Conquest, BITS Pilani’s flagship start-up accelerator, returns for its 19th edition, and TIT Education has partnered with BITS Pilani’s Conquest in a dynamic relationship aimed at stimulating innovation and empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs. This collaboration aims to provide a platform for would-be business leaders to ignite their passion, fuel their creativity, and pave the path to their success.
Conquest, the flagship startup challenge organized by BITS Pilani, has established itself as a major platform for young entrepreneurs in India. By partnering with TIT Education, a renowned digital media platform, Conquest aims to amplify its impact and provide participants with invaluable resources and opportunities.
The relationship between TIT Education and Conquest is based on a shared goal of fostering entrepreneurship and developing a culture of innovation. Through various initiatives such as mentoring programs, workshops, and networking events, aspiring entrepreneurs at BITS Pilani will be provided with the information, skills, and connections necessary to survive in today’s competitive business landscape.
From vision to reality: TIT Education partners with BITS Pilani Conquest
The Conquest is led solely by a committed team of 30 BITS Pilani students and is driven by a single vision: to provide exceptional value to businesses. This annual start-up accelerator provides start-ups with non-equity grants, mentorship from industry leaders, networking opportunities, media exposure, and access to resources valued at $300,000 or more from partners like Clevertap, Freshworks, and Searce, which catalyzes its exponential growth. Conquest is important in the Indian start-up landscape due to the convergence of inspiration, creativity and orientation.
Conquest delivers a transformative experience to the top 30 companies from the approximately 2,000 registrations it receives annually. These startups will have the opportunity to meet some of India’s leading entrepreneurs, CXOs and startup mentors.
What is conquest?
Conquest, a program of the BITS Pilani Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, is India’s first student-led start-up accelerator. They help the greatest founders build successful businesses and raise capital.
How to go to?
The 7-week hybrid startup accelerator includes 6 weeks of one-on-one online mentoring sessions with some of India’s leading entrepreneurs, CXOs and startup coaches such as Monish Darda (Co-Founder & CTO, Icertis0), Abhishek Kasina (CPO, Livspace) and Abhinav Tyagi (SVP of Marketing, Urban Company).
Conquest also hosts interactive sessions beyond specific industries and verticals, adding another layer to the comprehensive mentoring experience. Startups can hone their concepts through competitive pitch sessions, capturing the core of their companies in a compelling narrative. Additionally, the accelerator hosts AMAs and interesting fireside discussions with industry heavyweights like Zerodha’s Nithin Kamath and Lightspeed’s Dev Khare.
Which will take place?
The top 15 start-ups travel to Bangalore, the technology hub of India, for a one-week offline phase. This all-expenses-paid program, held last year at WeWork, provided companies with direct mentorship and valuable training, including investment workshops led by Accel and IDFC First Bank. New companies also have the opportunity to network with industry professionals and participate in mock pitch sessions.
What is the process?
Startups go through various phases of pre-selection, and each step is aimed at getting the best out of them. Examine the procedure.
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About demo day
Conquest is a comprehensive 7-week program backed by WestBridge Capital where India’s most promising early-stage startups receive non-equity grants worth over 30L, a mentor network of 100+ industry experts and fundraising opportunities from India’s most prolific investors such as Matrix Partners. India, Nexus Venture Partners and Chiratae Ventures, among others. Conquest concludes with Demo Day, Bangalore’s most anticipated startup event, where startups compete in shark tank-style pitches against India’s best VCs and Angels.
Whats Next? Register now
If you’re an early-stage startup founder looking to take your business to the next level, don’t pass up this opportunity to turn your startup aspirations into real-world realities.
Zero cost, zero equity; Register now: https://conquest.org.in