Applications will be screened for eligibility criteria as given under Para 3 of the T&C.
Applications that clear Stage 0 will be assessed by independent jurors offline. The jurors will assess video and pdf presentations submitted by applicants and will broadly use 5 criteria namely - Relevance to the sector, depth of innovation/ novelty, scalability & business plan, Potential impact of solution, ‘X’ factor.
The tentative dates for the multi-city pitching sessions are from October 29, 2018 to November 14, 2018.
This will be an in-person pitching to multiple 3-member jury panel consisting of eminent industry experts, venture capital investors, independent consultants and subject matter experts.
Scores of Stage 1 will not be considered in Stage 2.
Each startup will be given 6 minutes to pitch followed by 6 min of Q&A.
Startups will be assessed on the same 5 parameters – Relevance to the sector, depth of innovation/ novelty, scalability & business plan, Potential impact of solution, ‘X’ factor.
Top 30 startups as per scores will be selected to pitch to Grand Jury at Bangalore.
The pitching of the Grand Finale is 27th November 2018 at Bangalore.
Grand Jury will consist of 2 panels with 3 members each.
Scores of Stage 1 & 2 will not be considered for Grand Finale.
Top 10 startups will be selected for the awards.