“Amrita TBI is the rarest of the rare among the various startup incubators in India"
Amitabh Kant

Shri. Amitabh Kant

CEO, NITI Aayog
Government of India

STRUCTURE

If you have a great innovative idea or product and are looking for funding, then Amrita TBI Pitchfest is the perfect platform to showcase your ideas/products. Pitchfest is a unique initiative by Amrita TBI to find the most promising startup in India.

Total seed investment outlay upto USD 200,000.

  • Step 1

    Participants are requested to complete a simple online form that explains the problem they are trying to solve, the uniqueness of their solution, value proposition, competitive advantage etc. Additional materials to support the case are welcome

  • Step 2

    Amrita TBI PitchFest event will be held over two days at the Bangalore campus of Amrita University. On Day-1, the top 30 selected startups will go through a half-day mentorship program followed by selection of the top startups. On Day-2, the top startups will pitch in front of an elite panel of investors and C-level executives:
    The format of Amrita TBI Pitchfest will comprise of two parts for a total of 20 minutes:

    1. A 10 minute time slot for pitching your idea.
    2. A 10 minute time slot for questions by the panel.

    Qualified startups will be selected for the next batch of Amrita TBI Accelerator program and AmritaTBI NIDHI Entrepreneur-in Residence program . Startups will be informed separately if they qualify for above mentioned programs. To know more about the Amrita TBI Accelerator program, please click here. Amrita TBI Entrepreneur-In-Residence program click here.

  • Step 3

    Top three contenders will be announced and will qualify for a total seed investment of USD 200,000 by Amrita TBI.

  • Step 4

    Amrita TBI will complete the required due-diligence on the finalists and provide seed investments for qualified startups. Amrita TBI will provide infrastructure and incubation services at low cost across three cities- Bengaluru, Coimbatore and Kollam.The startups can also opt to be a virtual incubatee and can operate from anywhere in India.
    All non-finalists have the opportunity to avail incubation facility at any of Amrita TBI locations.
    If you are not interested in funding for your Startup and only need space then please click here

Agenda

Day 01

Day 02

Frequently asked Questions

Amrita TBI Pitchfest

We have provided answers to the most frequently asked questions here. If you have further queries please feel free to contact us

Register Now

Can You Provide More Details About Amrita TBI?

We are a non-profit startup incubator supported by Govt. of India and Amrita University. We fund, mentor and nurture ideas, startups and entrepreneurs.

In 2017, Amrita TBI won the National Award for the Best Technology Business Incubator in India. Ther award was conferred by the President of India

Amrita TBI is is one of the select 6 incubators that will be made world class under AIM, NITI Aayog, Govt. of India.

Amrita TBI has incubated 76 startups, mentored 250+ startup ideas and has zero loss from its investments.

Amrita TBI is a mentor driven start-up incubator which acts as a launch pad for entrepreneurs to make a big leap from an idea to commercial viability. Amrita TBI supports early-stage technology firms by providing funding, networking opportunities, and technical and business expertise.

Multiple benefits including GST tax exemption for up to Rs. 50 Lakhs in revenue per year over 3 years can be availed through Amrita TBI. Click here for complete list of benefits.

Why Should I Participate In The Amrita TBI PitchFest Contest?

The PitchFest contest provides you a perfect platform to bring your idea to life. You get the opportunity to meet venture capitalists, CEOs and top level C-level executives from around the world who can provide instant feedback to your ideas and business plans. You also have the opportunity to later network with these executives for further guidance. Further the selected winners qualify to win seed investments in the range of INR 1 Lakh to 50 Lakhs. Startups that receive the seed investment will receive mentorship which is a critical factor for their success. Also provided are infrastructure and incubation services at very low cost, important factors to reduce initial startup expenses.

What Is The Exact Date Of The Amrita TBI PitchFest Event?

The event will be in February 2018

What Is The Amount Of Funding And How Is It Provided?

Amrita TBI will complete the required due-diligence on the three finalists and provide seed investments between INR 1 Lakh and 50 Lakhs for qualified startups. Total funding outlay for all three startups will be Rs. 130 Lakhs( approx USD $200,000). Funding for the startups is provided in the format of loan and/or equity.

Is Mentorship Provided For The Qualified Startups?

All incubated startups will be provided mentorship and guidance from world class mentors (from India, Silicon Valley & Singapore) throughout their incubation period at Amrita TBI.

Apply Now

Amrita TBI Pitchfest 2018 - Application

PastSpeakers/Judges

We have put together a great panel of top professionals and experts.

AMITABH KANT

AMITABH KANT

CEO, NITI AAYOG
Government of India

Read More
Tanusree Deb Barma IAS

Tanusree Deb Barma IAS

Director- IT&BT; MD- KBITS
Govt of Karnataka.

Read More
Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson

Venture capitalist

Read More
Abhijeet Kumar

Abhijeet Kumar

Founding Partner, ah! Ventures

Read More
Abhinav Chaturvedi

Abhinav Chaturvedi

Vice President, Accel Partners

Read More
Anirudh Sharma

Anirudh Sharma

Co-head, MIT Media Lab India Initiative

Read More
Chandan Raj

Chandan Raj

COO, YourStory.com

Read More
Kavya K.

Kavya K.

Senior Legal Consultant, vakilsearch.com

Read More
Dr. Nikhil Agarwal

Dr. Nikhil Agarwal

Founder Entrepreneur Cafe and President, Cambridge Global Partners

Read More
Nikhil Moorjani

Nikhil Moorjani

Head of Sales and Marketing, Healthifyme

Read More
Padmaja Ruparel

Padmaja Ruparel

President, Indian Angel Network

Read More
Ramesh Radhakrishnan

Ramesh Radhakrishnan

Venture capitalis

Read More
Srinivas Rao

Srinivas Rao

Co-Founder and CEO of Aujas Networks

Read More
Subranil Gangabasi

Subranil Gangabasi

City Mayor, Entreprenuer Cafe

Read More
Sudhir Sarma

Sudhir Sarma

Founder & CEO, FlamencoTech

Read More
Dr. T.S. Mohan

Dr. T.S. Mohan

Founder, Pragyan Datalabs

Read More
Tushar Vashisht

Tushar Vashisht

Founding Member and CEO, Healthifyme

Read More

Amrita TBI Pitchfest Gallery

Amrita TBI Pitchfest 2015 & 2016 witnessed a huge turnout reaching a new milestone involoving the community like never before. See photos of the Amrita TBI Pitchfest 2015 & 2016 edition below.

Testimonials

Our partners