Startup Series' mission is a symphony with the greater objectives of nurturing a thriving environment that enables students to collect, foster, and propel the startup ecosystem within IIT Madras.
The Startup Series constitutes a compact yet meticulously curated startup accelerator initiative strategically planned to cater to the students of IIT Madras. Its primary objective is to furnish support in cultivating their niche, idea-driven startups. This program serves as a catalyst, propelling the ambitions of aspiring insti-based entrepreneurs to ascend from ideation to substantial realisation. Introducing a structured framework, it integrates immersive interactive sessions, bespoke mentorship, impressive networking avenues, and grant provisions to facilitate this transformative journey.
Avail an exclusive opportunity to assemble a compatible team via a customised and organised interview process.
Gather pivotal insights on product development and the trajectory of startup ventures from seasoned industry experts.
Engage with domain-specific mentors to enhance your product development journey significantly.
Participate in meaningful conversations with many industry veterans within the Startup Series cohort
Incubators have extended invitations to exceptionally performing startups for incubation.
Promising monetary and non-monetary incentives await the top-performing startups within the cohort.
Forge connections with industry experts, IIT Madras alums, incubator partners, and peers throughout your product journey.
A dynamic and purpose-driven community fostering meaningful interactions among fellow entrepreneurs.
Guidance and support from dedicated mentors and the proficient organising team throughout your cohort journey.
Registrations are open
27th August 2023 - 3rd September 2023
The best way to create your story is to critique someone else's first. Listen to the story of an experienced person to understand how things work in the real world.
Gain insights into designing a product before building one, according to special market need.
Market research includes essential skills, like knowing your market, analysing assumptions and predicting outcomes, which are crucial before launching your product.
Having an idea of a competitor's inventory will tell you precisely what the people in the market use, and you can make change to your prouct accordingly.
Understand how to build a proper GTM strategy and lead your startup towards the business path.
Ideate on the various ways your product will be fit for the market you researched upon.
Collect feedback from the most important people your startup is related to and challenge yourselves to build a specialised product for them.
3rd September 2023 - 21st October 2023
Respective dates will be shared with the selected cohort of startups
"Participating in the Startup Series by E-Cell IIT Madras was a game-changing experience for us at Subspace. This program's structured framework, insightful interactive sessions, and dedicated mentorship helped us refine our idea and build a scalable business model. The personalised support and networking opportunities were invaluable, connecting us with industry experts and fellow entrepreneurs. Winning the program's grant support further validated our startup's potential. A huge shoutout to the E-Cell Team for creating this impactful program that truly nurtures startups and propels them towards success.”Ashok Kumar Founder, Subspace
“The Startup Series helped me think about my problem clearly and gave me a stage for presenting it to the world.”Ankit Sanghvi Founder, Coursepanel
“The Startup Series masterclass sessions were a learning experience for me, particularly on the business side of things. The buddy concept is great. The personal mentoring sessions helped to refine the problem we are working on.”Aravind Founder, Inbound Aerospace
“Startup Series gave us immense opportunity to pitch our idea to various dignitaries, giving us a better idea of the market and making us more conscious about our business plans. We observed a great learning curve throughout the cohort. A must recommended for any initial stage startup.”Easwar Co-founder, Krishaka
The students of IIT Madras with a startup idea and a passion for building up from there. The startups of insti in their product development stage. The shortlisting will be done based on the quality of the submission.
No, Startup Series is an independent event, void of any other competition/event of insti as its prerequisites.
Shortlisting will be based on the quality of the submission.
A team with 1-4 participants can apply. Individual participations are also accepted. An option for building your customised team is also there.
6 to 7 speaker sessions will be open to the cohort. Mentors will guide the startup based on the assistance required in their journey, which both parties will mutually decide during the cohort.
Software credits and similar services that entrepreneurs require in the early building stage.
No pre-defined tracks exist in the Startup Series. The mentor will be allotted based on the industry/market your startup targets.