I was present at the demo day for the 1st batch of 10 companies graduating from the iAccelerator program y’day on Aug 29th.  I was impressed by the quality of the teams & their ideas. I thought that they were really very good.

Hats off to both CIIE & Upstart.in for pulling it off.

They were a lot of positives and obviously since they were doing it for the 1st time this will surely act as a learning as well. The companies can be made to think more holistically (The Big picture thinking), they can create the Mentors team or Advisory team, create board of Directors , create market traction, focus on Sales & Marketing, etc.,

Out of the 8 cos that was showcased couple of them are interesting and could go the whole distance and become great companies to watch for in the near future. They need to execute their plans & strategies well.

Overall it was a good beginning for iAccelerator and hopefully with time they (the cos/ the output) will get better and better.