About Us

AIC - Anna University Incubation Foundation

Fostering Maker Movement

Creating a Culture of Innovation

Building a strong Startup Community

Promoting and Nurturing Entrepreneurship

Providing support Infrastructure for Entrepreneurs

AIC - Anna University Incubation Foundation is a section 8 company founded by the Anna University with the grant from Atal Innovation Mission, Niti Aayog, Government of India to build a vibrant innovation and startup ecosystem in the country.
The foundation strives to provide innovation, incubation and startup services to budding entrepreneurs. The aim is to provide start-ups with necessary guidance, networking, infrastructure, technology support, access to mentors, investors, and facilitating a host of other needs that may be required for the start- up to survive and scale.

  • Promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Build and nurture an innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Support creation of technology driven, IP centric startups in the focus areas, working closely with the industry, government agencies, university campuses and extended colleges.

Some of the long-term focus areas for the incubator include Agriculture, Healthcare, Clean Energy and Low Carbon Technologies, Transportation, Smart Materials, Aerospace, along with horizontal technologies such as AI, IoT, AR/VR, Robotics and Drones.

Facts

These achivements are dedicated to our innovators, startups, management team, mentors, partners, faculty, advisors, board and our sponsors

60

Co-Founders
In our Community

24

Startups
In Pre-Incubation

10

Mentors
On board

9

Partners
In Support

6

Startups
In Incubation

5

Focus
Areas to Innovate

6

News
Coverage

3

Programs
Launched to-date

Services

We understand various stages of entrepreneurship and the needs of entrepreneurs.
Our services are designed to meet the needs of just not our student entrepreneurs, but also seasoned, serial entrepreneurs.

Aspire

For aspiring entrepreneurs.

Helps them to understand what it takes to become an entrepreneur

Inception

For entrepreneurs with ideas.

Helps them to sharpen their idea pool into a business model

Pre-Incubation

For entrepreneurs with business plan.

Helps them to develop an idea into a working prototype


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Incubation

For entrepreneurs with product.

Helps them move from a working protype to a paying customer

Acceleration

For entrepreneurs looking to scale.

Helps them move from a few customers to capturing market

Investment

For entrepreneurs looking for funding.

Guides them through various investment models and options available for deserving entrepreneurs

Events

Our events are focused on giving you specific knowldge and imparting specialized skills.
Delivered by experts, industry partners and our distingushed alumni, these are aimed to make you a successful innovator and entreprenuer.

Jan. 9, 2021:

Coaching Session with Kumar
Kumar Sachidanandam , CEO - AIC-Anna Incubator


In this exclusive weekly coaching session, the co-founders of the pre-incubation program will get an overview about 'Pitching' for startups.

Jan. 8, 2021:

Expert Session By Anusha Kousik
Anusha Kousik , Partner and Center Head - Inception Business Services


In this exclusive session with the co-founders of the pre-incubation program, Ms. Anusha Kousik will talk about 'Digital Marketing' for startups.

Dec. 19, 2020:

Coaching Session with Kumar
Kumar Sachidanandam , CEO - AIC-Anna Incubator


In this exclusive weekly coaching session, the co-founders of the pre-incubation program will get an overview about 'Finance 101' for technical cofounders.

Dec. 12, 2020:

Expert Session By Harsha Ramaiah
Harsha Ramaiah , Head of License Compliance - Asia, Pacific & Japan - Microsoft Corporation


In this exclusive session with the co-founders of the pre-incubation program, Mr. Harsha will talk about 'Sales 101' for startups.

Dec. 9, 2020:

Expert Session By Anita Toshniwal
Anita Toshniwal , Independent Consultant - BSE Institute Ltd.


In this exclusive session with the co-founders of the pre-incubation program, Ms. Anita will talk about 'Fundamentals of Finance' for startups.