India Accelerator (IA) is the first ‘Indian’ Accelerator program that comes under Global Accelerator Network (GAN)- a network of the most respected accelerators around the world.
Starting from April 2017, IA will take early stage technology-based startups and help them rapidly build a sustainable business. India Accelerator will offer four months of rigorous guidance, training, business and technology services support and sources from mentors, partners and investors. Throughout the program, an experienced team of advisors and mentors will guide the startups. Startups will also have access to the investors and top-tier technical & business support services.
Ashish Bhatia, MD-India Accelerator, said,” Start up ecosystem in India is growing rapidly but it lacks requisite support. Silicon Valley is where it is today due to 40 yrs of the entrepreneurial journey. Indian start-up story is still in its infancy – we need to learn from and leverage global ecosystem to help entrepreneurs build great businesses here. We will build IA to be India’s most powerful start-up incubator”.
The acceleration program offers advantages worth $15-20K, including technology platform, infrastructure, mentoring and networking. The chosen startups will be part of an intensive four-month program in Gurgaon, and will also have access to in-house growth hackers, UI and UX designers, legal teams and tax consultants.
IA being a member of GAN has massive advantages for the selected Start-ups. GAN has an outstanding track record of success. It has created a vetted and exclusive group of programs to help companies that are accepted into GAN accelerator programs.