India

GALI, ANDE's India chapter, and Autodesk partnered to conduct a landscape study on accelerators and incubators in India.

Through this partnership, GALI collected data from 60 accelerators and incubators in India to learn where they operate, how they are structured, and the type of support they provide to entrepreneurs. 

Download the landscape study below, or explore the list of study participants.

Initial insights about the accelerator and incubator landscape in India:

  • Over half of the surveyed accelerators/incubators indicated a focus on energy or environment.
  • One-third of respondents provide direct funding, and equity is the most popular investment instrument.
  • At 43 percent, philanthropic grants were the most common funding source for programs, followed by government support.

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The ANDE India Chapter has also worked with the Entrepreneurship Database Program to collect data from over 1,200 early-stage Indian ventures that applied to 26 acceleration programs between 2013 - 2017.

Initial insights about early-stage ventures in India:

  • Indian ventures that applied to accelerator programs were primarily early-stage, for-profit ventures. The majority had not earned revenue in the previous year, and most had not raised investment capital.
  • Indian ventures most often ranked the development of their network or direct funding as the most important benefit accelerators provide.
  • Ventures with women were more likely to have earned revenue and have employees, but less likely to have raised equity than ventures with all-male teams.

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Want to get involved?

GALI invites accelerators in India to contribute data through the Entrepreneurship Database Program, led by Emory University. To learn more about how you can partner with GALI and receive insights on your program's impact, fill out this 5-minute questionnaire.

Related Publications

  • Acceleration in India

    Initial Data from Indian Startups

    Jun 2018

    In partnership with the ANDE India Chapter, GALI is working to increase understanding of acceleration and early stage ventures in India. This data summary includes information from 1,214 ventures operating in India, contributed by 26 accelerators.

  • Landscape Study of Accelerators and Incubators in India

    Dec 2017

    This study, conducted by the ANDE India Chapter with the support of Autodesk Sustainability and Foundation, uses GALI’s Global Accelerator Survey to add clarity to the profile of accelerators and incubators in India – their structure, objectives, goals, funding, and the financial and non-financial support that they offer.