• Amrita TBI Pitchfest

    Total seed investment up to $200,000

    Amrita TBI Pitchfest is a platform for startups to showcase their ideas

    Selected startups will qualify to receive a total seed investment and get incubation space

  • Amrita TBI

    Total Seed Investment Outlay $ 100,000 *

    *Startups can also raise additional funds from the invited external investors on the Demo Day

  • National Award Winner for
    Best Technology Business
    Incubator in India

    "Amrita TBI is the rarest of the rare among the various startup incubators in India"
    Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog

What we do

Amrita TBI is a non-profit startup incubator supported by Govt. of India and Amrita University that funds, mentors and nurtures ideas, startups and entrepreneurs. Virtual incubatees can operate from anywhere in India. We are looking for:

  • Early stage startups
  • Mid to large sized companies with developed ideas
  • Mentors to help our startups

In 2017, Amrita TBI won the National Award for the Best Technology Business Incubator in India. Award was conferred by the President of India
Amrita TBI was also listed among the Top-5 most prolific startup incubators in India by the Economic Times in 2015. Amrita TBI has incubated 76 startups, mentored 216 startup ideas and has zero loss from its investments.

Our partners

Always improving


Startups incubated


Startup Ideas mentored


Loss from investments


Patents filed


Applications received



Amrita TBI Services

  • Funding

    Upto INR 1 crore per startup .One of the ten startup incubators in India that can provide scaled funding for startups.
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  • Co-working Locations

    Incubation and co-working spaces in Kollam, Bengaluru and Coimbatore with access to 100+ cutting edge multidisciplinary labs at Amrita University.
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  • GST exemption

    No tax for revenue upto INR 50 lakhs per year for a period of 3 years.
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  • NITI-Aayog

    One of the six startups incubators in India selected to be made world class.
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  • VC network

    Access to VCs and angel investors for scaled funding.
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  • Mentorship

    One-to-one mentorship by world class mentors from India, Silicon valley and Singapore.
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  • Discounted Services

    Avail up to USD 5000 credit from AWS and discounts from a host of partners for accounting, legal etc.
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  • Internship pool

    Large pool of engineering and management students from Amrita University-India's No. 1 Private University.
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  • Incubation

    Amrita TBI can fund up to INR 1 Crore per startup. Funding is provided to prospective companies by means of loan and/or equity Government of India- NSTEDB-Seed Support System program, DST Technology Development Board(TDB) program, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology -TIDE program and MSME program. Amrita TBI also works with VC funds in India that can invest in startup companies.

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  • Pitchfest

    If you have a great innovative idea or product and are looking for funding, Amrita TBI Pitchfest is the perfect platform to showcase your ideas/products. Pitchfest is a unique initiative by Amrita TBI to find the most promising startups of India.

    The PitchFest contest provides you a perfect platform to bring your idea to life. You get the opportunity to meet venture capitalists, CEOs and top C-level executives from around the world who can provide instant feedback to your ideas and business plans. You will also have the opportunity to network with these executives for further guidance. Startups that qualify for seed investment will receive mentorship in crucial areas for successful market penetration. Total seed investment outlay upto USD 200,000.

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    Amrita TBI Accelerator is a 100 day fast paced program with a combination of the best practices to help early stage start-ups evolve into successful ventures. The startups can raise funding from invited external investors and Amrita TBI on the Demo Day. The total seed investment from Amrita TBI for the Top-3 startups is $100,000 USD.The startups Accelerator program is supported by Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog and NSTEDB, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

    Amrita TBI Accelerator program brings in both national mentors and international mentors from Silicon Valley with varied experience across multiple domains and sectors. They have been executives at Fortune 500 companies, built startups and products with local and global appeal. The program allows idea validation, iteration, building of customer development models, enhancing the business models and building a go-to-market strategy. In the end, the startup should be fundable-ready by Demo-Day.

    Accelerator results 2017
  • Amrita TBI NIDHI - Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR)

    To inspire the best talents to be entrepreneurs, minimise the risk involved in pursuing start-ups, and to partially set off their opportunity costs of high paying jobs, NSTEDB has introduced NIDHI-Entrepreneurs-in-Residence EIR) Programme.

    Amrita Technology Business Incubator is one of the ten approved NIDHI-EIR centres by National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Govt of India. Ten startup incubators are selected as Program Execution Partners under NIDHI-EIR program from all over India and Amrita TBI is selected from Kerala. The NIDHI-EIR Programme would provide subsistence grant upto INR 30,000 per month to an aspiring or budding entrepreneur of considerable potential for pursuing a promising technology business idea.

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  • Innovation Challenge

    Amrita TBI Innovation Challenge is a celebration of innovations by students striving to make a positive difference in the world around them. The goal is to learn and develop critical thinking, entrepreneurial skills, get exposure to state of the art technologies and, interact with experts to refine one's understanding to solve challenges mankind has ever faced.

    Today is not just another day. It is a new opportunity and a new beginning to climb up towards your dreams. Take the first step today.

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