General Questions

Is there any funding opportunity available except that in Invest Edition?

Yes, we are now open to funding startups throughout the year. For more information, check: Raise Funds

What is the offered amount of funding?

The investments amount varies with the need of the startup and there is no cap limit set for the same.

How can we get associated with Startup Jalsa?

We are open for associations, the detailed proposal can be sent at ping@startupjalsa.com

Do you invest in companies that are not registered in India?

Yes, we are open to explore opportunities beyond borders. For more information, check: Access India

Pitch Sessions

What is a Pitch Session?

Pitch Session is a gateway towards Startup Jalsa, Invest Edition where startups across PAN India are given a chance to pitch in cities nearby to them all over India.

What will happen at the Pitch Session?

1. Prototype-based startup will be given 90 seconds while idea-based startup will be given 60 seconds to pitch their venture to the judging panel. PowerPoint or without powerpoint! Bring it on.
2. One-on-one interaction between the top startups and the jury.
3. Networking with Jury.

Where are the Pitch Sessions happening?

In 2018, the Pitch Sessions were organized in Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Delhi, Kanpur Ahmedabad, and Bangalore. For the updates on the schedule of 2019, stay tuned on our website.

Why participate in a Pitch Session?

Two exciting startups from each city will get a travel grant to fly to Startup Jalsa, Invest Edition wherein they can compete for the 4 funding opportunities of 25 Lacs and also close funding deals with other investors that participate in the main conference.

What is the process after registration?

After a successful registration, the startups can directly come with their pitch-decks/presentation to the venue as mentioned in the confirmation email.

Is a pitch-deck required at the Pitch Session?

Yes, a pitch-deck/presentation is mandatory to pitch at the Pitch Session.

Invest Edition

What is the Invest Edition?

Startup Jalsa, Invest Edition is a two-day invite-only conference dedicated to networking and the finalists from pitch sessions competing for guaranteed investment opportunities.

Where and when is the Invest Edition happening?

The dates and the venue for Startup Jalsa, Invest Edition 2019 will be declared soon.

Is there any eligibility criteria for startups to participate in Startup Jalsa?

Startups of all sectors and stages can participate in Startup Jalsa.

Should a startup be registered to participate in Startup Jalsa, Invest Edition?

In Startup Jalsa Invest Edition, we are not looking for startups who are or need to be legally registered.

Why should a startup participate?

4 Startups will get a guaranteed investment opportunity of Rs.25 Lacs each at 10% equity, subject to due diligence. The funding, however, is only for startups who have a minimum viable prototype/ early traction.

Is an idea based startup eligible for funding?

Yes, an idea based startup is eligible for funding, however, the startup would require to present a prototype at the Startup Jalsa, Invest Edition to meet the prerequisites of funding.

Will the funding be given on the spot?

Due diligence with the selected startups will be done after Startup Jalsa, Invest Edition via meetings.

Is the 10% stake at 25 Lacs negotiable?

No. This is a take it or leave it offer.