We’re proud to launch an event series called #StartupDash in association with Nasscom 10,000 startups and Inc42 Magazine. This would be India’s first highly curated a weekend long event for early stage startups. This would act as a catalyst for startups in the MVP stage and would help them with launchpad, team building, PitchUp and mentorship opportunities. While there are a number of events that focus on sharing general startup gyaan or startups that already have good visibility and traction, there is a big need for a support system for early stage startups that works not only during the event but also post event. We have worked with early stage startups long enough to understand what issues they face and what tangible value they seek from startup events, partners and accelerators. #StartupDashÂ has been designed on the lean startup principle and provides the complete package-Launchpad, Team Building, PitchUp and Mentorship Opportunities for startups in the 3 major startup hubs in India- Delhi, Pune and Bangalore. Moreover,Â top 3 teams from each event will get opportunity to attend TLabs unique pre acceleration program for one month to build their startups! Related:Â TLabs Opens Applications For Fall 2014 Batch, Accelerates The Selection Process
WHAT IS LEAN STARTUP?
It’s no secret that most startup ideas could use a bit of polish. So many products fail because they aren’t solving a problem that customers care enough about or they didn’t receive the right feedback or guidance from those who ‘ve been there before. That right there is the difference between helping people with a useful product and a redundant flop. For those of you not familiar with the lean startup principle, the term was coined by Eric Ries, an author and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. In simple terms, his idea promotes the creation of rapid prototypes that test market assumptions and then using customer feedback to evolve quickly.
SO HOW’S THIS GOING TO WORK?
#StartupDash, as the name suggests, is a highly disruptive event format, where startups in MVP Stage pitch to a curated audience of individuals which will include entrepreneurs, investors, designers, developers, product managers among others. WHO’S #STARTUPDASH FOR’Â For Startups
- Startups in MVP stage land are about to launch their product or have launched it within past one month.
- Have very limited or no traction.
- Is a team of 3 people or less, including the founders.
For Individuals Designers, developers, business development, product managers, entrepreneurs, and other industry professionals who are interested to work in a startup or learning from leading startup mentors can apply as an individual to attend the event. Various workshops sessions will also be conducted in parallel to help startups understand more about different domains as well as to understand the ecosystem directly.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
Interested startups and individuals can apply here. All applications will be curated by our advisory team and the selected ones will be notified within 2 days who can then pay the nominal registration fees and confirm their participation. Note:A nominal registration fee is there to ensure only serious participants attend the event. The money will be used to cover your meal costs over the weekend.
We’ve got a host of awesome prizes and goodies from our amazing partners. Here are just a few of them:
- Pre-Acceleration for top 3 teams of every city by TLabs.
- Free co-working spaces to 4th & 5th place startups at Investopad.
- Startup Kit byÂ Nasscom 10,000 Startups.
and $1000 worth goodies
Delhi:20th, 22nd June Pune:27th, 29th June Bangalore:4th, 6th July So what are you still waiting for?