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ENTREPRENUERSHIP

Subhash Chandra Foundation aims to scale the start-up and incubator ecosystem by embracing new ideas.


Esselerator is designed to provide an opportunity to the entrepreneurs to build innovative products and solutions in the fast-revolving Media and Entertainment space. The program enables early and growth stage start-ups to build POC to win commercial contracts and equity investment from Essel Group.
Esselerator is powered by Zinnov, a global strategy and management consulting firm based out of Santa Clara and Bangalore.

PARTICIPATING ESSEL GROUP COMPANIES

PROGRAMME

Step 1:

Application

Once you -submit your application, we will shortlist start-ups that match our parameters.

Before December 14
Step 2:

Interview

Top 25 start-ups would be invited for a presentation to the leadership from Essel Group.

Jan 7 – Jan 9
Step 3:

Selection

After a round of personal interviews, up to 10 start-ups will be selected for the program.

January 11
Step 4:

Deep Dive

A customized engagement plan with mentoring will be designed for each start-up to deliver an effective proof-of-concept.

January 17 to April 26
Step 5:

Pitch

An opportunity to showcase your product/solution to leadership of Zee5 and Zee Media Group.

April 29

FOCUS AREAS

MediaTech

Technology based start-ups for a real-world problem in the media technology space can apply.

EdTech

Solutions that will help break down some of the obstacles, and complexities of the education industry.

AdTech

Digital tools to increase the outreach to customers and for better advertising of content/products.

TECHNOLOGY AREAS COVERED IN THIS CHALLENGE

Analytics
Blockchain
AR / VR
Cloud
Interactive Gaming
OTT & Video
Cybersecurity
Internet-of-Things
User Experience
Ecommerce Integration

VALUE PROPOSITIONS

Product Validation
Vendor Agreement
Equity Investment

SUPPORT PROVIDED DURING THE ACCELERATION PERIOD

Business Mentorship

Mentoring by senior industry leaders and subject matter experts.

Technology Mentorship

Personalized learning program and mentoring by experts.

Access to Tools

Access to collaborative tools, productivity tools and other APIs.

Business Support

Advice on business function such as legal, tax & compliance, finance, marketing & HR.

MENTORS

Mentors to help fuel your ideas.

Amit Goenka

Chief Mentor of Esselerator & CEO

Sidharth Balakrishna

Group Strategy, Essel Group

Rohit Chadda

Founder @ PayLo, Co-founder @ Foodpanda, Fortune 40 under 40

Tarun Katial

CEO of India’s leading OTT platform ZEE 5

Applications now open for Cohort 2

Deadline for application: December 12, 2018

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