Supply Chain Labs
India’s first supply chain focused Fellowship
A 6-month structured program for early and growth-stage startups in the supply chain domain that is designed to give startups a competitive advantage and enable them to accelerate their growth.
In addition to capital and access to customers, selected startups have access to industry leaders, successful entrepreneurs, domain experts, mentors, who provide their insights and leverage their own network that helps them build a stronger foundation for growth.
INR 25 Lakhs Funding (subjected to due diligence)
Direct access to SCL Fund and other VCs to pitch for capital raise
One-on-one mentoring by a team of 4 senior mentors per startup – each mentoring team comprises one industry veteran, one supply chain domain expert, one investor and one marketing & sales expert.
Introductions and showcase to corporates that are connected with the Supply Chain Labs Corporate Program.
Workshops, round-table, tech tear-downs, marketing collaterals tear downs, experience sharing and talks by industry leaders, experienced professionals, academicians and investors.
– Building the foundation of a strong business
– Using the lean canvas as a tool for practical use and not as an academic exercise
– Product / solution architecture
– Getting your venture investment ready
– Hiring and Retaining Talent
– Compliances, IP and ESOPs
– Branding, brand personality and marketing
– Startup Resources
– Business Plan – excel
– Success Stories
– Working on the pitch deck
by experts in technology, strategy, design, marketing and sales.
that is accessed by corporates seeking solutions to optimize their supply chain, warehousing and logistics.
4 out of the 9 cohort companies have gone on to raise additional funding rounds.
The Cohort got an exclusive invite to attend a 2 week long power packed itinerary hosted by MIT Zaragoza, Spain
In the span of 6 months of the Fellowship, each cohort company saw anywhere between 2X -10X growth of revenues
Cohort went on to get recognised by global Fellowships like Techstar, and industry bodies like NASSCOM
Cohort got a chance to showcase to corporates which were invited to the dedicated sessions by esteemed partners like HSBC and YesBank
AWS granted $10,000 worth of free cloud credits to each of our cohort members.
Demo day got the cohort access to speakers like CP Gurnani, CEO and MD Tech Mahindra, BV Jagadeesh, Managing Partner KAAJ Ventures, Sharad Sharma, Co-Founder iSPIRT Foundation
Cohort got a chance to pitch to the global investment team and senior domain leaders of ABB for funding and for business
Visibility in the ecosystem
Group sessions, mentor reviews, MIT sessions, corporate interactions, investor interactions
Flexibility of procurement from most optimal sources – supply source diversification (local and global) – vendor discovery, price-discovery, price transparency, vendor assessment / rating, vendor management
Better visibility of entire procurement cycle, including goods in transit, trace & track
More efficient order management – paperless, contactless, reconciliations, payments, e-procurement
Transport management – transport vendor discovery, spot procurement, contract booking, trace & track, fleet management, etc.
Small & Micro Warehouses with appropriate infrastructure, technology and processes
Discovery of warehouse and on-demand booking, especially in tier 2, 3 and 4 cities
Warehouse automation – video analytics for monitoring/compliance adherence, robotics, solutions to reduce loading/unloading time
Better visibility of transport vendors and vehicles, price-discovery
Integrated online logistics booking platform integrating different stakeholders – suppliers, manufacturing, distribution/sales channels
Vehicle condition monitoring, predictive reporting, repairs & service, performance optimization
Increasing availability of cold transportation options – discovery
Smart Manufacturing – IoT/M2M, integrated production planning & management, making older production infrastructure smarter
Operational efficiencies – production planning, inventory management, process optimization
What sector and/or stage should my company be at?
Will my company get access to other VCs/funds going forward in the program?
Will the team have to be physically present for the sessions, or is it an online program?
Held in 2019, our first Supply Chain Fellowship program allowed us to work with our cohort of 9 startups.
We are proud to be a part of the journey of each of these high growth potential startups who are really solving problems of global relevance at scale.
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