The start-up ecosystem in its early stage faces two main challenges, capital and revenue. Ystart’s accelerator program is designed to help solve these two critical components. We coach early stage entrepreneurs to understand the funding landscape and then help them raise funds through our partner institutions and networks. Funding in itself is not a success story for a startup, since it is only the first component, generating business is the next. Ystart completes the cycle by helping these startups interact with stakeholders at the top level in enterprises and position them in a competitive way to secure new clients.
Startups with unique and scalable business ideas can connect with YStart for various services:
We believe technology is slowly affecting the way business is conducted. Ystart recognizes that start-ups are slowly eating into the market shares of companies and it believes a partnership rather than competing is the solution for a more sustainable future. We help corporate clients discover trends and emerging technologies in their space, provide insight into the cost of building v/s cost of acquisition and showcase relevant start-ups to solve underlying problems of corporates. How does this help? It reduces cost of capital, mobilizes new areas of revenue generation, builds a more forward looking corporate culture, and provides branding arbitrage in comparison to its competitors.
Ystart’s ‘Reverse Acceleration’ programme helps corporates design address key business issues that can be resolved using technology.
The beginning of innovation is students in the new digital era. We at Ystart help students and aspiring entrepreneurs navigate the basics of the start-up ecosystem and prepare them with the foundation to assess whether the start-up journey is something they are passionate enough to pursue. We also believe entrepreneurship is not for everyone and a lot of uniformed decisions are taken due to the lack of understanding about the ecosystem. We at Ystart aim to bridge this gap by:
Business education is incomplete if it doesn’t encourage entrepreneurial thinking within the students who will be the future business managers. Traditional classroom learning needs to be supplemented with ‘experiential learning’ for equipping the students to face the challenges and uncertainties that accompany serious entrepreneurship. Students can learn from the experiences of entrepreneurs and angel-fund investors about ideation, execution, scaling of innovative business ideas and why some ideas work while others fail. To remain relevant and differentiated, business students, aspiring entrepreneurs and even the savvy investors need to be abreast with the various evolving aspects of entrepreneurship. YStart, aims to fill this knowledge gap by harnessing the start-up industry network for holistic, 360-degree learning of its students through its ‘Entrepreneurship Programmes’ tailor-made for campuses. Colleges can avail the following services from YStart for their students and startups
YStart is looking to collaborate with governments and their departments as a ‘plug & play’ partner for various entrepreneurial services. Government-funded incubators, public sector units (PSUs) and other departments can partner with us to take advantage of the YStart services for training & development, mentoring & acceleration of in-house startups. Partnering with YStart can help governments and its partners create value through adoption of new technologies helping them with revenue generation, cost savings and employment generation. YStart provides following services: