AUD Centre for Incubation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACIIE) organised an Orientation event for Social Startup Leadership Program on April 27, 2019 at Ambedkar University Delhi.
More than 35 aspiring entrepreneurs participants in the program to understand the challenges, working and inspirations of starting a startup.
ACIIE - a Premier Incubation Centre specialising in Social Enterprises
The one day program highlighted that the Startup incubation spaces across India focus mainly on technology and related ideas. Though, there are hundreds of incubation centres in India but very few of them understand, create and support social enterprises. And that is the primary reason for the government to start a not-for-profit incubation centre specialising in social enterprises, in Ambedkar University Delhi.
Moreover, ACIIE is closely associated with Startup Oasis, Jaipur and SSE, Delhi to promote entrepreneurial practices and initiatives in Delhi NCR.
What Differentiates ACIIE from other Incubation Centres
ANYONE CAN CREATE A STARTUP : ACIIE is an initiative of Ambedkar University Delhi, which is a Social Science and Humanities University. This facts breaks the barrier of social mindset that only engineering or science background students/ people can create a startup business. An incubation centre in a humanities and social sciences university opens up an opportunity for students of any stream to take their entrepreneurial ambitions to execution level.
STRUCTURED WAY TO STARTUP :ACIIE provides a structured incubation and entrepreneurial program to mentor and handhold aspiring businesses. Whereas no other incubation centre till date provides any formal pre-incubation support program in a well structured format. Apart from that the Social Startup Leadership Program is designed by industry experts, keeping in mind the struggles of working executives to accommodate themselves to attend the program.
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT : It is also observed by the government while setting up ACIIE, that the people in and around Delhi NCR do not have access to reliable incubation services in northern India.
On top of that, the incubation services related to social sector were missing and were highly needed by various individuals and communities to do social good, while sustaining through income generation.
Panelists : The panelist on the dias were from renowned startup ventures – Mr. Sudeep Gupta (Cars24), Mr. Dev Pratap Singh (Voice of Slum), Mr. Vineet Mittal (Upwards & Emerging) and Ms. Bhargavi Sinha (SSLP2018 Participant & Social Design Student, Ambedkar University).
A detailed discussion on various insights of an entrepreneur’s startup journey, there was a question and answer round, whereby the participants got an opportunity to interact freely about their ideas and challenges and got appropriate responses.