Setting up a long term program to facilitate the students to think beyond just placements!


To prepare the students to graduate to the Incubation Cell at IIT Madras and grow further by giving them a feel of a start-up as well as providing seed funding for their projects.

What is in it for You?

Staged funding opportunities, which can go upto INR 2 Lacs

Office space in CFI and other workshop facilities.

Network with alumni and entrepreneurs often coming to Insti

Collaborations with TiE, RTBI, Incubation Cell for guidance over business aspects.

A series of conferences with top-notch entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

Potential conversion your participation into a 3-credit free elective.

How to join the program?

  • The program is open to current students of all degree programs of IIT Madras. You must have completed atleast 2 years (1 year for M-Tech and MBA students).
  • Brilliant ideas from exceptional second year students will also be accepted on case-to-case basis.
  • Startup ideas falling under one of the below themes of national importance will be prefered:
    • • Education Technogy
    • • Fin Tech
    • • Healthcare
    • • Water and Sanitation
    • • Waste management
    • • Energy
    • • Agriculture
    • • Transportation and environment
    • • Affordable housing
    • • Assistive technology

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