Deshpande Startups, EDGE Program
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Deshpande Startups, EDGE Program, Impact of EDGE Program

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.


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1 - 4 Weeks

  • Problem understanding & intensity of the problem
  • Market Analysis - Know your industry & business players
  • Customer Analysis - Know your customer
  • Design Thinking - Empathy
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5 - 8 Weeks

  • Customer discovery phase
  • 50+ Potential customer interviews
  • Customer needs, pains & gains mapping
  • Early adaptor identification
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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




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  Deshpande Startups,
Next to Airport, Opp to Gokul Village, Gokul Road, Hubballi, Karnataka.