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VentureStudio is a startup incubator established by Ahmedabad University in active collaboration with Stanford University – Centre for Design Research. Since its inception in 2011, VentureStudio has helped incubate over 45 ventures in domains ranging health, education, energy and the environment to the agriculture industry, consumer products, transportation and more.

We are a Technology Business Incubator approved by the National Science Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board; schemes under the National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovation (NIDHI) such as PRAYAS (for prototyping) and the Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) programme, for entrepreneur sustenance; and the Seed Support Scheme (product development and early commercialisation). We are an approved BioNEST facility for bio-incubation by the Biotechnology Industrial Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), as well as an approved nodal agency under the Government of Gujarat Startup Policy.

We offer multiple fellowship programmes for people with the insights and entrepreneurial drive to start new venture in the life sciences and healthcare, defence, smart city technologies and other areas of focus with critical unmet needs.

Funding

  • NIDHI schemes (National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovations), DST
  • Government of Gujarat (Industries Commissionerate)
  • Ahmedabad Angel Network (AAN) and/other angel groups
  • Facilitating Series A from VCs

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Facilities

  • Co-working space with office facilities
  • 3000 sft prototyping lab supported by NIDHI PRAYAS
  • Approved for 9000 sft Bioincubator supported by BIRAC
  • Workshop, lab and library facilities at Ahmedabad University

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Network & Domain Expertise

  • National and international mentor network (Ahmedabad Venture Alliance 100+) spanning academia, multiple industry verticals
  • 50+ Ahmedabad Angel Network (AAN) and other angel / VC groups

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Life at Venture Studio

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