In yet another global opportunity for India’s ever-growing startup ecosystem, France-based global accelerator NUMA, has joined hands with Airbus BizLab to commence its a one-of-its-kind, six-month mentor-driven accelerator programme in Bengaluru for entrepreneurs in India.
At the launch, Mr. Naresh Narasimhan, CEO of NUMA Bengaluru said,
We are sitting on a hotspot of start-up activity and this is the right time to give direction to the young budding entrepreneurs in our country. Also, our association with Airbus BizLab will certainly give both of us an insight into each others’ areas of expertise and will benefit us in our acceleration programmes respectively.
NUMA has shortlisted 12 start-ups from a batch of 200 startups, for the first batch of their programme. These startups will go through the 6-month tailored acceleration programme, wherein they will be trained, nurtured and mentored by NUMA’s experienced mentors and Entrepreneur-in-Residence.
We believe that our 6-month programme coupled with NUMA’s incredible knowledge base and the co-working environment in the heart of a thriving ecosystem will certainly help a lot of budding entrepreneurs in achieving their dream.
said Mr. Frédéric Oru, COO of NUMA.
These start-ups will also be extended operational, legal, marketing & all forms of support along with co-working office space. NUMA will also prepare them for their final investor presentation and get them to meet domestic & international investors through which these start-ups can acquire funding for their projects.
Airbus BizLab has tied-up with NUMA Bengaluru for opening Airbus Bizlab in India. It offers a 6-month acceleration programme wherein, the start-ups are given access to experts, venture capitalists and other mentors.
The collaboration will be symbiotic, wherein NUMA Bengaluru will offer an entire floor of workspace to Airbus BizLab alongside access to NUMA’s ecosystem of mentors, other startups, speakers and conferences etc. NUMA, on the other hand, will also receive mentorship and guidance from BizLab in their area of expertise.
Airbus has always been at the forefront of innovation for many years, but now the ecosystem is changing and we need to broaden our horizons and delve into different areas of expertise in order to create more value for our customers. With the Airbus BizLab Bangalore we will accelerate the rise of an Indian aeronautical entrepreneurship.
said Mr. Bruno Gutierres, HO Airbus BizLab.
NUMA is one of the biggest start-up accelerators globally and has over 15 years of experience in the field. It has successfully accelerated 103 startups out of which 83% are still active after 4 years. NUMA Bengaluru is a joint venture between NUMA Paris and Metaform. NUMA Bengaluru will host events relevant to the start-up community and will work with corporates for supporting their innovation programmes.
Similar to NUMA, Airbus BizLab is a global aerospace business accelerator where startups and Airbus intrapreneurs speed up the transformation of innovative ideas into valuable businesses. Airbus BizLab has developed a “hybrid” concept, to closely collaborate with startups while allowing smaller organisations to better understand needs and ways of working of large groups.