Elevate

Now. Next. Beyond.

Pan-India level pitching competition

E-Summit IITM 2022

About

Elevate is a pan-India level fundraising event that aims to bring together eminent startups and world-class mentors from across the nation, thus throwing a spotlight on some of the most promising startups in the country.

Through overall leveraging of the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem, Elevate gives the startups an opportunity to elevate their skills and at the same time, raise funds and get themselves into the tremendous pool of market opportunities and resources available.

2020

Registrations

Fundings made

2021

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Fundings made

Vision

Vision

Provide a forum for early entrepreneurs, mentors and investors to exchange knowledge and entrepreneurs to seek investments.



Mission

We strive towards supporting early stage startups with substantial business opportunities. We seek to enable valuable interaction between principal components spanning entrepreneurs, mentors, angel investors, and venture capitalists, thus consolidating the entire pipeline of entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Incentives


Subscription to GoToPitch’s platform for all participating startups


Investment opportunities upto INR 10cr


Mentoring Sessions worth 10K for the winners


Freshworks credits worth USD 4K for the finalists


Cash prizes worth INR 2.25L


Freshworks credits worth USD 10K for the winners


One-to-one networking with Investors and startup mentors

Rounds

Registration & Round 0

Register here for Elevate and complete the Round 0 form after registration. You will be presented with a link to the same after registration.

Round 1: Elevator Pitch

Duration less than 90 seconds. Registered startups will be invited to submit their recorded elevator pitch on GoToPitch. The details for the same will be conveyed to the registered startups.

Round 2

Live pitching in front of judges in online mode.

Finale

Live pitching in front of investors from VC’s on E-Summit’s platform.

Connect Up

One-to-one meetings of investors with the startups of their interest.


For more information on the event, download our information brochure.

Timeline

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    Registrations start

    7th January, Friday

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    Session with our sponsor

    Will be revealed soon

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    Registrations close

    5th February, Saturday

    Make sure to complete
    Round 0 after you register!

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    Window for recording submission on GoToPitch

    7th February, Sunday - 12th February, Saturday

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    Round 2

    26th February, Saturday and 27th February, Sunday

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    Finale

    5th March, Saturday

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    Connect-Up

    6th March, Sunday

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    Valedictory Ceremony

    6th March Sunday

Sponsors

In association with
GoToPitch

Consulting Sponsor
Kayess Square

Investment Sponsor
Anthill Ventures

Investment Sponsor
Nexus Venture Partners



Investment Sponsor
Speciale Invest

Investment Sponsor
Unicorn India Ventures

Investment Sponsor
Venture Catalysts

Mentoring Sponsor
Startup Xperts

Investment Sponsor
Inflection Point Ventures

SaaS Sponsor
Freshworks

FAQs

When does the Elevate First Round start and when will the results be declared?

deadline for Submission of recorded pitches for First round is 12th Feb. Results will be conveyed within 12-14 days

Who will be the judges for all the rounds?

Judges will be partners and mentors from various VC firms and some angel investors.

How long should be the video and what should be the maximum file size? same class

The video should not be more than 90 seconds long but there is no limit on the file size.

What are the judging criteria?

The Problem and solution, Product or Service, Competition, Market validation and Opportunity, Business Model and Finance, ​Momentum and Traction, Team & Key Stakeholders (Investors, Advisors, Partners)

Can we submit multiple entries?

No, you can not submit multiple submissions.

How much funding can we get?

Subject to discussion between startup and investors.

What will be the platform for pitching?

First round will be video submission and the next two rounds will be live pitching on our online platform.

Looking for interns for your startup?


Register for startup internfair! Information Brochure

For queries, contact:

+91 8454071353 Shashank
+91 9685241769 Jahnavi
services_ecell@smail.iitm.ac.in