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.

  The Moonshot : ₹10mn

Winners of the competition UPSTART, will get a chance to pitch their idea to investors from KAE Capital. A chance at the giant leap, collect a funding opportunity of upto ₹10mn.

  We all Love Cash

The winners shall receive an equity-less funding worth ₹600,000. 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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