CIIE.CO is The Innovation Continuum

This continuum spreads across incubation, acceleration, seed and growth funding, and research. Founded at IIM Ahmedabad in 2002, as an academic centre, CIIE.CO has grown and pivoted to include acceleration, incubation, investment, research and publication. Overall, we have aimed at filling the multiple, ever-evolving gaps in the Indian innovation-driven entrepreneurship space in many ways.


Kunal Upadhyay

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner - Venture Investing

gradCapital is a unique attempt to promote student-led entrepreneurship in India. CIIE.CO is delighted to partner with gradCapital’s committed team trying to fill the current gap in the market.

Vipul Patel

Partner - Seed Investing

Traditional accelerators/ venture investing platforms usually don’t have clear insights about identifying, and supporting the best founders on the campus. To bridge this gap, we are partnering with Abhishek and Prateek to build gradCapital that aims to identify exceptional student start-ups early on and invest in them, which will also help in expanding the startup flow to our Innovation Continuum.