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Programs

A Startup ecosystem initiative aimed at co-creating solutions for the next wave of internet users, the Next 3 Billion.

The Program

Registration
2
Times in a year
Duration
4-6
Months
Batch size
7-8
Startups per cohort
Mentors
30+
Industry experts

The key focus areas are Networking and Infrastructure, Security, IoT, AI & Machine learning, Image Processing, Linkages or Video Analytics, and Deep tech along with Healthcare-Specific Technologies.

What's on offer?

Cisco LaunchPad aims to support startups in their entrepreneurial journey and help them scale to the next level by providing access to a wide gamut of resources.

Mentorship

Internal Cisco Mentors and External Experts with immense industry experience and subject matter expertise, to guide startups on product and technology

Grants

Nominal grant upon the start of the Cohort. Additional grant at the end of the cohort based on performance.

Investor Connects

Interactions with the Angel investor and Venture Capital community to tap new opportunities

Tech Platform and support

Startups can leverage Cisco technologies - APs, ASR, ISR, IR, UCS, MSE, CMX, ISE

Customer/Partner Access

Startups will get access to Cisco events and some customers for PoC / demo on a case-to-case basis.

Co-Working Space

A world class co-working space in the Cisco campus for startups to learn and bounce off ideas with peers.

What after completion?

After graduation, the startups become part of the bigger alumni program which focuses on use case integration and Go To Market. The alumni are also provided continued support when it comes to:

  • Investor connects
  • GTM
  • Partner connects
  • Hiring
  • UI/UX support
  • Global event participation
If the startup is of interest to Cisco, then Cisco may become customer to startup, craft joint go-to-market strategy, invest in startup, or even acquire the startup.