About LevelNXT

LevelNXT is India’s most comprehensive scaleup programme to recognize and
nurture high-growth scaleups ready to make #theNXTbig transition.

What is LevelNXT to you?

#theNXTbig WAIT

Thirty scale-ups made their final pitch in front of an esteemed jury in
Bengaluru on 28th January 2019, with an aim to become #theNXTbig brands.
The top 10 start-ups will be announced shortly.

The Journey So Far

  • 1. Curtain Raiser

    A curtain raiser event was held in Delhi on 17th September announcing the opening of the application process.

  • 2. Roadshows

    A series of multi-city roadshows were held across the country to spread awareness about the programme.

  • 3. Offline evaluations

    Applications were shortlisted after thorough evaluation by the judges.

  • 4. Multi-city pitching

    Shortlisted applicants pitched in front of a jury at a city of their choice.

  • 5. Grand pitch at Bengaluru

    Top 30 applicants from across the country made their final pitch in front of the grand jury at Bengaluru on 28th Jan 2019.

  • 6. Winners

    Top 10 start-ups will be announced after the grand pitch at Bengaluru.




If you are:

  • A startup as guided by Government of India's definition of startup

  • Have annual revenues of over INR 1 Crore with a clear visibility of scaling signigicantly over the next 3 years

  • Building innovative products and solutions having large scale socio-economic impact

  • Biotech, Medtech and Defence startups are exempted from the revenue criteria. They can apply with zero revenue - however they should be ready for commercial launch of products/services

  • A business with a run rate of Rs. 10 Lac per month at the time of application

What to Expect?

LevelNXT will unlock potential and unearth the brightest of entrepreneurs by building a collaborative ecosystem and enabling easier access to networks by being a catalyst for scaleups that are aspiring to be #theNXTbig brand.

Assured mentorship at the best Universities in India.

Profiling opportunity on CNBC TV-18 during and post the program.

Access to networking events.


Local and global market access & opportunity to directly meet any 10 wish-list companies at decision making levels.

Direct access to all decision makers of our Patrons for the winners.


LevelNXT Stalwarts

Hear from some of the greatest minds in the business.
Learn and work alongside the best mentors. Get your brand to #LevelNXT
  • Saurabh Srivastava
    Indian Angel Network
  • Ramesh Abhishek
    Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion
  • Amitabh Kant
    NITI Aayog
  • Naina Lal Kidwai
    S. Adviser, Advent International Corporation

Presented By

Supported By

Our Patrons

Knowledge Partner

Accelerator Partner

FICCI Initiatives Supporting the Program