PROGRAM

The Program

We realise that a companyโ€™s growth relies on access to capital, strategic partnerships,customer exposure, mentor guidance, and more. Meeting the right people at the right time can make a company. Thatโ€™s why we created IA. IAโ€™s Accelerator Program curates the mentorship and connections that growth-stage startups need, and provides all the necessary ingredients in the same place at the same time.

    1. โ€ข A better understanding of how to acquire new revenue streams
    1. โ€ข Strategic partnerships with VCs & GAN Partners
    1. โ€ข Tailored mentorship and advice to further your startupโ€™s growth
    1. โ€ข Opportunities for financial investment

This exclusive program will help IAโ€™s Startups to move beyond the early stage by equipping them with the knowledge, tools, and connections needed for their next stage of growth. Focus is on serious acceleration & the program is designed to support and navigate startups through the process of operationally scaling their business while generating meaningful relationships with IA Partners, mentors, and investors. Successful Founders & Corporate CXOs from across the Community spread across the Globe will be the primary mentors for the program.

Program objective and goals
To define the possibilities for a business & build the foundation for achieving those possibilities.

Structure
The program is a combination of twin mentorship track, comprised of Domain & Mandatory mentors, sessions by Industry experts covering topics of common relevance, and one-on-one engagement on specific aspects of your business. The program includes events, tours, and guest speakers to identify and support the startupโ€™s innovation journey. Each week of the 4-month program focuses on a different innovation competency: Agile; Methods; Technology; Culture; and Strategy.

Program outcomes (what will you get from the program)

    1. 1. A sharp strategy for the business
    1. 2. A comprehensive road map for the business
    1. 3. A detailed business plan, including a month-by-month financial tracker, metrics for KPIs, tools to track progress, etc.
    1. 4. Showcase to investors
    1. 5. Introductions to potential customers/Strategic Alliances
    1. 6. Visibility in PR and online media viability
    1. 7. Access to funding โ€“ from the program as well as access to external investors
    1. 8. Massive perks worth over $1M
    1. 9. Office space for 6 months
    1. 10. Mentorship from a network of highly selected group of mentors

Philosophy
IA wants to be viewed as a co-founder. We donโ€™t want any special or controlling interests in your company. We wonโ€™t ask for a board seat or for any uncommon investor rights. There is a reason we are viewed as the most โ€˜Founder-Friendlyโ€™ accelerator!

Program Offerings:
Cash, Competency & Connect are three main foundations around which the program is structured. Perks list includes Co-Working space for 6 months – $5K, IBM Cloud Hosting – $120K,Microsoft Bizspark – $120K, SendGrid – $24k, AWS – $5K, Hubspot – $1800 & a host lot ofother benefits etc.

Global Accelerator Partner network (GAN)
GAN is a highly-curated community of independent accelerators, partners, and investors with one collective focus: Creating opportunities for startups around the world. IA being a part of this network helps to take the Startup Global. For any startup which has aspirations to go to other countries, GAN probably provides the best way to have a safe landing in that target geography. Please refer to the separate attachment for more on GAN benefits for its start-ups.

Being a sector and stage agnostic startup accelerator program, it is spread over the span of 4 months, wherein a selective bunch of startups are granted with technology, business services, and incubation spaces that focus on individual and business development.

Moreover, these startups receive funding between INR 15 Lakhs to INR 25 Lakhs, along with other perks and services. This paves the way for the potential to obtain follow-up funding post Demo Day. Also, startups receive immense support and inspiration from our network of 200+ GAN partners. We, at India Accelerator, work extensively to help build efficient teams, craft a product-market fit and chalk out market-specific growth strategies. As early submissions accelerate the chances of prompt and early decision, it is wise for startups to apply at the earliest. We only accept post-deadline applications in truly exceptional cases.

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