E-Cell IIT-Madras

Westbridge capital


in association with

Okay Startup

Revamping the roots

A mini startup accelerator program | E-Summit IITM 2023

Registrations Closed

Registration Deadline: 17-2-2023 11:59 PM.

What is BootCamp?

Bootcamp is a 6-week long mini startup accelerator 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. In addition, it focuses 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 the vital social skills necessary to mobilize people and resources. The outcome of BootCamp is a cohort of startups with a viable business plan and ready for incubation.

Our Vision

Ideas are critical, but the execution is the key. With 1.3 billion people, India faces no shortage of ideas nor human capital 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 of bringing ideas closer to reality.


Incubation to top 9 startups


Industry-wide Mentors

6.25 lakhs

Prize Money

50L +





Energy and Environment


Sector Agnostic

Why participate?

Prize Money

Total prize pool of 6.25 lakhs


Sector-specific mentoring by industry experts


Hands-On training on key facets of entrepeneurship

Startup Services

Top performers will get legal and technical assistance


A chance to be a part of the group comprising Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, Entrepeneurs, and fellow teams

Media Coverage

Oppurtunity for promising startups to get featured on popular media platforms and E-Cell IITM handles and newsletters.

Fundraising Opportunities

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.

Incubation Opportunities

Free incubation opportunity to top performing startups of the cohort, and access to pitching in incubator summit of E-Summit

Non Monetary Incentives

In association with

okay startups
digital ocean
google cloud
microsoft for startups

Who can participate?

The event is open to all UG, PG and PhD students of any stream and college. Students who have graduated in or after 2020 are also eligible. Each team must have a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 5 members.


Round 0: Gearing Up

A set of questions to understand the participants and their startup.

Round 1: Uploading pitch deck

Shortlisted participants from round 0 will be required to upload their pitch deck.

Round 2: Accelerated rush

Shortlisted participants from round 1 will be pitching their startups in front of industry experts. 8-10 startups will be selected from this round across the 5 tracks. The selected startups will go through the accelerator program for 6 weeks.

Round 3: E-Summit Showdown

The startups from the cohort will pitch to the pool of investors and VCs at IIT Madras campus during E-Summit '23.


Registration Duration

4th Feb - 22nd Feb

Pitch eck Submission

22nd Feb - 25th Feb


22nd Feb - 28th Feb

Cohort Announcement

1st Mar


1st Mar

Accelerator Program

1st Mar - 5th April

Grand Finale

8th April


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The Startup Buddy

Platform partner

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Campus fund

Investment and resource partner

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Omidyar network India

Investment and resource partner

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Incubation partner

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Deshpande startups

Incubation partner

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Wadhwani foundation

Incubation partner

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Chennai Angels

Investment partner

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Chennai Web3 Meetup

Community partner

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Agritech Track Partner

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Agnostic Track Partner


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Niket Kumar Phuria

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Pushpak Teja

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Gaurav Bansal

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Rajat Parikh

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Narayana Swaroop

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Srishti Srivastava

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Amit Ranjan Gupta

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Pradeep Rathi

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Devraj Shetty

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Sharad Ingule

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Sanjay Prasad

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Ashay Tejwani

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Madhav Sharda

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Devansh Lakhani

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Arjun Sharma

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Akshay Bhatla

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Avnish Sabharwal

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Sarvesh Goorha

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Gautam Mahesh

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Bhaskar Roy

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Abhishek Gupta

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Manish Jain

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Rahul Ahuja


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Rakesh Raushan

Founder, Tech Table

We participated in Bootcamp 2019. Bootcamp is the best opportunity to validate your idea and get connected to a mentor who can guide you in the entrepeneurial world.

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Rishab Verma

Founder, UrbanMatrix

The mentorship provided by the Bootcamp team and mentors were really great. The feedback we got, really helped us to see where we are doing wrong, and where we should be heading. Overall it acted as a guiding hand for us.

Past Teams

UrbanMatrixbuilds 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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Contact Us


+91 7489302243 Anuj

+91 9667223484 Sarabjeet

+91 8830338510 Pratik

+91 9079358044 Chitranshu