Is your start-up qualified to apply?

Yes, if your startup...

is younger than 5 years.
has a minimum viable product, or event better – already existing offering
is headquartered in the Indian Subcontinent (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka)
has a positive impact on people, environment or peace by tourism and is aligned to SDGs.

And fits to one of the 4 categories below:

Which category fits to you?

Our Indian Start-Up Innovation Camp 2019 has 4 application categories. Your start-up will be, based on your field of business, assigned to one of the following categories:


Of nature and natural resources and assets including green infrastructure, water management, recycling, upcycling.


Rural, eco, ethnic and authentic tourism experiences in remote locations that leads to positive economic, environmental and social impact.


Collaborative and inclusive preservation of tradition, local culture and skills including food, and culinary co-hosting and revival.


An open category for all tech enabled, disruptive, innovative, change making, groundbreaking ideas in the sector.

What is the evaluation process like?

Our international jury will select 4 finalists in each category and invite them to Bangalore, India for the Indian Start-Up Innovation Camp 2019 on 17-18 December. Start-ups will be informed about their results until end of October.

The 16 selected finalists will pitch in front of investors, industry executives, coaches and media on 17 December, as well as be part of 1:1 Coaching Talks with experts on 18 December.

The jury will select a winner in each category and give the 4 winners the opportunity to pitch on the main stage in front of a bigger crowd on 18 December.

All 4 category winners will win USD 10’000 each.