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MSH BootUp

The world economy is under great stress because of the pandemic and various countries are still at different stages of recovery. Governments and business houses are limping back to normalcy but with great caution. The start-up community is also showing signs of resilience, and is using this time to rethink, reshape, and restart.

In keeping with Padup’s mission of nation building, we have teamed up with MeitY Startup Hub to bring forward an innovative way of  making Startups and entrepreneurs utilise their time on hand by engaging them through an interactive online mentoring & educational bootcamp, called the MSH BootUp.

We regularly conduct several such bootcamps in the country and they have been very successful in creating investable startups.

Our last online Bootcamp, BootUp Lockathon, ended with a sterling success rate as 40% participants got funded.

  • 200 start-ups applied
  • 20 selected for BootUp Lockathon
  • 8 have received investor nod

MSH Bootup will have two parts - BootUp and RevvUp.

BootUp is a 14 Week Bootcamp For Customer & Market discovery and Raise Seed/ Angel Funding

BootUp is an online customer & Market discovery process that spans across 14 weeks. It helps start-ups understand the 'effectuation' for building a successful entrepreneurial venture. The program, through its market and customer-centric process, defines market segments, end users, go-to-market strategy, market size, sales process and a business model that helps establish a venture as investible.

RevvUp is an acceleration Program to Demonstrate Sustainability and Scale for raising funds in a pre-series A

RevvUp is a mentor driven Acceleration Program post angel/seed funding. These funded startups would now be ready to build a “MVP-minimum viable product”. Since they should be geared up to commercially roll out and generate revenues, they need lot of handholding thru mentoring. Startups can bank on the team of Padup inhouse business leaders who will be domain mentors to guide these early stage businesses for next 9 -12 months till their next round of funding.

This is where the startups have to "cross the chasm" and go beyond the early adopters, and it needs special skills, strategy, deep mentoring through hand-holding. Padup stands solidly behind startups for the entire duration by helping them with building the required skills, customized plans, the value chain, and the scalability through traction on the ground before connecting them to institutional investors.

Padup's mentoring on business as well as on specific domains would ensure these startups scale at the right time.

Embark on your 14 week entrepreneurial journey with world class mentors now!

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Pankaj Thakar, Founder & Chief Mentor is a serial entrepreneur with 35 years of corporate and start-up experience. In his various C-level role and founder of multiple global start-ups, he has built, advised and transformed, both corporate and start-up companies to become highly successful. He has worked with many reputed companies like HCL Limited, India Telecom Ltd, Atlas Telecom Ltd, Value First Media Ltd. etc. He has attended Harvard Business School & MIT’s Executive Education programs in Entrepreneurship, Digital Media, Digital Marketing, Big Data Analysis, Blockchain, IoT, AI and Cybersecurity.
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Rajat Jain, a Postgraduate from IIM, Ahmedabad and B Tech from IIT, Delhi, is a Founder Director of PadUp Ventures, a Tech Start- ups Incubator, focusing on providing deep mentoring and incubation services to early stage tech companies as well as other incubators in India and helping them grow successfully to the next level and to Series A funding.

Rajat is a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of TIM Delhi Airport Advertising (TIMDAA), a JV between TIM and the GMR group, Securenow Tech Services Pvt Ltd, a PE funded Insure Tech company and Kaleidoscope Events Pvt Ltd, a pureplay marketing. Recently, he was on the Board of Xerox India and was also its ManagingDirector.
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Divyendu Kumar has had more than three decades of experience in the Indian and international business world. He was the Managing Director of a multi-billion Dollar, 3500 employee-strong automotive retailing business with a multi-country footprint in the Middle East. Prior to that, for over two decades, he was closely associated with the Tata Group of India, and was the Head, International Business for Passenger Cars at Tata Motors for a number of years before relocating to the Middle East.

A B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-ISM), Dhanbad and a post graduate PGDM from Indian Institute of Management (IIM, Kolkata), he has also held leadership positions in companies in the commodities, real estate and telecom industry-related services markets. He has become actively involved in the business start-up scene, having contributed, among other things, to the formation of an incubation and accelerator space, called the ASPIRE, at Kent Business School in the United Kingdom.
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Saumyajit Guha holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation from Exeter University and has over 18+ years of experience with recognised proficiency in: Startup Ecosystem Development, Investment management, Angel Investing, Startup Acceleration & Incubation, Incubator Management, Research & Analysis, Team Management, Process Migration, Operations, Business Analysis.

He is currently working for PadUp ventures as Vice President. Before that he was a faculty at IMT Ghaziabad in the area of Strategy Innovation and Entrepreneurship and was responsible for the Incubator and E Cell of IMT Ghaziabad.
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Vikas Goel has more than 3 decades of experience in variety of roles across multiple domains. Vikas is a science graduate, and has added certification from IIMA on Business Leadership and General Management.

Starting his own venture by the name of Comm-sys Information system P Ltd, he was at the helm of affairs managing business development, product management & finance for 16 years. During these 16 years CISPL grew to about 40 Cr revenues and a team size of 200. In 2019, he joined E&Y as an external/independent consultant and SME for “ Make in India “ program. In this role he is helping E&Y team to understand the relevance of technology proposed by applicants, market feasibility, and GTM strategy.
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Vivek Chandel is an Electronics Engineer and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. Vivek has more than 25 years of experience in Technology (Telecom, IT and Power) sector. He has been involved in building brands, transforming operations and turnaround operations at early stage organisations as well as mature set-ups. Starting his career with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Vivek Moved over to Telecom in 1995. After his corporate stints as General Manager Marketing at Escotel Mobile Communications (Now Idea-Vodafone), Vice President – Transformation Projects in Airtel, Chief Operating Officer at Tata Teleservices and Executive Director- Marketing at Xerox India. Vivek is now pursuing his passion of creating impact though Education and Innovations.
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