We respect founders with disruptive ideas looking to create next generation startups. If you are one, Kstart seeks to partner with you on the long and exciting journey called ‘entrepreneurship’. We’d love to begin by hearing your personal story and the experiences that have shaped who you are today. We want to be your long-term partner and collaborate with you at every step of the way, starting from business idea refinement and raising seed capital to post-incubation mentoring and guidance.
Be specific and clear
We want to understand your business idea in the shortest possible time. Start by summing it up in one or two, short, crisp sentences. Don’t be long-winded. Don’t use jargon. Don’t muddle it up with a marketing spiel.
We know you haven’t got it all figured out yet. That’s fine. Give us whatever facts you have. If something is still only a gut feeling, say so. If your product has a flaw, highlight it.
Include a video pitch
We wish we could meet all of you in person but that is not possible. Your video pitch is the next best thing. Even though the video pitch is not mandatory, we highly recommend that you create one. Use it to introduce all of your founders and give us insight into your team dynamic.
Use supporting documents
If you feel that you can answer any of the application questions using an image, a document or a presentation, please do that by uploading the relevant image or document in the end. Specify the document name in your response to the question. We want you to tell us your story your way.
Ask for recommendations
At the end of the application form, there is an option to ask for recommendations. Use this feature to strengthen your application. A strong recommendation from someone who has mentored you or understands your business will help you go a long way.