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The Virtual Program is a 3 month program based on the principles of F.A.M.E. It offers access to Funding, Acceleration, Mentorship and Enterprise connect.
The program also offers a series of benefits such as Startup Kit ((Know more at Start-up Kit FAQs)), Workshops, Mentor 1O1, Investor 1O1, Other 10,000 Startups Programs.
Following are the eligibility criteria:
|Type of Startups||Startups should have their product ready with some early traction|
|B2B – Enterprise|
|B2C - Mobile Apps|
|B2C - Aggregators, portals, website|
|Evaluation Criteria||Product in Pilot/PoC|
|Product being used by customers|
|1000+ Users/page views/hits|
|Full time founders|
The Virtual Program has a 3 month selection cycle wherein selected start-ups are absorbed in the virtual program through multiple levels of selection process. During the 3 month cycle, we accept application from tech start-ups from across India. At the end of the cycle, the applications are reviewed by a team of mentors and ranked by them. Those falling within the criteria and selection ranking are absorbed within the program.
Under the virtual program, selected start-ups are connected with investors, angels, accelerators, mentors, seed funds etc. to help them grow and expand. A series of events are organised pan India to help them ‘Konnect’ with the right mentor/investor/corporate etc.
Once you get selected, the first thing you receive from us will be the startup kit that will help you in the road ahead. Further to this, based on the category for which you are selected, you will get an opportunity to attend various events.
If accepted for the Virtual Program, your journey with 10,000 Start-ups will kick off with a high-powered networking or pitch session with top investors, mentors, angels, corporates from the start-up ecosystem. Post this, a series of events are organised during the 3 months where one-on-one training sessions, workshops, mentoring sessions, womenprenuer-focused sessions take place. These sessions are headed by top industry experts and thought leaders who work with start-ups on a regular basis to help them achieve their goals and milestones.
The mentorship program forms a strong foundation at 10,000 Start-ups. Our aim is to support early stage start-ups which have products in development stage. Through the program, we seek to help young start-ups develop strong products by facilitating and matchmaking mentor connects.
You can apply for the Virtual Program anytime of the year, but we only accept start-ups in phases. These phases are announced three times a year.
The NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups initiative has been launched to further the interests of Indian start-ups and help them scale up. Start-ups incorporated in India are eligible for the program.
Sure you can. You will need to login to your F6S profile.
For students, we have Code for the Next Billion programme running, in association with Facebook. It is an immersive 6 month program to inspire, encourage and fulfil internet innovation among the developer community in India. It is aimed at accelerating the development and adoption of mobile internet applications across India.
The program involves access to cutting edge technology, social impact and business mentors; workshops and webinars to receive hands-on training; investors and enterprises to help validate and scale the selected start-ups.
Under this, we have two programmes targeting developers and students to build applications in four different sectors. Please visit http://nextbillion.10000startups.com/ for more information.
To begin with, you must fill out the application form. Next, we will evaluate your application and filter start-ups that do not qualify for the programme based on the listed criteria. A second round of filtration is done where mentors associated with 10,000 Start-ups give rating to the shortlisted start-ups. Finally, start-ups are selected.
As the program takes place in phases and has a 3 month selection cycle, start-ups which apply for the program are sent communication at the end of the phase, informing them of their selection. Status can also be checked at http://10000startups.com/results/
A communication mail is sent to all the start-ups that apply for the program, even if rejected, at the end of the phase. Start-ups can also check their status here.
The warehouses are located in Bangalore, Gurgaon, Noida, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Mumbai, Pune, Vizag and Chennai.
The programme comes at no cost to the start-ups.
NASSCOM 10,000 Start-ups receive a high number of applications each day. F6S helps us in collecting, reviewing and tracking start-up applications.
Easy! When you apply to 10,000 Startups, you will automatically get directed to the link. Alternatively, once you log into F6S, click the "ADD YOUR" drop down on the main menu and select start-up. You can create your profile here https://www.f6s.com/nasscom10kstartupsapp/apply
The dashboard shows your activity on F6S. You'll be able to track which organization you have applied to and also take part in discussions taking place in your groups.
Click on the 'Forgot password' option in the login popup.
There are many investors who use F6S for identifying start-ups to invest. The best way to utilise the platform is to complete your profile on F6S so that the investors can find you. You can also use the F6S apply page to find VCs, other accelerators and competitions that are open for applications.
Please feel free to reach out to [email protected] and the F6S team will be there to support you.
Start-up Kit is a little gift of encouragement to the budding entrepreneurs. It consists of numerous value-added services and credits worth $25000 from Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and other partners. Starbucks coupons are not included.
All the startups selected to our Virtual or warehouse program are eligible for the startup kit.
Start-up Kit offers a package including credits, support etc. from companies like Google, Microsoft & Amazon, Digital Ocean, Kotak, CC avenue, Paytm etc.
The Start-up Kit is given to all the selected startups once they are onboarded to our program.
You will receive the kit in an email. The application link to each kit partner will be given in the email and you can apply directly through the same.
If you have availed and exhausted any of the services offered by our kit partners, you are not eligible for the same again. Meanwhile, you can use other kit services which you haven’t previously availed.
Nurture Programme is a mentorship programme for early stage start-ups that have their products in development stage. They are connected with mentors who help them develop strong products. A startup is selected under the Nurture Program is because it has the potential to scale but need mentorship. With a capable mentor and apt implementation, the idea can reach new heights.
A mentor would evaluate your idea and then process feedback for the same.
The announcements for the shortlisted startups under the Nurture Program is announced alongwith the batches for Virtual Program. The cycle batch-wise for Virtual Program is
Startups shortlisted under the Virtual Program and Warehouse Program are eligible for Startup Kit.
Industry mentor, legal experts, accounting experts and design experts evaluate your idea and determine whether it is worth to move forward with it, or not. This happens over a pitch session.
Once the idea is evaluated by a mentor, it is determined whether the startup can be absorbed in the Virtual Program or not.
No. The mentors are selected by us in consultation with the respective mentor.