Last year, RBL Bank, one of the oldest private-sector banks in India, launched The Big Pitch series to provide holistic support, including incubation and funding, to startups.

This year, RBL Bank partnered with Amity Innovation incubator for the startup incubation and funding contest. Held at Amity University, Noida, the event brought together some of the biggest industry players from finance, technology, banking and others.

Contestants of Big Pitch 2.0 got an opportunity to present their ideas to industry experts and a panel of venture capitalist firms. The competition included mentoring sessions by The Big Pitch’s knowledge partners, including Grant Thornton, Luthra & Luthra, NPCI, RBL Bank BAAS (Banking as a Service), IndiaFilings and SalezShark.

The startups presented their business models and were rated by the mentors on their ideas, presentation and scalability. They also received fundraising insights from industry veterans, including Indian Angel Network, Amity Capital and Matrix Partners.

Post-evaluation, the mentors chose 10 startups, who took home a range of benefits including free consultation with Grant Thornton and Luthra & Luthra, free cloud credits from Digital Ocean, a one-year ledger software licence from India Filings, a three-month CRM licence from SalezShark, Alpha Cards from F6S with deals worth $1 million and preferred pricing on APIs by RBL Bank.

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Meet the finalists

The 10 finalists – FullTank Technologies, LittlePixi, SocioGraph Solutions, Team Rentezee, Tnine, GalaxyCard, ilove9months, NDAX, Loktra and Veda Labs – were selected for funding and incubation opportunities.