Program

Comprehensive Program

With deep-engaged mentoring, funding & corporate connects

Supply Chain Labs Fellowship is a 6-month structured program designed to make startups build a strong foundation for scale, and make them ready for growth capital. Our mission is to help startups get ready for the 2 most important aspects of their journey : customers and investors.

And we not only just help the startups prepare, we walk the journey as well, by leveraging our relationships with potential customers and co-investors.

       

Foundational Aspects

The journey towards scaling your startup starts with our guidance on the business:

Quantifying the market potential in the long-term:

How the core competencies and assets built in the short and mid-term can be monetized to expand the revenue, and thus return on capital. This is super important for raising capital, and this is one area that most startups need guidance on.

Refining the strategy and converting it into a business plan:

Most founders get caught up in the daily grind of managing the day-to-day challenges of the business. Our structured framework enables founders to do a quick but comprehensive plan based on a strong strategy. The key components of this are about deciding at what stage what fundamental shifts should happen in the business to capture the scale potential of the business.

This often also requires thinking on how the adjustments made via these deliberations need to be factored in the current short-term and mid-term plans that are already underway. I.e. how to make the turn while still accelerating.

Making the business ready for exponential growth

BRAND, MARKETING, SALES AND COLLATERALS: Experts provide founders perspectives on their current brand communication, marketing and sales approach, and provide guidance on creating a structured marketing and sales program supported by appropriate collaterals and communications materials.

BUILDING OPERATIONAL MATURITY: Helping founders dissect every aspect of their business and the journey of every stakeholder with the objective of identifying what can be done to build operational efficiencies in the business. This leads to a clear road map of processes, the underlying technologies that will help optimize these processes and the people resources that will be required to manage these at scale.

Creating a structured go-to-market plan that has a practical approach for the short-term, mid-term and long-term.

Refining the deck and practicing your pitch to improve the chances of raising growth capital.

  • Ashutosh Garg

    Founder eQuation Coaching and The Brand Called You
  • Digbijoy

    Seasoned Executive Amazon Web Services (ASEAN), Former Entrepreneur & Angel Investor
  • Girish Shivani

    Executive Director and Fund Manager at YourNest Venture Capital
  • Ishpreet Singh Gandhi

    Founder & Managing Partner at Stride Ventures
  • Manish Sinha

    Hospitality Entrepreneur, Creative Strategist, Concept DJ
  • Murali Subramanian

    President, Azure Power
  • Narayan R

    Chief Executive Officer power2sme.com
  • Neeraj Bansal

    Ex CEO DHL Smartrucking
  • Piyush Agarwal

    Manager, Supply Chain at Cisco Systems Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Ritu Mehrotra

    Country Manager, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives at Booking.com
  • Salil Kapoor

    Business Unit Head - Appliances at Orient Electric Limited (Ck Birla Group)
  • Sameer Garg

    Vice President & Group Head - MNC Coverage, Corporate Banking Axis Bank
  • Sandeep Bhatia

    VP at Capgemini Invent ; Partner, LiquidHub ; President & COO Annik​
  • Sanjeev Shriya

    Founder Owner - Smart Chip Limited New Delhi Area, India
  • Sreevathsa P

    Founder and CEO, Servify
  • Suman Bose

    Board Member @The Futures Project, Social Entrepreneur, Adviser & Investor
  • Thomas Abraham

    Scaling up B2B SaaS start-ups
  • Vishesh Khurana

    Co-Founder at Shiprocket
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Why do we have exceptional outcomes from our program?

We have a proven methodology and proprietary framework that leverages an appropriately designed curriculum consisting of group sessions and startup specific one-on-one interventions.

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15 out of the 19 portfolio companies have raised follow on capital.

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Average valuation growth over 6 months

How it Works

    • The engagement is led by one of the Managing Partners of SCL as your anchor mentor, who leverages our network of domain experts, senior professionals, serial entrepreneurs and investors.
    • The engagement begins with a deep-dive review using our proprietary framework that assesses your business on key fundamentals. This helps align objectives and the expected outcomes from the 6-month journey together.
Promise

We deliver what we promise

Top Highlights

Supply Chain Labs is India's first and largest early-stage fund and fellowship programme for startups in the supply chain domain.

One of the largest global engineering and industrial automation leveraged platform to identify innovations of strategic value.

One of the largest global private banks is extending Supply Chain Labs' innovations to their clients.

One of the top 5 networking companies is collaborating with us to co-create solutions for their global clients.

One of the largest energy companies is engaging with us to find innovations in the mobility sector.

At Supply Chain Labs, we are nurturing innovations disrupting supply chains with the mission of helping companies and countries optimise their supply chain, we curate high-potential startups and support them with capital, insights, resources and market access.

Total capital raised by start-ups in our cohorts till date: USD ~25Mn (Rs ~170Cr)

Total Valuation of startups in our cohort as per the last round: USD ~90Mn (Rs ~600Cr)

We are a Supply Chain focused Fund and Fellowship supporting India’s aspiration to be an INR 5 trillion GDP economy by backing early & growth stage tech enabled, disruptive supply chain startups.

Structure

Program Structure

Month 1 and 2

APreparing the roadmap for foundation building followed by accelerated growth (thorough mentoring sessions with experts and experienced folks)

  • Recalibrating the long-term potential
  • Refining the business strategy
  • Finalizing the business plan
  • Brand and collaterals review
  • Two-week program by MIT on fundamentals of supply chain
Month 3

Sharpening the tools (Via inputs by marketing and sales experts)

  • Refining collaterals
  • Finalizing GTM Plan, including database, tools, outreach plan and measurement
  • Testing and adopting an appropriate CRM tool
Month 4

Customer Connects

  • Implementing the GTM plan – testing, refining and finalizing with the objective of getting metrics right for investor pitch.
  • Customer showcase events
  • One-on-one customer connects
Month 5 and 6

Fund raising (Assisted by SCL Team)

  • Customer connects continue
  • Refining pitch deck and practicing pitch
  • Investor showcase at our annual Supply Chain Innovation Summit

Apart from the above, there is a fortnightly series of knowledge sessions wherein experienced entrepreneurs, experts and investors share insights on relevant topics.

Areas
Segments Of Interest

PROCUREMENT

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Storage & Warehousing

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Logistics -Land/Air/Maritime

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PRODUCTION

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DISTRIBUTION

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Retailing

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POST-SALES SUPPORT

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Supply Chain Finance

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Urban mobility

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Robotics

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IoT/M2M

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Process digitization

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4G/5G technologies

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ML /AI

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Blockchain

FAQ’s

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?

Cohort 2019

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.

Cohort 2020

We commenced our second Supply Chain Fellowship programme in the month of October 2020, which enabled us to work with a terrific cohort of 11 startups.

We are proud to be a part of the journey of each of these high growth potential startups who are solving problems of global relevance at scale.

Timeline

Applications Opening Soon

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.

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