Karnataka Acceleration Network (KAN)

KAN is a unique initiative of Government of Karnataka and one of its first of its kind in the country to boost the accelerator ecosystem in the state, especially for growth stage Startups and create a mentor-mentee network between accelerators and incubators in Bangalore and Beyond Bengaluru regions to share best practices of nurturing startups.

Expected Impact

Weeks duration/ Cohorts
Startups/3 years

Our Goals

  • To create vital inter-linkages/ exchanges of information
  • To boost the growth stage startups and help them scale up
  • To Assist in raising venture capital, support exit by acquisition, and help in gaining customer traction
  • To facilitate commercialization of technology solutions for market outreach
  • To provide technical and business advisory through a cache of Experts and Mentors.

Karnataka Acceleration Network - Clusters

  • JAIN Launchpad : JAIN Launchpad is a joint initiative by JAIN (deemed-to-be university), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, and ALSTOM India Limited. https://www.juincubator.com
  • GINSERV : GINSERV, like any other startup, began its journey in 2010, with an eye on Nurturing and Acceleration of Startups in the area of information technology. https://www.ginserv.in
  • DERBI Foundation : Dayananda Sagar Entrepreneurship Research and Business Incubation Foundation a Technology Business Incubator with the objective of incubating technology ventures. https://derbifoundation.com

Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering – Science & Technology Entrepreneurs Park (SJCE-STEP) was established in 1985 To promote Techno Entrepreneurs & Start-ups in the Information-Communication Technology (ICT) and electronic product development


SHINE Foundation (Sahyadri Hub for Innovations and Entrepreneurship Foundation) is a section 8 company setup at Sahyadri Campus, Mangaluru to create a support system for establishing and growing startups that use entrepreneurship and innovation as a tool for creating significant social impact.


ASTRA, UAS Dharwad - University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad is the first in state amongst Government Universities to incorporate the Sec 8 company in the year 2020. ASTRA has been established with the vision to educate and create Agri and Allied sector first generation entrepreneurs and generate employment opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria to apply for this program
1) Startup should be in growth stage. 2) Startup must be registered in Karnataka.

Government Partners

Accelerator/Incubation Partners

Contact us

Tarun Raj

Startups and Innovation
Email: associate@karnatakadigital.in
Mobile: 8904179901

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