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BW Accelerate Inviting Applications For The Second Batch Of Startups

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After successfully concluding the first batch of Accelerate|Entrepreneur, BW Accelerate powered by BW Businessworld, is inviting applications for the second batch for Delhi NCR based startups. The three-month business acceleration programme is slated to commence in September 2015.
With a vision to create a comprehensive offering for early stage start-ups, BW Accelerate is an ecosystem initiative built on knowledge and intelligence acquired over the years. Its foundation is entrenched in fostering innovation, speeding business growth and accelerating entrepreneurial aspiration in the country.

It offers an exceptionally well-planned programme with experienced hand holding, business intelligence and market access. The visibility, reach and intensity of the program drive startups to graduate with a world-class offering.
"It has been an incredible first batch with phenomenal mentor engagement, connections with large enterprises and business leaders. We picked some of the toughest businesses across sectors. Over 70 per cent of these have either already raised funds or are in advanced conversations of doing so," said Ashu Agrawal, Director, BW Accelerate.
Inviting applications for the new batch, he stated, "We continue to look for unique distribution focused platform play and products, and startups that are working to systematize, unorganized consumption."
The key attributes that we will focus on are platforms and/or businesses that can create strong engagement applications with high frequency of consumption.
The deadline for submitting applications is August 31, 2015. The program is open to startups and the online application can be done use the link

The first list of shortlisted applicants will be announced after a face-to-face session with an expert panel in the first week of September. The final list of startups, which will make it to the second batch of BW Accelerate, will begin the three-month acceleration process from the third week of September 2015. This will culminate into a Demo Day in December when the startups will showcase their ideas to key industry influential, top angel investors and VCs.

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