Virtual Incubation Programme
Earn the privilege of having millionaires, successful entrepreneurs, industry experts and global leaders in entrepreneurship, technology, law and science as your mentors. As part of the programme, your mentors from Kolkata Ventures will help you set periodic milestones which they will help you to accomplish.
Structured modules specifically designed startups at different stages. Your mentors at Kolkata Ventures will take you to the point where you become investment ready after which you will get the opportunity to be trained by investors to optimize your business model and pitch deck so as to be in the best position to raise funds. Kolkata Ventures will provide for the funding of prospective startups once they are investment ready.
Business Skill Development
Mentorship sessions, investor drives and other such networking opportunities. Business Skill development and training specific to running a business from technical, financial and operational viewpoints. Get trained to become a successful startup, start generating revenue and receive funding.
Access to Startup Resources
Kolkata Ventures’ incubatees get exclusive access to the startup resources and value added services of Kolkata Ventures. This includes free legal advice and free IT advice. It also includes subsidized value added services such as Legal Assistance, Website/Web App Development, Mobile App Development, Event Management, Public Relations, Promo Videos, Content Writing and online/offline marketing.
As part of the incubation programme, Kolkata Ventures supports startups at every stage to help them grow and progress to the next. You can be a revenue generating startup who is looking to secure funding to scale up or can be an aspiring entrepreneur who just has an idea.
- The applicant should be over the age of 18 at the time of starting of the Programme.
- There are no specific restrictions on the type of idea/business plan.
- Location: Your startup can be based out of any city in India. All the support, mentorship and resources will be provided through online means for the Virtual Incubation Programme. There is no requirement to shift to any city/place.
- Please apply by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button and submitting the application form with relevant details.
- Your application will go through a screening process which will include preliminary evaluation and a telephonic interview.
- The top participants from the interview round will be selected to register for the Incubation Programme.
- Programme Commencement: 1st September 2017.
- Last Date to Apply: 20th August 2017.
- Registration fees: Rs. 3000 for 3 months for a team of 1 or 2 people(to be paid only upon selection). Rs. 1500 extra for every extra team member more than 2.
- For more details or questions please feel free to contact us at 8967224462.
Your mentors are industry experts who have done it themselves and made it big. They will be guiding you through the process of building your business.
— Founder, Kolkata Ventures
Mr Roy has extensive experience in building products. He has multiple international patents and has built 3 multi million dollar startups around these intellectual properties. He is an expert with Lean Startup Methodology and brings in his experience of mentoring 100s of entrepreneurs.
— Co-Founder, eMotion Group
Mr. Suda is a self-made millionaire and a product development expert. He has won 14 business plan competitions in the United States. Further, has taken products from the ideation stage to building it to a million dollar startup. He has guided many others in doing the same.
— Executive Director, Pongworks (USA)
A software tycoon with $25 million+ worth of products under his belt in industries including healthcare automation, real estate, artificial intelligence and consumer electronics. Helping Kolkata Venture Startups with product development, design and technology strategy.
Prof. Nik Rokop
— Chair, Entrepreneurship Academy Council, Illinois Institute of Technology (USA)
He has more than 30 years of successful entrepreneurial experience in engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing and international operations. His career spans the iron and steel industries, manufacturing, consulting, education and the Internet. He previously served as Managing Director of Illinois Tech’s Knapp Entrepreneurship Center, where he led and built a university resource to educate and support entrepreneurs.
Dr. David Pistrui
— CEO, Acumen Dynamics (USA)
He is a double PhD holder in Entrepreneurship and Sociology. Dr. Pistrui has held a number of scholarly appointments in the US, Europe and the Middle East including being the Managing Director of the Wharton Enterprising Families Initiative, in the Wharton School of Business and being the advisor of the Government of Bahrain. He has been featured on CNN, INC. Magazine, Entrepreneur, Los Angeles Business Journal and other news media.
— CEO, Spring Ventures (Hong Kong)
He has been the CEO of a massive 40,000 people design and manufacturing company is China and Hong Kong for the last 20 years. With such a prolific background in manufacturing, he is an expert at hardware development, pre-production runs, product sourcing, marketing and distribution. Further, he has direct access to Chinese Venture Capitalists.
— CEO, KAIL Limited (Videocon Subsidiary)
He is the head of one of the largest manufacturing facilities in Eastern India. He has vast experience in the consumer electronics industry having sold over $100 million dollars worth of consumer electronics. His expert insights are published in international journals which are subscribed by top electronics companies across the world.
Dr. Prabha Bhola
— Professor, IIT Kharagpur
Dr. Bhola is part of the executive committee of the Entrepreneurship board at IIT Kharagpur. Dr. Bhola brings in her expertise and mentoring startups in market research, business modeling and business economics.
Idea to MVP
Have an idea? Don’t know how to start? We help you build your minimum viable product so that you can go out and start making money.
Struggling to raise funds for your startup? Get trained by investors to optimize your business model and pitch deck so as to be in the best position to raise funds.
Marketing and Sales Incubation
Unable to capture the market for your offering? We help you to develop the right go-to-market strategy to penetrate your market and ramp up sales.
Soft Skills Grooming and Makeover Incubation
Not able to make an impact on your potential clients or investors? Get guidance from the best in the industry for pitching, networking and other inter-personal skills that will help you stand out from the crowd.
Financial & Legal incubation
Not from a finance background and struggling with lack of financial or legal clarity? Our experts will help you with legal aspects, financial modelling, financial projections and money management for your startup.