Offline screening

STAGE 0

Applications will be screened for eligibility criteria as given under Para 3 of the T&C.

STAGE 1

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.

Multi-city pitching

STAGE 2

  • 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.

Grand Finale

STAGE 3

  • 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.