Program Stages

Stage 1 – Application submission and screening

Applicants must submit their start up ideas through the duly filled application form on or before September 30, 2017. Qualified applicants would go ahead to stage 2.

Stage 2 – Product Development

All shortlisted applicants would get technology mentorship and guidance by Esri India’s Center of Excellence (CoE) team. Start-up would also get Esri software for developing their products. There will be timely progress reviews during this phase with Esri India CoE team. All products or MVP must be ready by November 15, 2017. Finalists will be selected based on the fulfilment of ideated objectives, application of GIS technology and readiness of products or MVP.

Stage 3- Final Pitch Presentation and Judgement

Finalist will be invited to present their product and business plan to a panel of judges that would comprise of technology leaders, industry experts and investors at the Esri India User Conference scheduled from 12 to 14 December 2017 in Delhi. Esri India User Conference will be an opportunity for finalists to showcase their product to 1000+ delegates. It will also provide the finalists an extensive opportunity to meet and network with potential customers, investors and incubators. 


Application Submission :
Sep 30, 2017

Product Development :
Nov 15, 2017

Final Pitch Presentation and Judgement :
Dec 12-14, 2017

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Evaluation Criteria

Concept 10% Concept clarity / Value Proposition / Need
Market Potential 25% Business model and size of market
Technology 25% Usage of GIS
Uniqueness 20% Uniqueness of product/solution
Scalability 20% Ability to scale up the solution for larger use

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