Innovate Delhi, a 6-week startup accelerator initiated by IIIT Delhi and HelloMeets is inviting applications from startups this summer. The accelerator program will help 10 startups from India to develop, build and grow their business on three pillars — product, traction and funding.

The startups are guided by Innovate Delhi’s experienced advisors and mentors such as Vishal Chandra, a serial entrepreneur, Avinash Raghav, Cofounder of iSPIRT Foundation and Dr Ritesh Malik, Cofounder of Innov8, a serial entrepreneur and an angel investor. The startups also have access to senior industry leaders, potential strategic customers and partners, top-tier technical support and a wide pool of investors.

What Innovate Delhi offers — Mentorship to Funding

For startups in any sector, the 6-week accelerator program will aim towards rapid deployment of product that will be followed by traction. It will offer:

  • Funding — At the end of Innovate Delhi, all the 10 selected startups attend the “Pitch Day” where they have an opportunity to showcase their business to a pool of investors and attract further funding
  • Networking — Startups shall be building relationships and partnerships
  • Infrastructure — In addition to working together on your product, traction and investor pitches, startups can live in IIIT D campus for the duration of 6 weeks for a workplace and ultra fast wifi broadband. All the selected startups also get an equity-free grant of Rs.60,000.
  • Curriculum — Learn from a wide variety of experts focused on Product, Traction, Investor Pitching and more. Don’t worry, you can carry on your business as usual during the day. The mentors will address you after the business hours or weekends

Innovate Delhi’s pursuit is to grow the size and value of a company as fast as possible, and prepare them for the initial (or next) round of funding.

Registrations are open for May 2016 batch and startups can apply here.