The year 2020 marks the beginning of a new decade, paving the way for new opportunities.
There’s a palpable sense of enthusiasm and optimism in the Indian startup ecosystem, which has witnessed overwhelming growth over the years.
Evolution in technology, consolidation activities, a booming domestic market, all attribute to this meteoric rise in startups.
The numbers speak for the claim — from approximately 3000 startups in 2014 to an estimated projection of more than approximately 11000 by 2020, this is more than a mere passing trend. It’s a revolution.
For entrepreneurs who have just started out, having a competent mentor or startup-accelerator support can be a differentiating factor between boom or bust.
Facilitating a safe proving ground to further iterate and innovate, entrepreneurs can be groomed and nurtured through knowledge sharing.
With this belief, Viridian Acceleration Center ([email protected]) introduced its patented program.
The sector-agnostic acceleration program offered by [email protected] is one of its kind, offering business solutions to both early-stage and growth-seeking startups.
#AccessXcceleration is the seventh successive initiative by [email protected], inviting early-stage startups. The cohort applications kicked off on February 1, 2020, welcoming applications from startups across all sectors.
The acceleration program consists of two modules spanning over 4 months providing the inducted startups with business insights, problem-solving techniques, one-on-one mentoring and direction after assessing the individual needs of each business.
[email protected] has designed modules catering to 2 different business stages:
Module 1 – You have an idea and are exploring the feasibility of building a product or service based on that idea. Idea validation is followed by finding Product/Market Fit (PMF), where it’s decided if a product fits a market or not.
Finally, it is tested if the product could have a profitable, scalable distribution.
Module 2 – This is for the entrepreneurs who want to move from a concept to a company, putting their research into practice.
[email protected] takes pride in the fact that it does not charge any equity from the participating startups.
They understand how important it is to uphold the equity at such an early stage of a business, hence the equity-free model of acceleration allowing budding businesses to grow without diluting the equity.
Another trailblazing feature of this program is Enablement where an Enabler is assigned to each startup that acts as their guide throughout the program.
They work with the startups in various aspects like regular ideation sessions, progress tracking, skill development, idea testing, networking and identifying opportunities.
The startup accelerator is present in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Greater Noida, Ahmedabad, and Chandigarh. You can learn more about [email protected] on – https://thevac.co/
No dream is too crazy if you follow it relentlessly. Give it the right push with #AccessXcceleration.
Apply now at https://thevac.co/apply