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50+ Founders Created

01

COHORT COMPLETED

52

FELLOWS PARTICIPATED

500+

CONNECTIONS FACILITATED

67

NET PROMOTER SCORE (NPS)

ABOUT FOUNDERX

The world needs your creativity and ingenuity. Don’t put your dreams on hold. Start your founder’s journey today!

 

  • Master a structured approach to building a tech venture
  • Get coached by India’s top 1% founders, operators and investors
  • Learn by doing – Work on actual startup ideas in a real-world startup team simulation
  • Expand your network in the community of like-minded peers
  • Find your co-founder & your core team among the fellows and alumni.

 

Cohort 2 Speakers & Mentors

Learn from real-world, case-based examples brought to life by unicorn founders, serial entrepreneurs and top VCs.

Aakrit Vaish

Haptik

Gaurav Khatri

Noise

Shally Modi

Pratilipi

Dhruvil Sanghvi

LogiNext

Ankit Agrawal

InsuranceDekho

Manish Chowdhary

WOW Skin Science

Ashish Tulsian

Posist

Anup Jain

Leading Early Stage VC

Ashwin Raguraman

Bharat Innovation Fund

Venus Dhuria

Phot.AI, Appyhigh.com, Veda.VC

Gaurav Ranjan

Prime Venture Partners

Vishesh Rajaram

Speciale Invest

Anagh Prasad

Accel

Shashank Randev

100X.VC

Himanshu Periwal

Oister

Mayank Nagpal

EPYC

Suraj Malik

Legacy Growth Partners

Reeju Datta

Cashfree Payments

Agniva Si

Superlaunch Studio

Kshitij Shah

Digital Strategy Works

Sheetal Bahl

Merak Ventures

Ishaan Khosla

Huddle

Akshay Chaturvedi

Leverage Edu

Ankit Nagori

Curefoods

Sandeep Aggarwal

Droom

Harshvardhan Lunia

Lendingkart

Ankur Pahwa

PeerCapital

Swati Bhargava

CashKaro

Ayush Jaiswal

Pesto Tech

WHAT SETS FounderX apart?

FounderX is the only program in India to empower aspiring entrepreneurs to start their founder’s journey.

 

Learn By Doing

Learn from successful founders in live classes, covering ideation, validation, business models, MVPs, fundraising, pitching and more. 

With 25+ hands-on sessions & workshops, FounderX helps you master the a-to-z of starting up – from ideation to validation, from business models to fundraising, and much more.

As part of a team, work on a real idea from week 1 itself. Across the program, you'll build & validate your idea, talk to real customers, refine your strategy and finally, pitch to investors at our In-Person Pitching Workshop.

Receive specific insights on your unique idea through team mentorship sessions with top founders. Get personalised guidance to enhance your startup's potential.

Get Direct Access to Top Founders,
Operators & Investors

Learn from successful founders in live classes, covering ideation, validation, business models, MVPs, fundraising, pitching and more. 

From unicorn founders to successful bootstrapped founders, get coached by an unmatched faculty of India's top entrepreneurs and investors.

Expand your network in the startup ecosystem across multiple networking events curated exclusively for fellows of the cohort.

Visit prominent startup offices to meet founders & CXOs. Attend the private networking hosted at the Convocation to meet the who's who of the Indian startup ecosystem.

Become Part of a Lifelong
Community

Learn from successful founders in live classes, covering ideation, validation, business models, MVPs, fundraising, pitching and more. 

Learn alongside a group of professionals from startups & corporates who come with extensive domain experience and specialised skill sets – driven to build successful businesses.

Connect with passionate and ambitious individuals within our community. Discover potential co-founders who share your vision and complement your skill set.

Upgrade your knowledge and skills across domains and business functions by learning from your peers who are masters of their craft.

SUCCESS OF COHORT 1

The Remarkable turnup at Founding Cohort

52

HANDPICKED
FELLOWS

33

MEDIAN
AGE

8

WEEKS OF
JOURNEY

30+

MENTORS &
SPEAKERS

FROM TOP COMPANIES

How Is The 12 Week Journey

Structured?

