91springboard, India’s pioneering coworking community is also one of the Established Incubation Center (EIC) selected under the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog, Government of India to promote entrepreneurship by promoting incubation support platforms across India and further broaden 91springboard’s platform to offer benefits to a larger number of entrepreneurs. 91springboard selects high potential innovative startups and collectively provides support in key areas ranging from funding opportunities, mentoring, enterprise connections and much more through its BST (Business Support Track) Program.
91springboard received the grants-in-aid in the year 2017 to ramp up existing incubation support programs and scale up infrastructure to promote innovation and introduce new initiatives that address the needs of entrepreneurs.
The overarching purpose of this Mission is to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in India. The Government realizes that there is a need to create world class incubation centres across various parts of India with adequate infrastructure and availability of sectoral experts for mentoring start-up businesses, and develop an ecosystem by strengthening linkages amongst incubation centres, universities and corporates.
The Government proposes to augment the capacity of the Established Incubation Centres (EICs) by providing scale-up support. The objective of this scheme is to radically transform the start-up ecosystem in the country by upgrading the Established Incubation Centres to world-class standards.
Through 91springboard’s BST (Business Support Track) Program, the selected Startups would be able to access the Seed Funding (subject to selection by Investment Committee), exclusive meetups, curated events / roundtables / networking opportunities / workshops run by Industry professionals and mentors, corporate and customer connects, special offers in boosters from our value partners in the form of credits / freemium subscriptions.
Interested Startup/Entrepreneurs can apply online: https://tiny.cc/91s
Launch Date: July 2017 onwards
Entry: Open for all Startups / Entrepreneurs
So far, 150 Startups were incubated and 11 Startups were funded through AIM Seed Fund.
91Springboard is a co-working space focused on building workplace communities that fosters joy, learning, and exchange of knowledge amongst its variety of members. With over 25,000 working professionals engaged, it aims to inject the country’s robust business ecosystem with fully functional workspaces that reflect a unique collaborative spirit. Having established its first dedicated co-working space in Delhi in 2012, 91Springboard currently has 24 live hubs, spread across India’s premier cities such as Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Navi Mumbai, Hyderabad, Gurgaon, Noida, Pune, and Goa.
With its objective of creating a work culture that shares and learns from each other, 91Springboard promotes the exchange of ideas, innovation, and skills by providing a collaborative environment that inspires both personal and professional growth.
Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog is Government of India’s flagship initiative to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the country and was set up in 2016. Towards this end AIM has taken a holistic approach to ensure creation of a problem-solving innovative mindset in schools and creating an ecosystem of entrepreneurship in universities, research institutions, private and MSME sector.
To create an ever-evolving ecosystem of start-ups and entrepreneurs, AIM has been establishing world class incubators called Atal Incubation Centres (AICs) / Established Incubation Centres (EICs) at universities, Institutions and corporates among others. These Centres aim to foster and support world class innovation, dynamic entrepreneurs who want to build scalable and sustainable enterprises. The AIC / EIC supports the incubated startups by providing technical facilities, resource-based support, Mentorships, funding support, partnerships and networking, co-working spaces and lab facilities among others.