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What Sets FounderX Apart?

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

Build & Showcase Your Startup Idea

Work individually or in teams on a real-world idea. Build & validate your idea, talk to real customers, refine your strategy and finally, showcase it in front of India’s top investors at the in-person Convocation.

Hands-On Workshops & Assignments

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.

Demo Day & The Convocation

Get an exclusive opportunity to showcase your startup idea to investors at the Convocation and build valuable connections with the who’s who of the Indian startup ecosystem.

Essential Skills With Real Impact

FounderX adopts an 80-20 philosophy, focusing on the 20% of knowledge that yields 80% of the impact. Learn essential skills with a real impact on your startup journey from India’s top 1% founders.

Past 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

Gopal Srinivasan

TVS Capital Funds

Vishesh Khurana

Shiprocket

Sanket Shah

Invideo

Ankit Agrawal

InsuranceDekho

Manish Chowdhary

WOW Skin Science

Ankit Nagori

Curefoods

Ashish Tulsian

Posist

Anup Jain

Leading Early Stage VC

Nitya Sharma

Simpl

Swati Bhargava

CashKaro

Sandeep Aggarwal

Droom

Ankit Mehrotra

Dineout

Malika Sadani

The Moms Co.

Arjun Vaidya

V3 Ventures

Ashwin Raguraman

Bharat Innovation Fund

Ashish Kashyap

INDMoney

Shashank Randev

100X.VC

Dhruvil Sanghvi

LogiNext

Gaurav Ranjan

Prime Venture Partners

Akshay Chaturvedi

Leverage Edu

Venus Dhuria

Phot.AI, Appyhigh.com, Veda.VC

Vishesh Rajaram

Speciale Invest

Anagh Prasad

Accel

Himanshu Periwal

Oister

Shally Modi

Pratilipi

Mayank Nagpal

EPYC

Suraj Malik

Legacy Growth Partners

Reeju Datta

Cashfree Payments

Akash Gupta

Zypp Electric

Agniva Si

Superlaunch Studio

Kshitij Shah

Digital Strategy Works

Sheetal Bahl

Merak Ventures

Ishaan Khosla

Huddle

Harshvardhan Lunia

Lendingkart

Ankur Pahwa

PeerCapital

Ayush Jaiswal

Pesto Tech

Maanav Sagar

Bharat Founders Fund

Siddhartha Ahluwalia

Neon

Shiva Shanker

Ankur Capital

Soumitra Mishra

Merak Ventures

Dr. Shakti Goel

Yatra Online

Kalpana Bansal

DarwinBox

Shipra Bhutada

User Connect Consultancy

Akhilesh Agarwal

ex-pi Ventures, DeepTech Angel Investor

Chinmaya Saxena

Beenext

Karthik Prabhakar

PeerCapital

Krish Ramineni

Fireflies.ai

How Is The 12 Week Journey

Structured?

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

 

Your Weekly Schedule
At FounderX

Each week is crafted to dig deep into a lever of venture building.

schedule
  • image 3 hours total on weekdays,
  • image 6-8 hours live on weekends,
  • image 3 weekends a month

Weekdays: We share a learning prompt that you can consume at your own time.

Weekends: Your week’s learnings are put to test with a real-world case study to work on.

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.

 

Working Professionals

  • image Startup Operators: Who wants to start thinking & executing like a startup founder. 
  • image Corporate Professionals: Seeking exposure to early-stage methodologies and operating culture of startups.
  • image Solopreneurs: Wanting to transform their freelance services into a product-based startup. 

Entrepreneurs

  • image Business Owners: Entrepreneurs running traditional businesses looking to learn how to build new-age tech startups.
  • image Pre-Revenue Startup Founders: Looking to improve their startup’s value proposition by learning from top founders.
  • image Second-Chance Entrepreneurs: Who are starting over and want to maximise their chances of success.

Fellowship Outcomes

Build Conviction In Your Startup Idea

Build your idea from scratch and develop the conviction to launch it in the market.

Master A Structured Approach

to building a successful startup under the guidance of India’s top 1% founders and investors.

Unmatchable Faculty

Kickstart your founder journey under the guidance of India’s top 1% founders and investors.

Find Your Co-founder

Build your startup alongside a community of ambitious peers who could become your co-founders or founding team members.

Alumni Network

Collaborate and get help from a strong alumni network of 100+ ambitious founders.

Demo Day

Understand the investor mindset and get an exclusive opportunity to showcase your idea in front of top investors.

Build Your Network In The Startup Ecosystem

Leverage Inc42’s credibility to reach out to startup leaders and build your network with 50+ top founders, operators & investors across the program.

Fastrack Your Entrepreneurial Journey

Save years of your life by not making the same fundamental mistakes.

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Application Process

& PROGRAM FEE

  • Step 1

    Submit Application

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

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

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  • Step 2

    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.

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  • Step 3

    Enrolment Fee

    If you're offered a spot, complete your FounderX enrolment by paying the remaining fee of ₹ 99,999 + 18% GST.

    RoundDeadlineInterviewsCourse Fee
    Early Bird28th April AprilRs 99,999
    Round 120th MayMayRs 1,24,999
    Round 220th JuneJuneRs 149,999
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* Application fee is fully refundable if you’re not selected for the Program.

*EMI   Options Available

Program Fee

INR 1,49,999

Early Bird Cohort Fee

Save INR 50,000

INR 99,999 + GST

  • 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 45-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 However, a fellow can opt out to work on their own idea individually.

 

Our curated cohort will be divided into teams of up to 5 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 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.