PCOMBINATOR, a Pune-based incubator, has been recognized among the Top Challengers in Asia Pacific Region. As a participant in the UBI Global World Benchmark Study 2021-2022, performance and impact metrics across 21 KPIs were benchmarked against peer organizations around the world. The UBI Global research team has independently scored impact and performance, and scores have merited recognition as a Top Challenger among regional peers, informed Dr Prakash Ramesh Sharma, founder of PCOMBINATOR.
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UBI Global is a Swedish-based innovation intelligence company and community specializing in mapping, highlighting, and connecting the world of business incubation. Through a community of more than 1,000 member organizations from over 90 countries worldwide, UBI Global provides matchmaking, ranking, benchmarking, and research services to corporations and business incubation organizations.
Sharma added, “PCOMBINATOR is committed to setting up free entrepreneurship varsities within college campuses in India and even encourages global countries to avail this opportunity. The mission to spin student startups and provide Industry-Academic interfaces to build a proof of concepts and innovations has got tremendous response from researchers, senior professionals, advisors, organization owners, NGOs, Academicians, Students and most importantly uses all advanced technologies including Artificial Intelligence to actively research various aspects of startup ecosystem using PASSION FRAMEWORK.”
PCOMBINATOR has been benchmarked by UBI Global as Top Challenger ASIA PACIFIC and is the only Indian ecosystem enabler to achieve this for 2021-2022 from chosen samples. From an assessment of over 1900+ applicants, 900 shortlisted, 190+ qualified and 90 assessed comprehensively using 21 KPI, the Sweden based organization has recognized world top incubators, accelerators and challengers from various regions (Africa, North America, MENA, ASIA Pacific, Europe and Latin America. It demonstrates the PCOMBINATOR does provide good value to the startup ecosystem on par with International Incubators and Accelerators however does have scope to excel further and get ranked further.
PCOMBINATOR sets up free entrepreneurship varsities within colleges, fully bootstrapped and encourage student community, seniors, veterans, thought leaders to recommend their colleges to get this benefit. It provides free advanced IT skilling to 20 students from each college and has a very low cost membership model for continuous skilling.
PASSION FRAMEWORK is a 7 Dimension Model which includes 28 process areas to help incubators, accelerators, investors, colleges and corporate built innovation centers. With over 1500+ seniors expressing their interest to collaborate for this initiative, the next milestones would be to scout for investors who are interested in ecosystem enabling forums and encourage more global thought leaders to be part of this ecosystem. The blog explain entrepreneurship using stories and poems has over 98 country viewership.
PCOMBINATOR is collaborating with over 25+ colleges through MOUs, Entrepreneurship cell connects and helping students and academicians get acquainted with startup ecosystem. The focus is on colleges beyond towns and cities and also provides free technology training to 20 students from each colleges.
With an active interest shown from 50+ more colleges, the project seeks more thought leaders to be part of this mission to spread entrepreneurship, cyber security and startup ecosystem awareness and also skill candidates in advanced IT technologies to get placed in startups. “We encourage student community, seniors, thought leaders to recommend their colleges to get this benefit. It provides free advanced IT skilling to 20 students from each college and has a very low cost membership model for continuous skilling”, he added.
Dr. Prakash Ramesh Sharma,
Founder of PCombinator