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Connectivity Accelerator

Accelerating Digital India

Structured Growth Focused Program

Network with Industry Stalwarts

Product Research & Business Support

Access to Investors, Customers & Partners

The Program

In Brief

BIF Connectivity Accelerator strives to accelerate the transition to a digitally connected and transformed India, with every person having access to a reliable, high speed and affordable internet connection.

Key Benefits

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MENTORSHIP

Access 1:1 mentoring with successful entrepreneurs, and domain & subject matter experts across technology and business functions.

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MASTERCLASS

Discover best practices for product development, strategy, scaling, and fundraising from industry stalwarts and business leaders. 

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NETWORK

Connect with ISP industry experts, strategic partners, investors, seasoned entrepreneurs, and access to research labs across academia and industries.

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DEMO DAYS

Pitch to potential investors, customers, and business partners & win grants upto INR 20 Lakhs to fuel your growth.

Program Roadmap

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Interviewing & shortlisting the startups

27th March - 15th April

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20th January 2022

Program Announced.

27th March 2022

Application Deadline.

16th April 2022

Program Launch

16th July 2022

Demo day with Investors & Grant awarded

Connectivity startups we are looking for

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Based out of and Operating in India

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Innovative technology or disruptive business model to bring Internet accessibility to everyone

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Proven traction to validate Technology / Business Model

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Improving Internet connectivity across India - Availability/ Reliability/ Capacity / Affordability

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Sruthi Kannan, CISCO

Head, CISCO Launch Pad

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Amey Mashelkar, Jio

Head, JioGenNext

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Satish Mittal, Meta

Head, Meta Connectivity, India

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Program Mentors

 

Investor Partners

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Hosted By

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Broadband India Forum

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TV Ramachandran

President, BIF

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Rajat Mukarji

Director General, BIF

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Broadband India Forum (BIF) functions as an independent policy forum and knowledge-based think-tank that works for the proliferation of high-quality broadband in the country in a technology-neutral and all-inclusive manner, to empower consumers with efficient and economical broadband to realize the true Digital India.

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Debashish Battacharya

Sr. Dy. Director General

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Arun Mukarji

Sr. Director - Operations

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Anand Gupta

Director - Admin & Govt Affairs

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