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TOI  
29 Dec 2015  
IIT-M alumni to donate Rs 8cr to fund startups > Alumni will also work in close association with IIT-M incubation cell to encourage entrepreneurship
TOI  
27 Dec 2015  
IIT-Madras develops low-cost air purifier > AirOK featured
HF 
20 Dec 2015 
Hungry Forever Gets Clozerr With Rahul KR, Founder Of The Popular Restaurant Loyalty App > Clozerr featured 
facebook.com/clozerrdeals
The Hindu 
20 Dec 2015  
Camp to test water quality > Greenvironment featured 
Business Standard 
30 Nov 2015 
Riding the future on Smart Scooters > Ather Energy featured 
The Hindu Business Line 
24 Nov 2015
Clean power vehicles to clean up cities > PiBeam Labs featured
Award IITM incubatee, Uniphore Ranked No 10 Fastest Growing Tech Company on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India 2015 >  
The Hindu 
3 Nov 2015 
Now a scooter that is Smart and Connected > Ather Energy featured
The Hindu 
3 Nov 2015 
App makes visit to doctor’s clinic secondary > DocsApp featured 
The Hindu Business Line 
2 Nov 2015
The how and why of early stage investment > IITM faculty and incubatee, Dr Thillai Rajan authored the article
Business World  
29 Oct 2015 
Medical Consultations Delivered To Your Hand In 30 Minutes > DocsApp featured. DocsApp is like the WhatsApp for patients and doctors,” The startup’s tagline—No Appointment, No Travelling, No Waiting, perfectly explains what it essentially does and why people should use it.
TOI  
23 Oct 2015  
Startups electrifying India's Automobile Dreams > Ather Energy featured. 
The Hindu 
23 Oct 2015 
With ‘start-up India’, Research Parks to bloom > IITM Research Park featured
The Hindu 
10 Oct 2015   
Hyperverge: an early start and growing 

YourStory 
7 Oct 2015
A look at Chennai’s top next-generation startups > 
Hyperverge makes it to the list

ETHealthworld.com 
23 Sept 2015 
Now doctor, diagnostics and medicines all at your doorstep with this revolutionary App! > Feature on IITMIC incubateeDocsApp - a one-of-its-kind app, DocsApp connects doctors with patients on the go to provide efficient and convenient medical care)
Times of India 
9 Sep 2015  
Prof M Manivannan (IITM faculty and founder of Merkel Haptics) wins CavinKare-MMA Chinnikrishnan Innovation Award for developing a mannequin for cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training > 2nd link

India Venture Capital & Private Equity (VCPE) 2014 Report (pg. 45)  The blossoming of Start-up Ecosystem in India: Funding challenges and the role of academic incubators. Link (authors: Prof Ashok Jhunjhunwala and Dr Ghosh, CEO IITMIC 


The New Indian Express
7 Sept 2015 
Spark-plugging the Cradle of Change > 
Feature on IITMIC and incubatee, Enability Foundation
Economic Times 
23 August 2015 
How IIT alumni are turning funders and founders to create their own unique startup ecosystem > 
Article features IITM Startup Fund supported by IITM alumni, and companies supported

Times of India 
21 August 2015  
IITM aims high with 15-cr 'hub in the sky' > 
'Hub in the sky', a social and intellectual meeting ground to ideate growth opportunities and inventions under the IIT Alumni Industry Interaction Centre, plans to rope in a high number of IIT alumni to boost research initiatives and start-ups in the country.

