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As India stands on the threshold of new Start Up Revolution, its time to disrupt - bring to fore new ideas that can answer the current challenges India has - and also engage citizens in coming together and co-support these ideas with Government & investors. Presenting the Catapooolt Changemakers Challenge - a unique crowdfunding-powered challenge to discover strong potentially disruptive start-up ideas.


the Catapooolt Roadshow

Discover and Contribute towards next big ideas!

CATAPOOOLT ROADSHOW is a unique Startup Pitch and Live Crowdfunding series, to be held across 8 cities - giving an opportunity to early stage disruptive startup ideas and all those interested in supporting the next big ideas, to come together and catapooolt to growth!

Each Roadshow will be spearheaded by a panel discussion by leading startup investors and ecosystem partners on the local startup challenges and growth hacks. This will be then followed by Crowdpitch - a unique event wherein all participating startups get to pitch live to the audience and raise crowdfunding!

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The Roadshow Schedule

Date City Last Date to Apply Participate in Roadshow
7th April 2017 Mumbai 5th April 2017 PARTICIPATE IN ROADSHOW
8th April 2017 Delhi 6th April 2017 PARTICIPATE IN ROADSHOW
14th April 2017 Hyderabad 12th April 2017 PARTICIPATE IN ROADSHOW
15th April 2017 Bangalore 13th April 2017 PARTICIPATE IN ROADSHOW
21st April 2017 Pune 19th April 2017 PARTICIPATE IN ROADSHOW
22nd April 2017 Kolkata 20th April 2017 PARTICIPATE IN ROADSHOW
29th April 2017 Indore 27th April 2017 PARTICIPATE IN ROADSHOW
29th April 2017 Jaipur 28th April 2017 PARTICIPATE IN ROADSHOW

WHO SHOULD APPLY

If you and your team is working on an early stage start-up and have atleast built a working prototype for your idea - and are now seeking early stage funds and community validation to help you catapooolt to the next stage.

We are open to ideas across all startup domains - as long as you have build the initial business prototype/site/model

PEEBUDDY

PeeBuddy is patent protected disposable female Urination Device which helps them they can Stand & Pee in all dirty/common/unfriendly toilets

THE Q

“The Q” is nothing but an application that helps you jump the Queue in retail stores streamlining the entire billing and checkout process.

TYRE EXPRESS

One stop shop and an integrated solution for sourcing , financing and Lifecycle management of tyres and accessories for fleet operators.

BIO AVERT

Prevent Crop Diseases; Save Farmer and Environment.

CHANGEBHAI

A strong analytics driven platform, which is not only a ground issues reporting utility but a ‘One of its kind' Tool to check infrastructure data of any locality or around any point on a map for making better informed decisions.

SWIFTCHILL

Discover food that you will love at restaurants near you.Grub learns your food preferences and finds best dishes for you.Finally an answer for WHAT TO EAT , rather than WHERE TO EAT.

CLAYPLAY

ClayPlay is an Online Holiday Tool giving user the ability and ease to plan, share, decide and book from a menu option based travel booking system with an e-cart model.


  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 ACCELERATOR PARTNERS

OFFICIAL SUPPORT PARTNERS

CLOUD PARTNERS

APPLICATIONS PARTNER