Entries Now Open for 8th TiE the Knot
"TiE the Knot" 2018 in its 8th edition, aims to identify high potential startups and provide an exclusive platform (tech & non-tech) to raise funds. In the last edition held in Dec 2017 ,five startups were shortlisted and pitched to a select group of investors who made on-spot invest commitments in a high impact televised format anchored by CNBC TV 18.

Application Criteria:
• Registered Indian entity in operations for at least 3 months
• Looking to raise INR 1 Crore to 5 Crore (equity)
• In addition to the template a link for video demo of the product/service offering will be preferred

Timeline -

Date Milestone
1st July 2018 to 27 October Call for Applications
5/ 6 November 2018 Telephonic Jury
14 November 2018 TTK Prelims
29th November 2018 TiE the Knot Finals at TGS

Founder Name: *
E-mail: *
Website (if any) *
Date of Birth *
City and Country: *
Mobile number: *
Plan/company name: *
Have you applied for TiE the Knot Previously ? *
Are you Member of TiE ? *
Referred By *
Industry (choose one) from the following: *
Business Summary: (A one para description of your business) *
No more than one paragraph to describe your business and the business opportunity. If it takes more than a paragraph to describe your business, perhaps you need to revisit the drawing board. The simpler the message, the quicker you will draw investor attention.
Current revenue size: *
INR (P.A.)
Current Stage of Venture *
Current Funding Status *
Team ( Number of Team members incl Founders) *
This section should answer the question ‘Why is this team/entrepreneur best suited to implement this business opportunity’. Keep it simple. Include educational qualifications and work experience.
What is the value proposition / pain point that you are addressing *
Who is going to buy your product/service and how much they would pay for it. Why would consumers choose this over others? Remember to articulate the key differentiators in customer benefits, not an internal perspective on technology superiority.
Business model / financial model ( 2 year projections) *
Business Model: This is about how you will make money from this business opportunity (example who will pay you, who will charge the customer, how, when etc) Financial Projections: Provide next 2 year quarterly financial projections and provide an estimate of the 5 year financial projection. Cover revenue, cost, gross margin and net cash flow.
What is the GotoMarket Strategy *
How are you going to market and sell your products/services (Go to Market Model). What capability does the team have and plans to build to take the offerings to the market. What partnerships are critical to your business. What is the current status of customer and partner pipeline.
Competitive landscape & Risk factor to execution *
Who are you currently or in future likely to compete against and what is your plan to win this battle? Remember that competition is not just those providing a similar solution to yours, but all those addressing the same customer need through variety of approaches.
Customer traction *
Mention key milestones achieved since inception of company (prototype development, first revenues etc)
Patents / Regulatory permission status *
Please tick whichever is applicable . This question looks at understanding the status of patents / regulatory permissions etc that may be needed by the startup
Fund Ask and use of funds *
Describe how much money you want to raise and what you intend doing with these funds.
Pls upload your Pitch template in the below given format (Not more than 7 Slides FONT size 24- 30 and no background color ) *
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