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The Hindu Business Line

October 21 2016

IIM-Calcutta to incubate 100 start-ups by 2020

IIM-Calcutta is planning look to incubate around 100 start-ups by 2020. The institute will hold a competition, wherein 5,000-odd ideas will be short listed, said Professor Ashok Banerjee of IIM-C.

As of now, the IIM has 14 incubatees, and another 6-8 are expected to be added by November.

Apart from mentorship and hand-holding, incubatees will also get access to technology and IIM’s alumni network. This apart, the institute will pick up a maximum of 3 per cent stake in the start-ups; it will also invest in some firms.

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First Post

October 21 2016

IIM Calcutta to incubate 100 start-ups by 2020

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park has chalked out plans to incubate 100 start-ups by 2020, of which 40 would be funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and DFID.

IIM-C director Saibal Chatterjee said that the Innovation Park, which started two years ago, has provided seed capital to six start-ups and is ready to go for a second series of funding.

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India Today

October 21 2016

IIM Calcutta planning for 100 start-ups by 2020

“The park is presently incubating 14 start-ups and IIM-C has also got the mandate to mentor 40 start-ups in the social enterprise sector under the INVENT scheme for a period of three years,” said IIM-C director Saibal Chatterjee

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Business Insider India

October 21 2016

IIM-C will be incubating 100 startups by 2020

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park has created out plans to incubate 100 startups by 2020, of which 40 would be funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and DFID.

IIM-C director Saibal Chatterjee said that the Innovation Park, which started two years ago, has provided seed capital to six start-ups and is ready to go for a second series of funding.

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The Times of India

October 21 2016

IIM-C to incubate 100 startups from Kolkata

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP), a Section 8 company formed under the aegis of IIM-Calcutta to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in research and business through industry-academia partnership, is currently focusing on nurturing innovative startups from the eastern region.

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The Indian Express

October 20 2016

IIMCIP starts talent hunt to find & support start-ups

Targeting at least 5,000 start-ups across India, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP), a section 8 company formed under the aegis of IIM Calcutta, will launch a talent hunt in the form of an event for a couple of months.
“Our objective is multi-pronged. We will identify, mentor and promote about 100 startups by 2020, and ensure that each of them get funding. To make that a success, we need to increase our visibility as well, which is why we are organising the challenge,” said Professor Ashok Banerjee, IIM Calcutta faculty, during a press conference on Wednesday.

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Economic Times

October 20 2016

IIMCIP to incubate 100 startups by 2020

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP) is working towards supporting 100 plus start-ups by 2020. The mission has taken off with IIMCIP backing up six start-ups in the last one year across sectors like healthcare, education, technology and others by pumping in total capital to the tune of Rs1 crore.

MyPrivateTutor, Bodhi Health Education, Edwell Solutions, Appeti, Organic thali, and Magasool being some of the startups IIMCIP has helped with the seed capital.

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The Pioneer

October 17 2016

Roundtable on Women Empowerment

The second Thinking Social roundtable for the year 2016-17 was organised under the aegis of Tata Social Enterprise Challenge (TSEC), by IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP) in association with the Tata group in Delhi. The theme of the roundtable was Sustainable Community through Women Empowerment.

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August 17 2016

Tata Social Enterprise Challenge kicks off

he Tata group has launched the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2016-17 in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C), to find India’s most promising early-stage social enterprises. This national competition aims at creating an ecosystem for social entrepreneurship and encourage sustainable, scalable and measurable social impact.

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Times of India, Kolkata

July 8 2016

B-school aid to spot startups

Around 250 government officials are set for their IIM-Calcutta experience in July-end as part of the partnership forged by the state micro and small scale enterprises (MSME) and textiles department with the premier B-school at Joka.

Amid growing concerns over the absence of big-ticket investments and closure of iconic units, chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who is the minister in charge of the MSME and textiles department, has been harping on small industries. It’s believed that the IIM-C training will help state achieve a target to identify around 5,000 new entrepreneurs.

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Times of India, Kolkata

June 20 2016

Starting up, making waves at IIM-Joka

Gopal Paul introduces himself as the CFO or the chief fun officer of Izifiso, and his “partnersin-crime“ are apparently “crazy people like me“. Petted and pampered by IIM-Calcutta, his is one of the two innovations adopted by the premier management school on its Joka campus.

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The Economic Times- Kolkata

May 18 2016

B-Schools Foster Social Impact

At Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, every student mandatorily takes up a social project as part of the core curriculum. The objective is to make the students understand the society at large and sensitise them to the challenges faced by various sections of the society.

However, there has recently been a shift in the focus of such projects at India’s top business schools. These programmes now increasingly seek to link business goals with social objectives.

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DNA

March 3 2016

Start-ups should focus on bottom of pyramid – DNA

He doesn’t quite fathom why would someone need an app like Snapchat to take selfie that disappears within seconds or sites that sell luxuries for pets. For serial entrepreneur K Ganesh, future of start-ups in India lies in solving basic necessities of life. He should know. From starting Customer Asset that later become Firstsource, one of country’s leading ITeS ventures, to pioneering TutorVista where Indian teachers gave online tutions to overseas students, Ganesh has never failed in his ventures. Much sought after in tech-circle for his gyan, this IIM-Calcutta graduate is now spending time solving some of the daily problems of life through start-ups like BigBasket, a leading online grocer to Portea that provides medical care at home, and many others. Sumit Moitra caught up with Ganesh at his alma mater, where he had come down for a day to guide start-ups at IIM Calcutta Innovation Park.

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February 2 2016

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park organizes Roundtable on Healthcare

The third “Thinking Social” roundtable was organized under the aegis of Tata Social Enterprise Challenge (TSEC) 2015-16, by IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP) in association with the Tata group. The theme of the Roundtable was on “Healthcare” and this event was supported by Coaching Foundation India Limited (CFI). This thematic Roundtable included two interactive panel discussions – one focusing on Quality, Access and Affordability and the other focusing on Leadership in the Healthcare domain.

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Economic Times

January 21 2016

Bengal Global Business Summit

Bengal’s determined effort to shed its investor wary image seems to be finally bearing fruit. Known for its industrial strikes, lock outs and loss of man days in the past, the state is now focused on ‘ease of doing business.’

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