Our Patrons and Partners
DST and TDB
The Department of Science and Technology (DST)
and Technology Development Board (TDB)
set up under the DST has extended a financial assistance to SINE to provide seed
support to incubatee companies at the business incubator at SINE. The seed support
can be extended in the form of grants, interest free loans, soft loans or equity
particiaption over a period of five years.
NEN, National Entrepreneurship Network, is an
India-wide launch pad for new high growth entrepreneurs. NEN connects entrepreneurs,
SME owners, future entrepreneurs and students with world-class entrepreneurship
education, networking and support. IIT Bombay is one of the founding partners of NEN.
NEN supports the resource centre at SINE.
IIT Bombay Alumni
IIT Bombay alumni have remained an active force
for shaping new initiatives at IIT Bombay. The first IT incubator was set up at IIT
Bombay in 1999 with funding support from its distinguished alumnus, Mr. Nandan Nilekeni,
and encouragement from another distinguished alumnus, Mr. Kanwal Rekhi. A number of
alumni have been actively contributing in various capacities as mentors, investors and
advisors to SINE and its incubatee companies.
The Entrepreneurship Cell (eCell) is a
student-led organization that stimulates and supports entrepreneurial thought and
performance across the IIT Bombay campus. The Cell aims at manifesting the latent
Entrepreneurial spirit of young students. It regularly organizes activities and programmes
that motivate and challenge budding entrepreneurs, including Eureka, India's leading business
plan competition, and thus provides students and potential entrepreneurs exposure to a wide
range of company-starting resources.
The Ministry of Communication and Information
Technology of the Government of India (MCIT)
has extended seed grant support to SINE under the 'Framework for National
Entrepreneurs Support Programme for IT at Premier Institutes'. The grant is meant
for extending seed support in the form of soft loans to incubatee companies in IT
and IT-enabled areas.