Selection Criteria

  • Applicant(s) must be at least 18 years of age at the time of applying for the program.
  • Applicant(s) must have a valid ITS number in good standing at the time of application.
  • Applicant(s) agree to provide 100% participation in the incubator program, both in online components and in-person training sessions; any absence may lead to disqualification from the program and its activities.
  • Venture ideas must fall into one of the following three categories:
    • Be an active start-up idea or be in a pilot phase within its first year of inception at the time of application
    • Be an active start-up idea that is more than a year old but has not made any revenue yet at the time of application
    • Be an unsuccessful / abandoned idea that has been inactive for at least one year at the time of application
  • The venture idea must not fall into any of the following categories (all ventures will be evaluated during the application process):
    • Haram business (gambling, alcohol, etc) 
    • Franchises with existing head parent corporations (e.g fast food restaurants, chain convenience stores, etc)
    • Not-for-profit organizations
    • Freelance jobs (especially within singular job functions)
  • The venture idea must not have been a part of a previous incubator for at least one year at the time of application
  • The venture must be completely independent and autonomous, and must not be under the direction of an existing organization.
  • Applicant(s) must have access to the following to be successful in the program:
    • A computer
    • A reliable internet connection at home
  • The applicant(s) must be the sole decision makers for the operations, development and management of the venture, and must not be taking directions from other individuals and organizations other than in an advising capacity
  • Applicant(s) agree to commit to the development and success of their venture idea after the completion of the program, and participate in all post-incubator follow-ups and meetings. 
  • If applying as an organization and a group, all the above criteria will apply to all individuals applying as part of that group.
  • Registration is FREE, participation fee of INR 5,000 will be payable ONLY when your application is accepted