Compete in one of the most happening START-UP challenges

Calling all aspiring entrepreneurs and young business minds to present their venture ideas at Take Off, a start-up competition-cum-workshop, co-hosted by UPES School of Business and Runway. The event will be held in New Delhi on May 27, 2022.

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Powered by a belief in ideas

Runway as an incubator will help start-ups take off. Just like at airport runways, where guidance is provided by the Air Traffic Control for smooth take-off and landing of planes, our mentors will help start-ups get off the ground swiftly and seamlessly. The Runway team comprises entrepreneurs, investors and researchers with a proven track record of leveraging ideas to create something tangible and valuable. The team will incubate the start-ups for as long as necessary to help them spread their wings and fly.

All aboard!

Through Runway, we've invested in several early-stage start-ups and provided them an opportunity to grow into full-scale businesses.

Our Investment Portfolio

Bringing start-up ideas to life through a combination of mentoring, expertise, networking, and access to funding

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Selection

We select start-ups through an open application process. We are sector and location-agnostic. Hence start-ups can be from any field, located anywhere in India.

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INCUBATION

The selected start-ups go through a blended (online and offline) 8 to 10-week incubation program, which includes refining their business ideas and getting them ready for market and investors. We also provide peripheral support like incorporation services and logo design, among others.

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Mentoring

Each start-up is aligned with a mentor who handholds them during and after the incubation process. Lab access at UPES and Pearl Academy as well as space to work is available for all start-ups.

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PITCHING

The incubation program ends on the demo day when the start-ups pitch to a carefully-selected audience, including investors, advisors, and others.

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NURTURING

Our support, however, does not stop at incubation. We continue to help the start-ups even after they have completed the incubation program.

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NETWORKING

We help the start-ups meet with the best minds in the industry through online and offline events and workshops.

Applications Closed for 2022 Cohort

Start-ups working on an idea, having a prototype or a minimum viable product are encouraged to apply. Being a highly selective cohort, we will onboard 20-30 start-ups this year. We are looking at ideas that are innovative and have the possibility of scale. Start-ups will be provided with mentoring, a focussed incubation program and the opportunity to raise money. Eligible start-ups will receive grants up to 1 lakh.

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