Pre-Incubation Training Program

About Pre-Incubation Training Program

AIC Nitte Pre-incubation Training Program is designed to support the Ideation-stage & Early-stage startups to understand and implement the fundamentals of a startup venture and come out with a structured Business Model, Pitch Deck and the ability to share their business idea effectively. The program consists of online training sessions that helps thier startup by building more clarity and being customer-focused.

Who Can Apply

 Students & working professionals with Startup Aspirations or scalable Ideas

Founders with Idea or Early-Stage Venture

Eligibility Criteria

Startup should be registered in India

Early-stage startups with an innovative Idea and solution

Idea should be Innovative, Scalable and Solution Driven

Willing to actively participate, respond and engage during the program

Selection Process

Program Duration

The duration of the program is 9 weeks, and every week 2 hours of online(virtual) training sessions will be conducted.

Program Highlights

Objective oriented structured Program

Masterclasses from Industry Experts

Group Mentoring sessions from CXOs and Subject Matter experts

Focused attention to individual startups

Support to build a Business Model, MVP, and Pitch Deck

E-Certificate of completion from AIC NITTE
(supported by Niti Aayog)

Incubation opportunity for selected startups

Seed Funding (SISFS) and Investors connect support for selected startups

Training Topics

Week - 1

Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Week - 2

Understand Your Target Customers

Week - 3

Identifying and Validating Customer Problems

Week - 4

Prototyping and Testing Solutions

Week - 5

Developing and Testing a Sustainable Business Model

Week - 6

Navigating Start-up Legalities

Week - 7

Crafting a Basic Financial Plan for Your Startup

Week - 8

Identifying Investment Needs & Securing Funding

Week - 9

Creating a Go-to-Market Strategy


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Ideas Pre-Incubated
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Early Stage Founders supported


What is the fee structure for the program?

The program is provided free of charge to support early-stage founders.

How long is the program for?

Startups enrolled in the program will have around 2 months to develop a Business Model, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), and Pitch Deck.

What do we look for in an applicant?

Founders are required to be committed to their idea full-time and must demonstrate the ability and entrepreneurial mindset to build and grow an organization. We are looking to support startup founders with innovative ideas, solution-driven, scalable, and self-sustainable.

Can a single founder apply to the program?

Yes, we accept applications from solo founders as well. Founders can choose to continue their journey on their own or add co-founders in future, we will be happy to connect with the co-founders in our network.

Do I need to be present for the entire duration of the program?

We recommend that at least one of the co-founders attend all the sessions and activities as part of the pre-incubation training program.

I have two ideas? Can I submit two applications?

You should only submit one idea that demonstrates innovation, a solution-oriented approach, scalability, and sustainability. You are welcome to apply the course content to multiple ideas or switch your idea during the course. Please note that each applicant is limited to one idea submission.

If I have applied in the past, can I apply again?

Sure. To increase your chances of selection, please let us know about any updates on your progress since your last application.

Is the program Specially designed for particular industries or regions of the country?

The program aims to support early-stage startups from all regions of the country and we are sector agnostic.

Will I receive a certification for completing the program?

Upon successful completion of the training program, you will earn an e-certificate of participation. Please note your active participation and engagement during the program is taken into consideration.

In the Program highlights section, It is mentioned Incubation support and Funding access. Could you please provide more details?

Upon completion of the program you will be eligible for Incubation support, followed by potential funding through SISFS and Investor Networks.

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