Accelerating AI powered Media Tech Innovations

AI in MediaTech Accelerator is an initiative by CIE IIIT Hyderabad, supported by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The accelerator programs are designed to discover, nurture and foster start-ups developing innovative solutions and AI applications in areas of Virtual Production,  Metaverse  (VR AR, NFTs, Virtual Worlds, Blockchain, Gaming Tech), Multimedia and Journalism.

Jointly run by CIE at IIITH Hyderabad and Arka Media Works, with Shobu Yarlagadda as the Chief Mentor.

Jointly by


  • Technology

  • Access to faculty

  • Access to investor
    & partner networks

  • Domain

  • Market

  • AccSales & marketing

  • Growth Investment

  • Funds up to
    INR 50 Lakhs

  • Playbooks
    & frameworks

Focus Areas

Startups working in areas of 

Virtual Production


Media & Journalism

Chief Mentor

Ramesh Loganathan

COO, IIIT-H Foundation,
Professor-Co-Innovation and
Head Research/Innovation Outreach

Shobhu Yarlagadda

Co Founder & CEO, Arka Media Works

Empanelled Mentors


General Partnet at Ventureast

Vikrant Varshney

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, SucSEED Indovation Fund

Ravi GSR

Co-Founder, Co Creation Consulting

Rajat Ojha

CEO, Gamitronics

Vasudev Varma

EC Member, IIITH Foundation, Professor, IIIT Hyderabad

Kavitha Vemuri

Assistant Professor, Ph.D (IIIT,H)

Sridhar Lanka

Co-Founder, Co Creation Consulting

Y Raghu Reddy

Professor, SERC, IIITH, EC Member IIIT-H Foundation

Viveck Verma

Founder, UpSurge, Senior Advisor- TSIC (Telangana State Innovation Cell)

Prakash Yalla

Technology transfer office and head product labs , IIITH, Ex Honeywell

Sanjay Jesrani

CEO, Founder at Go North Ventures

Anshu Sarje

Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for VLSI and Embedded Systems Technologies (CVEST), IIITH