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Our virtual accelerator program offers global accessibility, allowing participants to join virtual sessions from anywhere in the world. Additionally, our in-house co-working space, WorkAffair, adds convenience and flexibility for aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators. With offices in Mumbai and Bangalore, we provide comprehensive support to startups in multiple locations.
At our accelerator, we seek out exceptional startups with three key ingredients: a great idea, a talented team, and a unique selling proposition (USP) that sets their products apart from the competition. These elements form the foundation of our selection process, ensuring that we nurture and support ventures with the potential for extraordinary success.
Submitting early gives startups a slight advantage, as it allows us more time to thoroughly review their applications. We strive to respond to all applications within 15 days of submission.
What happens during the 6 month program, and what follows after its completion?
• Mentorship from Founders and Industry Experts
6 month program with MCats' mentors: Top startup founders, industry leaders & subject matter experts.
Guidance in various business verticals: Technology, finance, business development, marketing, PR and more.
• Industry Connects & Investors Connects
Networking opportunities with top VC firms, Angel Networks, Family Offices, and AIFs. (pitching)
Signal Funding from Marwari Catalysts on Day 1 for selected startups.
₹25 Lakhs to ₹1 Crore Investment
100+ Co-founders Club
Tools to Scale
At the end of the 6-month program, startups participate in Demo Day, presenting pitch decks to VCs. Selected startups receive their first institutional cheque, opening new funding opportunities.
We have an in-house technology team to guide and support you with all your tech needs.
Marwari Catalysts was named after its origin in Jodhpur, the Marwar region, as a tribute to its roots. However, it's important to emphasise that our support and reach extend far beyond the Marwari community.
Many startups value our mentorship and guidance over financial support. We welcome those who prioritise mentorship, even if they don't seek funding.
If your idea and team are exceptional. Our team will be in touch with you after the evaluation process.
The deadline to apply for Thrive 7.0 forms is 31st August.
Our investments go up to 1 crore.
Although we prefer startups to have a co-founder, we are open to investing in single founders as well. Our services also include co-founder matchmaking support.
Thrive is India's leading Cohort-based Accelerator Program for Early-Stage Startups.
The program spans 3-6 months with a 3-phase screening process and a Demo Day.
Top startup founders who have been there and done that leaders serve as mentors, guiding startups through the growth process.
Thrive stands out with its "Skin-in-the-game" ideology, providing signal funding to all startups that we have onboarded.
Who is eligible and ineligible to apply for this program?
The program welcomes early-growth stage startups seeking accelerated growth in their industry. However, startups solely focused on funding and with part-time founders should refrain from applying to our program.
Marwari Catalysts offer a variety of resources and services, including mentorship, workshops, co-working spaces, legal and accounting support, networking events, investor connections, social media management, market validation, and post-program support.
Marwari Catalysts selects startups through the application process. Shortlisted startups receive mentorship, workshops, and potential seed funding for equity.
Investors assess factors such as market size, competitive advantage, traction, team composition, and the potential for scalability and return on investment.
Founders should take into account its industry focus, reputation, success stories of past alumni, the mentor and investor network, as well as the available resources. It's also essential to evaluate the accelerator's expertise in relevant sectors.
Founders should be proactive in seeking mentorship, networking with other founders, and implementing feedback. It's essential to stay focused on achieving key milestones during the program.
Mentors in an accelerator program provide invaluable guidance and expertise to founders, helping them navigate challenges, make informed decisions, and capitalise on opportunities. They also play a crucial role in helping founders connect with investors, leveraging their own experiences as startup founders to facilitate valuable introductions and networking opportunities.
A business plan is crucial.