Incubators and Accelerators in India: THE List.

List of Incubators and Accelerators in India. How much equity do they take? Portfolio focus? THE List.

Entrepreneurs have often asked us on a recommended list of incubators and accelerators in India. How much do they invest? How much equity do they take? Portfolio focus?

So here is the list (the table you see is just a preview, checkout the embedded Google excel) of accelerators and incubators in India.
The list will be updated frequently (and that’s why we used Google docs/link), so please share edits/additions by emailing to

We have also added list of college based incubators.

Preview: Incubators and Accelerators in India

Name of the Accelerator/IncubatorFounders or backers( advisors) Size of the investment/fund
500 startupsFounder Dave McClure. India is represented by Pankaj jainPhase 1: $25K investment.
GSFRajesh Sawhney, Dave McClure( 500 startups), Saul Klein$25-30K for 5-8% equity
MorpheusSameer Guglani + Nandini HirianniahRs.5 Lakhs and 7% to 12% equity for the startup accelerator program lasting 4 months.
TLabsAbhishek Gupta, Arpit Agarwal.. Rs.10 Lakh for a 10% stake
Startup VillagePublic Private Partnership. Govt. of KeralaRs.100 crore for 1,000 student startups over a span of 10 years.
The HatchAnupama Arya, Puneet Vatsayan and P. K. GulatiAround Rs.10 Lakhs and a higher amount in select cases.
Mentors like Manish Sharma(printo) , Shabnam Aggarwal (Pearson) & Manish Agarwal ( COO Reliance Entertainment Digital)
AngelPrimeSanjay Swamy, Bala Parthasarthy and Shripati AcharyaNo fixed amount
Veddis VenturesVikrant BhargavaInvestments range from $250k to $10M.
Veddis has both investment and incubatee companies in its portfolio
KyronLalit Ahuja, John Cook and Larry Glaeser$50 million accelerator with $100,000 in seed funding for a 10 % equity in the startup
Microsoft Startup AceeleratorMukund MohanNo investment by Microsoft, just connects them with Venture Capitalists
The Startup CenterVijay AnandSmall amount of funding to the tune of Rs. 10 Lakhs (Approx $20,000)
5ideasPearl Uppal + Gaurav Kachru2.5 crore per startup and deep collaboration for 6-12 months and 5 startups a time
Venture NurseryRavi Kiran and Shravan ShroffAssociated Angel investors may invest up to INR 25Lakhs in a start-up. Startups will give 3% sweat equity to Venture Nursery on admission
Unltd IndiaPooja Warier and Richard Alderson3 tier seed funding going from Rs.80,000 to Rs.20 Lakh.
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– A big Yay to intern, Gurpreet for working on the list! For feedback, suggestions please email to or simply add to the forum discussion here.

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