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BITS Pilani's Student Run Startup Accelerator
BITS Pilani's Startup Accelerator

Our Work


Conquest, an initiative by the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, BITS Pilani, is India’s First Student-Run Startup Accelerator. We help the best founders build great businesses and raise funding. Our program includes providing online mentorship to the 15 most exciting startups from across the country over 6 weeks by connecting them with field experts. Following this, the Top 10 startups undergo a 7 day Accelerator Program in Bangalore. The program ends with the Grand Finale where these startups pitch before India’s biggest investment firms and media houses.

Our Work


Conquest, an initiative by the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, BITS Pilani, is India’s First Student-Run Startup Accelerator. We help the best founders build great businesses and raise funding. Our program includes providing online mentorship to the 15 most exciting startups from across the country over 6 weeks by connecting them with field experts. Following this, the Top 10 startups undergo a 7 day Accelerator Program in Bangalore. The program ends with the Grand Finale where these startups pitch before India’s biggest investment firms and media houses.

3000
Startups
250
Mentors
5
Lakh Prize Money
50
Investors
3000
Startups
250
Mentors
5
Lakh Prize Money
50
Investors

Who We Work With


Prototype Stage
Entrepreneurs and teams with an initial product can use Conquest to secure advisors, generate revenue, and begin to raise funding.
Early Company Stage
Established companies at the pre-funding stage can use Conquest to generate traction, scale their business, and raise funding.

Our Model


Registrations

Registrations for Conquest are now open and will go on till 10th May. Startups can register by filling a simple application form. There is no registration fee. The shortlisting is based on parameters like the idea, team, progress, understanding of the market and competition.

Mentoring Sessions

The Top 30 startups get mentored one on one by stalwarts from the entrepreneurial world from different verticals like Customer Acquisition, Product Management, Fundraising, UI/UX, Sales and Marketing for a week.

Online Mentoring Program

Transcending the boundaries of geography and time availability, the Top 15 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 7 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 challenges that they may confront in the future.

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. 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.

Registrations

Registrations for Conquest are now open and will go on till 10th May. Startups can register by filling a simple application form. There is no registration fee. The shortlisting is based on parameters like the idea, team, progress, understanding of the market and competition.

Mentoring Sessions

The Top 30 startups get mentored one on one by stalwarts from the entrepreneurial world from different verticals like Customer Acquisition, Product Management, Fundraising, UI/UX, Sales and Marketing for a week.

Online Mentoring Program

Transcending the boundaries of geography and time, the Top 15 startups then get an opportunity to receive online mentoring over a 6 week period. Each session revolves around a critical aspect of startup growth, ranging across pitching and fundraising, sales and marketing, product management and other crucial points communicated by the startups themselves.

Accelerator Program

The Top 10 startups move to Bangalore for a 7 day accelerator program where they are provided free accommodation and co-working space. We create an environment of co-learning that helps startups grow together at an exponential pace. The program comprises 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 challenges that they may confront in the future.

Grand Finale

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. 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.

Why Register For Conquest?

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Cash Prize

Cash Prize

Prize money upto 5 Lakh up for grabs!

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Mentors

Mentors

Have a look at the stalwart network of Conquest!

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Networking

Networking

Ideate, iterate, create and connect! Stay hungry, stay foolish!

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Investors

Investors

Look upon the evangelists backing us!

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Media

Media

Places where we feature you :)

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Still not convinced?

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Are you a BITSian?


For the first time in 16 successful years, we have decided to include a special program tailored exclusively for BITSian startups who are running operations from campus. Founded with a goal to do our part in the growth of the ecosystem, we wish to give back to our Institute.
Click here to find out more and register

Are you a BITSian?


For the first time in 16 successful years, we have decided to include a special program tailored exclusively for BITSian startups who are running operations from campus. Founded with a goal to do our part in the growth of the ecosystem, we wish to give back to our Institute.
Click here to find out more and register

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We are fanning the fire.

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CONTACT INFO

Where to Find Us

Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, BITS Pilani.

Aritra Guru

CEO, Conquest
[email protected]
+91-98746-49356

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