Harvard-like case studies on
Curated for high school students
5 weeks of live insightful sessions featuring successful founders (including YC alums). Simultaneously, apply the concepts and build your own startup.
In case you are not the tech guy, we'll build your first MVP for free. The top 3 teams will pitch their ideas to investors on the demo day.
We have an ~8% selection rate. All the best.
Is this fellowship for me?
Xartup fellowship is where outliers come together. If you want to build
a tech-enabled startup, get a cofounder, and grow as an entrepreneur it is for you.
Your batch will comprise Technical Fellows (25%) and Business Fellows (75%).
You will form a team together and build something great.
This is not for you if you just want to talk about startups. There are 100s of videos
of those online. It is a Fellowship Bootcamp where you get your hands dirty and actually build a startup in 8 weeks, the best teams get to pitch investors on demo day.
Meet our Upcoming Mentors
Wg Cdr Anish
Cofounder of MyGate
Best community management solution
Zero to one Journey of MyGate
Ex-CEO Dr. Vaidya (acquired)
Forbes Asia 30U30
Building an Indian Brand
Xartup Fellowship Structure
Get your cofounder
From a pool of exceptional folks with complementary skills
Start building & selling from Day 0
$75,000 tech credits. No bullshit lectures. Real world case studies
Gain your first 100 users
Q&A sessions with YC alums, ex-founders on how to make it happen
Pivot to product market fit
Difficult but not impossible. The community will hold your hands
Pitch to investors
Top teams get to pitch VCs and angels
On the weekends, keeping your work weeks uninterrupted
Peer group introduction over a 60 min programme kick-off call and giving a direction on how to think about ideas.
Case studies - Dunzo, Tinder, Netflix, Nike, Oyo
Meet your cofounder
Extensive peer group networking to dynamically meet all your cohort members and form your startup team. You will finalize your idea to work on by the end of this week.
Case studies - Meesho, Fampay, Postman
Build an MVP
Learn how to build a minimum viable product and experiment in a lean way.
Case studies - Dropbox, Twitter, Facebook, Product Hunt
Building a brand
How to build a brand in India, from the messaging to brand qualities and attributes.
Case study - Indian D2C brands
Acquire first 100 users
Acquire your first 100 users and validate your idea with actual users. Having users will get you sleepless, trust us.
Case studies - Uber, Flipkart, Freshworks, Razorpay
19th Sep - 3rd Oct
PMF and Growth
Hustle to achieve product-market-fit taking user feedback. Figure out if your assumptions were correct. Gain maximum possible traction within 3 weeks span.
Consider it as a capstone, the top teams based on the traction will get a chance to pitch on the demo day.
Top 3 teams with exceptional metrics will pitch to top-notch venture capital investors in India.
Investors - Angel investors, angel networks and VCs
Don't join this fellowship
If you're willing to only invest money
The fellowship requires your time, effort & energy to make you a hardcore entrepreneur. Top 25% fellows spend 20 hrs in live learning and 40 hours in building and growing. Majority on weekends.
If you just want to talk about startups
We prefer doers over talkers. You have to get your hands dirty and build something people start using in these 8-weeks.
If you’re looking for “Startup Hacks”
This fellowship is about learning the tried and tested startup building
frameworks through Harvard like case study discussions and not about
shortcuts to success.