Underscoring its commitment to India’s startup community, Dell Technologies announced the sixth edition of its India Startup Challenge. Enabled by YourStory, the Dell Startup Challenge offers a unique opportunity for early-stage startups and student teams to pitch their business ideas in a supportive and competitive environment. In addition, this initiative makes it easier for entrepreneurs to take their businesses to the next level by giving them access to all the tools, technology and resources. The deadline to apply is December 10, 2022.
Commenting on the ad swati misra, Director and General Manager, Small Business, India at Dell Technologies, said: “Entrepreneurship is part of the DNA of Dell Technologies, and we are committed to helping small businesses show how technology can enable innovation and growth. To foster the holistic growth of entrepreneurs and startups in India, Dell Technologies provides them with scalable technology resources in the form of innovative products, technologies and services, both traditional infrastructure and multi-cloud technologies, as well as providing skills development in the information technology space. , to build a strong startup ecosystem.” he further added, “The Dell Startup Challenge is an exciting platform for new and emerging companies to gain recognition for their innovative ideas and receive investment to fuel further growth.”
Previous editions of the Dell Startup Challenge have been instrumental in supporting companies such as Drinkwell Systems, Orowealth, Agroson, Project Mudra, and CodeJudge, among others. This edition will have an eminent jury that will evaluate the entries and the shortlisted entrepreneurs and new companies will be advised by experts from the ecosystem through face-to-face and virtual sessions. The grand finale and the announcement of the winner will take place on January 16, 2023.
Total Dell Technologies Product Prize Fund worth Rs 4 crore
The Dell Startup Challenge is an exciting platform for aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs to grow and scale their businesses to their full potential. Shortlisted startups will have the opportunity to present their business idea to an investor and other eminent industry leaders who will form the judging panel, as well as receive guidance and market visibility.
Three finalists in the general category will walk away with state-of-the-art Dell Technologies products worth a collective Rs 40 lakh. Additionally, all winners will also be featured in exclusive stories on YourStory, with the grand prize winner getting a video feature.
Winner: Rs 20 lakh worth of Dell technology
First Runner Up: Rs 12 lakh on Dell Technology
Second Runner Up: Rs 8 lakh worth of Dell Technology
Who can apply?
If you are an early stage startup or have a great business idea, this is the perfect platform for you to transform it into a profitable one. The challenge also presents an unprecedented opportunity for student entrepreneurs looking to validate their ideas or startups, gain mentorship, and emerge as successful entrepreneurs.
Dell Startup Challenge Timeline
Application Deadline: December 10, 2022
Pre-selection announcement: January 3, 2023
Tutoring Sessions: January 5-10, 2023
Grand Final Live: January 16, 2023
Participants will also have the opportunity to gain valuable experience and take advantage of networking opportunities to further refine their idea and polish their business plans.
Hurry! Applications close on December 10, 2022.
About Dell Technologies:
Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) helps organizations and individuals build their digital future and transform the way they work, live and play. The company offers clients the industry’s broadest and most innovative portfolio of technology and services for the data age. Dell Technologies India has also been declared as the most desired brand in India, according to TRA’s Most Desired Brands 2022 report.