WF Venture ScaleUp with DERBI Welcomes you !

Program to Accelerate Creation of Entrepreneurs
is a three-months pre-incubation program aimed at early stage tech startups.
The program provides focused support and consulting on three growth levers –

Our growth coaches, domain experts and mentors will work with participating entrepreneurs one-on-one to help achieve tangible results with focus on right ‘Traction Metrics’.

PACE cohort second is focuses on early stage tech startups that are into Health Care, Wellness and Education. As one of the vertical for our long term incubation program and part of Sagar Hospital and Institution we would like to support new ventures and innovation in health care, wellness and education.

About DERBI Foundation

DERBI Foundation
...Fueling Dreams

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DERBI Foundation is a Technology Business Incubator supported by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. DERBI supports startups in the space of IoT, AI in the verticals of Healthcare, Power, Water, Agritech and Industrial Automation. DERBI incubation program offers seed fund support in addition to mentoring, customer validation, tech expertise access to market, business & ecosystem partners.


About Wadhwani Foundation

Wadhwani Foundation
Creating Jobs. Changing Lives.

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Wadhwani Foundation was founded in 2000 by Silicon Valley based entrepreneur and philanthropist, Dr.Romesh Wadhwani with the primary mission of accelerating economic development in emerging economies through large-scale job creation. The Foundation is present in Asia, Africa and Latin America operating in association with governments, corporates, mentors, investors and educational institutes. Its Initiatives are driving job creation through entrepreneurship, skills development and innovation.

Scaling Lean

  • Build your “Customer Factory” using the lean business model
  • Arrive at the right “Traction Metric” to track and demonstrate your startup growth
  • Use LEAN AGILE Project Management to drive velocity while growing your business

Growth Coaches
and Experts

  • Benefit from personal coaching – intensely over 3 months
  • Connect with domain experts from specific areas like Sales, Digital Marketing, Product Development, HR, Legal, Industry Expertise, UI/UX, Taxation, and Overseas Expansion

Right Connections
in the Right Places

  • Opportunity to get selected into a Seed fund supported Incubation program
  • Market Research & Customer Validation
  • Curated marquee ecosystem connects
  • Extended mentor and expert networks

Why Pace

    • Opportunity to get into long term seed funded incubation program
    • Get to know what all the ground worked need before forming the company
    • Validate and refine when startup is in early stage
    • Mentoring
    • Workspace
    • Sales growth guidance
    • Fundraising support

PACE Program Details

Selection Criteria :

  • Fill in the necessary details in the Application Form
  • Submit a video or document with the following information:
    • About you and your co-founders (if any)
    • Problem that you are solving
    • Why should you be selected for this program

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  • PACE is an excellent program and it gives a 360 degree perspective about various aspect of startup from problem definition, business models, IP and Go to market. The commitment shown by "DERBI team" is great. Helped me a lot in introspection and improvisation. I would recommend all entrepreneurs to participate.

    Mahadevan P
    Founder, PlayKnow
  • I give my heartfelt thanks for the organizers of DERBI Foundation for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful PACE accelerator. The knowledge I have gained and the contacts I have made will definitely go a long way in helping me build my organization. Also, this has been an amazing platform to connect with subject matter experts.

    Karthik C
    Founder, Ascertain Systems
  • PACE was an exceptionally well-tailored course to suit the needs of a start up. The mentors were highly knowledgeable and had an engaging approach. During the course of three months, what I gained is efficiency, organization, clarity of concepts and above all a lot of less stress. The course content met with my expectations to improve my capability in a very competitive marketplace. I would recommend this programme to every start up. Thanks to DERBI and Wadhwani foundation for coming up with this truly beneficial concept of showing us the roadmap to entrepreneurial success.

    Dr.Binita Tunga
    Founder, Ameliorate Biotech Pvt. Ltd.
  • Pace pre-incubation program has enlightened us with necessary information and engaged us with activities in order to accelerate our start-up idea irrespective of the stage in which the idea is at. With the help of mentors and experienced speakers of the program I would like to say we were able to discuss various areas of business and structure a highly effective business model for nurturing the company while they are growing. Thanks to the team. Great job.

    Founder, Stacking Blocks Pvt. Ltd.

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