top of page
Blue Timeline Cycle Presentation (4).png
Finn X: Welcome
Finn X: List
state-of-fintech-lp-042621.png

In the recent years, the Indian technology landscape has witnessed remarkable advancements towards the creation of a robust start-up ecosystem in the country. These start-ups have become the front runners of Fintech revolution in India, introducing innovative ways of solving critical problems. Envisaging to support the entrepreneurial journey of these new-age companies, IIMK LIVE in collaboration with International Financial Services Centres Authority(IFSCA) and Department of Science and Technology has launched FINN X, an Fintech themed accelerator program. FINN X envisions to specifically focus and bolster the growth of start-ups leveraging fintech  deliver ground-breaking products and solutions. This program intends to support startups in accelerating their growth trajectory by helping them in obtaining scale-up funds and acquiring the right business acumen and competencies to roll out impactful solutions that can act as game changers.
The overall duration of the program will be around 4 months and we welcome startups at initial traction stage to apply.

Finn X: Services

Supporting Partners

logo-red (1).png

International Financial Services Centres Authority ( IFSCA )

Finn X: Projects

Offerings

Finn X: Text
Blue Timeline Cycle Presentation (9).png
Finn X: Image

Eligibility

1. Your startup is registered and based in India.
2. Your product/solution offering is solving customer problems across industry domains leveraging Fintech capabilities. 
3. Your innovative product / solution is ready for commercialization.

4. Start-ups with early traction in terms of customers and revenue will be given preference.

Finn X: About

Sectors Supported

Finn X: Text
Blue Timeline Cycle Presentation (14).png
Finn X: Image

Program Structure

Finn X: Text
Colorful Yearly Milestone Timeline Concept Map (2).png
Finn X: Welcome

The Mentors

abhilash.jpg

Prof Abhilash Nair

Faculty,
Finance Accounting and Control area IIMK

ajay kelkar high res.jpg

 Ajay Kelkar

Co-Founder,
HansaCequity

1561016115835.jpg

Amit Aggarwal

Senior Vice President , Sales & Business Development Algonomy

1569315301217.jpg

Prof Asharaf S

Dean (R&D) & Professor,
Digital University Kerala

Chandu2--621x414_edited.jpg

Chandu Nair

Angel Investor, Chennai Angel Network

drgsridhar.jpg

Prof G Sridhar

Faculty,
Marketing Management area IIMK

jijo.jpg

Prof Jijo Luckose

Faculty Finance, Accounting & Control area IIMK

20190502072120-ProfKeyoorPurani.jpeg

Prof Keyoor Purani

Faculty,
Marketing Management area IIMK

Picture4.png

Moumita Sarker

Director, Deloitte India CPG and Retail Analytics Expert

1517664016177.jpg

 Nilay Pratik

Vice President,   Samara Capital

prasa.png

Prashanth Kaddi

Partner, Deloitte India
AI/ML Practice Lead

Picture2.jpg

Raghu A

Director, Deloitte India Business Analytics and Growth Strategy Expert

1645410300836.jpg

Rajesh Kumar

Co-Founder, 
Focus Academy For Career Enhancement

rajesh.jpg

Prof Rajesh S Upadhyayula

Executive Director, IIMK LIVE & Faculty Strategic Management IIMK

1533302635718.jpg

Revant Bhate

Co-Founder and CEO,
Mosaic Wellness

hc-img-dsc-0230.webp

Sandro Stephen

Vice president,
Indian Angel Network

1516579714141.jpg

Prof Shahid Abdulla

Faculty,
Information Systems area IIMK

1648832418611 (1).jpg

Sheeba D Mello

Principal,
Axilor Ventures

1612891459836.jpg

Prof Shovan Chowdhury

Faculty,
Quantitative Methods & Operations Management Area IIMK

Picture 1.png

Soumya Hansa

Director, Deloitte India Demand Forecasting and Supply Chain Analytics Expert

soumya1.jpg

Prof Soumya Roy

Faculty,
Quantitative Methods & Operations Management Area IIMK

Picture1.jpg

Varun Rastogi

Director, Deloitte India Customer Experience and Marketing Analytics Expert

visesh.png

Vishesh Tewari

Partner, Deloitte India
BFSI Analytics Expert

1516270455517.jpg

Vipin Gopal

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, 
Eli Lilly and Company

Finn X: Team

Apply now

Apply before May 5, 2023

Finn X: About

Frequently Asked Questions

What is FINN X?

