NSU Startups Next has been designed to provide a personalized set of programs, the right tools & resources, and exclusive access to the early-stage grant funding and smart investor network that can help you grow and get ready for investment. Our flagship 3.5-month-long incubation program comprises intensive company-building sprints, evaluations, weekly mentorship sessions, office hours, investor meetings, pitch coaching, and many more activities. This is an incredible opportunity for the founders with the mindset of agility, coachability, and willingness to build a growing startup.
Whether you have a great idea, have gone to market, or are on the path to getting funded- this is an ideal platform for you. Startups with a founding team consisting of at least one member as an NSU student or alum, along with other innovators, are eligible to apply.
We accept applications for both our flagship Incubation and Pre-incubation, a preparatory program for incubation, twice a year. Get in touch with our team to know more about which program will be beneficial for your startup.
After you submit your application, we shortlist the top applications for an intensive Pitch Feedback Session. After that, selected startups meet our advisors, investors and mentors who help us choose the top teams to join our cohort. Further details will be provided over email.
In the incubation phase, the top teams will go through 3.5 months of the incubation process consisting of weekly thematic sessions for business building and one-on-one sessions with mentors. NSU Startups Next will work closely with the top teams to build the products and grow the startups.
After the successful completion of the incubation phase, the teams will present their pitches in front of a panel of investors and experts. The best startups will be selected based on the pitch and their progress throughout the program. The winners will be the proud alumni of the NSU Startups Next’s incubation program and will get access to opportunities for early-stage financing.
Applicants of this program have big dreams, want to contribute to their society by creating jobs and opportunities, and want to do it now, at NSU.