STARTUP

SERIES

What is Startup Series?

Startup Series is a 6-week long program for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to solve complex challenges in society in an innovative way. The program is designed to provide idea-phased startups a structured framework that consists of a series of Workshops and Knowledge-Transfer sessions on essential aspects of bringing a product to the market and an experiential component where participants get to simultaneously apply the techniques learnt in building and validating their solutions.

Our Vision

Vision of Startup Series is to build, nurture and grow the startup ecosystem in institute by strengthening support for early stage startups. Our goal is to create an environment for budding entrepreneurs to assist startup ideas technically and help orient their business strategy through domain specific mentorship to prepare them for the startup arena.

Timeline

  • Registrations

    24th Aug to 31st Aug (11:59 PM)
  • Shortlisting

    1st Sept – 3rd Sept
  • Workshop: Design Thinking

    5th Sept
  • KT: Competitor Analysis and USP

    6th Sept
  • KT: Understand What Users Want

    12th Sept
  • Mentor Mapping & User Interviews

    13th Sept – 19th Sept
  • KT: Proof of Concept & Planning an MVP

    20th Sept
  • Workshop: Lean Model Canvas

    26th Sept
  • User Interviews

    27th Sept – 3rd Oct
  • KT: How to Achieve Product-Market Fit

    4th Oct
  • Workshop: Art of Pitching

    11th Oct
  • Finale: B-Plan Pitching

    18th Oct

Why Register for Startup Series?

Build

Build you business model.

Workshop

Opportunity to attend sessions on essential aspects of bringing product to the market.

Mentorship

Get mentored by technical and business experts.

Measure

Measure customer feedback and improve your product.

Network

Networking opportunities and one on one interaction with entrepreneurs.

Pitch

Opportunity to pitch your product in front of investors in Finale.

Speakers

Saurabh Dayal

Founder
Cleardekho.com

Samar Singla

CEO
Jugnoo

Varun Kumar

Vice-President
Detect Technologies

Mandeep Toor

Design Thinking Facilitator
Tinkerlabs

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate?

Any Idea phase startup from IIT Madras can participate.

What is the selection process?

Startups are supposed to apply by filling application form and startup market report given on website. Startups who participated in Ideathon can submit their idea validation reports (part-1 and 2) instead of market report. Application forms submitted by startups will be basis for shortlisting and the final selection will be based on informal interview with E-Cell IITM members.

How many startups will be selected to participate in program?

Up to 12 startups will be selected into the Startup Series program.

What kind of mentoring will startups get?

Each selected startup will be assigned a domain expert mentor to help them orient their business strategies and solve problems faced in early stage.

What is outcome of program?

The program is aimed at creating an environment for budding entrepreneurs to assist startup ideas technically and help orient their business strategy through domain specific mentorship to prepare them for the startup arena.

Do startup founders have to be from IIT Madras to be eligible?

Yes.

Important Announcement !!!

Registration will close on 31st August 11:59 PM

Our Location

IIT Madras:
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
IIT P.O. Chennai 600 036
Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Contact

Phone:
Adithya Beera (+91)9390054215
Anurag Gupta (+91)8000967089
Gaurav Jhawar (+91)8239754801
Nimish Gupta (+91)9701116602

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