Each week is crafted to dig deep
into a lever of becoming a Founder.

 

Weekly Schedule

These are weekly recurring sessions and learning activities
scheduled throughout the duration of this course.

These are weekly recurring sessions
and learning activities scheduled
throughout the duration of this course.

 

CORE SESSIONS

Live, Hands-On, Interactive Sessions & Workshops

TIMINGS:

Sat, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (IST)
Sun, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (IST)

TEAM HUDDLES & MENTORSHIP

Team Huddles & The Group Mentorship Will Be Held On Weekdays

TIMINGS:

Wed, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM (IST)
Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (IST)

IN-PERSON SESSIONS

The Opening Orientation, Startup Tours And Convocation

TIMINGS:

Fri, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM (IST)
Sat, 5:00 PM Onwards (IST)

Who's it for?

From startup operators and corporate professionals to B-school students and family business owners – FounderX is for anyone who aspires to build a tech-driven venture soon.

 

Startup Operators

Who want to start thinking & executing like a startup founder

Corporate Professional

Seeking exposure to early stage methods before taking the plunge

Solopreneurs

Wanting to transform their freelance practice into a startup

Second-Chance Entrepreneurs

Who are starting over and want to become a methodical founder

Application Process

& PROGRAM FEE

  • Submit Application

    Submit your application by filling out the form and paying the application fee.

    Application Fee ₹999/- (inclusive of taxes)
    Application Fee ₹999/-
    (inclusive of taxes)

    * Application Fee is fully refundable if your application is rejected or if you're not selected for the program.

    * Applications Extended to 22nd Feb 2024

    1
  • Application Review

    After a review by the FounderX curation team, shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview call to understand their ambitions and fit for the program.

    2
  • Enrolment Fee

    If you're offered a spot, complete your FounderX enrolment by paying the remaining fee of ₹ 1,49,999 + 18% GST.

    3

Program Fee

INR 1,49,999 + GST (*EMI Options Available)

image Applications Extended Till 21st Feb 2024

  • image Master a structured approach to starting up across 25+ knowledge sessions
  • image Get mentored & coached by 30+ India’s top founders & investors
  • image Develop a real startup idea in team structure across the program
  • image Join a community of ambitious peers & a thriving alumni community
  • image Leverage Inc42’s ecosystem & expand your network among the Indian startup ecosystem

The FounderX Experience Through The Eyes Of Our Fellows

"Thanks for making the cohort engaging, enlightening and an eye-opening experience. I'm definitely taking away a new perspective towards building businesses and meaningful relationships that'll help me level up at every step of my journey."
Apoorv Goyal

"Thanks to the Inc42 team for creating this program which was filled with new learnings and knowledge every weekend!"
Anushka Gupta

"Thanks for arranging such a great initiative. I'm now more aware of the startup ecosystem and how to think like an entrepreneur."
Krishnakumar Maurya

"The whole process helped me think through some elements in great detail than before and reinforcing the things I did right the first time. Really appreciate the intention & effort Inc42 has put into this!"
Sarthak Madam

Not just liked. Your session was by far the most informative and relatable. Very practical examples.
Kunal Singhal

"In such a short span of time FounderX added a lot of value in terms of knowledge, relationships and growth. It was 100% one of the best learning experiences I've had. The memories from the course will always remain with me."
Lavanya Tallury

"Thanks for making the cohort engaging, enlightening and an eye-opening experience. I'm definitely taking away a new perspective towards building businesses and meaningful relationships that'll help me level up at every step of my journey."
Apoorv Goyal

"Thanks to the Inc42 team for creating this program which was filled with new learnings and knowledge every weekend!"
Anushka Gupta

"Thanks for arranging such a great initiative. I'm now more aware of the startup ecosystem and how to think like an entrepreneur."
Krishnakumar Maurya

"The whole process helped me think through some elements in great detail than before and reinforcing the things I did right the first time. Really appreciate the intention & effort Inc42 has put into this!"
Sarthak Madam

Not just liked. Your session was by far the most informative and relatable. Very practical examples.
Kunal Singhal

"In such a short span of time FounderX added a lot of value in terms of knowledge, relationships and growth. It was 100% one of the best learning experiences I've had. The memories from the course will always remain with me."
Lavanya Tallury

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FAQs

Program

FounderX by Inc42 is a 12-week immersive fellowship programme, designed to equip aspiring entrepreneurs with the mindset, network and skills necessary to flourish as a first-time startup founder.

