StartupToScaleup 2020

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About Global Acceleration Program

StartupToScaleup is supported by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India (GOI) that predominately aims to elevate the startups in the Healthcare and Edtech sectors to the international markets.

StartupToScaleup Acceleration program includes:

  • 6 weeks of India program
  • 4 weeks of Global Immersion Program*
  • Market entry strategies, Business model review and Partnerships
  • No equity dilution
  • Support services such as co-working space, CXO services and Legal & Accounting support
  • Investor and Mentor connections

THE GAIN, is a global accelerator to facilitate Indian startups and entrepreneurs with global network and support international startups through access to India (A2I) program. THE GAIN, also provides go-to-market strategies, customer connections and access to funding.

No equity dilution for the startups participating in the program

*Subject to COVID-19 situation

A Global Acceleration program by THE GAIN

Supported By

What's Unique about the Program?

No equity dilution for Startups

Sponsored trip to a global location for business expansion*

Mentorship from Industry Experts

Investor Connects

Eligibility Criteria

  • Selected startups can reap the benefits and funding for their startup if they fall under these criteria.
  • Startups with product market fit or early revenue stage and above.
  • Startups from Healthcare and Edtech.


Founding Team

B V Naidu

Managing Partner, StartupXseed Ventures
Founder & Managing Director, THE GAIN

Dr. Krishna Mikkilineni

Former CTO & Board Member
Honeywell Technologies Inc

Advisory Board

Dr. Krishna Mikkilineni

Former CTO & Board Member
Honeywell Technologies Inc

Prashanth Prakash

Partner at Accel

Sanjay Anandaram

iSpirit, Governing Body
TiE Bangalore and Advisor

Ravi Gururaj

TiE Bangalore

Satya Gupta


Operations Team

Vivek Saxena


Sudhir S R
Program Manager


Pratham Bhat
Associate Manager


Rasagnya R


Evaluation & Investment Team

K Ganapathy Subramanian

Senior Venture Partner

Ravi Thakur

Co-founding Partner

Kishore Kumar

Senior Investment Analyst

Frequently Asked Questions

Startups will undergo sessions based on the need and nothing pushed from our side. Though we have identified few requirements of sessions for your kind of startups, the details will be shared, which you can attend as per the requirement of your startup.

NIL, as the program will be sponsored by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India (GOI).

THE GAIN is an execution partner for the MeitY StartupToScaleup program. We execute this program for the benefit of emerging startups in Edtech and Healthcare sectors.

The startups will be provided an opportunity to present their pitch to investors during the program and also after the program as alumni.

No. There are 3 rounds for selecting suitable startups.

Sure. You are most welcome. You can share the details of this program by sharing this webpage asking them to apply to us.

  1. No equity dilution for Acceleration
  2. Connects to global markets
  3. Sponsored trip to a global location for business expansion
  4. Mentorship from industry experts and Investor connects

Yes. As we don’t charge any fees or equity for the program, you can refer your startups to us, who will undergo structured acceleration program where we ensure increase in their valuation in terms of substantial value addition.

Yes. THE GAIN is happy to extend the office space, high speed internet at a reasonable cost. We can connect to our service providers who can assist you in legal, accounting, hosting, digital marketing and any other requirements that startup may have.

No. Only during inauguration and graduation days, personal presence is a must to connect and network, but due to current COVID situation, even those events also could be virtual.

No. It is not mandatory. You can work from where ever you are and still take necessary help from THE GAIN virtually.

The content will be delivered in English.

We will not be entertaining single founder companies. You need to have a team with complementing skills.

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