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Pan-India level pitching competition

E-Summit IITM 2023


Elevate is a pan-India level fundraising event that aims to bring together eminent startups and world-class mentors from across the nation, thus throwing a spotlight on some of the most promising startups in the country.

Through overall leveraging of the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem, Elevate gives the startups an opportunity to elevate their skills and at the same time, raise funds and get themselves into the tremendous pool of market opportunities and resources available.

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Provide a forum for early entrepreneurs, mentors and investors to exchange knowledge and entrepreneurs to seek investments.


We strive towards supporting early stage startups with substantial business opportunities. We seek to enable valuable interaction between principal components spanning entrepreneurs, mentors, angel investors, and venture capitalists, thus consolidating the entire pipeline of entrepreneurship ecosystem.


$5000 in AWS promotional credits valid for 2 years.

Freshworks credits worth $10K for the winners

Cash pool of 3Lakhs+

Investment opportunities upto 25Crores.

Platform subscriptions to Canva, Notion, Google Cloud, etc from OkayStartup


Online Round

The judges will shortlist 15-20 startups per city for Round 2 who will be invited to different cities for Live-pitching.
Submit few details about your startup along with MVP/Prototype and website link. The round one deadline is till 3rd March. The submissions will be reviewed by startup mentors, industry leaders and representatives from accelerators.
Selected Startups will have to pitch their startup in front of the panel of experts. A minimum of two teams from every zone will move forward for the next stage. The zonal round will be held in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad.






Zonal Rounds

Will be held in 5 cities (Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Hyderabad) during the 2nd week of March. 10/3/23-12/3/23

Finale Round

Conducted in IIT Madras during E-Summit in the first week of April 2022.
The finalists will pitch during E-Summit, IIT Madras in front of a panel of delegates from the investment teams of renowned Venture Capital Firms i.e. Elevate's Investment Sponsors. The finalists would also get free passes to E-Summit '23. The winners of Elevate will be rewarded with a cash prize worth INR 3 lacs.


  • Round 1 registration starts

    17th February - 3rd March, 2023
  • Round 2

    10th March - 12th March,2023
  • Finale

    E-Summit '23, 7th-9th April

Investment Sponsors

Titan Capital


Hyderabad Angels

100 Open Startups

Pravega Ventures

Faad Network

Startup Xseed

SucSEED Ventures



Inflection point Ventures

RPSG Capital Ventures

Speciale Invest

Water Bridge

Incentive Sponsors

Okay Startup




When does the Elevate First Round start and when will the results be declared?

Deadline for submission of recorded pitches for First round is 3rd March. Results will be conveyed within a week.

Who will be the judges for all the rounds?

Judges will be partners and mentors from various VC firms and some angel investors.

How long should be the video and what should be the maximum file size?

The video should not be more than 90 seconds long but there is no limit on the file size.

What are the judging criteria?

The Problem and solution, Product or Service, Competition, Market validation and Opportunity, Business Model and Finance, ​Momentum and Traction, Team & Key Stakeholders (Investors, Advisors, Partners)

Can we submit multiple entries in round 1?, and what is the cost?

Yes, you may submit as many entries as you wish from different accounts but only one entry would be considered/shortlisted for the zonal round. There is no registration fee

How much funding can we get?

You can raise upto a fixed amount of INR 25 crore. Subject to discussion between startup and investors.

Contact Us
+91 9398934947 Jyotsna
+91 9420483006 Omkar Soni
+91 7042219249 Ansh
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