Venture Center, pune

Venture Center is a National award winning inventive enterprises and deep tech incubatorfounded in 2007 and hosted by CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India.

Venture Center is selected as one of the incubators in the country to implement the “SAMRIDH Accelerator program” of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) under the Meity Startup Hub.

SAMRIDH Accelerator

The Startup Accelerators of MeitY for Product Innovation, Development and Growth (SAMRIDH) scheme aims to accelerate potential IT based startups to scale for solving India’s problems creating positive social impact

It enables selected Accelerators in extending Accelerator Services to startups and even provide first round of funding of up to ₹40 lakh (with an average of ₹ 30 Lakh per startup per cohort).

Last Chance! Call extended till Aug 15. Apply NOW!   Happy to onboard TiE Pune as Investor partner for this Program   Happy to onboard Pentathlon Ventures as Investor partner for this Program   Happy to onboard IAN (Indian Angel Network) as Investor partner for this Program   Happy to onboard Keiretsu Chennai and Singapore as Investor partner for the Program   Happy to onboard Inflexor Ventures as Investor partner for the Program

About the Program

Objective: To help digital technology startups unlock their full potential to raise funding and investments.

The accelerator program will run for 6 months under two tracks – a HIGHLY SELECTIVE cohort with only 4 per track.

Refundable Program Commitment Fee: Rs. 10,000

Track 1: Digitech Launchpad

For early stage start-ups at their proof-of-concept designing & demonstration stage

Track 2: Investor Readiness Program

For early growth stage start-ups looking to raise private commercial funding

Choose your Track and click to Apply

Small Cohorts of 4
Focused 1 -on-1
In-Depth Mentoring
50 L - 400L
Pitch For Investment
3 hrs/week
Commitment from Founder
Refundable Fee: ₹ 10 k
For Program Commitment

Investor Partners

One of the key strengths of Venture Center is the ability to get access to a powerful investor network. Here are a few notable ones onboard for this program, with more being added every day!

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Years of Service To The Nation

Venture Center is a National award winning inventive enterprises and deep tech incubator. It is recognized  not only for its high quality startups but also for thought leadership in innovation management, the missionary zeal in championing the cause of startups, excellence in services, professional project management and great operational discipline.

Why Choose Venture Center

Some of our key impact metrics in over 15 years of operations.

650+ Entrepreneurs Supported

From incubating 1 startup in the year 2008-09, we are now incubating over 100 startups every year.

INR 500 Crore Mobilized

Total investment mobilized by our current incubatees over the last 6 financial years.

100+ Unique Patent Families

Over 100 unique patent families filed by Venture Center incubatees in the last 5 years.
Since inception, 75+ technologies have made it to the market.