Our Virtual Program is designed to help growth-stage startups that have their own workspaces take their business to new heights. The program creates the optimal environment for such startups to scale up by providing support in the form of a startup kit, and connecting the company with our widespread network of evaluators and mentors, who are also investors, accelerators, and industry veterans.
As one of the largest of its kind, the Virtual Program receives a significant number of applications. Intake occurs twice a year, and selected startups will be enrolled in the program for a period of five months. Details of the program cycle are as follows:
February – June
August – December
Batch 1 – Evaluation, selection, and onboarding
Batch 1 – Program duration
Batch 2 – Evaluation, selection, and onboarding
Batch 2 – Program duration
Startups in the growth stage that have a reasonable amount of traction with a product already out in the market may apply for the Virtual Program.
The primary benefit of the Virtual Program is that members have access to our deep, wide-reaching network of investors, mentors, industry experts, and enterprises, which can be leveraged to fast-track their growth and advancement.
The startup kit is a key offering from 10,000 Startups that includes unmatched free credits from our partners, including Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Digital Ocean, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, and 25+ others. The kit is purpose-built to give startups a boost and support their efforts to get to the next level.
Workshops on a set of topics pertinent to startups are covered quarterly. These sessions are conducted across the country by domain experts. Major topics covered include:
Successful startup founders from various domains are invited to share their experiences and interact with member startups. These are informal gatherings of alumni and current startups from our program.
Our FAME model is designed to facilitate the ideal connection between startups and Funders, Accelerators, Mentors, and Enterprises. These curated connections ensure that member startups receive all the support they need.
The framework offers members a number of advantages and opportunities to get ahead, such as guaranteed pitching slots, investor connects (Investor 101), participation in startup forums, showcases and thought leadership roundtables across the country, and inclusion in our Investor Access Database.
In addition to access to our mentor network, events such as weekly progress reviews, regular workshops on topics critical to startup success, and mentor connects (Mentor 101) ensure that startups receive the guidance they need through their journey.
Members are given opportunities to connect with enterprises through direct fast access to senior executives, customer showcase events, speaking opportunities, and delegations. Access to executive mentoring, early technology, deep expertise, and strategic investments and grants is also provided.
Furthermore, branding and media mentions, alongside inclusion in the NIPP database, and faster access to global markets and JV/OEM/partnership options will help improve visibility.
Members of the program will be invited to showcase themselves on the national stage on 10,000 Startups Demo Day at NASSCOM Product Conclave. This serves as a great brand-building opportunity for startups by way of association with NASSCOM, 10,000 Startups, and NASSCOM Product Conclave. The event is also a chance for our startups to interact with each other, as well as to connect directly with investors and enterprises.