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SportiWe, Mysuru start-up, selected for India’s top cohort – 100x Gurukul Cohort 05.



Sports start-up SportiWe has been selected to participate in the 100x Gurukul Cohort 05. This is an exciting opportunity for the start-up, as they will be able to receive training and education from some of the top entrepreneurs in the start-up ecosystem. The 100x Gurukul is a highly sought-after program, and being selected is a testament to the potential that SportiWe has to scale up and become a successful company. The company will benefit from the program’s focus on mentorship, as well as the opportunity to network with other start-ups in the cohort. This is a great opportunity for SportiWe to take the next step in their journey, and we are excited to see what they will achieve.

SportiWe, what began as a college project to founder Varun Gururaja back in 2009, came to life only last year when Varun joined hands with his co-founders Amey Dalvi & Santhosh Gowda and his parents K S Gururaja & Nalini Gururaja, where they extensively supported the project. 

SportiWe, an official product of NGSportiWe Technologies Private Limited was officially incorporated in July 2021, having its headquarters in Mysuru, Karnataka; the company has its technology centre in Vadodara, Gujarat. 

SportiWe is a Community Sport Network, that enables the sport enthusiasts to connect with other users with similar sport interest. It enables the users to post content related to their favourite sport and explore venues and other businesses that offers products and services in the sport of their choice. 

100X.VC is India’s first fund to invest in early-stage start-ups using iSAFE – India SAFE Notes. The fund is backed by Mehta Ventures, the Family Office Investment arm of Sanjay Mehta, to nurture innovative ideas that add value and bring solutions to a problem. 

100X Gurukul is designed to help courageous, purpose-driven start-up founders like SportiWe to get direction to build their business at scale. It is a platform where practitioners and industry experts including successful founders will share their real life experiences. 

100x.VC Gurukul is a not-for-profit initiative geared toward providing founders with the right knowledge and insight they need in order to scale their idea rapidly and sustainably. 

The program held virtually, cohort size limits to 150 different start-ups and SportiWe, being one amongst them; intends to gain the utmost knowledge from this program and take the business to the next level. There will be 12 weekly sessions held during the course of the program consisting of live as well as recorded videos.

“With over 15K+ active users on the SportiWe platform, the company intends to gain momentum through this program and acquire a reasonable market share in the sports industry nationally and globally” says Varun Gururaja, Founder of NGSportiwe Technologies Private Limited

The company is currently incubated at SJCE-STEP, Mysuru which was founded in 1985 on the campus of SJCE, Technical Institute, with funding from the Indian government’s Department of Science and Technology. Through the incubation, NGSportiwe Technologies has availed Government Seed Fund of Rs. 40 Lacs so far and with the new addition of 100X.VC’s cohort program, the company looks forward in raising professional investments to scale. 

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