Startup India Funding Challenge by Stern Fisher & CNBC TV18’s Young Turks

“An entrepreneur is someone who stands up to the universe, to all that has come before, and says, “I can know your essence, I will change your expression.”

If you have a vision for the future, here is the chance you’ve always wanted

Startup India Funding Challenge presented by Stern Fisher Network of Angels and CNBC TV18 Young Turks.THE START-UP INDIA FUNDING CHALLENGE

Powered by CNBC-TV18’s Young Turks and the Stern Fisher Angel Network



Not just your neighbourhood, or your city, or your state, but the country

If you have such an idea we would like to hear from you.

Eligibility criteria

  • Organization has been in operation for 1-3 years
  • Potential for scaling up on a massive scale even if not operating countrywide from the beginning
  • Model that can be replicated globally and a mindset that sees the opportunity for doing so
  • Both for-profit and not-for-profit ideas welcome
  • Organizations outside India that have solutions for Indian markets and challenges are also welcome

A few exceptional organizations that do not fit the eligibility criteria will also be considered.

If your idea is selected by the experts, you will win:

  • Up to $1 million angel funding per company
  • Access to Venture Capital firms for those that require a greater infusion of funds
  • Business incubation, virtual or physical
  • Introductions to potential customers and alliance partners
  • Profiling on Young Turks TV show

All submissions will receive specific feedback on their ideas.

For details on the submission deadlines, and in order to apply, visit


Young Turks is India’s longest running show on entrepreneurship. Edited and anchored by Shereen Bhan, Executive Editor, CNBC-TV18, this award-winning show has put the spotlight on young Indian entrepreneurs for 11 years. The show has captured stories of over 1500 entrepreneurs across different sectors and has been at forefront of discovering India’s hottest start-ups.

The Stern Fisher Angel Network is a global group of angels with proven track records in founding successful start-ups, seeding high-growth ventures, and creating policy impact for the betterment of the investment eco-system. Previous investments include highly successful companies in the online and brick-and-mortar space.