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Cisco LaunchPad is a B2B Corporate Accelerator program that propels deep-tech startups working in disruptive technologies. The program runs in line with Cisco’s goal of developing solutions that bring value to the organization and the society through collaboration.

The Program

A Startup ecosystem initiative aimed at co-creating solutions for the next wave of internet users. The program brings together Cisco technologies, startups, and the partner community to deliver business-relevant end-to-end tech solutions.

We, at Cisco LaunchPad propel deep-tech startups working in disruptive technologies. With ample mentorship programs, tech-integration, investor connects and ecosystem enabling events, we position ourselves at the heart of innovation through collaboration.

Times in a year
Batch size
Startups per cohort
Industry experts

The key focus areas are Networking and Infrastructure, Security, IoT, AI & Machine learning, Image Processing, Linkages or Video Analytics, and Deep tech along with Healthcare-Specific Technologies.

What's on offer?

Cisco LaunchPad aims to support startups in their entrepreneurial journey and help them scale to the next level by providing access to a wide gamut of resources.


Internal Cisco Mentors and External Experts with immense industry experience and subject matter expertise, to guide startups on product and technology


Nominal grant upon the start of the Cohort. Additional grant at the end of the cohort based on performance.

Investor Connects

Interactions with the Angel investor and Venture Capital community to tap new opportunities

Tech Platform and support

Startups can leverage Cisco technologies - APs, ASR, ISR, IR, UCS, MSE, CMX, ISE

Customer/Partner Access

Startups will get access to Cisco events and some customers for PoC / demo on a case-to-case basis.

Co-Working Space

A world class co-working space in the Cisco campus for startups to learn and bounce off ideas with peers.

What after completion?

After graduation, the startups become part of the bigger alumni program which focuses on use case integration and Go To Market. The alumni are also provided continued support when it comes to:

  • Investor connects
  • GTM
  • Partner connects
  • Hiring
  • UI/UX support
  • Global event participation
If the startup is of interest to Cisco, then Cisco may become customer to startup, craft joint go-to-market strategy, invest in startup, or even acquire the startup.