Empowering the startup ​ecosystem

Scaling Programs and Communities
Deeptech Community Thematic Accelerator Incubation Management Application Management

Startup Ecosystem and Deeptech Community
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Deeptech Community


PreSeed Accelerator

Thematic Accelerator Program

Upfront Capital
Global Demo Day

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Incubation Management Software

Real time Tracking
Program Automation
Community Management

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Application Management Software

Custom Branding
Awards Management
Video based evaluation


Our Journey

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and we embarked on ours with a singular focus: to empower startups and help them scale exponentially

SanchiConnect Journey
Our founder Dr. Sunil Shekhawat's journey,
rich with experiences from working with
diverse startups and understanding their pain
points, sparked the idea of SanchiConnect.
Its mission: to empower early-stage startups
with community-driven initiatives, tackling
challenges in investor outreach, mentorship, and
corporate networking.
Deeptech Community
Understanding the necessity for specific focus
and scalability, we zeroed in on the Deeptech
sector, a domain of immense transformative
potential but with a complex funding environment.
Unimpressed with the current community management
tools, we were compelled to create and introduce
our unique platform, specifically designed to
cultivate a thriving Deeptech community.
PreSeed Accelerator
Our deeptech community expanded swiftly, and
through interactions with diverse stakeholders,
we identified a critical gap in mainstream
accelerator programs that overlooked key startup
needs. To bridge this, we launched our specialized
Preseed Accelerator Program. Collaborating with top
micro VCs, we offered initial funding and supported
IP-led startups with vital resources and mentorship.
The dynamic ease of managing our Deeptech community
caught SINE IIT Bombay's attention. At their behest,
we created our white-labeled SAAS platform, “Powerconnect”.
This product, now adopted by T-hub, Nasscom, IIT Kanpur,
among others, transformed innovation program management,
enhancing startup tracking and boosting operational efficiency.
Through our close engagement with institutional
partners, we identified a demand for a video-based
application management tool. Thus, PowerPitch was
born, a sophisticated software redefining the
assessment process for awards, grants, and beyond,
providing a dynamic method to evaluate
potential candidates

Startup Ecosystem Enablement Network

SanchiConnect is committed to helping startups, incubators and innovation teams scale and succeed. It believes that startups along with incubators and innovation teams have a potential to drive sustainable growth and India’s trillion-dollar economic agenda will depend heavily on the success of these incubation and innovation centers.

Startup Ecosystem Enablement Network

Our Vision

Simplifying access to innovation at scale

Our Mission

To automate and empower the startup ecosystem

Our Values

  • Founder Centric
  • Collaborative
  • Impact Oriented

Startup Roadshow

Startup Roadshow

SanchiConnect recognizes the profound impact of in-person interactions among stakeholders. Therefore, we consistently organize startup roadshows across India, with an emphasis on nurturing talent in non-traditional startup hubs.


Season 1

  • March 2023 -April 2023
  • Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Indore, Bhubaneswar, Kochi, Chennai
  • 297 startups, 63 investors, 31 incubators, 32 industry leader


Season 2

  • December 2023
  • Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Kochi
  • 192 startups, 36 investors, 19 incubators, 27 industry leaders

Our Associations

SanchiConnect takes pride in collaborating with esteemed associations,, amplifying our resolve to pioneer the DeepTech revolution in India.

Global Partners

SanchiConnect is forging global partnerships, emphasizing our vision to not only lead the DeepTech movement in India but also to make a mark on the international stage.

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