DeepTech Meetup with Intel
Jun 14, 2018
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM (Asia/Kolkata)
TiE Bangalore, Langford Gardens

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TiE Bangalore & Intel India are conducting a meetup to explore new technologies and innovation opportunities for startups.

At this meetup, Senior Executives from Intel India will share tips for new technologies such as AI, ML, IoT and Blockchain. The meetup will also cover the benefits of the PLUGIN program, focus areas, criteria for selection and the process.

Speaker: Ashok Chandavarkar, Regional Manager Asia Pacific - Education, Healthcare & Government at Intel Corporation 


Intel India along with SINE (Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, IIT Bombay) and DST (Department of Science & Technology) will soon be launching the 2nd Cycle of their collaborative accelerated incubation program for Hardware and Systems startups - PLUGIN.

Plugin is a 1- year accelerated incubation program with specific focus on acceleration of product development and early customer validation. The program offerings include initial funding, product development, technical, design & manufacturing support, market access, international connections, one-on-one mentoring and coaching. 

This year’s focus is on AI-ML, IoT and Blockchain startups in the areas of Healthcare, Transportation, Retail and Manufacturing.

The previous cycle of Plugin had a very encouraging outcome:

  • 12 startups graduated
  • 9 startups with completed products
  • 7 startups are revenue generating
  • 5 companies received funds beyond program grants
  • 12 patents were filed

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Hardware and systems-based startups – need to have a physical hardware product
  • POC or prototype should be ready at time of application
  • Private limited company  - ideally should be incorporated at time of admission into program
  • Incorporated on or after 1 January 2014
  • Majority founders should be Indian residents
  • High potential to scale (i.e. IP and/or a clear competitive advantage addressing a large potential market)
  • Applicants should be at least 18 years of age on 1 May 2018

If you meet the eligibility criteria above and are interested to know more about the program, click here to express your interest for Plugin Cycle 2.

Feel free to write to for additional information.

  1. ​TiE Bangalore,
    Langford Gardens,
    Bengaluru, Karnataka, India


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