PadUp Programs Done in 2021

June 22, 2022

We have recently concluded our signature BootUp programs as well as  a condensed, fast tracked bootcamp that  we call PrepUp.

BootUp UnLtd

UnLtd India is a launchpad for social  entrepreneurs in India. Its mission is  to find, support and growdifferent  entrepreneurial individualswith  passion and ideas to bring about  long-lasting solutions to pressing  problems in India.

PadUp has teamed up with UnLtd  India to offerour BootUp program to  these social enterprises that will help  them validate their ideas & handhold  them througha stage of their entrepreneurial journey.

The participants go through   a structured process of discovering  the new andlatent needs they need tofulfil, or problems they want to  solve, so they can reach the funders  and generate those resources to  create the desired impact.

This 12-week program aims to support social entrepreneurs in UnLtd India’s July’'21 cohort.

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MSH BootUp

To run MSH BootUp, PadUp has teamed up with MeitY  Startup Hub (MSH). MSH BootUp has two parts - BootUp and RevvUp. BootUp is a 14 Week Bootcamp For Customer & Market discovery and Raise Seed/ Angel Funding. The participating start-ups are from the domains of Biotech, Agri-tech,  Solid Waste Management, Edutech, Data Analytics, among others. All these start-ups are recipients of TIDE grant from MEITY through various Incubators across the country.

The BootUp  program culminated in a Demo day held on September 25, 2021, where eligible startups  showcased their ideas to around 20 angel  and seed investors.

Apiary BootUp

The first cohort of  Apiary BootUp has also  been recently concluded and the participants are preparing for their Demo Day pitches.

This cohort consisted of 10 start-ups that are engaged in applying blockchain  technology to problems across various domainslike Edutech, Agritech,Smart Contracts, Fintech, Pharma, and so on.


This is a fast-tracked, 6-week online  program for which we had teamed  up with FITT-an industrial interface  organisation

FITT was established at  the Indian Institute of Technology  Delhi (IIT Delhi) as a Registered Society on 9th July 1992. The mission of  FITT is to be an effective Interface  with the Industry to foster, promote  and sustain commercialization of  Science and Technology in the Institute  for mutual benefits.

Around18 start-ups signed up for  this fast-tracked program conducted  between April 7, 2021 and June 9,2021. Selected startups from this cohort have already pitched to investors and received investor interest.

BootUp Lockathon 2.0

In keeping with PadUp’s mission of nation building, we found an innovative way of making Startups and entrepreneurs utilise their time on hand during the Covid induced lockdowns by engaging them through the interactive online mentoring & educational bootcamp we call BootUp Lockathon.

Combining Entrepreneurial Education Mentoring and Funding in structured & proven process, the Bootcamp Lockathon is meant for entrepreneurs to validate their Idea & build a Proof of Concept.  

Both iterations of the BootUp Lockathon culminated in respective Demo Days where investors turned up to give their nod to over 80 percent of theparticipants who pitched their ideas.


Netaji Subhas University of Technology (NSUT) is a seat of higher technical education in India. NSUT has also set-up an incubation center for incubation of start-ups and promotion of entrepreneurship amongst the students and its neighboring areas.

NSUT engaged PadUp ventures to help it further improve and accelerate the process of incubation of startups. PadUp conducted a BootUp program for students of NSUT and incubatees of NSUTIIF.

The participation and applications were from NSUT and a couple of other institutions. It established NSUT as the preferred incubator and a breeding ground of student let startups in Delhi-NCR region, with significantly external participation in the program.

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