Startup Incubators in India


The ultimate place for entrepreneurs to learn, network
and accelerate.

The nine month Incubate program is ideal for fledgling companies looking to kickstart the initial stage of their startup journey.

The 10,000 Startups Incubate (Warehouse) program is a premium plug and play co-working space for tech startups. Each warehouse is supported and funded by the respective State Government. It was introduced in August 2013 to create a micro-ecosystem where startup founders can work together, share their learning and best practices with each other. The program offers access to deep and wide-reaching network of investors, mentors, industry experts, and enterprises, which the startups can leverage to fast-track their growth and advancement. The program is also backed by a strong Steering Committee, members of which come from diverse background within the startup ecosystem. From providing a physical workspace to expert guidance and unparalleled networking opportunities, the Incubate Program is the ultimate place for entrepreneurs to learn, network and accelerate.


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If you are interested in the program but are not looking for a physical place, do not worry. The program is open for startups looking for virtual incubation too. Please scroll down for details on virtual incubation.

What To Expect

Here’s what startups can expect to receive through the Incubate program.

Once a startup submits the application on F6S, he/she will go through three rounds of evaluation.
  • 1.

    The information shared in the application will be the sole consideration for the round 1 of screening.

  • 2.

    This will include a telephonic or a physical meeting with the founders to assess them on Team Capabilities, Relevance of experience, Product Stage/type, business proposition, Opportunity size etc.

  • 3.

    The final selection round will be presided over by the steering committee members consisting of investor, technology head from a corporate, government representative .

All the startups will be informed of the status of their application via email at the end of the evaluation.
  • Team

  • Product Market Fit

  • Scalability

  • Go to Market Strategy

  • Innovation Index

  • Sustainability

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Steering Committee Members

Our Incubate Program is backed by a strong Steering Committee, members of which come from diverse background within the Indian startup ecosystem.

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Our virtual incubation program supports close to 400 startups every year. It is designed to help early stage to mid stage startups looking for a kick-start and connects. The program creates the optimal environment for such startups to scale up by providing support in the form of a Startup Kit, and connecting the company with our widespread network of evaluators and mentors, who are also investors, accelerators, and industry veterans.

As one of the largest of its kind, the Virtual Program receives a significant number of applications. Intake occurs twice a year, and selected startups are enrolled in the program for a period of five months. Details of the program cycle are as follows:

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Time Period Process
January Batch 1 – Evaluation, selection, and onboarding
February – June Batch 1 – Program duration
July Batch 2 – Evaluation, selection, and onboarding
August – December Batch 2 – Program duration

Startups in the early and mid-stage that fall in the below given criteria are welcome to apply to the program.

Technological innovation
Product based (Not services)
Startup registered in India or founded by Indian founders with operations in India
Startups should have their product ready with some early traction.
B2B SAAS, any vertical, any domain,
Paying customers, POC
B2C - Mobile Apps, Apps part of business can be considered- 5000+ user visitis/downloads
Full time founders with diverse skill sets and with atleast one tech co-founder
What to expect
Offerings for Early Stage Startups
Startup Kit Weekend Sessions Community Meetup (10,000 Startups Social) Founder Circle Consulting Sessions
The startup kit is a key offering from 10,000 Startups that includes unmatched free credits from our partners, including Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Digital Ocean, IBM Cloud, and 25+ others. The kit is purpose-built to give startups a boost and support their efforts to get to the next level. Workshops on a set of topics pertinent to startups are covered quarterly. These sessions are conducted across the country by domain experts. A one day event attended by the who’s and who of the ecosystem in the region. The gathering is organized to familiarize the new batch with the ecosystem through knowledge sharing and discussions. Successful startup founders from various domains are invited to share their experiences and interact with member startups. These are informal gatherings of alumni and current startups from our program. Consulting support in legal, accounting, sales, marketing, product design and management for cohort startups.
Offerings for Mid-Stage Startups
All the offerings of early stage startups are valid for mid stage startups. Mid stage startups are eligible for
Investor Connects Mentorship Industry Connects
From seed capital to growth capital, the 10,000 Start-ups programs helps the startups shortlisted in its program to raise money from a wide range of investors- angels, micro VCs, VCs, and Government funds. We are supported by a deep network of mentors and influencers who work closely with the startups to ensure the right kind of guidance is given at different stages of their life cycle. Relevant shortlisted startups will be provided the opportunity to showcase their product to corporate partners across industries and explore strategic partnerships, alliances, M&As or just pure business.

For mid-stage startups subject to eligibility and relevance, they will be considered for:

  • Showcase at NPC, NTLF and other larger relevant NASSCOM events
  • Global access opportunities through InnoTrek, GTD delegations
  • Support in reaching out to Governments based on relevance
  • Consulting support in legal, accounting, sales, marketing, product design and management