Online Contest Portal Document

 

5th Cohort of Image CoE

 

ABOUT

“IMAGE”a Centre of Entrepreneurship for Gaming, Animation, VFX, Computer Vision, and AI Start-Upsis 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 SucSEED Innovationn 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 AREAS

The Start-ups are expected to be in the following domains

a) Gaming
b) Animation
c) VFX
d) Computer Vision and AI
 

SELECTION PROCESS

IMAGE 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.
 

DURATION

6 Months

OFFERINGS

a) Plug & Play Infrastructure with access to conference rooms and a fully equipped Preview Theatre
b) Connections with major VCs and Angel funds
c) Demo Day to showcase your products/services to investors
d) Access to Mocap Studio (upcoming)
e) Mentorship from Industry Experts
f) Market Access through ecosystem enablers - HYSEA, TVAGA, Telangana Government, STPI, IIIT-H, Hyderabad Angels, SucSEED indovation fund and many others
g) Legal, IPR & Statutory Support.
h) Collaboration with major media platforms

INCENTIVES

a) 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

TIMELINE

16th January 2024
Application submission start date
2nd March 2024
Application submission end date
17th March 2024
Evaluation,Shortlisting & Selection
26th March 2024
Final Pitch in front of Select Committee Panel
2nd April 2024
Announcement of Result

Note: Dates are subject to change. Kindly check the portal regularly for latest information.


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For technical queries in filling the application form, please contact at: startup.pmu@stpi.in