Pre-Seed Accelerator


PreSeed Accelerator, a unique acceleration program to offer up-front funding and express market access support for 100 days to potential IP-led product entrepreneurs addressing global climate and environmental challenges.

Deadline: 8th Oct, 2023

Climate Tech as Sector

$182.54 Bn

Climate Tech Market Size by 2033
v/s $20.34 Bn in 2023


Estimated CAGR between
2023 to 2033


Share in Global Environmental Tech Platform Market


GHG Emissions from Energy (electricity, heat and transport) Sector


Companies have ESG among the top five business priority areas

$4 Tn

Investment needed annually to meet Global net Zero emission target between 2030 to 2050

Who We Are?

An initiative by SanchiConnect and prominent institutional funds supporting IP led
startups in preseed to seed stage.

Why a startup should apply


Upfront Capital

INR 80 lacs with follow-on capital, upto INR 8 Cr


Early market access support

Founder First

Founder friendly program terms


Gain clout and industry/ investor attention

Business Discipline

Compliance for lifetime, one less thing to worry about

Cost Optimization

Access to business credits worth INR 1 Cr
Demo Day

Demo Day

Raise capital from investors across the globe on the Demo Day

Global Mentorship

Get mentored by top notch mentors from the Israel climate tech Ecosystem




Apply before 8th Oct 2023. No matter selected or not, you will hear from us by 21st Oct 2023.


Screened applicants to go through 3 rounds before appearing for in-person IC round followed by due diligence


8 selected companies will receive funding on day 0 and 100 days of blended (in-person and virtual) mentorship with GTM support.

Who should apply?

Energy and electrification

Solutions enabling clean energy generation, storage and transmission

Carbon removal and sequestration

Solutions enabling carbon capture, storage and utilization

Supply chain traceability

Solutions enabling traceability and optimization of emissions across the supply chain

Water Stress Reduction

Solutions enabling water recycling, desalination and wastewater treatment

Waste Management and Recycling

Solutions enabling waste generation optimization, collection, recycling and reuse

Circular economy and sustainability

Solutions enabling sustainable material management and growth


Solutions enabling alternate fuels development and utilization

Climate Intelligence and Finance

Solutions enabling data analysis and climate tech solutions financing
Close to Breaking into the market
Product with Core IP
Warrior Team
Robust Business Model

Ecosystem Partners

Startup UP


Interested startups can apply for the program by submitting their application at along with all the requested details and documents.

The application will undergo a multi-step process and will be evaluated in three stages based on the various aspects of the information you provide. Startups that pass the three-stage screening process will present before the Investment Committee.

The deadline to apply for the accelerator program is 11:59 PM IST on 8th Oct, 2023.

We’re assessing “the team, the idea and the market potential”. The above parameters would be used as selection criteria for screening startups by evaluating it specifically for their business.

The programme is intended for pre-revenue / pre-PoC startups with an MVP in place. The programme is ideal for an IP-led solution in climate tech and related domain* that is 2-3 months away from its first PoC.

*Related Domain –

Supply chain – Carbon footprint reduction across supply chain
Agri tech –  Improving yield, efficiency, profitability and reduced use of fertilizers and pesticides
EdTech – Solutions spreading awareness at ground level
Industry 4.0 – Industrial automation and waste reduction

The programme is intended to assist founders in the pre-revenue stage in developing a successful business:

1. Founders struggle to raise capital before generating revenue. PreSeed Accelerator allows them to form early partnerships with specialised domain-focused funds.

2. Market entry is difficult, whether for a first-time or experienced founder. Through structured milestone-based planning and warm introductions, this programme aids in breaking the ice.

3. By the founder, For the founder- The programme assists you in bringing on a successful founder as a mentor for life.

The Pre-Seed Accelerator programme lasts 100 days, followed by a week of demo days. Towards the end of the programme, startup can expect PoCs and strategic partnerships in place.

Founders must be present for 30 days and virtually available for 60 days during the 100-day programme. Founders must commit 6-8 hours per week during the virtual phase. The in-person phase of the programme would include one month of orientation and milestone setting with investing partners, brainstorming with peers, initial meetings with identified prospects, and other areas where personnel repo and physical presence matters in long run.

An in-person and virtual demo day with 100+ institutional funds, family offices, angels, HNIs, etc. looking to invest in promising businesses concludes the Program. Startups will continue to work with domain experts and mentors after the programme on mutual convenience basis.

Essentially we are a Deep tech supporting ecosystem, however we do support Intellectual Property Lead startups too.

We are a founder friendly program and do not charge any program fee.

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Date : 23th Sep, 2023
 11:00 am – 11:40 am


Date : 30th Sep, 2023
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Date : 7th Oct, 2023
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