VentureStudio is established by Ahmedabad University, in active collaboration with Stanford University – Centre for Design Research. At VentureStudio, aspiring entrepreneurs create innovative and scalable ventures, supported by experiences coaches, expert mentors and seasoned investors.

Coaches & Mentors

Venture Studio has coaches from universities like Ahmedabad University and Stanford University, among others.  This is complemented by the Ahmedabad Venture Alliance (AHVA), a group specially formed for mentoring of startups at VetureStudio. This group includes leading experts from industry, academia, professionals, etc. Together, they offer vast and practical knowledge on areas covering design, engineering, manufacturing,marketing, finance, entrepreneurship etc.

Access to global pool of technology and business experts

VentureStudio helps you create new products and businesses by providing experiential education from fields of Engineering, Design, Business, Finance and skills like team-work and communication. It’s a world of product and business creation for those who are willing to take risks and are passionate about creating viable solutions to the problems and needs observed every day.

Venture Investment support

In addition to the seed expenditure support from VentureStudio, Ventures incubated at VentureStudio have access to Ahmedabad Angel Network (AAN) which provides crucial financial investment and also provides invaluable advice to the qualifying ventures up to the series A / VC round.  AAN members, with their vast experience in industry, professions and investing, have taken keen interest in the development of the innovation venture ecosystem in and around Ahmedabad and supporting deserving ventures.

Ventures @ VentureStudio

VentureStudio welcomes entrepreneurs from diverse cultures, work background You could be experienced or fresh, from any part of the country. We welcome gender diversity.

If you have passion to meet genuine customer and society needs through path-breaking ideas and never-say-die attitude, we would love to hear from you.

 We welcome ventures across domains. Our Fellows have started ventures in IT, Engineering, Health & Wellness, Education, Event Management, Recruitment, Clean Technology, Biology, Material Science, Art to name a few.

One of the ventures. Cruxbot was acquired by Kno Inc and eventually Intel Corporation. Read more.

Coaches @ VentureStudio

Ravin Sanghavi

Ravin Sanghavi is Head Coach at VentureStudio. He has a B.E. in Mechanical Eng. from L.D.College of Engineering & Post Graduation in Management from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, with over 28 years of industry experience. Read More

Ade Mabogunje

Dr. Ade MabogunjeAde Mabogunje is a senior research scientist in the School of Engineering’s Center for Design Research at Stanford University. He conducts empirical studies of the engineering design process with a view to developing performance metrics for creative design teams in innovation ecosystems.  Read More

Neeraj Sonalkar

Neeraj Sonalkar is an Engineering Research Associate at the Center for Design Research, Stanford University. His research focuses on creating models, methods & tools for augmenting the practice of technological innovation.  Read More

Fellowship Programmes @ VentureStudio

Six month fellowship program

We offer a six month full time fellowship program for people from any field having an insight to start up a new venture. The program follows a design methodology based on research conducted in the field of engineering and product innovation compiled by the Center for Design Research at Stanford University. Also, the fellows are exposed to design principles applied at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Technical University of Delft, and the Netherlands. Read More

Nascent Venture Incubation Support

There are many startups in early stages who may wish to join VentureStudio to gain from this and progress faster. These are defined for the purpose of this policy as “Nascent Ventures”. They may be also called “early stage Ventures” or “half-baked Ventures”.

The objective is to help the startup achieve better speed and scale through VentureStudio support and facilitation.VentureStudio can provide or facilitate support in the areas of coaching, mentoring, facilities and investment facilitation to such startups. Being incubated at VentureStudio also provides the ventures with greater credibility and exposure through events and other outreach activities done by VentureStudio. Read More..

Fellowship Programmes for students

Fellowship Program specially  designed for AU Student

Fellowship Program specially designed for GTU Students

Fellowship Program for other students

What mentors & fellows have to say

Ahmedabad University Support Foundation

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