Deshpande Startups, EDGE Program
Deshpande Startups, EDGE Program, Impact of EDGE Program
EDGE Program - Cohort 14

EDGE is a 12-week Pre-Incubation program for potential founders to build an entrepreneurial mind set through problem validation, market research, customer discovery & team building and eventually launching their Startup.

Last date to register : December 5th 2021

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To help early-stage startups to create sustainable venture by prioritizing customer discovery, validating the existence of problem and thereby understanding nuances of entrepreneurship.

EDGE provides first-generation entrepreneurs with the opportunity to test, validate and continuously improve on their business ideas. This 12-week intensive program is centered on customer discovery where entrepreneurs are expected to interact with their customers,
gain insights, and keep pivoting and iterating their ideas.


Edge journey - Phase 1

1 - 4 Weeks

  • Problem understanding & intensity of the problem
  • Market Analysis - Know your industry & business players
  • Customer Analysis - Know your customer
  • Design Thinking - Empathy
Edge journey - Phase 2

5 - 8 Weeks

  • Customer discovery phase
  • 50+ Potential customer interviews
  • Customer needs, pains & gains mapping
  • Early adaptor identification
Edge journey - Phase 3

9 - 12 Weeks

  • Product/ Solution Design
  • Value Proposition Design
  • Business Model Design
  • Business Plan Development
  • Investor Pitching

Apply Now For EDGE


 EDGE, Mentorship with successful entrepreneurs

Mentorship from successful entrepreneurs/industry experts

 EDGE, Pitching opportunities

Pitching opportunities to early stage investors/Angel VC's

 EDGE, Access to internationally accepted tools & frameworks

Access to internationally accepted tools & frameworks

 EDGE, Access to co-working space

Access to co-working space
& labs

 EDGE, Workshops by industry experts

Workshops by industry experts

 EDGE, Entry to incubation program

Entry to incubation program



We are located at

  Foundation For Sandboxstartup Initiatives, Next to International Airport, Gokul Road,
Opp. to Gokul Village, Hubballi, Karnataka, INDIA - 580030

Deshpande Startups



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