Business Standard
Economic Times
19 August 2015 
HyperVerge raises $1 million in seed series from venture capital firms > 
As testimony to success of academic incubators Hyperverge,...... raise $1 million >
Articles on IITMIC incubatee Hyperverge
Times of India 
29 July 2015 
Chucking big jobs, IIT grads visit campuses to give > 
Article on IITMIC incubatee Lema Labs (provides robotics education to eng. colleges) 
Business Standard 
27 July 2015 
Industry-funded projects at IIT Madras rise 20% > 
Features the thriving startup ecosystem at IITM 
Deccan Chronicle 
18 July 2015 
Budding Kozhikode entrepreneur realises BRICS dream > IITMIC incubatee Varun Sridharan of Greenvironment represent Indian ‪entrepreneurial community‬ at BRICS 2015 (Youth Summit)
Economic Times 
23 June 2015  
Now, IITs become fertile ground for faculty startups > IITM has so far spawned 16 startups that have been founded or co-founded by faculty. Thirty of the 89 tech start-ups birthed at the institute have faculty members as founders or minority shareholders.  
Economic Times 
Business Standard 
ET Auto
 
28 May 2015 
Ather gets $12 million (Rs 75 cr) funding from Tiger Global > Series A funding raised by IITM incubated company. Previously raised $1M from Flipkart founders. It is said to be the first electric scooter which has been completely designed and manufactured out of India: The Ather-S340 is a connected vehicle powered by lithium-Ion battery pack, featuring a digital touchscreen dashboard, has a light-weight aluminium chassis and offers a top speed of 75 kmph.
Education Times  
25 May 2015  
Venture Highway > Article provides an overview of the startup ecosystem in India - written by IITMIC CEO. 
Economic Times 
7 May 2015 
Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan invests in Uniphore Software Systems > Series A funding raised by IITM incubated company. Uniphore's solutions include voice biometrics, virtual assistant and speech analytics. 
Deccan Chronicle 
2 May 2015   

Want to know where your bus is? Check the app Raft 
 

Geotagg's public transpoort mobile app, Raft featured


Economic Times 
21 Apr 2015  
Sleepless in startup: Entrepreneurs succumb to depression, stress 
 
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IITM  is letting serious student entrepreneurs take a semester off to be able to cope better 
LiveMint 
8 Apr 2015 
Technology incubation and growth of entrepreneurs > IITM (RTBI) incubatee, Edsix Brain Labs featured 
The Hindu 
28 Mar 2015  
Making sense of the city’s traffic chaos > Article features Raft, a public transport mobile app, developed by IITMIC incubatee, Geotag 
The Hindu 
27 Mar 2015 
From Vidarbha to wardrobe > Microspin, incubated at IITM's RTBI featured 
Times of India 
20 Mar 2015 
IIT-Madras is India’s Stanford > Article on IIT Madras Research Park and the startup ecosystem at thriving at IITMRP, where IITM Incubators - IITMIC, RTBI and BI are located.         The Economic Times >

Deccan Chronicle 
10 Mar 2015 
 
An engineer turns green warrior > 

Varun Sridharan, founder of Greenvironment, an IITMIC incubatee, featured in this article.


Deccan Chronicle 
23 Feb 2015 
Fund crunch, rules ground start-ups > IITMIC's perspective featured in this article. 
The Economic Times
10 Feb 2015
 
Chennai tech firm spins a solution for farmers in Vidarbh> IITM (RTBI) incubatee, Microspin Machine Works, featured in this article.
The Economic Times
30 Jan 2015
  
These apps help eateries win loyalty & influence clients > IITMIC incubatee, Clozerr, founded by current IITM student, KR Rahul featured in this article.

The Economic Times
21 Jan 2015
  
Skillveri transforming shop floors by turning novices into experts in manufacturing processes > IITM (RTBI) incubatee, Skillveri, featured in this article.
Times of India
21 Jan 2015 
Global developers come together, solve local woes >

The New Indian Express
19 Jan 2015 
Kishore Natrajan, cofounder of HyperVerge, company incubated at IITM, wins the National finals of The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) >
The Economic Times
3 Jan 2015
 
Gyan Data develops meter for autorickshaws with tracking and data communication capabilities > IITMIC incubatee, Gyan Data, founded by IITM faculty members at Chemical Engg Dept featured here. GyanData has integrated a GPS based tracking system and made the meter Internet-enabled. 

The Hindu
1 Jan 2015   
A startup reimagining e-bikes > Feature on our incubatee, Ather Energy, housed at IITM Research Par


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