Global Startup Challenge 2017: FinTech
Global Startup Challenge: FinTech India Series
startup challenge

Empowering Innovations and Startups to Transform India

Startupp Challenge is a joint initiative of Startupp and
NRI Startup India to build great global stories from India

Startupp Challenge 2017 WINNERS

  • Skill Angels
  • Telluris
  • Pay Agri
  • Home Zop
  • Esac
  • Loanyantra


  • Funding
    The Winners from each selected sector will get funding upto INR 50 lakhs
    The winners will enter into Acceleration programme
    The winning startups will qualify for a startup tour to visit Global Startup Ecosystem (Canada/USA/UK/Germany)
  • Startupp Summit
    The shortlisted startups will get an opportunity to pitch to National and Global Investors


May 25th - July 5th
Apply Online
July 1st - July 14th
Evaluation / Screening by the Experts
July 28th
Grand Finale - Announcing the Winners



  • Smart Learning.
  • Effective monitory solutions for education.
  • VR and AI based solutions.
  • Better education for rural areas.
  • Gamification and scientific learning.
  • Innovative gadgets and tools for education.
  • Any other Edu-Tech innovations.


  • Healthcare and Pharmacy platforms.
  • Innovations in laboratories, diagnosis and life science equipments.
  • Big Data and AI solutions for medical industry.
  • Connected Medical products and services.
  • Health-Tech for rural India.
  • Any other Healthcare innovations.


  • Fermentation and Brewing technologies.
  • Biofuels and Bio-Degradable solutions.
  • Computational Genomics.
  • Nano Technologies.
  • Any other Bio-Tech innovations.


  • Innovative solutions in BFSI.
  • Payments Solutions (Mobile and Wallets).
  • P2P Lending (Marketplace lending).
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency.
  • Robo advisory banking.
  • Financial inclusion.


  • Solutions for agriculture monitory.
  • Agriculture supply chain models.
  • Agriculture Marketplaces platforms.
  • Inventions and practices in crop protection.
  • Innovations in agriculture sector.
  • Data driven platform for farmers.

Future Tech

  • Big Data and Analytics.
  • Internet of Things.
  • VR/AR
  • Artificial Intelligence.
  • Robotics and Machine learning.
  • Any other emerging Technologies

Social Impact Ventures

  • Any innovations impacting bottom of pyramid.

Eligibility Criteria

  • With a prototype or validation in market
  • Traction in terms of Revenue/Clients mandatory
  • Startups should not be more than 3 years old (Bio-Tech excepted)
  • Startups based in India

Selection Criteria

Our jury will select the startups on below parameters
  • Problem Solving :
    Startups with a simple solution and a powerful impact.
  • Team :
    Passionate founders and a team that believes in their vision.
  • Innovation :
    Technology behind the original solution and future scope.
  • Global Scalability :
    Sustainable startups that have scalable models.

Some of our
panel of evaluators

  • Startupp Jury
    Radhesh Kanumury
    IBM Global Entrepreneur Program
  • Sushanto Mitra
    Lead Angels Network
  • Pranay Gupta
    91 Springboard
  • Prof. U T RAO
    MICA Incubator
  • Sahil Gupta
    Nasscom 10K Startups
  • Simi Joshi
    Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator
  • Subba Raju Pericherla
    Cross Borders & Real Shoppee
  • Rahul Narvekar
    India Network
  • Pradeep Kumar
    PayPal Incubator
  • D.S.Prashant
    CIBA Incubator
  • Joachim Rocha
    Government of Canada
  • Vijay Nadiminti
    Technology Incubator of NAARM
  • Ajay Ramasubramaniam
    Zone Startups India
  • Rajiv Vaishnav
    GenNext Innovation Hub
  • Rakesh Mishra
    Life Coach
  • Neha Jain
    Z Nation Lab

FAQs : What else should I know?

Startupp Challenge is a joint initiative of Startupp and NRI Startup India to identify and empower innovations and startups to transform India and build great global stories from India.
Startups and Innovations based in India!
Traction in terms of Revenue/Clients Mandatory
Not more than 3 years of existence!
A prototype or validation in market.
Agri-Tech, Edu-Tech, Bio-tech, Health-Tech, Fin-Tech, Future-Tech and Social Impact.
Startups can apply on our website at
Online application open from 25th May to July 5th
The parameters are Problem-Solving, Team, Innovation, Originality and Global Scalability.
The winners will get funding upto INR 50 Lakhs, get into Acceleration Programme and a chance to visit a global ecosystem abroad by NRI Startup India.
Startupp Challenge team will send an email to all the shortlisted startups
We would suggest you to apply for sector which is related to your startup or innovation
You can connect with Startupp Challenge team at
We invite and encourage people to volunteer and be part of Startupp Challenge


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