CIIE (Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship) is a leading start-up incubator of India at IIM-Ahmedabad. CIIE promotes, encourages, and sustains activity and programmes contributing to innovation, incubation & entrepreneurship development including research, training, consulting, advisory and support for entrepreneurs, capacity building and dissemination of information through a variety of events and initiatives that promote innovation, incubation and entrepreneurship.
CIIE and Deutsche Gesellschaftfür International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has collaborated to create a support infrastructure through building capacities of existing and new incubators or incubator like organizations to provide support to social entrepreneurs. The goal of the initiative undertaken through this agreement is to support creation of an incubator that can strengthen and support for-profit enterprises having the objective of creating social impact in India’s under-served market by providing products or services, including them in the value chain, creating livelihood opportunities and/or creating economic empowerment. This initiative is targeted in providing support to 8 (Eight) organizations/incubators across India with a vision to create a better ecosystem for social enterprise incubation and acceleration. The initiative aims to create 20 (Twenty) investible social enterprises which are ready to accept angel or social venture funding in 3 (Three) years’ time.
CIIE has selected and empaneled Lemon Ideas as a member of the InC42 Alliance or Inclusive Incubator Alliance (Incubators are in together in a spirit of Collaboration and Cooperation) – a network of Incubators that CIIE aims to set up. Lemon Ideas would work as one of the cohorts of 10 incubators pan India that CIIE wishes to work with through the InC42 Alliance and would share resources, knowledge, networks, etc as may be required towards creating a stronger ecosystem LEMON Ideas would be working in central India for various programs and initiatives.
Few other organizations associated with InC42 alliance are CIBA- Goa, Start-up oasis Jaipur, Coimbatore Innovation and Business Incubator. With this selection and empanelment, LEMON Ideas would get all support from CIIE IIM Ahmedabad for mentoring start-ups in central India and build an entrepreneurial ecosystem.