FINN X is a fintech accelerator program supported by IIMK LIVE. This is ….. months accelerator program to support early-stage startups with innovative products and solutions in the fintech space.

What are the benefits that startups get from this program?

  • Mentoring Support from Fintech experts and from Business Experts.  

  • Seed Fund upto  Rs. 75 Lakhs by IFSCA 

  • Market access and Investor Connect 

Can any fintech startups apply for this program?

Yes. As this is a sector-agnostic Fintech accelerator program any startup in the Fintech domain can apply for this program, however, the preference will be given to startups with innovative products and at scale stage with early traction.

What kinds of funds are offered for startups under this program?

There are two types of funds available in this program, one is  grants up to Rs. 75 lakhs provided by IFSCA and then direct equity investment by IIMK LIVE.  In the case of direct equity investment startup valuation and investment terms shall be discussed with the startups at the time of Investment. Apart from this the center will also connect the startups to other angel/Venture capitalists associated with IIMK LIVE. 

Will all the startups selected under this program get funded?

No. The startups selected for funding will be subjected to evaluation and recommendation by the investment committee at the center.

Is it a virtual or Physical Acceleration Program?

This acceleration program is structured as a hybrid acceleration program. Startups are not mandated to work physically from the acceleration space provided at LIVE.

How often are applications invited?

Applications for the FINN X Program  are invited only once a year. You may apply for the program directly through the IIMK LIVE website www.iimklive.org 

Can I be eligible to apply if my startup has received grants/awards/equity investments, etc.?

Yes. You are eligible to apply if your startup has already received grants/awards/investments from other agencies. This would add value to your startup in many ways.

What are the main parameters you consider while evaluating a startup?

A unique, innovative solution with a strong team and early traction in the fintech domain will be considered in the evaluation and selection.  Finally, all the decisions with regard to the evaluation and selection of startups for this program  shall be based on the  recommendations of the  selection committee .

What are the eligibility requirements for applying to the FINN X Accelerator Program?  

Applicants need to match the following:

  • You have a start-up entity registered and based in India.

  • You are working in any of the fintech areas/domain

  • Your innovative product/solution is ready for commercialization.

  • Start-ups with innovative products/solutions and with early traction in terms of customer and revenue will be given preference

Can I submit multiple applications for this program?

No. Multiple applications are not allowed for this program. Your first application will be considered as the final application for evaluation.

I am not associated with IIM Kozhikode as a student/ alumni/ faculty member. Can I apply for the LIVE Acceleration Program?

Yes. You may apply for the program.

I am a student/ alumni/ faculty member of IIM Kozhikode. Do I still need to apply for the LIVE Acceleration Program?

Yes. There is only one admissions process for all applicants. IIMK students/ alumni/ faculty may get priority, subject to the merit of the business idea.

I am already an incubatee of IIMK LIVE; should I again apply for this program?

Yes. You may have to apply for this program separately, and you will be part of the selection process.

Is there an application fee?

LIVE makes an effort to find, support, and grow early-stage social entrepreneurs who can build high-impact sustainable organizations and doesn’t charge any  fee for this program.

Number of evaluation rounds?

There will be two rounds of evaluation.  After the initial selection,  shortlisted startups will be invited to make a short pitch in front of the final selection committee.

How and where will the pitching round be held?

The pitching process will be held virtually. 

How will I know about the result of each round?

IIMK LIVE will inform you of the status of the application via email to your registered email ID.

How will sensitive information pertaining to my startup be protected?

Information related to each startup will be highly confidential at the center. Details of the startup will be shared only with the selection committee. 

Is the fintech accelerator program sector and function-agnostic?

LIVE seeks to develop resources to focus on a few thrust areas so that it can provide intensive support and services to startups as part of the accelerator program. At this juncture, it would not restrict applicants based on technology/sectoral focus hence it is a sector agnostic accelerator program. 

How can I reach out to your team to clarify my doubts regarding the program?

Finn X: About

For enquiries

Write to us at enquiry@iimklive.org or call 04952809669 during office hours

Finn X: About
bottom of page