The entries will be pre-screened on the basis of their
eligibility & segregation based on their stages of funding i.e. Seed, Series A, Series B and Series C+. 40 shortlisted teams will be allowed to pitch in front of the jury & potential investors. The timeslot will be 5 minutes for presentation followed by 2 minutes for Q&A.


  • Any individual, founder or authorized person can nominate their startup under any of the specific funding stages provided
  • Each startup can nominate themselves based on stage of funding – Nascent/Seed, Early/Growth (Series A), Expansion (Series B) & Mezzanine stage (Series C).


  • A robust framework for pre-screening / evaluation parameters for startups will be used for initial shortlisting
  • A team of experts will evaluate and shortlist the nominees by scoring the startup on a defined set of parameters for each stage of startup
  • Selected finalists will be informed a weeks before the event and they will have to confirm their participation.