Apply for Startup Idol- We fund student founders

Finding & Funding Founders For Building Future

Vichaar is a platform that helps student entrepreneurs turn their ideas to startups.

We enable this by allowing:

  1. Students of college pitch their ideas in front of experts.
  2. The startup teams are then evaluated.
  3. Teams are selected for mentoring and funding.
  4. Seed funding upto Rs 1 lakh is provided (Terms and Conditions apply)
  5. We work with the selected teams for a period of 3-6 months to convert their ideas to startup.
  6. Startup Ideas are pitched infront of investors.

We are accepting applications for the 2020 batch of Startup Idol

Timeline

Launch Date

May 22, 2020

Launch Date

May 22, 2020

Application Deadline

July 31, 2020

Application Deadline

July 31, 2020

Interview and Selection

August 30, 2020

Interview and Selection

August 30, 2020

Startup journey begins

Startup journey begins

Perks

  1. Seed money upto Rs 1 lakh and further investment opportunities
  2. Startups will be mentored by Industry Experts, CEOs, Investors, and pitching opportunities in front of investors.
  3. All participants will be given feedback on their ideas by industry experts & CEOs.
  4. Certificate of Participation to all participants.
  5. Opportunity to get selected for startup jobs and internships in future.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Ventures that have acquired funding from external investor-networks (angels, VC's, etc) cannot participate. We believe in promoting startups that require assistance in the form of seed capital, mentoring, and various types of consultancies.
  2. Start-ups that have been incorporated more than a year ago (i.e. registered on or before 1 December 2018) are not eligible to participate in the Idea Storm.
  3. There is no restriction on any individual to participate. Members of all educational and professional fraternities are welcome to participate.

Themes

  1. Smart Campus
  2. Agriculture
  3. Insurance
  4. Healthcare
  5. Work from Home
  6. Food
  7. Media
  8. Social Networking
  9. Retired People
  10. Rural Economy
  11. Education
  12. Waste Management
  13. Supply Chain Management
  14. Environment
  15. Entertainment
  16. Women Empowerment
  17. Fintech
  18. Mobility
  19. Travel and Tourism
  20. Self Employment and Gig Economy
  21. Government
  22. Construction
  23. Miscellaneous

Office

3020, F Block, Sector 57, Gurugram

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