BusinessWorld’s accelerator program, BW Accelerate is inviting applications for the second batch from Delhi NCR-based startups. The three-month business acceleration program is slated to commence in September 2015.
BW Accelerate aims to create a comprehensive offering for early stage startups. It encourages innovation, speeding business growth and accelerating entrepreneurial aspiration in the country.
Accelerate Entrepreneur is a sector agnostic, not for equity, multicity acceleration program for early stage startups with a minimum viable product (MVP). It offers a well-planned program with experienced hand holding, business intelligence and market access. The visibility, reach and intensity of the program drive startups to graduate with a world-class offering.
Ashu Agrawal, Director at BW Accelerate says, “It has been an incredible first batch with phenomenal mentor engagement, connections with large enterprises and business leaders. We picked some of the toughest businesses across sectors. Over 70% of these have either already raised funds or are in advanced conversations of doing so.”
The key attributes that we will focus on platforms and/or businesses that can create strong engagement applications and products with high frequency of consumption.
The last day for submitting applications is August 31, 2015. The program is open to startups and the online application can be done using the link www.f6s.com/bwaccelerate.
How it works:
- The first list of shortlisted applicants will be announced after a face-to-face session with an expert panel in the first week of September.
- The final list of startups, which will make it to the 2nd batch of BW Accelerate will begin the 3-month acceleration process from the third week of September 2015.
- This will culminate into a Demo Day in December when the startups will showcase their ideas to key industry influential, top angel investors and VCs.
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