To develop Smart Cities, a holistic approach is required to build solutions along all aspects of everyday living. With this in mind, we have picked ten areas to focus on:

  • Water Supply & Air Quality Management
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Sanitation & Solid Waste Management
  • Efficient Urban Mobility & Public Transport
  • Affordable Housing
  • Good Governance (e-Governance & Citizen Participation)
  • Inclusive Public Spaces & Smart-design
  • Safety & Security of Citizens
  • Smart Healthcare Solutions
  • Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Management
Deep Industry Connect

Mentors with proven track record and experience in the Smart City domain areas. A good mix of senior industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs.

Strategic Mentor

a Mentor for a startup. Matchmaking of right mentor to a startup. 50% of the program sweat equity charged goes to the Mentor.

Disciplined Followups

Aggressive weekly follow ups to assist with rapid pivoting, focus on gaining early business traction.

Media Visibility

Visibility through various events and media interactions, at least 2 -3 media exposures during the course of the batch.

Design Support

Software and Hardware design related support services incl. UI/UX and architecture level design support.

Investment Support

Investment support incl. Investor ready PowerPoint and business model spreadsheet preparation , hunting and pitching support.

Business Acceleration

Gain momentum and upgrade your venture to the next phase of its business cycle

Legal & Statutory Support

Help with due diligence, statutory clearances, taxation etc.

Access to Government Schemes

Advise on relevant government programs and schemes, Startup India registration

  • A team that is committed to their idea and has the burning desire to not only achieve but exceed their goals.
  • A team that is available to be present and actively participate for the entire 20-week program agenda.
  • Access to potential funding through a fund managed by the accelerator, along with access to external funding.
  • 2% equity will be charged towards mentoring and for access to the program’s combined network.
  • The Team

    We look at the founding team - their passion, team dynamics, experience; and what will it be like to work with them. We back entrepreneurs who are driven and won't pack up and leave at the first sign of challenge.

  • The Idea

    We want to understand the rationale behind the idea. Why was this chosen? What problem does it solve and for whom? What makes it unique, viable, and feasible and a winning idea for us to back?

  • The Stage

    The start-up should have moved beyond the idea stage to execution - preferably with at least a rough prototype or an early proof of concept. Start-ups which are in expansion mode are probably beyond the scope of this cohort.


  • 15 Feb 2017
    Application Open
  • 20 Apr 2017
    Jury Day
  • 8 May 2017
    Cohort Begins
  • 6 Oct 2017
    Demo Day


  • Rajesh C. Mathur

  • Anant Singh

  • Prarthana Borah

  • Saurabh Rai

  • Ishan Gupta

  • Anirudh Rastogi

  • Krishna Matturi

  • Shwetank Verma

  • Pranay Gupta

  • Sunil Polly

  • Ranjitha Shivaram

  • Suneel Bandhu

  • Jai Kumar Gaurav

  • Prasoon Sharma

  • Aschwin Van Der Woude

  • Andrés Peianovich Deirós


Eco-system partners


  • 2017
AIM Mixer Pune

Venue: Edugild located at 9, MIT College Rd, Rambaug Colony, Kothrud, Pune, Maharashtra 411038
AIM Mixer Bengaluru

Venue- Innov8 Coworking Koramangala, 3, 20 Main Rd, Koramangala Industrial Layout, Koramangala Bangalore 560034
AIM Mixer Delhi

Venue- Collab House, 66-A, Journalist Colony, Road No. 70, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad 500033





  • About the Program
  • About the Application Process
+ Why choose AIM Smart City?
+ Do you accept startups at the idea stage?
+ Do you invest in competing companies?
+ What kind of company formation and regulatory support will you provide?
+ You must be registered as a Private Limited Company by the time the cohort begins i.e. May 8, 2017. After which we have an excellent group of mentors who can guide you about any questions or regulatory support that you may need.
+ What will the interaction between the Accelerator and the start-up be like?
+ Are there any location constraints?
+ How can we get funded after acceleration program ends?
+ Can startups leverage ISB and Ashoka University brands in their presentations to potential clients/ investors?
+ What does the Accelerator get in return?
+ Will you sign an NDA? How do I know you won't steal my idea?
+ What if I have more questions I need answered before I apply?
+ What are the selection criteria for the accelerator?
+ How many rounds of evaluation are there?
+ What is a Jury Day?
+ When will I hear back about my application?