New IC² Institute incubator in India seeks Director and Program Manager.
Prime Minister Modi’s Start-up India initiative centers around establishing business incubators throughout the country, yet successful in-country examples are hard to find. According to the Indian government’s own reports on entrepreneurship, the lack of effective business incubators is one of the three critical shortcomings that need to be addressed in order to evolve a dynamic ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship in India.
The American Center in New Delhi, in collaboration with the IC² Institute and a consortium of Indian organizations, is creating such an incubator by transforming a significant section of the American Center’s public space into a business and technology hub in New Delhi. Other collaborators include the Center for Entrepreneurship at Ashoka University, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), the Indian Angels Network and CoworkIn.
The incubator will support innovators through mentorship programs, link them to potential American and Indian investors, and provide multiple training and certificate courses on creating and administering incubators as well as marketing, design, IPR, accounting, clean energy, and social entrepreneurship.
The private-public partnerships that the American Center will bring are an asset that no other New Delhi incubator can offer, and its holistic approach, with international and Indian experts helping innovators from their proof of concept to successful entry into the marketplace, is a unique solution not to be found in the current ecosystem.
The Center is now in the process of hiring its Director and Program Manager, both of whom will be working under the guidance of international experts from the IC² Institute and The University of Texas at Austin. Erik Azulay of the IC² Institute, who will be moving to India in March to run the Center, said “This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved with this program on the ground floor. We are very excited about the Center and are looking for high energy, entrepreneurially minded people to work with us in creating the leading innovation and business hub in Delhi.”
Interested applicants are encouraged to review the two job positions below and submit their applications to: NewDelhiVacancies@State.gov. Applications are being accepted until January 27, 2017.
To apply, please review the following:
- Job announcement: Director
- Job announcement: Program Manager
- Application form DS-174
- Sample filled application form DS-174
- American Center New Delhi
The incubator will be the second new incubation/acceleration program launched in India by the IC² Institute in the past year, following the XLr8 AP Technology Accelerator funded by the State of Andhra Pradesh. Plans for additional new IC² programs in India are under development.