Techfest is the exclusive India Region Partner. We are excited to help set a precedent for attracting India’s brightest minds and we look forward to having you participate in solving the planet's biggest challenges through path-breaking solutions that is going to help the world move towards a sustainable future.
Regional finalists of 22+ countries will contest for the million dollar investment prize. One finalist will be chosen at the Regional Finale during Techfest who will represent India at the Grand Finale in May 2018, in San Francisco.
Startup World Cup 2017 included a networking party, workshops, conference and startup pitch competition. Distinguished speakers and judges attended the events alongside the top entrepreneurs from around the world
The interested startups will be required to submit the pitch deck and follow all the instructions mentioned on the registration page carefully
Applications received from across the country will be evaluated and those selected will be invited to Techfest 2017-18 for the regional finale event
Each Startup will present their case at the pitch competition, jury panel of which will be decided by Techfest and Fenox Capital. India Winner will be declared on the spot
The finalist will be invited to the Grand Finale in San Francisco to compete against other Regional Winners. Travel fare will be sponsored* by Techfest
We encourage startups in any domain, at any stage, to apply. Please note that the startup must be a legal entity not just an idea
Startup World Cup participants will get a big chance to turn their ideas into reality with the help of global exposure, networking, media coverage, and 1 million USD in funding for the winner
There is no fee for participating in Startup World Cup India Regional Finale
Top 10 startups selected among the applicants will be invited to Techfest, IIT Bombay to contest for Regional Winner
Each startup will be allocated 4 minutes to pitch followed by 2 minutes of Q&A from the judging panel.
The entries will be evaluated by Fenox Capital and top 10 entries across India will be invited to Techfest to contest for entry into the Grand Finale
Air tickets worth 60,000 INR will be sponsored by Techfest
The winner of the Grand Finale will receive US $ 1,000,000 prize in investment. It will either be in exchange for a portion of equity related to the most recent round of funding or a convertible note, depending on the size of the company and how much funding they have raised. They will also receive global exposure through media recognition from all of the journalists covering the event. Selected sponsors will also be providing additional prizes to be announced. Last year included $30k in free legal services from Orrick and a Salesforce software package for the finalists
We encourage startups in any domain, at any stage, to apply. Please note that the startup must be a legal entity not just an idea.
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