Registration Form

Mission to USA

The process of shortlisting will be independent of participation in State Conclaves.

Those interested to join the State Conclave alone may Register only for that. Those wanting to be shortlisted for next stage must Register for both, the State Conclave as well as Mission to U.S.A.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

The selection of Start-ups for the National Conclave and the Mission to USA will be based on a sound procedure backed by objective evaluation of nominations.

1. All Start-ups intending to participate in the Initiative must fill in the Registration Form given on the website https://www.nextunicorn.in/.

2. All information submitted would be considered final, and in case the submitted information is found to be incorrect/false the applicant may face disqualification.

3. The organizers may contact the applicant during the course of evaluation and seek further information/clarification, if need be.

4. Registration Forms so received will be evaluated and selected Start-ups will be long-listed by Knowledge Partners to the Initiative based on defined parametres.

5. All long – listed Start-ups will be invited to the Pitching Session for a quick presentation before the State Jury.

6. At the Pitching Session, only two representatives of each participating Start-up will be allowed to make a presentation before the Jury.

7. State Jury will allot marks to pitching contenders on the basis of presentations made by them and their proposed solutions/ products.

8. Marks allotted by State Jury will be forwarded to the Knowledge Partner for final short listing.

9. State Jury will also announce top 5 Start-ups on the basis of their performance in the Pitching Session. These Start –ups will be issued Certificate of Achievement.

10. Knowledge Partner will shortlist Start-ups on the basis of information provided by Start-ups and marks obtained during the Pitching Session.

11. List of such short-listed Start-ups would be announced once the process is over and they will be intimated individually as well as through host institutions.

12. Short-listed Start – ups will be invited to join the National Conclave .

13. A Pitching Session will be held around the National Conclave that will shortlist the final batch of Start –ups that will be selected for Mission to USA.

The process of shortlisting will be independent of participation in State Conclaves.

Those interested to join the State Conclave alone may Register only for that. Those wanting to be shortlisted for next stage must Register for both, the State Conclave as well as Mission to U.S.A.

Fee and Charges:

1. There will be no Fee for filling in the Registration Form and participating in the State Conclaves.

2. On the basis of information furnished in the Registration Form and performance during the State Pitching Session, participating Start-ups will be shortlisted for participation in the National Conclave.

3. Start-ups joining State Conclaves or the National Conclave will have to make their own travel and stay arrangements. ESC, STPI or any associate organisation will not be responsible for such arrangements.

4. For the Mission to USA, ESC will bear the international travel expenses of one representative of each of the shortlisted Start-ups. All other expenses including stay, visa fees, etc will have to be borne by Start – ups themselves.