Entrepreneurship Cell, IIIT Hyderabad

Startup Aid

What is

Startup Aid

A 3-phase program aimed at IIIT-H students to help them structure their startup idea by connecting them with experts in the field. The program would leave the idea ready for incubation pitches. In the end you can pitch to CIE and receive funding. What’s more, even if you don’t have an idea, the first phase would help you come up with an idea as well

What is a good idea?
There are no bad ideas or prerequisites.

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Founded by six IIIT-H graduates, Commut is a tech-driven bus shuttle service that has been operational in Hyderabad since 2015 providing economical, reliable and hassle free transport to work. It was recently acquired by a Dubai based company, Careem that will be looking after their shuttle service operations in about 100 cities around the world.


DreamVu has developed the world's first omni-stereo camera hardware and software platform for unifying human and machine vision. Our technology has a billion fold advantage in capturing and processing visual information in comparison to the current solutions available in the market. With a wide range of applications DreamVu is set to revolutionize the way we capture reality.

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Purpose behind starting WichPlease was hunger. Young foodies of IIIT-Hyderabad, Rahul sachdev, Pravin Gadodiya, Siddharth Jain and Saurabh Jain founded which please to overcome the problem of finding tasty, affordable and hygienic food options on a daily basis. Today WichPlease caters to as many as 200 plus customers in a day and many leave a positive review on Zomato thanking for the service and remembering for the food. It’s a standing proof that reflects commitment and careful execution of the once students of IIIT Hyderabad to today’s proud entrepreneurs.

And many more ...

Your startup could be a part of this list too.


Startup Aid

The program is aimed at IIIT-H students. and has no prerequisites. We’ll even help you with the ideation! All you need is a bit of enthusiasm. Incubation has never been easier. It will teach you a lot: connect with faculty, alumni startups, experts from the field and learn about the startup market and culture.

This is how your journey will look


Go Solo or form a team, with no limits

Sprint 1

Brainstorm, get resources, create and polish your idea

Sprint 2

Do Market research and come up with a detailed business plan

Sprint 3

Implement MVP, release beta, finalize financial and legal aspects