About Cohort

13-Week Capacity Building and Incubation Program on a hybrid model. The program is designed to mentor, and handhold early-stage startups to enter the market with full thrust and potential along with aid in raising Pre-seed/
Seed Funding. 3- Days Physical Program and 8 weeks of Virtual Sessions/Workshops developing the conceptual knowledge and strategies; followed by 3 Weeks of One-on-one mentoring sessions with sector-specific mentors.  A Week dedicated to strengthening the Financial terminologies along with creating the financial model (Termsheet, SHA, Investment deal structure etc..) of the startups aiming to make them investment-ready. The cohort will be concluded by a Demo day in front of a mixed pool of investors including Seed Investors, Angel Investors and VCs from different sectors and across the country.

Selected Startups will get a chance for funding opportunities:-

Key Benefits


Investment opportunities

Funding opportunities upto Rs 50 Lakhs.


Mentoring support

Dedicated mentors to handhold startups.


Market Connect

Market your product in our network.


Capacity Building Workshop

workshop/Session to build up Entrepreneurial Knowledge.


Extensive Networking

Build up your network to grow exponentially.


Demo Day

Pitch your startup to from investors across the Nation.

Highlights of Discover cohort-2022

Discover Cohort 2020 Startups

Niharika Kolte, Founder- Volar Alta

AIC-RNTU helped Volar Alta in its journey from 0-1. The master classes along with opportunities to showcase at national events such as the Azadi ka Amrit Mohatsav at the Niti Aayog, has given us a great visibility and understanding of the various facets of business. The team has always been helpful to resolve all our issues and it has been a rewarding experience overall. I’d highly recommend considering AICRNTU as your incubator.

Vinaya Honavalli Sathyanarayana, CEO ,Co-founder- Kutumba

We are privileged to have been a part of the initial cohort at AIC RNTU. We built and launched our MVP for Kutumba with excellent mentoring from various industry experts. Our growth forward has been ensured through SISFS funding via. AIC RNTU.

Nitish Gaurav, Founder- Genflow Ai Pvt Ltd

Incubated at AIC-RNTU in 2020 was my one of the best experience in the startup incubator ecosystem, where I got some great advice from the mentor assigned by organization at initial stage. AIC-RNTU nourish us through providing some experts for guidance and advice as well as pitch opportunity among investors. In term of financial connect, I was able to pitch in SIFS scheme by government of India through AIC-RNTU and the experience was great. Thanks AIC-RNTU for having with me during initial stage of my startup in market.

Key Dates


Call for Application
24th June .


Applications Closed
13th july.


First Round Shortlisting
16th july.


Final Pitching


Selected Startup Announcement


Cohort Launch.