ACIR has been awarded a Department of State contract to continue to run the Nexus Startup up hub at the American Center in New Delhi, India. Erik Azulay, director of ACIR, said that “Since its founding in 2017, I have been privileged to work alongside the American Center staff in bringing the best practices of the United States in incubation and entrepreneurship to startups in India. ACIR has worked hard to make the Nexus program one of the premier business incubators in India and look forward to having even more of an impact over the next 3 years.”
Partnering with local organizations like the Indian Angel Network and TiE Delhi, ACIR has grown the Nexus program into a major component of India’s startup ecosystem. In addition to its signature 10 week long pre-incubation program and its monthly masterclasses and workshops, Nexus is now conducting incubator management training classes for both private and public incubators. Over 120 incubator managers have now completed the Nexus training program with more workshops planned in the summer of 2020.