- Originality of Idea.
- Scalability, in terms of the potential for growth and replication of the venture.
- Well-conceived implementation plan and timetable.
- Overall likelihood of achieving demonstrable results
An event that caters to the budding startups of our country, Upstart - Our highlight - is a Start-up Competition with 10-minute pitching and 4 month intensive mentoring. 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 investors. Top performing teams at Upstart Kanpur Edition get 4 month intensive face to face mentoring with eminent leaders from the world of entrepreneurship.
If you wish to give wings to your startup and soar high above the giants, Upstart is just for you. If your startup is new in the business and looking to pick up help in terms of funding, incubation or mentorship, Upstart is the platform you've been waiting for.
Every beginner seeks guidance from those who've already tread the path. Here is your chance to get that push your startup requires, to make an impactful presence in the world of entrepreneurship. Selected startups will get the chance to interact with a group of leading entrepreneurs, who'll analyse every aspect of your business and look at your startup with the eye of a critique as well as a mentor. We are offering you the chance, it’s up to you to grab it!
All participating startups have to register via one step process.The participants need to fill the concerned details and top startups will be shortlisted for the Final Round Mentoring sessions, to be held in IIT Kanpur during E-Summit'19.
The teams have to pitch their summary to an independent panel in under 200 seconds. It is a prerequisite to the finale and will be held in campus on 30th August. It has a 25% weightage in the total evaluation.
After the session, Startups will have time till the next day to build upon their Plan and modify their Pitch based on the inputs they received. They will then participate in a 10-minute pitch (followed by Q&As) to present their improved Business Plans before the Upstart panel, a panel of judges on 31st August. The start-ups will accordingly be given their final positions based on the Judging Criteria as elaborated in a later section.
All the participants will be provided with serious mentoring for a period of 2 months, who would be allocated according to the need of the startup. Mentors would be experienced in various fields which may be the reason for the setback of a startup.
As Upstart is a competition meant only for initial phase startups, we have put the following criteria for entry into the Final Round:
Upstart Delhi Edition Launch
Deadline for Online Registration
Upstart'19 : Delhi
UpStart'19 : Bangalore
Four Weeks Mentorship Commencement
Elevator Pitch and Onspot Mentorship
UpStart Finale 2019