istarthub India for Domestic Startups program is for Indian seed stage startups looking to scale in Local or Global markets, where we leverage our multidisciplinary network of local Investors, Corporates, Mentors & Regional Stakeholders to provide a combined & holistic value-addition to Local startups.
India - a Captive Market
The Top 5 states in the country share 46.3% in India's GDP – Maharashtra, TamilNadu, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka & Gujarat.
Each state, each city, each region of the country present a very different opportunity.
There is a need to create local self-sustainable eco systems to promote economic development at regional level.
Sourcing Innovation from India
With over 1000 startups getting added every year, India is a hotbed of Technologies & Innovation.
Indian startups have demonstrated the ability to match and deliver the expectations of International markets such as US, UK, Canada.
With a strong focus on Revenue Generation through Market Access, the istarthub India program enables Domestic startups to scale beyond India.
What will Startups get out of this Program?
Regional Stakeholder Resources
Market Access (Domestic/International)
Advisor or Mentor Panel
Local Talent Access
The program does not apply to idea stage or prototype stage companies.
For-profit, incorporated for no more than five years as of the application submission date, with a valid business registration number.
The angel/VC investment in the company is less than $3M.
Using or developing technology-based innovation or innovative processes for competitive advantage across sectors which is designed for global markets.
Ownership of rights to commercialize the Intellectual Property. (e.g. patents, copyrights, trade secrets, etc.)
Strong founding team having a clarity of Exit Strategy.
Amit is a Technologist by Education; Business Leader by Experience; Evangelist with immense Passion. He has Hands-on experience in Mobility, Transportation, Manufacturing, IoT, Cyber Security and Media & Semiconductors. He has enjoyed every bit of his endeavors as an Entrepreneur, Hustler, Innovator, Engineer and with pursuits in diverse geographical span of US, EU and ASIA.
Over last 25 years of his professional journey he has collaborated with diverse stakeholders in Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Corporate Finance and Legal to bring Innovations, Products & Solutions to market successfully. During this period, he has successfully delivered value in solving problem statements spanning the entire stack from Semiconductors all the way to Application Software. He has launched 5+ products both in software and semiconductor space for the world market.
He now takes keen interest in nurturing Young Talent, Aspiring Leaders using Innovative Mentoring techniques to help Budding Leaders, Innovators. He is very active in Startup, Venture and Investment Ecosystem. He is on the Startup evaluation board of several leading Institutes, Incubators & accelerators.
A self-confessed fan of the writings of Clayton Christensen for Innovation, Aswath Damodaran for Corporate Finance, Brad Feld for Startup Valuations and C. Gordon Bell for High Tech Ventures; and recommends these as must have references for entrepreneurs.