Pakistani startups can get $30K funding from Indus Valley and YC Startup School’s online program

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July 18, 2019
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Just three days left to register for this free 10-week online program.

Indus Valley Connect, an initiative to link expats with Pakistani startups, has announced a $15,000 grant for startups that will complete 10-week online program of Y Combinator Startup School. It must be noted that only those startups will be eligible for funding from Indus Valley Connect which are based out of and focused on Pakistan.

For the uninitiated, Y Combinator is a top American startup accelerator with investments in hundreds of companies around the globe. Meanwhile, Startup School is a completely free 10-week online program offered by YC. With the help of this program, startups around the globe can get mentorship and learn directly from world-class experts about starting up, fundraising, growth and leadership.

After completing the 10-week course from YC Startup School, selected startups do also get a chance to attend the core program of the US-based accelerator to get into a whole new entrepreneurial ecosystem. However, if you are not shortlisted for the core program, you could still be able to get a grant as YC awards top 100 startups with $15,000 funding.

This time, however, Pakistanis stand a better chance to get funding for their startups as Indus Valley Connect has announced that it will match $15,000 funding of YCombinator, so these could actually get $30,000 grant without giving up any equity.

The YC Startup School’s online program will begin from July 22. The last date for registration is July 21 and if startups want to avail the double opportunity, they will have to register on both platforms.

First of all, sign up for YC Startup School here and then register with Indus Valley here.

More info about the YC Startup School can be found here.

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