Conquest, BITS Pilani’s International Startup Challenge, is back again with its twelfth edition. Conquest is India’s biggest studentrun startup challenge that provides an exemplary platform for emerging startups to grow. It offers incubation opportunities, networking sessions with industry leaders, funding opportunities and equityless cash prize.

Conquest has been backed by investors from over thirteen investment firms and industry bigwigs like Neeru Sharma, CEO at Infibeam, Satyen Kothari, MD at Citrus Pay and Samay Kohli, CEO at GreyOrange Robotics, Rohit Bansal, COO at Snapdeal as mentors and judges in its past editions. Commenting on his associations with Conquest, Sanjay Nath, CoFounder & Managing Partner of Blume Ventures said, “It was a memorable experience to be a part of Conquest 2015. I
was pleasantly surprised by the variety (covering both BITSianfounded as well as other startups) and maturity of startups at the Conquest finale. The volunteer team behind Conquest has always put in commendable efforts to make the entire journey culminating in the grand finale a success. I'd encourage more startups to tap into such startup friendly platforms to grow."

Conquest boasts off a BITS Pilani tag, with a team of just fifteen intrepid students involved in the entire organisation of the conclave. Dhairik Fuletra, the CEO at Conquest, says, "We believe one must startup not just to live one’s visionary dreams, but rather, to generate employment that would lead thousands to live their own dreams. Every waking day, we see thousands of budding entrepreneurs willing to startup and we, at Conquest, provide them with the perfect platform to launch their venture in the form of networking and funding opportunities."

About Conquest 2016

Conquest eyes the so far untapped startups in tier 2 and tier 3 cities of the country with immense entrepreneurial talent and provides them an opportunity to be on equal footing with ventures across the globe. Catering to over 1400 applications in the last edition, Conquest has widened its outreach this year in Asia with its incubation partners in all major countries. Conquest, with a cash prize of INR 3,00,000, a million dollar worth startup resources, a dream opendoor pitching and knowledge enriching panel discussions, is a perfect launchpad for any budding entrepreneurs.

Success Stories

Over the years, Conquest has produced some of the best startups in India. Conquest winners include startups like Gamezop, iTraveller, PosterGully, GharPay (Acquired by Delhivery), Social Cops, Voonik and many more. Gamezop, the Runnerup of Conquest ‘15, raised a funding of USD 350,000 after Conquest Grand Finale. Gaurav and Yashash, the Agarwal siblings, who founded Gamezop in 2015, have been featured in Forbes 30 under 30 this year.

The Application Process

Applying for Conquest 2016 is a fairly simple process. The participants are required to fill a form on the Conquest website. The Conquest Jury, a panel of entrepreneurs and investors, would be screening the applications based on various parameters gauging the startup performance. The semifinalists would get personalized mentoring across five major cities in India, wherein the teams will be offered to choose their own mentors. Finally, a networking lunch with prestigious industrialists and a pitching opportunity to the biggest VC firms in India would commemorate
the Grand Finale, a star studded affair with distinguished personalities from the business world present. A startup can find here everything that they may possibly require ranging from funding and networking to potential teammates and users and that too, without paying a single penny throughout the timeline.

Registrations for participation close on 20th April . For more details, visit .

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