Exceptional people should not get jobs.
Top students in India are often told that the most prestigious career path after graduation is to find a job in consulting, banking, or at a tech company.
Entrepreneur First India is paying a small number of exceptional Indian students and graduates to turn down their corporate job offers, form a community, and build startups together. They’ll receive access to the world’s best mentors and advisors; the opportunity to pitch for pre-seed investment; and introductions to our network of investors and founders. Over nine months, they’ll have the opportunity to go from student to startup founder.
Entrepreneur First in India
India boasts of some of the world’s top talent, universities and tech startups. We welcomed our first Indian cohort in Bangalore in 2019, and have since funded groundbreaking companies with the potential for global impact.
Building across a wide range of sectors, our India portfolio includes gamified investment and personal finance platform Fello, who have a user base of over 500,000 people and raised US$4M in their latest funding round, and Retail Pulse, who are using computer vision to provide real-time display analytics, connecting businesses to millions of mom and pop stores.