Symbiosis Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SCEI) is an incubator for startups focussing on Alumni, Students and Faculty of the Symbiosis International University (SIU).

SCEI also incubates promising startups that otherwise have no Symbiosis connection.

Most student incubatees of SCEI are early stage startups, with a view to mature their idea into a business before they graduate out from their course at Symbiosis. Alumni incubatees are typically Launch-stage startups. Promising external startups interested in being incubated with us are also welcome.

Startups are selected based on criteria of scalability of business, quality of delivery mechanisms, pay-back period and dedication of founders.


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Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar

Dr. Rajani R.Gupte

Dr. R Raman

CEO Profile

Dilip Thosar

“Dilip Thosar is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Ahmedabad. He worked at multinational companies, small/medium size companies and his own company (as a serial entrepreneur), all in the IT sector, over three decades. After a five year-stint with Academics at the MBA level, He built up the Pune business to award-winning levels for Taxiforsure, a cab-aggregator startup later acquired by Olacabs. His passion and experience-base with start-ups (especially the scaling type) led him to take up the challenge of bringing up start-ups to successful maturity at SCEI.


    SCEI offering: SCEI tries to fulfil the following needs of incubatee startups:
  • Funding: SCEI coaches its incubatees to present their funding requirements to Angels, Government Agencies, and our own HNI alumni
  • Mentoring: SCEI arranges for domain-specific and technology-specific experts from among alumni, corporate managers and earlier generation entrepreneurs.
  • Coaching:SCEI conducts sessions on themes that help incubatee startups move up the ladder: product validation, market validation, funding presentations, ...
  • Infrastructure: Bandwidth, Creature comforts for startup workers including transport to and from home, prototype design and manufacturing equipment and fabrication laboratory.
  • Space:Cabins with facilities for routine operations, prototype building, discussions with suppliers/partners/mentors/customers, etc.
  • Co-founder Search:Facilitate getting co-founder with complementary skillset and compatible mindset



Symbiosis Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
3rd Floor, SIT Building
Symbiosis International University,
Symbiosis Knowledge Village
Gram- Lavale Taluka- Mulshi
Pune 412115, Maharashtra, India


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