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Silicon Valley is waiting for you

What’s more, pitch your startup on National TV!

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    • Are you an entrepreneur with a compelling business idea or an early-stage venture?
    • Do you want to accelerate the launch/growth of your venture with world-class coaching and mentoring, media exposure, and financing from top Silicon Valley Angels?
    • Do you exhibit tenacity, staying power and can-do attitude to solve the biggest problems?

Wadhwani Takeoff is your Big Opportunity. Grab it!

    • Are you an entrepreneur with a compelling business idea with an early-stage venture?
    • Do you want to accelerate the launch/growth of your venture with world-class coaching and mentoring, media exposure, and financing from top Silicon Valley Angels?
    • Do you exhibit tenacity, staying power and can-do attitude to solve the biggest problems?

Wadhwani Takeoff is your Big Opportunity. Grab it!

Wadhwani Takeoff, a program by Wadhwani Foundation, aims to empower aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge, television media exposure, and financing through our strategic partnership with ET NOW.

Under Wadhwani Takeoff, shortlisted applicants will be eligible to pitch their ideas and showcase their startups in “Leaders of Tomorrow” program on ET NOW channel.

Select applicants will also stand a chance to win an all-expense-paid trip to Silicon Valley where they will be exposed to mentoring bootcamps and an opportunity to pitch to angel investors.

Program Details

  • The Wadhwani Takeoff Challenge is aimed to galvanize entrepreneurs across India through 16 city based events conducted through July 2020
  • In each city, five down-selected entrepreneurs will pitch their Startup/Idea to a marquee Jury after receiving coaching by Wadhwani’s network of mentors and experts. Three of the five start-ups from each city will be telecast on ET Now
  • Through a leader board ranking mechanism, up to top eight startups from across India will win a trip to Silicon Valley
  • Applicants from all over India are welcome to apply in any or more than one city

Eligibility

You should be fulfilling at least one of the below criteria:

  • Early stage startups with initial customer traction and/or revenue
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs with a validated business idea and/or a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
  • A registered business entity

Summary of Rewards

  • Top 80 startups across India will get to present to marquee Jury, including Investors
  • Top 48 startups from India will be show-cased on the ET Now Program, Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Up to top eight national winners will earn a trip to Silicon Valley where startups will have access to mentoring and pitching sessions to angel investors
  • An invitation to attend and network at Mega Conclave organized by ET Now

The last date of city-wise applications is as per the Event Schedule published here

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