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Grant Funding for startups




Early stage risk capital is needed for hardware / healthcare startups to get off the ground. Grants are a critical step to enable capital intensive research and product development, and several institutions enable startups and ideas. IKP has worked

Date: August 19, 2017 (Saturday)
Venue: Koramangala Club, Koramangala, Bengaluru
Schedule: 19th August 2017 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Vikraman Venu serves as CEO at IKP EDEN, and VP with IKP Knowledge Park.

IKP EDEN is India's first private hardware product incubator, and offers the widest range of prototyping infrastructure for startups. Apart from regular offerings such as office space, coworking and mentorship support that incubators offer, IKP EDEN offers a metal working shop, wood and soft materials prototyping shop, electronics lab, 3D prinitng, injection molding. Over 35 startups are housed at the Koramangala center for IKP EDEN. A biotech and chemistry lab is being set up for material science and medical device R&D. IKP is also setting up 5 more hardware prototyping centers across Karnataka.

At IKP, Vikraman has worked on raising startup funding for innovation driven hardware and healthcare startups, and has seen over 100 ideas get early stage non-dilutive capital in the last six years. Prior to joining IKP, Vikraman worked with Strand Life Sciences, in Bangalore and the Bay Area. Vikraman holds a BTech/MTech from IIT Madras (2007), and a Masters in Engineering Management from Duke University (2010).

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Grant Funding for startups

Early stage risk capital is needed for hardware / healthcare startups to get off the ground. Grants are a critical step to enable capital intensive research and product development, and several institutions enable startups and ideas. IKP has worked with several institutions such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, DFID-UK, Indian Govt (DST and DBT), and KA Govt to raise over 140 Crore for startups in different sectors, and has funded over 120 ideas.


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