About the Program

NEXTLEAP is a 7 week accelerator program supported by Startup Odisha, to provide Odisha-based start-ups the momentum to establish a strong position in the market by idea validation, identifying the business opportunities, making potential customers, building a scalable business model, and building a Go-To-Market strategy.

For Whom?

• PoC Stage Startup • Early Traction Startup

Assistance

• Technical and Business Mentorship from experts
• Exposure to the VC community as part of Demo Day

Duration

7 Weeks (27 April – 12 June 2021)

Focus Areas

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Healthcare
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Agritech
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IoT
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Cleantech/ Energy
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Waste Management

Program Timeline

01.

Applications

Last date: 24 April 2021

Call for applications for Cohort 1

02.

Kick-off

27-28 April 2021

Residential Bootcamp

03.

Tailored Mentorship

May-June 2021

6 virtual sessions with the knowledge partner along with one-to-one mentoring

04.

Demo Day

12 June 2021

Virtual Pitching to a group of Investors

Eligibility Criteria & preferences

  • Innovation Component: How unique is the innovation as a solution?
  • PoC Ready: The paper idea has to be prototyped on a small scale.
  • Market Potential: Does the product satisfies strong market demand.
  • Scalable: Is it scalable and sustainable in the longer term?
  • Social Impact: Does the product addresses a pressing social challenge?

Supported by

Knowledge Partner