GSF India Backed by 500 Startups Opens Applications for its Accelerator Program



Rajesh Sawhney led Global Superangels Forum (GSF) has opened applications for its second accelerator program.

GSF which has partnered with 500 Startups and Seedcamp is looking to add 20 promising startups to their 9 week accelerator program which will run simultaneously across ­ Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and now Chennai too. GSF has a great team of mentors through their strong network of established entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Advisers include Naveen Tiwari, founder of mobile ad firm Inmobi, and Deep Kalra, founder of leading Indian flight booking site MakeMyTrip.

GSF Superangels is a network of 20 iconic founders and investors dedicated to providing seed funding to the most promising Indian startups. As former and current founders themselves, this team of Superangels is particularly well-equipped to identify opportunity and talent in the Indian startup ecosystem.

GSF Accelerator was created in the image of a hackathon. Products pivot several times as teams go through intense, often grueling Q&A sessions with mentors and entrepreneurs in residence. The result of this accelerator is an ecosystem created by the startups for the startups: a challenging, risk-taking of product focuses teams, innovating in areas of mobile, social, local and cloud.

The program currently is for India-based startups but in an interview Sawhney said they are also looking to expand overseas as well. He anticipates that the program will have graduated a total of 40-50 startups by the end of 2013.

Startups that are interested can head over to for more details and apply for the program. The deadline for submissions is March 31.