Application - Kickstart by Headstart
Here's a great chance for you to find out if you are investment ready and meet active angel investors.
Kickstart is an initiative by Headstart Network foundation where startups pitch their ideas to a panel of judges who are active angel investors, venture capitalists or program managers with the country's leading incubators and accelerators.

After inviting applications, the shortlisted startups will be invited for a workshop on “Making a great Pitch” and post the session there will be a 1 on 1 mentoring session on <To be announced shortly>. After the session, startups will be further shortlisted for the main round on 13th October in-front of 10+ top investors. On the day of the main event, the startups battle it out in a fiery closed-door pitch session in front of a jury. The day ends with networking and announcement of the winners. Investors set up one on one meetings with startups they are interested in funding.

What we are looking for in the top startups:
1. Does the startup solve a big problem in a big, fast growing market?
2. How good is the traction?
3. Does the team have the wherewithal to become a market leader?
4. Does the startup have a sustainable competitive advantage?
5. How is your idea influencing the society or making an impact in your target segment.

Last date to Apply - 22nd September
Workshop on pitching- <To be announced>
Mandatory Mentoring Session - <To be announced>
Pitching Round - 13th October
Venue: To be announced to shortlisted startups (BLR)

Time it typically takes to fill the form: 20-30 mins
Note: The information you provide will be safe and will be shared with the judges upon request only.

Rules:
1. Startups must have been in operation for at least 5 months and should not have exceeded three years.
2. Registrations close on 22nd September
3. You should be willing to travel to Bangalore and be present on the 13th October in case your startup is shortlisted.
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