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VentureStudio is a Startup incubator established by Ahmedabad University in 2011 in active collaboration with Stanford University- Centre for Design Research. Over 45 ventures have been incubated in diverse domains such as health, education, energy, environment, agro, consumer products, transportation etc. We are a Technology Business Incubator approved by the National Science Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board; National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovation (NIDHI) schemes such as PRAYAS (for prototyping), Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) for entrepreneur sustenance and Seed Support Scheme (product development and early commercialization). We are an approved BioNEST facility for bio-incubation by the Biotechnology Industrial Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) as also an approved Nodal Agency under the Government of Gujarat Startup Policy. We offer multiple fellowship programs for people having an insight to start up a new venture in strategic areas of focus such as life sciences/healthcare, defence, smart city technologies and other areas 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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