BITS Pilani's Student Run Startup Launchpad
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BITS Pilani's Student Run Startup Launchpad

What We Do


Conquest, an initiative by the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, BITS Pilani, is India’s first Student-Run Startup Launchpad. We help the best founders build great businesses and raise money. Our program includes online mentoring to the 10 most exciting startups from across the country over 6 weeks, connecting them with field experts. Following this, the startups undergo a 10 day mentorship program in Bangalore, learning from people who have built great companies themselves and networking with India’s biggest investors. Throughout these 10 days, we give them a great place to live and work together. The program ends with the Grand Finale where these startups pitch before India’s biggest investment firms and media houses.

What We Do


Conquest, an initiative by the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, BITS Pilani, is India’s first Student-Run Startup Launchpad. We help the best founders build great businesses and raise money. Our program includes online mentoring to the 10 most exciting startups from across the country over 6 weeks, connecting them with field experts. Following this, the startups undergo a 10 day mentorship program in Bangalore, learning from people who have built great companies themselves and networking with India’s biggest investors. Throughout these 10 days, we give them a great place to live and work together. The program ends with the Grand Finale where these startups pitch before India’s biggest investment firms and media houses.

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Startups
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Mentors
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Investors
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Startups
250
Mentors
100
Cities
50
Investors

Our Model


Registrations

Registrations for Conquest open from 20th February and go on till 15th April. Startups who are past the stage of building an MVP can register by filling in a simple application form. There is no registration fee. The shortlisting is based on parameters like idea, team, progress, understanding of market and competition.

Registrations

Registrations for Conquest open from 20th February and go on till 15th April. Startups who are past the stage of building an MVP can register by filling in a simple application form. There is no registration fee. The shortlisting is based on parameters like idea, team, progress, understanding of market and competition.

Mentoring Sessions

The top 50 startups get mentored one on one by stalwarts from the entrepreneurial world. These mentoring sessions are held in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. Startups can choose one of these cities. Mentors from different verticals like Customer Acquisition, Product Management, Fundraising, UI/UX, Sales and Marketing etc. come in for a day and guide startups in their respective verticals.

Mentoring Sessions

The top 50 startups get mentored one on one by stalwarts from the entrepreneurial world. These mentoring sessions are held in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. Startups can choose one of these cities. Mentors from different verticals like Customer Acquisition, Product Management, Fundraising, UI/UX, Sales and Marketing etc. come in for a day and guide startups in their respective verticals.

Online Mentoring Program

Transcending the boundaries of geography and time availability, the top 10 startups get an opportunity to receive online mentoring over a 6 week period in which they can participate remotely. Each session revolves around a critical aspect of a startups growth, ranging across pitching and fundraising, sales and marketing, product management and other pain points communicated by the startups themselves.

Online Mentoring Program

Transcending the boundaries of geography and time availability, the top 10 startups get an opportunity to receive online mentoring over a 6 week period in which they can participate remotely. Each session revolves around a critical aspect of a startups growth, ranging across pitching and fundraising, sales and marketing, product management and other pain points communicated by the startups themselves.

Accelerator Program

The top 10 startups move into Bangalore for a 10 day mentorship program where they are provided with free accommodation and working space. Conquest creates a distraction free environment of co-learning which helps startups grow together at exponential pace. The program comprises of mentorship sessions with successful founders, investment workshops by VC’s and Angels, networking events and a wide array of activities to ensure that startups are ready for any challenge that confronts them.

Accelerator Program

The top 10 startups move into Bangalore for a 10 day mentorship program where they are provided with free accommodation and working space. Conquest creates a distraction free environment of co-learning which helps startups grow together at exponential pace. The program comprises of mentorship sessions with successful founders, investment workshops by VC’s and Angels, networking events and a wide array of activities to ensure that startups are ready for any challenge that confronts them.

Grand Finale

Equipped with insights throughout the online mentoring and accelerator programs, the Grand Finale provides startups with the perfect stage to pitch in front of investors, industry leaders, policymakers and media houses to make their mark, with a prize money of 5 lakhs up for grabs. The finale is a day where all the stakeholders of the startup ecosystem come together, engage in thought provoking conversations, share ideas and create solutions.

Grand Finale

Equipped with insights throughout the online mentoring and accelerator programs, the Grand Finale provides startups with the perfect stage to pitch in front of investors, industry leaders, policymakers and media houses to make their mark, with a prize money of 5 lakhs up for grabs. The finale is a day where all the stakeholders of the startup ecosystem come together, engage in thought provoking conversations, share ideas and create solutions.

Timeline


Why Register For Conquest?

Find Out Yourselves


Cash Prize of 5 lacs

Mentors

Networking

Investment opportunities

Media Coverage

Timeline


Why Register For Conquest?

Find Out Yourselves


Cash Prize of 5 lacs

Mentors

Networking

Investment opportunities

Media Coverage

Our Previous Partners


Our Previous Partners


Contact Us

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Send Us A Message

CONTACT INFO

Where to Find Us

Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, BITS Pilani.

Ishan Joglekar

CEO, Conquest
ishan@conquest.org.in
+91-89764-02763

Sakshi Choudhary

CEO, Conquest
sakshi@conquest.org.in
+91-94608-92317