CIIE.CO Launches India’s First People and Culture Accelerator to Empower 30 Startups

CIIE.CO, the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship at IIM Ahmedabad, has launched India’s first People and Culture Accelerator (PCA) to empower 30 startups. The three-month intensive program will cater to startups from pre-series A to series B stages and will include an immersive boot camp at the IIM Ahmedabad campus, tailored mentoring, and various other benefits to address critical HR-related challenges such as hiring, performance management, attrition, and formalization.

“The PCA is a first-of-its-kind program in India that will address the critical HR challenges faced by startups,” said Nirav Choksi, CEO of CIIE.CO. “We believe that a strong people and culture foundation is essential for startups to scale successfully, and the PCA will provide them with the tools and resources they need to build a high-performing team.”

The PCA will be led by a team of experienced HR professionals from CIIE.CO and IIM Ahmedabad. The program will cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Hiring: How to attract and hire top talent
  • Performance management: How to set clear expectations and track performance
  • Attrition: How to reduce employee turnover
  • Formalization: How to create a formal HR structure

The PCA will also include a number of networking and mentorship opportunities. Startups will have the chance to connect with other startups, HR professionals, and investors. They will also receive one-on-one mentoring from experienced HR professionals.

The PCA is open to startups from all industries. To apply, startups must submit a brief application and answer a few questions. The deadline for applications is August 31, 2023.

“We are excited to launch the PCA and help startups build a strong people and culture foundation,” said Choksi. “We believe that this program will be a valuable asset for startups as they scale their businesses.”