About the Program
An immersive 12-week growth accelerator tailored to support early-stage, high-potential direct-to-consumer (D2C) startups in their journey towards scaling and building a recognisable brand.
This comprehensive program offers participants the necessary platform with mentorship from stalwarts in the D2C space,networking opportunities, tech tools and avenues to secure funding, all aimed at fostering sustainable business expansion and success.
Why D2C Blaze?
An outcome-focused, curated program prioritizing experimentation over theory, driving tangible results throughout its duration.
Access to Headstart Booster up to Rs. 5 Crores from top companies like - Zoho, Razorpay, Notion, Canva and many more
Access to Netcore credits up to $30,000
Access to domain experts from successful startups, or corporations in different sectors of the D2C domain.
Access to Top Investment Professionals to get funded / increase the probability of investment.
Connection with Top Players in the D2C ecosystem to establish critical partnerships - for shipping, e-commerce / marketplace, banking, payment, and many more.
Sectors / Themes
Food & Beverages
Beauty & Personal Care
Health & Wellness
Launch of the Program
Aug 28 - Sep 20
Sep 20 - Sep 29
Selection of the Top 30 D2C Startups
Showcasing the Cohort at HSX'23 (Annual Summit)
Oct - Dec
January 6, 2024
Demo Day / Grand Finale
Meet our mentors
Zoeb Ali Khan
The Good Glamm Group
Community & Growth Strategist
Headstart Network Foundation, has been supporting early stage startups for over 16 years and presence in over 30 Indian cities looks forward to supporting Netcore in managing and executing the accelerator program. With years of experience in enabling the startup ecosystem, Headstart has deep roots within the startup community: a strong 150+ volunteer network, 20+ chapters across India and 3 international chapters, a solid working relationship with the Government, corporates, investors and incubators in India and abroad.
Netcore Cloud is an AI powered engagement and experience platform that helps E-commerce/D2C brands grow revenues and become profitable. Making successful strides for 25 years, Netcore Cloud today powers experiences for 1000+ Ecommerce brands and serves over 6500+ clients spread across 40+ countries. It also manages 75bn messages every month across channels like email, whatsapp, app notifications, sms and many others. Global brands like Crocs, Pepe jeans, Nykaa, Plumgoodness, Woodland, McDonald's trust Netcore Cloud to improve retention and conversion. We proudly call ourselves a Proficon = Profitable + Bootstrapped startup.
AIC-Nalanda Institute of Technology Foundation is a Technology Business Incubator supported by Atal Innovation Mission, a flagship initiative set up by the NITI Aayog, Government of India to promote innovation and entrepreneurship across the nation. AIC-Nalanda has extensive in-house resources and academic-industry collaborations to develop applications and plans that best suit our incubatee need, budget, value, and plan.