Centre For Entrepreneurship Development


  • Entrepreneurship Development model of ALEAP, supported by the Ministry MSME, GoI, and Affiliated to EDII, Ahmedabad.
  • The Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED), an ISO Certified Institution for providing training to women and youth, was established in 1997 by the Association of Lady Entrepreneurs of India (ALEAP) to create passion and develop MSMEs in every nook and corner of the then single state of Andhra Pradesh (now bifurcated into Andhra Pradesh & Telangana). It is registered under the Societies Act for providing training and development tomicro, small, and medium-sized enterprises.
  • Throughout its journey, CED has attained and crossed several milestones. It received the certificate of merit and won the award for being one of the most Responsible Indian BMOs, jointly organized by GIZ, Germany, and the Ministry of MSME, GoI.
  • As a pioneering institute in entrepreneurship and development, CED plays a major role in providing a pro-business environment to foster the progress of MSMEs towards success and prosperity. Through its pursuit of excellence and uncompromising commitment to providing only the best, the institute has created a niche for itself in the domain of training, research, and consultancyin the two states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
  • After agriculture, CED isthe largest provider of job opportunities in the two states, supporting theirMSME sector to sustain and flourish. The institution offers a wide range of services, from hand-holding and escorting to monitoring the MSMEs,which are the economic growth engines for the two states. These services enable the enterprises to be open-minded, knowledgeable, and critical thinkers for creating entrepreneurs with the right product and business model.
  • Besides conducting general and sector-based entrepreneurial development programs (EDPs), the Centre is actively involved in conducting various skill-based EDPs to provide skilling and up-skilling training to MSMEs. To date, CED has conducted approximately 700 programs. An average of 25 participants were enlisted for each program, and nearly 8500 participants have successfully established their enterprise with the support service extended in CGT-MSME schemes.
  • With its 500+ identified domain experts, CED provides various skill-development programs,from Awareness Camps to Entrepreneurship Development Programs (EDPs), Technology-specific Training Programs, Domain-specific Programs, and Marketing-specific Programs, to handhold women entrepreneurs.To date, CED has trained more than 2,00,000 women entrepreneurs in the two states.

Current Events

Shri. Narendra Modi ji visited ALEAP incubate stall Santoshi, Autocracy machinery pvt.Ltd, on the occasion of Mahakumbh utsav on 20.03.2025

She is the first speaker at the round table with the most experience and as a visionary leader in the entrepreneurship and incubation sector. She shared Aleap's journey and achievements and also gave exemplary inputs and feedback to the MeitY and other new incubators. 19.03.2024

In partnership with CRB and UNDP, ALEAP organized a workshop on Shifting Gears: Advancing Sustainability Amongst SMEs today at Aleap Industrial Estate for Agri SMEs

In partnership with the Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP-India), ALEAP is organizing a workshop titled, ‘Shifting Gears: Advancing Sustainability Amongst Indian Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs)’. 24th - 26th April 2024

25th April - - World Bank Visit: Showcase of Best Practices, Innovation & Entrepreneurship (visit of ALEAP Industrial Estate, Hyderabad).Ms. Bremala Nathan Sr. Agricultural Specialist Global Practice for Agriculture and Food The World Bank NW Washington DC • Ms. Maithreyi Rajasingam B.Sc. GDL (Lond.) Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln's Inn) & Attorney-at-Law Executive Director, Viluthu & Chair, BEES Network, Sri Lanka.

We thank everyone who joined us for Grand opening of the 'Rural Mart for SHG Women & Artisans' at Ashoka One Mall, Hyderabad - a platform bridging rural artisans to urban markets, supported by NABARD and organized by ALEAP.