Application Deadline: 16 FEB, 2022
To commemorate the 75th year of India’s independence, ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, highlight the exemplary growth of the startup ecosystem, and become a platform for interaction, deliberation, and discussion for future potential startups, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is organizing the Startup India Innovation Week.
At the Startup India Innovation Week, an open innovation challenge is launched in partnership with corporates to recognize and reward sector-agnostic startups. This challenge will enable the identification of solutions that can be implemented by corporates. These Corporates will facilitate the startups and provide incentives such as pilot projects, incubation, mentorship, co-development opportunity among others to relevant startups.
Startups across India can participate.
2) Startups should be recognised under DPIIT.
3) Entrepreneurs and startups having a validated proof of concept, Prototype to be tested and ready product which can be directly integrated into the corporate, can participate.
4) Startups with market traction and paying customers can also participate
5) Scale-stage startups across India can participate.
The pitches for the Startup Challenge are public and you should take reasonable precautions not to include proprietary information in your pitch. That said, the success of most ideas lies in the execution, not in the idea itself. Pitch your idea and how it will change the world; don’t give away the intellectual property that makes your idea work.
Official Website: Startup India Innovation Week – Corporate Connect Challenge