Startup Pitch

STARTUP
PITCH

The platform invites active business entities that are focused on the fashion industry to submit their ideas via Pitch Decks for evaluation by venture capitalists and investors for funding.
The Competition
We invite applications from Indian start-ups focused on the
fashion industry to submit Pitch Decks for evaluation
by Venture Capitalists from the fashion and retail tech industries.
What do you get?
Chance to showcase your ideas/products at the 12 SQM Start up Zone during ASW2022 in front of Venture Capitalists and top Retail CXO's at a super discounted rate on both the days.
Opportunity to pitch your ideas to Venture Capitalists in a 10 minutes presentation followed by 5 minutes Q&A.
An opportunity to meet the panelists one-on-one for specific feedback, comments and networking.
Opportunity to hear 4 VCs talk about how to build and scale a startup.
Opportunity to attend other exclusive industry-led seminars and discussions at ASW2022;
Free access to private networking events – including dinners, lunches and tours.
Industry visibility via coverage in Apparel Online India - the country's leading fashion business magazine.
Application Process
Interested startups should send in their pitch deck in the form of 8 PowerPoint slides converted into a PDF document detailing the following:
  • Founders and Leadership profile highlighting professional experience, educational qualifications and current role in the start-up (1 slide)
  • Start-up summary (1 slide)
  • What needs, gaps / opportunities the start-up aims to pursue? (1 slide)
  • What are the scale up plans and how does the start-up intend to achieve it? (1 slide )
  • Who is the customer of the startup and who is the competitive reference for the start-up?
    (1 slide )
  • Business performance till date since inception on the performance indicators that are most important for the start-up (1 slide)
  • A self-attested P&L and funding till date (1 slide)
  • Contact details (1 slide)
Last date for entries is Wednesday, 17th June 2022. 11:59 hrs
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Terms & Conditions
Out of all the applications received, 4 finalists shortlisted by Technopak & Apparel Resources will get an
opportunity to:
  • Showcase their ideas / products at the 12 SQM Start up Zone during ASW2022 in front of Venture Capitalists and top Retail CXO's at a super discounted rate.
  • Opportunity to hear 4 VCs talk about how to build and scale a startup.
  • Opportunity to attend other exclusive industry-led seminars and discussions at ASW2022.
  • Free access to private networking events – including dinners, lunches and tours.
  • Industry visibility via coverage in Apparel Online India - the country's leading fashion business magazine.
2 runner-ups with the best pitches will be shortlisted by 4 VCs.
These will be announced on 2nd July at ASW2022. Only the 2 shortlisted startups will get 10 minutes to present their idea followed by 5 minutes Q&A from the VC panelists.
Only the winning pitch will get an opportunity to meet the panelists one-on-one for specific feedback, comments and networking.