IIML- SCIFI organised Selection Committee on 22 June 2019

3rd Selection committee meeting of SCIFI was held on 22 June 2019 for selecting start-ups for incubation.

IIM Lucknow-SCIFI signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Yes Bank Ltd. under their Innovation program YES SCALE: 01 May 2019

SCIFI signed an MOU with YES Bank Ltd. under their YES Scale initiative for start-ups to enable collaboration for sharing of resources for supporting relevant start-ups under their respective programmes and partnering for start-up programmes/events.

SCIFI organised an awareness session for Dean/ Directors/ Principals of affiliated institutions of Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU): 26 April 2019

A Presentation about SCIFI centre was conducted for the participants of MDP Programme attended by Deans/ Directors/ Principals of AKTU affiliated institutions. The objective of the session was to sensitize the audience on the issue of Financial Inclusion and make them aware of SCIFI and its activities so they could refer relevant resources to the centre in future.

SCIFI organised a Sensitization Workshop on Financial Inclusion in association with Department of Commerce & Business Management, Integral University: 10 April 2019

SCIFI organised a sensitization workshop on “Financial Inclusion” for faculty and students of Integral University at Integral University on 10th April 2019. The objective of the event was to generate awareness on the issue of financial inclusion and share the offerings of SCIFI in this space.

Mr. Birendra Bisht, the first Incubatee of SCIFI and the promoter of SAFEHUR, Intello Transpo Pvt. Ltd.won Second Prize at SIDBI Investor’s Day Pitch : 02 April 2019

The first Incubatee start-up of SCIFI, Intello Transpo Pvt. Ltd. (Safehur Platform) won Runners Up Trophy at SIDBI Investor’s Day organised on April 02, 2019 by securing 12 EOIs (Expressions of Interest) from investors. Mr. Birendra Bisht, the promoter of SAFEHUR secured Second Position among 20 handpicked start-ups selected to pitch to SIDBI supported funds, out of 105 eligible applicants, graded by a committee of “Venture Capital Funds”.

Workshop on “Financial Inclusion by Promoting Technology in Microfinance” by IIM Lucknow-SCIFI and UPMA: Oct 2018

The objective of the workshop was to explore the nature and extent of adoption of technology in MFI sector, its impact and the challenges in technology adoption. It also facilitated knowledge sharing and cross learning between MFIs.35 representatives from 12 Micro Finance Institutions (MFI) participated in the workshop along with the representatives from CRIF High mark, EQUIFAX and Microsave. Shri Prakash Kumar, Chief General Manager, SIDBI- PSIG (Poor State Inclusive Growth) programme and Shri A. K. Singh, Chief General Manager, NABARD were the chief guests for the inaugural session.

FINPITCH’18 Finale was organised by IIM Lucknow- SCIFI : Nov 2018

SCIFI organised their first national annual pitching event for FinTech start-ups- FinPitch’18 at IIM Lucknow on November 18th, 2018. The objective was to build up support system towards the start-ups working in the area of Financial Inclusion and Fintech. The jury and the speakers consisted of some notable investors and eminent FinTech industry players. 25 start-ups out of 61 applicants were shortlisted for pitching in the preliminary rounds, from which the jury recommended 09 start-ups for the final round. Top 03 winners were awarded cash prizes, offer for incubation and seed money support.