Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani is a deemed university under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 for higher education and research in India. The institute is backed by the Aditya Birla Group and is one of the first six institutes to be awarded the Institute of Eminence status in 2018.
About the Program
Conquest, an initiative by the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, BITS Pilani, is India’s First Student-Run Startup Accelerator. They help the best founders build great businesses and raise money. Their program includes online mentoring to the 10 most exciting startups from across the country over 6 weeks, connecting them with field experts.
Following this, the startups undergo a 10 day mentorship program in Bangalore. The program ends with the Grand Finale where these startups pitch before India’s biggest investment firms and media houses.
The following are the various initiatives to help founders succeed in their quest.
- Online Mentorship Program: Conquest connects the Top 10 Startups with industry stalwarts from all over the country, enabling them to grow remotely while they continue to learn and work.
- Accelerator Program: With a goal to help the best founders build great businesses, Conquest provides a 10-day long accelerator program in Bangalore. Fueled by the belief that multiple founders tackling similar problems in close proximity would lead to efficient solutions, Conquest provides all its startups with Co-Working and Co-Living Facilities. Every day is a huge leap forward for the founders with investment workshops, fundraising pitches, networking with successful founders and much more.
- Grand Finale: The Grand Finale serves as the perfect platform for the Top 10 startups to pitch before Top Investors and Media houses for a prize money of INR 5 Lakhs.
- Conquest Academy: A one-stop-shop of localized content for Indian startups. Whether you need help in acquiring your first 100 customers or in designing the perfect UI for your app, Conquest Academy ensures that you don’t have to go through tons of foreign resources.
How to Register?
Registrations for Conquest are now open and go on till 1st April. Startups can register by filling a simple application form. There is no registration fee. The shortlisting is based on parameters like idea, team, progress, understanding of market and competition.
April 1, 2020
CEO, Conquest: Mayank Singh, Kartikeya Gupta
Email: mayank[at]conquest.org.in, kartikeya[at]conquest.org.in
Phone: 70218-36996, 91192-25019