Dell Startup Challenge

Season II Winners


Finalists Stories

Meet the Jury

Ritu Gupta

Director – Marketing, Consumer & Small Business, Dell India

Ahmed Naqvi

CEO & Co-Founder, Gozoop

Madanmohan Rao

Director of Research, YourStory

Abhishek Srivastava

Director, Endiya

Advocating for the world's entrepreneurs

Dell is committed to empowering entrepreneurs around the world by providing them with the tools, technology and resources they need to be successful. Founded by an iconic entrepreneur and given its organisational structure, which embraces the entrepreneurial spirit, Dell is uniquely placed to understand the challenges and opportunities faced by growing businesses.

Watch how Ahmed Naqvi, Founder and CEO of Gozoop takes a good idea and turns it into a great business venture with the help of his Dell XPS 13.

Dell Startup Challenge — Season 1

Season 1 of the Dell Startup Challenge got a fantastic response – more than 550 entrepreneurs participated. Five walked away with Dell laptops. The grand prize winner also won $5,000 worth of Dell technology credit. Not only that, they were also featured on YourStory. Check out their stories here

Dell Startup Challenge Season 2 - Terms and Conditions

  • Professionals working with YourStory, Dell, or their partners and affiliates cannot participate in the contest.
  • To participate, startups must be at least six months old as a registered company and must be bootstrapped.
  • YourStory reserves the right to publish all material submitted on the site for review.
  • YourStory reserves all rights to make change(s) and/ or amendment(s) to the existing rules, at its sole discretion, without any prior notice.
  • This program only aims to identify the best ideas and Dell (being an entrepreneurial brand itself) believes that it can power the startups with just the right technology needed for entrepreneurs.
  • The outcome of the voting and/or the decision made by YourStory and Dell India regarding the contest shall be final and binding on all participants and in no event shall the participants dispute the decision made by YourStory and Dell India and/or their employees in connection to the awards and/or otherwise.
  • The Nominee(s) of the awards agree that he/she shall indemnify and keep indemnified and hold harmless YourStory and Dell India, and their employees, officers, contractors or any other person in relation to any injury/damage/harm/loss suffered by him/her, in any manner whatsoever in connection with the contest and shall also not file in person and/or through any family member and/or any third party applications, criminal and/or civil proceedings in any courts or forum in India against YourStory to claim any damages and/ or reliefs and/ or otherwise.
  • The terms of these rules shall be construed in accordance with the laws of India and in case of any dispute or any other matter arising in reference to the awards and/ or otherwise shall be referred to a sole arbitrator to be appointed by YourStory and shall be governed by the provisions of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, amended from time to time. The venue for arbitration shall be Bangalore and the same shall be conducted in English language. The costs, charges and expenses in connection to arbitration shall be solely borne by the Nominee(s) disputing the same.