Bootcamp is a four-week-long, Mini Startup Accelerator cum B-Plan Competition that provides early-stage startups with the requisite expertise and skills to make it big in the outside world.
Bootcamp works through a carefully designed mixture of workshops and startup-specific mentoring that imparts knowledge efficiently. It focusses on participatory learning and interaction within the cohort to push the limits of startups, generate new perspectives and nudge founders to be proactive leaders while equipping them with vital social skills necessary to mobilize people and resources. The prospective outcome of Bootcamp is a cohort of well-developed startups with a viable Business Plan who are ready for Incubation.
Ideas are critical; but execution is the key. With 1.3 billion people, India faces no shortage of ideas nor human capital. It’s the elusiveness of resources and lack of the initial push towards actualizing an idea that holds us down. Bootcamp seeks to solve this very problem and brings ideas closer to reality.
Total Prize Pool of 2 Lakhs.
Professional one-on-one mentoring by industry experts.
Receive professional training on multiple key facets of entrepreneurship.
Best performers will receive legal and technical guidance and support.
Networking opportunities for all applicants with VCs, angel investors, founders and fellow teams.
Opportunity for promising startups to get featured on popular media platforms and E-Cell IITM handles and newsletters.
Top three teams will receive free passes to external fundraising rounds hosted by VCs. Teams may also receive funding opportunities directly from the Finale Pitch.
Opportunites for teams to get incubated in professional Incubators. Outstanding individuals may also be invited to Entrepreneur-in-Residence programs.
The event is open to all UG, PG and PhD students of any stream and college. Students who have graduated in or after 2018 are also eligible. Each team must have a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 5 members.
• Common Webinar for all applicants of Bootcamp on key aspects of Entrepreneurship.
• Speed Networking sessions for all applicants of Bootcamp with VCs and Angel Investors.
A cohort of 25 teams will be selected from the applications and will proceed to the next stages of Bootcamp
We kick things off with an introduction to Bootcamp, its objectives, the timeline. The requirements of the report to be submitted on 28th Feb will be laid out. This will be followed by a Networking session with fellow teams.
• Workshop on introduction to Business Model Canvas, focussing on Customer Segments,
Value Propositions, Channels and Customer Relationships.
• Post workshop, each team will be allotted a mentor who will guide the team and help applying concepts learnt in the workshops to each startup. Mentoring continues throughout the week in short spells according to the convenience of the teams and the mentors.
• Second workshop on Business Model Canvas, focussing on Revenue streams, Key Resources, Key
Activities, Key Partnerships, Cost Structure.
• Mentoring continues through the week till 27th Feb.
Report of each team’s progress is to be submitted, applying the concepts learnt in workshops and in consultation with the mentors.
Based on the Progress Reports, teams which did not make satisfactory progress or could not validate their idea are eliminated. Selected teams are given entry to the E-Summit 21’ and the Pitching Finale.
• A workshop on the art and science of pitching to prepare each team for their final pitch.
This will be followed by Networking sessions with industry experts and fellow teams.
• The week will be sprinkled with other sessions on starting up. Teams will also have access to other talks and events of E-Summit 21’.
- Final pitch in front of judges. Details of the event and rules regarding the pitch will be shared with the selected teams.
There are no registration fees at any stage of Bootcamp.
Yes. There are no restrictions on building a team as long as all its members are either undergraduates, post graduates or PhD fellows.
It is a document to be submitted after the main sessions and after one-on-one mentoring that details the work done by the startup and key business elements. The exact list of things to be mentioned will be shared in the introductory session.
Each startup will be allotted a mentor from 13th February to 13th March. Mentoring happens in short spells at the mutual convenience of the team and the mentor via any online medium.
The second shortlisting has no fixed number of teams to select. If all the teams show satisfactory progress and sustained efforts, all teams will proceed to the Finale.
Prize money will be given lumpsum to the winners in the few days after declaration of results.
No, all stages of this year’s Bootcamp are completely virtual. All you need is internet!
We welcome startups from all sectors – from Animal Husbandry to Blockchain! We highly encourage diverse startups with multidisciplinary teams to apply for Bootcamp.
We participated in the Bootcamp 2019 and it was really a great experience for all of us. The mentorship provided by the Bootcamp team and mentors were really greatful. The feedback which we got, really helped us to see where we are doing wrong, where we should be heading. Overall it acted as a guiding hand for us. The decisions which we took after whole experience of Bootcamp helped us to navigate through the market in a more clear and concise mannerRishabh Verma Founder, UrbanMatrix
We participated in Bootcamp 2019. Bootcamp is the best opportunity to validate your idea and get connected to mentor who can guide you in Entrepreneurial world.Rakesh Raushan Founder, TechTable
UrbanMatrix builds industry-grade drones and provides aerial solutions that elevate efficiency and profitability for the industries. Its ultimate aim is to make drone-integration easier, safer and cheaper for all industries and organizations.Rishabh Verma Urbanmatrix Bootcamp 2019
Tech Table is an online platform that facilitates students to get internships and connects them to the startup ecosystem. It also provides an array of startup services, from App development and Animations to Interactive Websites.Rakesh Raushan Tech Table Bootcamp 2020
EdarLabs is building a 21st century pedagogy tool that enables students to explore, experiment and learn with AR, and VR; assisted by AI. They offer experimental learning modules which are highly accessible, easy to use and can be deployed on any platform.Yashwanth Kumar EdarLabs Bootcamp 2019
Orbuculum is a cutting-edge healthcare startup that is refining its AI based system that predicts diseases using genome-based data to be used as a disease prediction model and screening tool by doctors.Orbuculum Genolytics Pranav Gangwal Bootcamp 2017
DbyT Dynamics is a design and service organization affiliated with the EV ecosystem. They engage in developing innovative products and building a tech-based platform for mobility in the service sector, focusing on Agri-Perishables and Micro Logistics.Dhairyasheel Deshmukh DbyT Dynamics Bootcamp 2019