WEQ 2016 Selection Process and Timelines

Selection Process 

  • Stage 1: Complete WEQ 2016 Application Form 1 on the online tool
  • Stage 2:
    • All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements for WEQ 2016 and are selected from Stage 1 will move to Stage 2
    • Applicants will be informed about the status of their submission by email
    • Applicants will have to complete the WEQ 2016 Application Form 2 on the online tool
    • Stage 2 online submissions will be evaluated by a panel of eminent judges to select 25 finalists. The panel will comprise of angel investors, influencers from the startup industry and representative/nominee from DST and IUSSTF
  • Stage 3
    • All applicants from Stage 2 will be informed about the status of their submission by email
    • The 25 finalists from Stage 2 will be invited to make a 3 – 5 minute pitch presentation to another panel of 5-7 members
    • The pitch presentations will be held on December 8, 2016 in Bangalore. More details on this session to be provided closer to date
    • The WEQ 2016 Top 10 winners will be selected from the 25 finalists and announced at a Award Presentation that will be held on December 9, 2016 during the Grace Hopper Celebration India (GHCI) 2016 conference

WEQ 2016 Timelines  

Stage 1 Applications Open September 15, 2016
Stage 1 Applications Close October 16, 2016
Stage 2 Applications Open October 18, 2016
Stage 2 Applications Close November 6, 2016
Stage 2: 25 Finalists (to be informed)  November 16, 2016
Stage 3: 3- 5 minutes Pitch Presentation in Bangalore  December 8, 2016
Stage 3: WEQ Top 10 Announced during GHCI 2016 in Bangalore  December 9, 2016