Z Nation Lab is a start-up accelerator based out of Silicon Valley and India. Their members benefit from real time access to their excellent infrastructure, boot camp programs, network of global mentors, connect to fortune 500 companies and Venture funds. They are the only accelerator to bring the Silicon Valley ecosystem closer to Indian start-ups through various initiatives.

With a strong presence in the Indo-US Corridor, they have become one of the pioneers in the Silicon Valley- India ecosystem. They help start-ups to leverage global domain expertise through their various programs which includes: Start-up Bootcamp, Corporate Acceleration Program, Access Silicon Valley and Scale-Up USA program.

About Bootcamp program:

Z Nation Lab Start-up Bootcamp is a 3-week intensive program that will give Indian entrepreneurs an opportunity to broaden their perspective through various Mentorship sessions, peer learning and interacting with Angels, VCs, Industry experts and Venture Partners at Z Nation Lab from India & Silicon Valley. Disruptive start-ups graduating from the pre-accelerator Program in India & having potential to make a global footprint would be then qualified to attend the boot camp program in Silicon Valley.

Every Start-up entrepreneur entails at least 3 support pillars for his start-up – Mentoring, Funding and Scaling. Z Nation Lab, a start-up accelerator based out of Silicon Valley and Mumbai, offers all 3 of them in a platter for deserving start-ups who graduate from their Bootcamp. They did that in 2016 with their first Bootcamp and are now set to do it bigger and better in their March 2017 Bootcamp.

“The Bootcamp has helped us clearly define our positioning, effectively communicate our business proposition to potential stakeholders and also gain valuable connects with Silicon Valley”, summed up Apurva Godbole - Founder of the nano drone manufacturing start-up Drona Aviation. He is an alumnus of the first batch of the Start-up Bootcamp 2016 which saw selection of 12 start-ups out of which Z Nation Lab ended up investing in 4. Z Nation Lab’s current portfolio includes- Feltso, TOCH, GetParking, ScoutMyTrip, Vedic Rishi, Onn Bikes, Educlo. These start-ups from have progressed significantly - Onn Bikes recently secured additional round of funding from Grace Capital Ventures and Feltso further got selected for UC Berkeley’s Moonshot program in Silicon Valley.

As part of their corporate initiative, Z Nation Lab team recently pruned and curated start-ups from Big Data, AI and Machine Learning domains for General Electric. The GE Digital executive team members from Silicon Valley and Bengaluru visited Z Nation Lab in Mumbai to spend time reviewing these start-ups.

About Khoj Initiative –

The search for the Boot campers begins with Khoj 2017, an initiative by Z Nation Lab to identify unique business ideas across 9 cities in India - Indore, Jaipur, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Khoj aims to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, government bodies under one roof to understand & help the entrepreneurship flourish in India.

KHOJ is a Start-up competition, where it selects approx. 15 start-ups to pitch on the event day, from over 90-100 decks which we receive from each city. The winning start-up gets the following –

• Free entry to Z Nation Lab Start-up Bootcamp Program in India.
• Mentorship & scaling up opportunities from the veterans in India & Silicon Valley.
• The winning start-ups from all 9 cities will be called for the final round in Mumbai.
• Winners in the Final round will get a Rs. 25 Lacs of seed funding from Z Nation Lab.

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