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Startup Accelerator Espark-Viridian Invites Applications For March’18 Cohort

Startups Can Apply For The 4-Month Acceleration Programme By 4th March

Delhi NCR-based startup accelerator Espark-Viridian is inviting applications for the March cohort of its #AccessXcceleration programme.

The Espark-Viridian Accelerator is looking for early-stage startups from all sectors to apply and be part of the newly announced #AccessXcceleration programme. The startups can apply for any of Espark-Viridian’s five centres: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Greater Noida (NCR) and Mumbai.

The sector-agnostic startup accelerator offers two modules: Pre-Acceleration and Acceleration, both being spread over four months.

Focussed on idea stage startups, the Pre-Acceleration Module is about providing startups with an opportunity to test their ideas and validate the market, create a concrete business plan, and generate early revenues, before pitching to investors for fundraising.

Being a part of Pre-Acceleration Module will help startups eliminate the risk associated with starting up with a particular idea, and if required, the programme can help pivot the idea into something viable and profitable as a product, thereby helping startups build an investable commercial enterprise.

On the other hand, the Acceleration Module caters to startups that have established proof of concept and have a prototype ready. After the completion of the programme, the startups will have market-validated products, along with an operating framework. Besides, they will also be provided with an opportunity to pitch to a panel of mentors and investors.

What’s In It For Startups?

The selected startups in both the modules will attend interactive sessions and workshops with experts from various fields like marketing, public relations, business development, operations, finance, legal and design.

Through the core enablement with their dedicated enablers, along with the exposure given by successful entrepreneurs, industry experts and mentors as part of the programme, the selected startup founders will be equipped with the finesse they require before meeting investors.

The Espark-Viridian accelerator was launched in 2015 and offers a sector-agnostic programme with infrastructure and mentoring. Since its launch, Espark-Viridian accelerator has helped more than 40 startups viz Matrubharti, PlayLab, ProBazzar, KleverMind, ParentZap, Accelerate Social Kount, Propel, etc.

Espark-Viridian is a joint venture of Entrepreneurial Spark, a Europe-based dynamic business accelerator for early-stage and growing ventures and Viridian Ventures, a venture catalyst in the startup and SME space. In Europe, ESpark (Entrepreneurial Spark) has been claiming 88% success rate for its early stage and growing ventures.

Interested startups can apply here.