 

The 12 week FounderX program will start with an in-person orientation weekend and then will continue virtually for the next 10 weeks followed by 3 days in-person final week in New Delhi. The in-person component will comprise the Orientation, Startup & VC Office Tour, Pitching Workshop and the Convocation.

 

You can apply to FounderX by completing the online application here. Our team will review your application and set up a 30-minute interview call with you. After the interview call, we’ll let you know on the final decision of your acceptance into the program.

 

Networking sessions will be hosted virtually periodically and during the in-person weekend in Delhi-NCR and Bangalore. You can always connect with your fellow peers via our FounderX community platform and Whatsapp group as well.

 

To make sure you get a true “startup founder” experience, you will be working in teams. Each team will consist of fellows who are interested in the same sector which will allow you to learn about the sector and work on challenges similar to your idea. The final idea the team will work on will be decided mutually between your team.

 

Our curated cohort will be divided into teams of up to 6 fellows each grouped by common interests of sectors or ideas and complementary skills.

 

The cohort will be carefully curated to ensure diverse representation from industries, skill sets, sectors of interest with one common passion – Becoming A Startup Founder. The fellows will tend to be mid to senior working professionals from Corporates and Startups, Family Business Owners or Second Chance Entrepreneurs.

 

We expect every fellow to spend up to 6 hours every weekend attending sessions and another 3-4 hours across the week working on their group assignments.

 

The complete FounderX curriculum is available on the website here and it will be available for download soon.

 

We’re constantly updating the website to showcase more details so this is the best place to keep yourself up to date. We will also be sending you regular updates over email if you’ve signed up for our list.

 

It’s important to attend every session live to make the most of it since you’ll not get access to session recordings during the program. However, you will get access to recordings after the program concludes.

 

Yes, you will be able to directly ask questions from the mentors in the Q&A part of every session.

 

We will be happy solving the doubts ourselves or connect you with an expert or the mentor who was leading the class.

 

We would not want your journey to remain incomplete and your class would hate to miss pitching with you and meeting you. We request you to plan in advance or talk to us about any challenges you may face.

 

We will form an exclusive group over Whatsapp and you will enjoy lifelong access to it.

 

You get the opportunity to ask questions from speakers & mentors during the session as every session has a dedicated Q&A segment built in. Most of the speakers also share their contact details (like email) during the session so you can get in touch with them afterwards. Apart from this, you’ll also get the opportunity to meet and connect with them at the exclusive networking evening hosted at the Convocation.

 

Yes, during some of the sessions led by investors as well as in the in-person weekends.

 

Yes, definitely. If your team has the conviction on your idea and business plan, you can pursue fundraising from the investors you meet at the FounderX Pitching Workshop.

 

Application & Enrolment

Yes, to apply to FounderX you’ll need to pay ₹999 as the application fee which is fully refundable if you’re not selected for the program. In case, you’re offered a seat but you choose to not move ahead with it, the application fee will not be refunded.

 

Yes, you will have the flexibility to manage your own travel and stay. We shall be sharing recommended locations and travel details mid-way through the program.

 

If your application is rejected, we will issue a complete refund within 7-10 days.

 

Sorry, there’s no special discount for Inc42 Plus members at the moment.

 

Since this is a highly-curated cohort, we are looking for people who wish to become tech startup founders, have just started their journey as one or want to restart their journey. Besides this the FounderX team will review each application via the form and interview call to approve them.

 

Unfortunately, the seat is not transferable. We encourage you to continue your journey. However, if you have unavoidable situations, write to us at [email protected] and we’ll try our best to find a solution.

 

You can write to us any time at [email protected] for anything related to FounderX.