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 startup community.

135 +

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 the  academic alliances with the partner schools, Corporations and Governments. DLabs works closely with ISB Alumni network and leverages the expertise of Alumni entrepreneurs, mentors and Investors. The vibrant and inspiring environment creates opportunities for our startups to accelerate growth and extend its reach both in India and globally. Our network opens doors to capital, mentorship, marketing, business development, customer acquisition, and 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 research capabilities for their growth.  Distinguished scholars from India and the world teach at ISB. The faculty is at the forefront of research and provides thought leadership and research insights. We leverage their expertise to help startups through mentoring and interactive sessions.

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Build Partnerships

ISB has a number of partnerships. DLabs co-created by ISB can help startups build 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  distinctively designed programmes to cater to needs of entrepreneurs  at different stages, sectors and categories. DLabs offers unique programmes through   a combination of  mentoring, master classes, peer learning using Human Centric Design approach.  Customised interventions, market access and investments  for early  & Growth stage startups, social entrepreneurs and not-for-profits.  DLabs offers exclusive programs for corporates through their corporate Innovation programs and Venture Investment programmes.  DLabs closely interacts with Ecosystem Players and designs customised programs for mentors and investors.

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World-Class Infrastructure

With the focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, ISB has partnered with the  Department of Science and Technology and has invested significant resources into building supportive infrastructure to promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Located in tranquil settings, on the ISB Hyderabad campus, DLabs  provides an environment that is conducive to learning, Startups have access to some of the best minds and access to knowledge resources including the Learning and Resource Center at ISB. Through DLabs, we  provide an  array of services, funding and workspace options intended to support entrepreneurial endeavors

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ISB Alumni Network

Having 10,000+ alumni and 8% of whom are entrepreneurs and community of angel investors and senior business heads, startups can leverage this extensive network subject to the requirement.

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Student Ecosystem

DLabs creates opportunities  for students at ISB and the Startups at DLabs. Students interested in Entrepreneurship and Investments  provide pro-bono support to startups in the area of Business models, market access , marketing channels, partnerships, marketing, product design, financial modelling , fundraising etc.

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 Programme 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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Mihir Modi

Rainshine Entertainment

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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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Address
DLabs, Block A, Road no 6, ISB, Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500111