BITS Pilani's
Startup Accelerator
Is Back

what is


Conquest, an initiative by the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, BITS Pilani, is India’s First Student-Run Startup Accelerator. We help the best founders build great businesses and raise funding.

who we

work with

Ideation/Validation Stage

If you have a prototype ready, Conquest helps you get the needed headstart to optimize it and validate potential demand

Early Traction Stage

This stage comes when the startup has launched its products or services in the market. Conquest opens a gateway for startups at a stage where they have launched and seeking to grow and sclae rapidly.


a timeline of all the events we’ll be having during Conquest

15th April - 25th May


Registration Begins

Conquest would be accepting registrations from 3rd April and would go on till 31st May. The registration is free of charge, just fill out a simple hassle-free application form, and voila! you’re good to go.

10th June - 25th July


Online Mentoring Program

Transcending the boundaries of geography and time, our Top 15 startups get an opportunity to receive online mentoring over a 6 week period. Each session revolves around a critical aspect of startup growth, ranging across pitching, fundraising, building MVP, GTM Strategy and finding a product-market fit.

29th July - 3rd August


Accelerator Program

The Top 10 startups move to Bangalore for a 7-day accelerator program where they are provided free accommodation and co-working space. We create an environment of co-learning that helps startups grow together at an exponential pace. The program comprises sessions with successful founders, investment workshops by VCs and Angels and networking events.

4th August


Demo Day

Demo Day provides startups with the perfect stage to pitch in front of investors, industry leaders, policymakers and media houses to #MakeAMark. The finale is a day where all the stakeholders of the startup ecosystem come together, engage in thought-provoking conversations, share ideas and create solutions.

meet our investors


in the news

register today!

Begin your journey towards making a mark in the entrepreneurial world. Register today!