Centre for Advancing and Launching Enterprises
Technology beckons development and success. In this era of start ups and entrepreneurship, innovative tech-based ideas are getting incubated and evolving into revolutionary possessing the power to alter the business landscape. Initiated in 2016, the Centre for Advancing and Launching Enterprises (CrAdLE) is a technology business incubator hosted by EDII, Ahmedabad and catalysed & supported by National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), DST, Govt. of India. CrAdLE extends technical expertise, advice on intellectual property, mentoring and assistance in business plan, networking, sources of financing and working space to pioneering ideas in the segments of manufacturing, food processing, renewable energy, healthcare and many other emerging areas. Till now, 72 startups have been incubated by CrAdLE.
Arthayan is a startup ecosystem enabler with the aim of fostering entrepreneurship in India by providing funding facilitation through their tech platform named ‘Funding Quest’ that uses a proprietary algorithm to match startups to Venture capitalists based on their investment thesis. CrAdLE rolled out a programme in partnership with Arthayan – ‘Arthayan Funding Quest 1.0’ where startups learnt about the fundamentals of fundraising so that they could grasp the nuances of developing a winning pitching for their business ideas to various Investors.