The 10,000 Startup Warehouse program is a premium plug and play co-working space for tech startups. Each warehouse is supported by the respective State Governments. It was introduced in August 2013 to create a micro-ecosystem where startup founders can work together, share their learning and best practices with each other.
At the warehouse, startups get a host of facilities including a 10 mbps broadband leased line, quality infrastructure with AC, chair, tables, tea/coffee, logistics, not to mention the constant support and guidance from the regional leads stationed at the warehouse. The warehouse is open 24X7 to work and visit.
10,000 Startups has 10 warehouse located in Noida, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Vizag, Bangalore, Kochi and Chennai. Each warehouse is supported by the respective State Governments.
The Startup warehouse is a central, well connected, plug-and-play working space that is visited frequently by 10,000 Startups mentor, investor and corporate network to provide one-on-one mentorship and connect to the startups based at the warehouse. Moreover, once a startup is selected, it is offered a Startup Kit that is an enormously useful kit full of tech-savvy tools including cloud credits from the industry.
To get into the Startup Warehouse program, startups need to fill in this form. There are two rounds of selection. The first round of shortlisting is done and shared with the startups. The second round takes place in front of the steering committee comprising of stakeholders from the industry and government. In this round, the startups are required to pitch their idea to the committee which then takes a final call on selection of startups.
You can fill in this form.
The warehouse seat allocation is an ongoing process. The application list is monitored regularly and in case, there is any vacancy, the start-ups in the waiting list are informed about the same.
The 10,000 Startups warehouse is one of the most cost-effective co-working and incubation programs in the country. The Bangalore startup warehouse charges a nominal monthly rental of INR 4500 for each seat at the warehouse. Startup warehouses in Mumbai, Pune, Gurgaon, Noida & Chennai have a fee of INR 3500 while Hyderabad has a nominal fee of INR 5,500. Kochi and Kolkata warehouses have a fee of INR 2500 and Vizag charges INR 2,000 for the seat per month. Some of the regions also offer a discount to women founders.
Working space of 5 seats/start-up is offered to the Startup for the first 6 months of their operations.
The startups that get selected to operate from the startup warehouse are eligible to receive the startup kit (provided they haven’t received it before).