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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 and includes two categories wherein selected start-ups are absorbed in the parent programme while other promising start-ups, which have the potential to scale but need mentorship, are included in the Nurture Programme.
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 programme.
Under the main programme, selected start-ups are connected with investors, angels, accelerators, Seed Funds etc. to help them grow and expand. A series of events are organised to help them ‘Konnect’ with the right mentor/investor/corporate etc.
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.
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.
If selected for the Nurture Program, you get to be a part of mentorship sessions where mentors/ enterprises engage and interact with nurture start-ups.
The mentorship programme 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.
The pitch sessions are organised in two slots - morning and evening. Start-ups are allotted the slot beforehand. The session is structured in investor speed dating format, where investors meet start-ups at their allocated table and the latter pitch their product for five minutes. Each start-up is given a table and two chairs.
You can apply for the Virtual Program anytime of the year, but we only accept start-ups in phases. These phases are announced four times a year. Typically, the pitch sessions are conducted in April, July, October, January.
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 shortlisted start-ups whose founders can prove that they can pull off the Cobra Asana in Yoga with aplomb get the startup kit! If you have the fire and the zeal in you to make it to the pitching stage and are one of the lucky few who get shortlisted at the end of the process, then we guarantee you a startup kit!
Start-up Kit offers a package including credits, support etc. from companies like Google, Microsoft & Amazon. As mentioned before, despite a lot of pressure we are unable to hand out Starbucks coupons.
The Start-up Kit is given to all the ‘Cobra Asana’ eligible start-ups at the end of each phase. Just Joking. If you happen to be one of the lucky few who are shortlisted at the end of the pitching phase then the lucky gift for you is the startup kit!
An executive will email you about how to use the credits!
Yes, you must pass t he biometric security exam of the startup kit!
Let’s not be greedy!
We see potential in your startup and that is why it was selected for the mentoring phase. With a capable mentor and apt implementation, the idea can make you a billionaire!
A mentor would evaluate your idea and then process feedback for the same. Based on the feedback you would be getting access to the hot and happening startup kit!
We wish it were a free-Wi-Fi country!
We might have already sent out! Did you check your Spam folder?
Clear the final exams and take home the trophy! Not before that.
Industry mentor, legal experts, accounting experts and design experts will evaluate your idea and determine whether it is worth to move forward with it, or not.
If you make it to the final shortlist then lets party the night away!
No, we are the experts. Let us do our job!
Updated details are always welcome.
Friends, Family, and far-flung relatives are welcome. Oh come on, just joking!
We only provide travel and accommodation facilities for inter-galaxy travel, with preference to aliens, who we feel were quite tortured after watching "PK.”
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.