CREATING INVESTABLE STARTUPS

“We got to evaluate promising and serious startups during NEN Demo Day, and we could choose from them based on various schemes we have.”

Tanvi Rangwala

CEO, Venture Studio
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Enabling early-stage startups to raise seed capital

About NEN Liftoff

The NEN Liftoff program helps create a compelling venture story for investor pitch under the guidance of consultants, mentors and facilitators. The program assists early-stage startups in getting ready to pitch to various grants/startup schemes/pre-seed capital and raise initial funding by improving their business strategy, organization, customer acquisition, brand visibility, product roadmap & GTM strategy, and computing the venture’s valuation to develop a funding plan.

NEN LIFTOFF

Who is eligible?

Early-stage startups fulfilling the below criteria can apply for the Liftoff program:

Registered Startups with a scalable idea

Registered startups with a scalable idea

Committed Full time Team

Committed full-time team

6 Months Runway

6 months’ runway

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NEN Liftoff

Program Structure

A 14 weeks’ structured journey facilitated by WF Faculty, WF Program Managers and Mentor Support focused on an outside-in theme of customers, competition, and investors.

  • Goal setting​
    • Startup assessment and goal setting exercise to identify the key areas of focus
  • Two Weekly Sprint Sessions​
    • Consulting faculty driven sprints on the week’s theme, and how use the solution kits
  • Pitch sessions every 4th week
    • To test the startup assumptions with faculty, mentors, and peers
  • Masterclasses​
    • Live Sessions with entrepreneurs/experts/mentors during the program.
  • Peer-to-peer discussion​s
    • On concepts and their application though online & offline communities​
  • Platform support
    • Case studies/ fireside chats with entrepreneurs, concept notes, masterclasses, digital content & solution kits
  • Refined startup pitch
    • Live pitch sessions and connects with funding agencies
    • Startup Demo Days
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Partners

Investment Partners

If you have a validated idea, then you can apply to the NEN IGNITE program

Are you looking to fine-tune strategy, organization & performance to get seed capital? You can apply to the WE Liftoff program

If you have a well-developed MVP, a small team and demonstrated customer traction, then check-out your full eligibility for the WE VFT program here

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If you have a validated idea, then you can apply to the NEN IGNITE program

investment

Are you looking to fine-tune strategy, organization & performance to get seed capital? You can apply to the WE Liftoff program.

Here is what we mean by a Validated Idea:

  • You have identified a ‘customer type’ that you are dealing with.
  • You have identified a problem that is critical for the that customer type
  • You have validated this problem with a ‘sizable’ set of customers so you know that it is a ‘real problem’
  • Your research and customer discussions shows that There is a large enough number of customers that are looking for a solution to this particular problem, and the venture can be financially viable and feasible
  • There are no apparent existing solutions or good enough solutions that are serving your customer type at this time for the problem
  • May have started working on a website/facebook/Instagram page to get customer reactions
  • May have worked on a prototype solution already
  • May have early traction with some customers