FICCI PwC LevelNXT Program – Accepting Applications Now


October 3rd, 2018

We are delighted to inform you that PwC and FICCI have conceived a new program titled LevelNXT ( with a mission to enable India’s growth stage startups to truly scale to the next level in their business. LevelNXT will address two key challenges of start-ups, viz, access to business and access to mentors, with focus on sustainable growth and scale. We aim to identify and honor the 10 most promising startups across India and facilitate their growth to the next level through a strong one year industry-startup-academia partnership framework. This will be accomplished though roadshows and pitching sessions held across cities in India. We have several industry and iconic academic partners already on board; ready to build a symbiotic relationship with the best of startups, India has to offer.

We believe that government has a major role to play in furthering our mission by providing their active support for such an important initiative LevelNXT is India’s only sector agnostic program designed to help growth stage company’s take it to the next level. The Department of Science & Technology, Government of India will provide up to 2 Crores in grants to the companies which will be adjudged winners of the program.*

What’s in for Startups?

  • Largest market access through FICCI & PwC network to the top companies across sectors

  • Quarterly mixers with top level CEO’s from India

  • Assured mentorship through FICCI industry patrons

  • Media exposure through CNBC

  • Access to overseas delegation with FICCI

  • Partner with large business houses

Who are we looking for?

The basic qualification criteria startups applying for the program will be:

  1. Guided by Government of India definition of a startup

  2. Startups that are building innovative products and solutions

  3. Having large scale socio-economic impact

  4. Current revenues of INR 1 Crores and demonstrated sustainable revenues with a clear visibility of scaling to INR 5 Crores in the next year

The ask is simple: Please visit: and register your startup for the challenge!!!

Warm regards,

Nirankar Saxena
Deputy Secretary General

Ganesh Raju K
Leader – Entrepreneurial & Private Business

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