4th Cohort of Image COE
“IMAGE”, a Centre of Excellence for Gaming, Animation, VFX, Computer Vision, and AI Start-Ups, is a flagship initiative by STPI – Hyderabad, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India and Government of Telangana, in Collaboration with TVAGA (Telangana VFX, Animation and Gaming Association), HYSEA, IIIT Hyderabad, TIE Hyderabad, Hyderabad Angels, and SucSEEDInnovationn Fund.
IMAGE CoE runs a six-month accelerator program for Gaming, Animation, VFX, and Computer Vision&AI Start-Ups and provides mentor support, seed funding, product growth exercises, the opportunity to raise their subsequent round of funding through our investment partners, and other valuable resources/support.
FOCUS AREASThe Start-ups are expected to be in the following domains
d) Computer Vision and AI
SELECTION PROCESSIMAGE Accelerator Program would be organized into three (3) phases.
Phase-1:Applications from start-ups are invited through an online contest portal
Phase-2: Shortlisting of applications having a strong potential through initial scrutiny
Phase-3: Selection of start-ups through the pitch-in session.
OFFERINGSa)State-of-the-art plug and play incubation space of 10,000 Sq ft. b)Seed funding to selected start-ups from IMAGE CoE c) Plug & Play Infrastructure with access to conference rooms and a fully equipped Preview Theatre d) Connections with major VCs and Angel funds e) Demo Day to showcase your products/services to investors f) Access to Mocap Studio (upcoming) g) Mentorship from Industry Experts h) Market Access through ecosystem enablers - HYSEA, TVAGA, Telangana Government, STPI, IIIT-H, Hyderabad Angels, SucSEED indovation fund and many others i) Legal, IPR & Statutory Support. l) Collaboration with major media platforms
INCENTIVESa) Seed funding to selected start-ups from IMAGE CoE b) Up to 30 Lakh Seed Fund to eligible start-ups from SucSEED Indovation Fund c) Microsoft Azure Credits upto $1,50,000 d) AWS Credits upto $10,000 e) License credits by Mathworks & Freshworks
Application submission start date
Application submission end date
Evaluation,Shortlisting & Selection
Final Pitch in front of Select Committee Panel
Announcement of Result
Note: Dates are subject to change. Kindly check the portal regularly for latest information.