VentureNursery, Indian angel-backed accelerator, has invited early stage startups from across the country to apply for Season 9 of its 13-week acceleration program. The program will include mentoring by experienced members of the accelerator.
A maximum of three start ups will be chosen after a five-stage selection process. Only start ups that are at the inception stage and are focused on solving customer need will be considered. Once selected, the budding entrepreneurs will get access to the relevant advice from VentureNursery’s 30 members.
In addition, they will also get to tap the resource pool of VentureNursery’s Mentors-in-Residence drawn from the best in business, in marketing and finance, strategy and execution to technology as well as domain experts.
So far 16 entrepreneurs have graduated from VentureNursery’s eight previous acceleration programs.
The firm focuses on maximizing the success potential of the start-ups through its coaching and mentoring role in the chosen start-ups helping them with end-to-end infrastructural and learning support. Most of the mentoring is done face to face and the curriculum is customized for each startup team.
Since 2012, the accelerator has accelerated 21 startups from a wide range of sectors, of which 16 have graduated and 12 start-ups are active.
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