10,000 Startups Virtual Program
As one of the largest startup programs, the Virtual Program of 10,000 Startups has so far received thousands of applications ever since its launch. This program incubates startups virtually or in other words, they do not use our physical incubation space but work out of their own spaces. To create right opportunities and help them seek out the best partners, we work with hundreds of evaluators and mentors who are industry veterans, investors, and accelerators.
Having worked with startups for over 4 years now, we fully understand the struggles and challenges that startups face, and so we have gone ahead and shrunk the evaluation cycle from six month to a quarter.The phases are divided into the following quarterly cycles:
February – April
| Evaluations, selection and onboarding
June – August
|Evaluations, selection and onboarding
October – December
|Evaluations, selection and onboarding
The program’s focus going forward will be to help startups who are product ready and have reasonable traction. Our wide industry connects and huge partner network will ensure that these startups scale up to the next level. The program is a series of small and big sessions and workshops such as Mentor 101, Investor 101 including other equally impactful events. Each shortlisted startup receives a welcome kit, popularly called Startup Kit, as an encouragement for them to use latest online tech tools to help them along their journey.Startups who are at an inflection point can apply to our program to leverage our network more effectively.
Benefits Offered - NASSCOM 10,000 Startups
By being part of the 10,000 startups program, startups get to leverage one of the largest networks of investors, mentors, industry experts and enterprises which help them take their startup to the next level.
Startups are selected every quarter to the virtual program from 1000s of applications which is evaluated by set of experts from the industry and the ecosystem. Startups selected to the program are those which have their product out in the market and have gained some traction/customers.
Following are major benefits
Startup kit is an important offering of the 10,000 startups program that include unmatched credits from our partners. The startup kit offers Amazon AWS credits, Google cloud credits, Digital Ocean Credits, Microsoft Azure credits, IBM Cloud credits along with other 25+ credits and offers specifically for startups. For more information visit this page.
Every quarter covers a set of topics that are relevant to the startups. Workshops and sessions are conducted pan India by domain experts. Major topics covered include :
- 1. Design Thinking
- 2. Product Management
- 3. Customer Validation
- 4. Sales (B2B)
- 5. Go to Market
- 6. Growth Hacking
- 7. How to pitch
- 8. Legal/Accounting
Sessions by Successful founders
Successful startup founders from various domains will be invited to share their experience and interact with our startups. This will be an informal gathering of alumni and current startups from our program.
10,000 startups program has partnered with multiple angel investors and VC funds. Startups get to leverage this partnership by attending investor 1O1s conducted regularly at the warehouses. Investor 1O1 updates will be sent out to the startups as and when they are conducted.
10,000 startups program has a network of mentors and industry experts. Startups get to leverage this partnership by attending mentor 1O1 sessions conducted regularly at the warehouses. There will be one on one mentoring program conducted for startups selected for the mentoring program each quarter.
Warehouse or Physical Incubation space
NASSCOM 10,000 startups warehouses are located at 9 different cities in the country. These physical incubation spaces provide seating, electricity, internet and other relevant infrastructure to the startups for a period of one year. Apply here to get selected for the physical incubation space.