ABOUT MAHARASHTRA STARTUP WEEK
The Maharashtra Startup Week is an effort to encourage, engage and enable the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. It provides startups with a platform to showcase their innovative solutions to the Government of Maharashtra.
Startups from sectors such as education, skilling, healthcare, agriculture, clean energy, environment, water and waste management, smart infrastructure and mobility, governance and miscellaneous are invited to submit their applications.
With the help of multiple ecosystem partners, the top 100 startups are selected to present their solutions to an esteemed panel of judges comprising representatives from the government, industry, academia and investors.During the week-long event, startups from each sector make their pitch to a panel consisting of senior government officials, industry experts, academicians, and corporate partners.
The best 24 are selected as winners. Winners receive work orders of up to Rs 15 lakh. from the Maharashtra State Innovation Society to pilot their solutions within different state departments.Subsequently, the startups receive support in terms of access to government machinery and mentoring from its institutional partners for a period of up to 12 months to deploy their solutions on the ground.
The participating startups also get access to multiple other benefits such as cloud credits, access to multiple events, connect with ecosystem players such as mentors, investors, etc.
Application Opens: January 14th, 2020
Deadline to Apply: 2nd March, 2020
Announcement of Shortlisted Top 100 Startups: 2nd Week of April, 2020
Announcement of Shortlisted Top 100 Startups for Pitching at Maharashtra Startup Week: To Be Announced
Announcement of 24 Winners of Maharashtra Startup Week: To Be Announced
Registration Link: Click Here