Espark-Viridian is a business accelerator supporting early and growth seeking startups with centres in key entrepreneurial hubs across India – Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Gandhinagar, Greater Noida and Mumbai. Espark-Viridian is a joint initiative of Viridian Ventures and Entrepreneurial Spark- UK with a program-based approach to build entrepreneurs, Espark-Viridian provides a comprehensive package including enablement program, cross-sector expertise, access to a pool of mentors, service providers and potential to raise seed capital. If you think you have a brilliant business idea and have it in you to be an entrepreneur, feel free to reach us or write at startsomething@espark-viridian.org
Our vision is to promote entrepreneurship by providing a holistic environment at our sector-agnostic accelerator centres, in key cities centres across India. We then run our unique enablement program to develop entrepreneurs who have the right attitude and a clear sight on value creation by helping them shape their idea into a realizable business.
Once you are accepted into our program, you will be assigned an Enabler at the centre who would walk the journey with you and help you grow your business. The program is designed to suit your individual business needs with formal interactions every fortnight and events from time to time. Our intensive engagement program helps you meet mentors, industry experts, trainers, service providers, peer group of innovators and potential investors – giving you a holistic environment required for the growth of your startup.
We are sector agnostic and work with entrepreneurs across industries. We actively encourage entrepreneurs from across sectors, to apply. We have worked with entrepreneurs in sectors as varied as –Poultry Farming, Social ventures, Rural enterprises, Edu-preneurs, Food Tech entrepreneurs, Technology ventures into AI among others.
We have an online application process. Please click on the Apply Now link on www.espark-viridian.org and fill in your details. Our team will get in touch with you.
You are welcome to apply at any time for all our centres. We keep taking intakes at regular intervals over the year. A confirmed seat will be offered on availability of slots at your preferred centre.
Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Gandhinagar, Greater Noida and Mumbai.
We are happy to accept applications from anywhere in India. The program design is extremely intensive and for you to gain maximum benefit we do strongly recommend that you attend the sessions in person. In cases where the entrepreneurs are non-residents of the city where they are enrolled for the program we do look at alternative solutions to enable the startups derive benefit of the program. We have supported non-resident entrepreneurs in the past and continue to do so.
The Program agreement includes confidentiality and indemnity clauses.
Sure, you can apply with multiple ideas by filling in a separate application for each idea.
There are occasions when we have entrepreneurs applying to us or are part of the program with ideas in the same domain. To ensure both confidentiality of their idea and an equitable level of support they are supported by different members of the enablement team.
The program has been divided into 2 modules – Module 1 and Module 2. Each module is of 4 months duration.
We generally prefer working with companies from the idea to early revenue stage. You are however; welcome to apply at any stage where you feel we can add value to your business.
Module  is for idea stage entrepreneurs and Module 2 for scaling up ventures.