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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 with a structured framework.

It consists of a series of interactive and knowledgeable sessions on essential aspects of bringing a product to the market. A substantial experiential component where participants simultaneously apply the techniques learned in building and validating their solutions.

Our Vision

The startup series is envisioned to build, nurture and grow the startup ecosystem in the institute by strengthening support to early-stage idea phased startups.

Why register?


Build your ideas into scalable business models


Specially curated workshops by industry experts


Dedicated personal mentorship by experts throughout the event

User Interaction

Map the customer feedback and improve your product accordingly


Interactions with various industry experts, your fellow entrepreneurs and IITM Alumni


Opportunity to pitch your product in front of investors in Finale



Registrations closed


Selection of ideas from the pool

9th August - 11th August


  • Design Thinking Workshop

    Examine, Reflect and arrive at the right problem to solve the User-Centric approach of problem-solving

    14th August, Saturday
  • Competitor Analysis and USP

    Knowledge Transfer session on understanding the problem and existing solutions, competition, and differences

    15th August, Sunday
  • Report Submission

    20th August EOD, Friday


  • Workshop on Customer Survey

    Guidelines to collect feedback from potential customers and conducting a feasible survey

    21st August, Saturday
  • Mentor Mapping

    Teams would be allocated mentors relevant to their ideas and industry

    22nd August, Sunday
  • Week-Long User Interviews

    Stage 1

    22nd August - 27th August
  • Submission of interview reports

    27th August EOD


  • Viability of product and MVP

    Knowledge transfer session on testing the technical feasibility of products and how to go about making an MVP

    29th August, Sunday
  • Week-Long User Interviews

    Stage 2

    28th August - 3rd September
  • Submission of interview reports

    3rd September EOD


  • Lean Canvas Workshop

    Understanding Lean startup methodology Creating a Lean Model Canvas

    5th September, Sunday
  • Week-Long User Interviews | Stage 3

    4th September - 11th September
  • Submission of interview reports

    11th September EOD

WEEK 5 & 6

  • Pitching Workshop

    Workshop on how to pitch concisely and effectively

    12th September, Sunday
  • Finale Pitching

    19th September


Who can participate in Startup Series?

Anyone with an idea and passion to drive that idea is welcome to participate. Fill out the registration form and answer the required questions. IITM Students only.

I did not participate in Ideathon, am I still eligible to participate in Startup Series?

Yes! Startup Series is an independent event and there is no priority given to Ideathon participants.

How many teams will be shortlisted?

The number of teams selected purely depends on the quality of submissions we receive. There is no barrier to the number.

How many participants can be there in a team?

1-8 members

For queries, contact:

63785 14836 (Shrihari)
83049 42496 (Gregory)