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The incubator intends to support early-stage startups with deep technology, science, or engineering solutions to the neglected problems of an emerging world.

Eligible startups will have a proven ability to build quickly, sell to customers, and evolve their idea into a business that can grow.

To be accepted into the AIM-Dado Banatao Incubator Program, the startup must meet the following criteria:


  • Team of two to six members with at least one founder with rigorous science / engineering / technical expertise and one founder with market and business development expertise
  • Both tech and business co-founders will work on the business full-time
  • Open to non-AIM students and graduates


  • Early product demonstrating a strong core science, technology or engineering innovation, or vetted market need, up to a minimum viable product


  • Open to early-stage startups with or without prior external funding, revenues, or customer traction


  • Focus on sectors that need innovative solutions
  • S&T-based solutions in communications, agriculture, health, AI, IoT, and so on
  • Need not be limited to software; can also include hardware and business model innovations


Note: The AIM-Dado Banatao Incubator has a rolling application with no set deadline. All applicants must fill out the online application form and send to