About Us:

cultiv8 is a Startup Incubator in Coimbatore. The incubator focuses on building an ecosystem that will nurture the early stage startups. Our support is not time-bound, and it’s not a boot camp with compulsory events. cultiv8 is a collection of entrepreneurs, industry experts, tenured researchers, government, academia and growth-stage startups. We strongly believe that our startups and entrepreneurs can achieve more as a community than as individuals. Our Goal is to create innovative ideas to collaborate inside the community to achieve everlasting positive influence. To achieve this, we have designed cultiv8.

Our Strengths

Design

90%

Go-to-Market

60%

Investments

75%

0 Lakhs - SEED Funding

0 Crores worth Deal Flow

0 Jobs created

0 products released

0 Patents filed

WHAT WE DO

An ecosystem for early stage startups fostering exceptional founders and creating measurable business impact, powered by Government of India

Product Design

Embracing principles of design centricity at cultiv8, our biggest priority is to accelerate the validation of ideas of our startups. It provides 3 months Test-Bed service for the startups to test their product. The service is code-agnostic and can be used by the startups to test their functionality and UX design of the product. Startups incubated at cultiv8 get to use the state of art facilities with a 360 design centre for ideation, and other hardware and software tools. Along with the expert guidance from the community the startups can reduce the product development life-cycle by atleast 60 %.

Business

cultiv8 will Identify and provide introductions to 10 prospective customers if the startup is focusing on B2B business. It will also help the startup get a press coverage once the startup has a product-market fit. We help founders listen to their customers and closely map business offerings so that product design meets customer needs. We assist the founder to set the direction in which the company should move forward and help them stay on track.

Funding

cultiv8 provides Equity-linked seed funding of up to INR 1 Crore to the innovative technology startups. From getting the founders pitch ready to getting their business investment ready, our support extends much beyond just investor connects and negotiations. By handholding them through fundraising, valuation and due-diligence, we ensure our founders never lose business focus.

Vision

“To become the World’s Best Design Centric Incubator”

We use Design Thinking as a process/tool for Product and Business Innovation. We would like to pioneer the skill and science of understanding what customers want so that we could guide our founders towards building amazing products for the world.

History

Setup in 2016, cultiv8 is the Technology-based Incubator of CIET powered by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, operating out of the Industrial town of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. The Centre encourages, supports and nurtures technology start-ups from ideation to execution. We support start-ups across domains, with a special focus on IoT (Internet of Things) space. To ensure intense support, we intake limited startups and we open the enrolment twice in a year.

Culture

As a founder first incubator, we have always kept our founders’ interest first, even before our own. cultiv8 is a startup by itself and we shall continue to remain a startup for life to be nimble. We are empathetic, fast, and focused on essentials. Many of our startups imbibe their culture from us and hence it is important for us to practice what we preach.

Testimonials

`` The access to CIET infrastructure & internship for our product development, interim funds arrangements for working capital and network of investors that we gained through our association with Cultiv8 have provided us with incredible support over the last 3 years and have been instrumental in our growth story.``
Mr. Ramshankar C S - Co-Founder & CEO - Maxbyte

Successfully conducted my 1st Heal your Life workshop... It was the first programme for CarveThee too..Cultiv8 CoWorks turned out to be a perfect space for such a deep event! The energy in that space is unparalleled! Thank you Kaarthick Balakrishnan Ji for creating such an amazing space, the first of its kind in Coimbatore!
Mr. Shandhip Sabapathy - Founder & Chief Mentor, CarveThee

I use to have client meeting and felt very suitable place for it. The hall is designed in such a way where the environment will kick our energy to work towards our Goals.
Ms. Nithya Priya - Region Head, Coimbatore - Justfence