Supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, DLabs hosts a state-of-the-art space for entrepreneurs to interact, engage and collaborate with mentors, investors and academia. With the primary objective of strengthening entrepreneurship and fostering innovation among the young in India including its student and alumni community, DLabs encourages creativity and innovation in a shared work environment amidst a healthy start-up community. .

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Startups Graduated

70 +

Funded Startups

400 +

Mentors and Industry Experts

12 +

Theme-based Accelerator Programs

DLabs Advantage

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DLabs Associations

DLabs at The Indian School of Business (ISB) leverages its academic alliances with the Partner Schools, Corporations and Governments. It works closely with the ISB Alumni network and leverages the expertise of Alumni entrepreneurs, mentors and Investors. The vibrant and inspiring environment at DLabs creates opportunities for our start-ups to not just accelerate their growth but also extend their reach both within India and globally. The DLab network opens doors to capital, mentorship, marketing, business development, customer acquisition, and also talent recruitment.

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Research Environment &

Outstanding Faculty

The high-quality research environment at ISB is contemporary and rigorous. This gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to leverage the research capabilities for their own growth and that of their start-ups. Scholars and Academics from India and across the world teach at ISB. The same distinguished faculty is at the forefront of research and provides thought leadership and insights to the entrepreneurs. DLabs leverages this expertise in the form of mentoring and live support sessions for the start-ups.

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Partnerships

Over the years, ISB has fostered several valuable partnerships. DLabs, co-created by ISB can help start-ups nurture similar partnerships with corporates, investors, government, faculty research for onboarding the initial customers, paid POC and pitch for a potential round of funding.

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Unique Programs

DLabs offers programs that are distinct and are designed precisely around the needs of entrepreneurs who are at different stages, across varied sectors and categories. These unique programs are administered through a combination of mentoring, master classes and peer learning. A human-centric design approach is used to customise the interventions, market access and investments for Early & Growth-Stage start-ups, social entrepreneurs and not-for-profits. DLabs even offers exclusive programs for corporates through their Corporate Innovation Programs and Venture Investment Programs. It interacts closely with Ecosystem Players and designs customised programs for mentors as well as investors.

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World-Class Infrastructure

With a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, ISB has partnered with the Department of Science and Technology (GoI), and has invested significant resources into building a supportive infrastructure that promotes Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Located in tranquil settings, within the precincts of the ISB Hyderabad campus, DLabs provides just the environment that budding entrepreneurs need to learn, share and innovate. Start-ups have access to some of the best minds in the field and also to knowledge repositories like the Learning and Resource Center at ISB. Through DLabs, ISB provides an array of services, funding possibilities and workspace options intended to support entrepreneurial endeavours.

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ISB Alumni Network

Start-ups have access to ISB’s 10,000 strong alumni network, 8% of whom are entrepreneurs themselves. Not on this, depending on the nature of their requirement start-ups also have the option of leveraging the extensive community of angel investors and senior business heads that DLabs associates with.

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Student Ecosystem

DLabs actively encourages and supports opportunities that simultaneously benefit the student fraternity at ISB and the Start-ups incubating at DLabs. Students interested in Entrepreneurship and Investments, provide pro-bono support to start-ups in the areas of Business Models, Market Access, Marketing Channels, Partnerships, Product Design, Financial Modelling, Fundraising etc. The students, in turn, receive valuable experience from this synergy.

Advisors / Mentors

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Prof. Rajendra Srivastava

Indian School of Business

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Ajit Rangnekar

Director - RICH

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Krishan Dhawan

The Antara Foundation

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Prof. Milind Sohoni

Indian School of Business

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Rajendra Shende

TERRE Policy Centre

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Priya Mohan

Venture Highway, Techstars

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Prof. Siddharth Sekhar

 

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Abhishek Srivastava

Endiya Partners

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Rohit Nuwal

Sanjiv Goenka Group

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Rahul Bhardwaj

Cocoon Ventures

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Anuradha Bhavnani

Consultant

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Dr. Anshu Bharadwaj

C-STEP

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Harkesh Mittal

Former Prog. Head of Innovation, DST GOI.

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Prof. Kavil Ramachandran

Indian School of Business

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Prof. Ashwini Chhatre

Indian School of Business

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Dr. Michael Benoliel

Center for Negotiation

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Sanjay Jesrani

Go North Ventures

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Prof. S. Arunachalam

Indian School of Business

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Prof. A.J. Chauradia

Indian School of Business

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Prof. Ram Nidumolu

Indian School of Business

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Anusha Sirigiri

Indian School of Business

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Kiran Kumar Alla

Bloom Energy

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Seema Bhatia

IDRC

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Kedar Lele

Unilever Bangladesh Ltd

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Varun Laul

INVESTCORP India

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Pradeep Mittal

Magnai Net

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Umang Kumar

Gaadi Web

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Sasidhar Thumuluri

BASIX Sub-K iTransactions

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Dr. O.P.Agarwal

WRI

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Bhubesh Kumar

RICH

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Dhimant Parekh

The Better India

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Emmanuel Murray

Caspian Impact

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Sriram Gopalakrishnan

Sai Life Sciences Ltd

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Ananth Aravamudan

Villgro

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Dr. Arunabha Ghosh

CEEW

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Venkat Vallabhaneni

Parampara Capital

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Alok Goel

Saif Partners

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Ekta Bahl

Samvad Partners

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Karthik Polsani

Eclat Health Solutions Inc

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Aparna Khandelwal

IFC

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Lakshmikant PB

Sri Capital

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Prof. DVR Seshadri

Indian School of Business

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Prof. Tejpavan Gandhok

 

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Gaurav Sachdev

JSW Ventures

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Aparajita Agrawal

Adviser

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Mendu Srinivasulu

e-Fresh Agribusiness

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Amit Arora

The World Bank Group

Startup Experience

Startup Experience

Jumpstart Program - Millet Bowl

Envision

Envision - Startup Stories

Delivering Impact Across India

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