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BITS Pilani’s Conquest 2019 aims to empower startups

Founded in 2003, Conquest has grown into a platform for startups, enabling many startups to make a mark every year. Assimilating learnings from various revamped models and experiences from the ecosystem, Conquest 2019 will provide the top 10 most exciting startups of India with 6 weeks of online mentoring from some of the best entrepreneurs and field experts. This will be followed by a 10-day Accelerator Program in Bangalore consisting of investment workshops by firms like Accel Partners and Blume Ventures, mentoring sessions by successful founders and pitching to seed stage investors. With investment opportunities, media coverage and prize money of ₹ 5 lakhs on the line, Conquest aims to empower founders and assist creation.

This year, Conquest has tied up with Venture Catalyst as an Investment Partner, which has set aside a fund of INR 20 Crores exclusively for Conquest startups. With investors like Dev Khare from Lightspeed, Shanti Mohan from LetsVenture, Sanjay Nath from Blume and Barath Shankar from Accel, coupled with mentors like Suvonil Chatterjee from Ola Cabs, Abhishek Nayak from Accel and Anuj Rathi from Swiggy, Conquest offers a networking platform for startups.

“In those magical moments of giving birth to innovation, we stand by the crazy ones, for they are the ones pushing the society forward by rejecting the status quo and building the future. Creation, with all its purity and nobility, is a mammoth task, and startups don’t need to rediscover the wheel every time. At Conquest, our goal is to help startups find that one missing piece, tie that one loose end or just connect the existing dots so that they can leave their mark on the world. We have just the right people, who have done it all, to help you do it.”, says Ishan Joglekar, CEO at Conquest, BITS Pilani.

A Glimpse of Conquest 2019

Accelerator Program – With a goal to help the best founders build great businesses, Conquest provides a 10-day long accelerator program in Bengaluru. The program includes investment workshops, fundraising pitches and mentoring by successful founders.

Online Mentorship Program – Conquest connects the top 10 startups with industry experts from all over the country.

Grand Finale – The Grand Finale serves as a platform for the Top 10 startups to pitch before Investors and media houses for prize money of INR 5 Lakhs.

Conquest Mentoring Sessions

-Top 50 shortlisted startups are invited to attend a day-long multi-city mentoring session in Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai with mentors from various domains such as Product Management, Customer Acquisition, and Fundraising.

Conquest Community – An initiative to build a strong and long-lasting community by bringing together stakeholder from all editions — startup founders, mentors, investors, developers, and media representatives.

Conquest Academy – Provides localised content for Indian startups.

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This post was last modified on 17/04/2019 5:51 pm

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