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Being an aspiring startup, the best thing that could happen to you is being on a platform that offers you world-class mentorship. But The Wharton India Startup Challenge (WISC) brings to you a ton of other unique and personalized offerings including cash prizes worth $20,000.
With the aim of providing an incredible platform for startups to gain investment and visibility in the Indian startup ecosystem, The Wharton India Startup Challenge (WISC), was initiated as a part of The Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF), which is Wharton’s student-run, India-centric business conference bringing together leaders, professionals, academics and students from around the world. Established in 1996, WIEF has a proud legacy of hosting industry leaders that are at the forefront of innovation and growth in India. WIEF witnesses over 800 participants every year and has now become synonymous with the most prestigious India focused conference in the world.
Wharton’s extensive network will provide you with the perfect opportunity to share the stage with the biggest names in the startup and VC world. More importantly, The Wharton India Startup Challenge has been helping nurture and accelerate relationships between rapidly growing India’s startups and investors.
Past winners of the startup challenge like Zostel, Ketto, and BabyChakra have raised over $50 million in funding from over 20 institutional investors. And in the WISC 2018 edition which was conducted in January 2018 and saw a record 500+ applicants from as many as 24 cities across the country, battling to win $20,000+ in prize money.
WISC 2019 will be held in Mumbai on 4th January 2019 and will culminate with a big pitch by the top 10 teams to a panel of Indian VCs and entrepreneurs. Several Marquee investors from Lightbox, Guild, Axon partners and Pravega are already on board the judging team for WISC 2019!
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