why upstart?

An event that caters to the budding startups of our country, Upstart - Our highlight - stands apart from the conventional Start-up Competition and 10-minute pitching; we strive to give our participants more than just the prize. The start-ups go through multiple rounds of screening, which are essentially brainstorming sessions at different levels and face to face mentoring. Finalists get to develop their ideas and hone their business plans with a panel of mentors.

  Startup India

Selected startups get the exclusive opportunity to get registered under the Startup India scheme and avail the perks associated. Skip the queue and the price of over ₹40,000 involved in the process.

  We all Love Cash

The winners shall receive an equity-less funding worth ₹350,000. The team is free to use the amount in whichever smart way they can think of to grow their startup.

  Incubate & Execute

Through UPSTART, the winner gets an incubation opportunity at SIDBI Innovation & Incubation Centre (SIIC) at IIT Kanpur, set up in collaboration with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).


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