I-Hub Foundation
IIM Sambalpur

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About Us

Identifying the need for a dedicated entity for the incubation, IIM Sambalpur I-Hub foundation was registered as a section 8 company in November 2023. As step towards contributing to the startup culture, the ihub incubator was inaugurated on the 1st of March 2024 by Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan, the Cabinet Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in the Government of India.

I-Hub foundation will operate as a physical and virtual incubator while networking with the various trenches of the entrepreneurial eco-system. The incubator will focus on idea that not only generate wealth but will be a social benefactor.

The following will be the activities of the I-Hub Incubator to achieve the set objectives:

Nucleation of new innovative ideas by creating the environment and opportunities for know- how providers, entrepreneurs and financiers to meet each other and form business teams

Nurturing businesses in their start-up phase by offering not only space but also access to technology support, business mentoring, networks, scientific and information resources, and a generally conducive and supportive environment

Promoting and running an active programme for identification, creation, acceleration and translation (into practice) of innovative ideas suitable for new venture creation

Mission :

To identify, nurture, and scale impactful social ventures by cultivating a collaborative and inclusive environment.

Vision :

To inspire a wave of social innovation that transcends borders, uniting diverse communities to address shared humanity's challenges.


Application Process

Services

We serve small and medium sized startups in manufacturing and service industries with high quality growth services which are presented below

Mentoring

Our team of faculties and partners will help your startup to lay foundation and scaleup

Business support services

Consultation on Marketing, Human Resources, Operations, IT and Strategy

Networking

Access to network with a wide range of industry experts, Government officials and entrepreneurs

Education/Access to knowledge

Access to business school programs and tailored workshops for enabling startups

Funding

Funding will be fecilitated through our partners based on the available policies

Branding

Incubatees with permission can brand as “IIM Sambalpur Incubated Company”

Incubating Startups

Team

Meat our team of specialized marketers and business developers who will help you research new products and launch them in new emerging markets


Prof. Diwahar S Nadar

(Chairperson)

CEO-Incubation

(Coordinator)

Prof. Sumita Sindhi

(Member)

Prof. Ishika Jaiswal

(Member)

Prof. Bhairab C Patra

(Member)

Amrut P Mohanty

(Member)

Swagatika Padhi

(Member)

Swatgatika Mahapatra

(Member)


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