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In today’s scenario, India outlooks itself as a start-up Nation. From seed capital to growth capital, the revolution is right here at your doorstep. The country has seen tremendous growth towards start-up ecosystem, providing solace to younger generations.

With rising stints, we are here to involve citizens in joining hands together and support these ideas with Government, Stakeholders and Investors.

Presenting you Catapooolt Changemakers Challenge – a unique crowdfunding platform – powered challenge to bring light to strong potential invading start-up ideas.


THE CATAPOOOLT CROWDFUNDING CHALLENGE

Discover and Contribute towards next big ideas!

CATAPOOOLT, is India’s most rewarded and industry-backed crowd funding platform. An industry that has a lot of potential success to drive innovative ideas and cater great minds. In collaboration with The Economic Times, the Changemakers Challenge launches the second round of online crowdfunding competition.

Subsequent to the successful execution of Round 1 ‘Roadshows,’ we are now on Round 2, an ‘Online Crowdfunding competition round.’ Wherein startups will launch their crowdfunding campaigns and compete with each other to make it to the grand finale. These startups will not just benefit from funds raised via Crowdfunding but also in terms of Market Validation, Marketing Buzz, Media Coverage from Partners and Community Building etc. Are you ready to bring a fillip to innovation in India? Get your cheque books on because you can’t resist yourself into funding even a single disruptive idea. Let’s take one step forward in changing the revolution and make India Digital.

Crowdfunding Challenge Round 2

35 startups to launch their crowdfunding campaigns bringing in the biggest competition one has ever seen in the Indian scenario. You are now at the right platform of channelizing an exciting and exhilarating journey towards your dreams. If there’s one slogan in this world that you believe in, then you are at one level of being a business model. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time you believe what you see!

  1. Three startups to be selected for Zone Startups Accelerator & to get full access to benefits offered in the program.
  2. One startup to get direct entry in 5th Edition of "Next Big Idea" contest.
  3. One women-led startup to get wild card entry in "Empower" accelerator.
The Next BIG Idea Contest seeks to discover India's 5 most innovative technology companies who are looking to leverage a soft-landing opportunity to expand to North America. The contest is a “Market Access Program”, whereby the winners get to incubate their company for two weeks, all expenses paid, at DMZ, Toronto – North America’s #1 Technology Business Incubator and the Global #3 University Business Incubator, ranked by UBI. Using the DMZ as a landing pad, the entrepreneurs receive mentorship, business development advice, customer connects, investors access and valuable international experience. To know more about the program visit: www.nextbigideacontest.com/
NBI Takeaways:
  • An all-expenses paid 2-week trip to Toronto and other major Canadian Cities
  • Access to The Digital Media Zone (DMZ) at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto, #1 University Business Incubator in Canada & North America
  • A 3-week bespoke program in Toronto and other Canadian Cities (soft-landing, meeting with sector experts, mentoring, investors, innovation ecosystem, business development opportunities, networking)
  • Opportunity to explore and discover Toronto’s Discovery District – a hotbed of innovation responsible for more than $1 billion of R&D annually
  • Special recognition at local industry events and/or other startup forums in Canada
  • Extensive media profile in India and Canada
  • On-going market access and business development support for 12 months
  • Access to use DMZ as an office space for upto 12 months as an office address in Canada, with a rent-free access to 2 desk
  • Professional support for incorporating operations in Canada, and helping liaise with Provincial / Federal Government for ongoing support if required
Zone Startups India launched “empoWer” – India’s 1st accelerator for women entrepreneurs building tech ventures. Women entrepreneurs selected for this accelerator program begin the journey alongside a peer group of talented and experienced women entrepreneurs. Each entrepreneur is surrounded by a hand-crafted team of advisors who provide a diverse array of perspectives to help hone business skills and get the new perspective on strategy. The program is structured as bi-weekly high-value in-person events for 6-weeks tackling 12 modules one by one. To know more about the program visit: http://empowerzone.me/
Empower Takeaways:
  • Top women entrepreneur from each track get seed funding of INR 10 Lakh.
  • 3 months equity free acceleration at Zone Startups India for all program participants, valued at INR 75 Lakhs.
  • 1 jury's choice winner gets a 1-week, all expenses paid soft-landing at DMZ, Toronto - North America's #1 business incubator
  • In Kind Sponsorships Takeaways

FUNDING PARTNERS

CO-WORKING SPACES PARTNERS

OUTREACH PARTNERS

ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS

MENTORING PARTNERS

KNOWLEDGE PARTNERS

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

CITY CO-ORGANISER (DELHI)

CITY CO-ORGANISERS (HYDERABAD)

CITY CO-ORGANISERS (JAIPUR)

CITY CO-ORGANISERS (INDORE)

OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNERS

Official Video Partner

OFFICIAL ACCELERATOR PARTNERS

OFFICIAL SUPPORT PARTNERS

CLOUD PARTNERS

APPLICATIONS PARTNER