As part of the strategic alliance, IBA will introduce an entrepreneurship program in all its existing University Centers of Excellence leveraging IA’s Campus Entrepreneurship Program, to create a global ecosystem for founders to build and grow their blockchain and Industry 4.0 startups.
India, June 2021: India Accelerator – a seed-stage accelerator program has recently signed an MoU with IBA – India Blockchain Alliance to add entrepreneurship to its portfolio in its COE’s across the globe. The partnership aims at ensuring that both students and academia get access to the Proven ecosystem of both IBA and IA by adding IA’s Campus Entrepreneurship Program for blockchain students, faculty, and startups.
Blockchain is a new-age technology that has the potential to revolutionize many aspects of India’s financial, social, and governance systems and IBA plays a crucial role in transforming not only India but also global entities into a global blockchain destination. On the other hand, India Accelerator – being a leading seed-stage accelerator focuses on leveraging the partnership and take it to international countries like Australia, Malaysia, Kenya, South Africa, Europe, USA, and Canada, leveraging the IBA network
Commenting on the partnership, Sanjoy Sarma, Head of IA Campus Entrepreneurship Program, said, “We are excited with this coming together of two known stalwarts in their respective field and are looking forward to making a positive impact to the Startup ecosystem for Blockchain and Industry 4.0. We believe that this Strategic partnership will lead to creating a viable alternative for students to look at Entrepreneurship as a viable career option.”
“Our collaboration with IA is completely in sync with IBA’s vision to encourage the responsible adoption of blockchain technology across sectors. We believe that IA’s network of experienced mentors and trainers in new-age technology will also add value for our students to be industry-ready. This will open more avenues for young entrepreneurs to disrupt the industry with their innovative startup ideas,” said, Raj Kapoor, Founder of IBA.
As part of the partnership, IBA and IA will offer a joint curriculum that will train both faculty and entrepreneurs in creating successful Blockchain startups. The selected startups will also get the opportunity to work with IA Labs – a Career Accelerator for young students that brings disruptive digital learning solutions to future tech skills. “With the addition of Blockchain learning programs to the existing full-stack development, cloud and DevOps engineering, will help us accelerate our mission to make campus’s industry ready”, said Maninder Singh Bawa, Co-founder & CTO of IA Labs.
Furthermore, IA will leverage IBA’s global footprint and focus on creating, nurturing, and accelerating all the Startups that come out from the Centers of Excellence. Under the Campus Entrepreneurship Program, IA and IBA are projecting to accelerate at least 100 Startups per year.