complete operational cum financial roadmap that will guide you to a high growth business, and the underlying organization as well as enabling the ecosystem that would power it.

  • Clearly defining the customer and the value proposition
  • Curated validation of assumptions with customers, suppliers, ecosystem partners
  • Mentor-guided examination of the market validation (e.g. need for pivot, etc.)
  • Realistic strategies for raising capital & go-to-market
  • Operational & financial roadmap to a high-growth business
  • Strategy to build organisation and an enabling ecosystem
  • Actual pitching session for incubation plus financial support (grants up to Rs 10 lakh and investments up to Rs 40 lakh) through iCreate’s Pro-Fund Gateway, that offers access to varied schemes from reputed government institutions

Our Focus Areas

Electric Vehicle

Renewable Energy

Internet of Things

Fintech

Watertech

Who can apply

Eligibility criteria for applicants:
  • You must have a product or service ready to be taken to market.

Program Timeline

1 Oct
31 Oct
11 Nov
3 Dec

Application open

1 Oct

Result announce

31 Oct

Batch Starts

11 Nov

Demo Day

3 Dec

Our Mentors

At iCreate, we recognise how important good mentors are to guiding, challenging, motivating startups in translating their dreams into reality.We assign each startup a mentor or a group of mentors to shape the desired outcome as per a pre-planned schedule. Seasoned and accomplished technical as well as business mentors guide all our projects with a mandate to drive the startup founders towards achieving mutually determined outcomes.

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Mr. Anupam Jalote

CEO, iCreate

With an MBA from Purdue University, Anupam brings a blend of experience both as entrepreneur and intrapreneur, with expertise in strategy, tech innovation, telecom, renewable energy, and tech-led startups. He is also CEO of iCreate.

Dr. Raashid Saiyed

Marketing Consultant, iCreate

With diverse experience across industries, consulting, academia and startup incubation, Dr Saiyed is a CEO coach and mentor to startups, specialising in strategy and marketing. His areas of interest include guiding organisations in building attractive valuation, and articulation of innovations that have distinctive value propositions.

Mr. Vinit Taneja

Founder, Tresonance Consulting

Vinit is an IIT Delhi and IIM Calcutta alumnus with 40+ years of experience. His work is focused on helping leaders and CXOs, including startup founders, to become successful. He specialises in holistic wellbeing, competencies assessment, personal and executive coaching, culture building, and leadership development.

Mr. Shantanu Chaturvedi

Lead Technology Analyst, iCreate

Shantanu is an avid technologist with vast experience in managing prototyping programmes for early-stage startups, end-to-end, from evaluating technologies to helping build a market-ready product. His core competencies include PCB design, circuit design and electronics.

Ms. Avani Patel

Consultant, iCreate

Avani is passionate about business, and is an entrepreneur at heart, with rich cross-sector experience. Her skill-sets include efficient execution of an idea from scratch, business operations, process planning and crisis management.

Ms. Tejashree Shah

Consultant, iCreate

With experience of over 5 years in mentoring startups, Tejashree offers expert inputs in the areas of strategic planning, FAB analysis and pitching.

Mr. Jatin Kataria

Founder & CEO, We Shape up

A serial entrepreneur and innovation consultant, Jatin has been active in the global startup ecosystem for over a decade in different capacities - as a mentor, speaker, jury member.

Mr. Bimal Nair

Managing Consultant, Ossicles Consulting

Bimal Nair is a rare mix of business knowledge & experience that can be insightful and decisive in setting course of action for both brands and businesses. He has Twenty-five years of experience from Sales, Marketing, Advertising, Technology, Leadership. He has been helping reputed brands organize their businesses, develop winning marketing programs, retain customers and manage growth using technology systems.

Testimonials

What our participants have to say

iCreate helped us in connecting with industries in Ahmedabad for our pilots, reaching out to over 25 industries. Things moved rapidly, people showed interest, and we got a letter of intent from one company and have already started work on it

Dhiraj Choudhary

Co-Founder, Etrix Technologies

iCreate has helped me personally a lot , in my own development and my own perspective of thinking at a startup mindset.

Dhrumil Barot

Co-Founder, CounterVision

We have learned a lot about value propositions, how to understand our clients, how to enter the market and how to analyze the market that we are trying to enter. The kind of personal attention, the one to one mentoring and the clarity of thoughts that I haven’t found in any other incubators till now.

Priyesh Sharma

Founder, Bidec Smart Loggers

Changing environment reiterating the need and importance of quick and reliable technology solutions in accordance with local needs.