What is STARTegies?

STARTegies [Strategies for Founders] is a 6-month managed incubation program from FORGE to help early-stage founders fast-track progression of innovative ideas to successful enterprises.

  • Offer startup & business mentoring services
  • Integrate skills & competencies development with co-working, community & networking
  • Support with technology, prototyping, and domain expertise
  • Create stronger linkages with the people and partners that combine and collaborate to make founders successful
What our startup founders say
What our startup founders say

Although mentoring has its role and is much needed for highly specific interventions, what is also needed is the playbook for everyday practice of entrepreneurship. The need for a coach then is only obvious.

MVB (Minimum Viable Business) is that playbook. That which sets up a common language between the coach and the player (founder), an approach to everyday practise to use the tools and techniques effectively in achieving outcomes that matter, and which adds rigour and rationale to the process.

The only thing that matters is if the playbook can be put to work by the players on their own!

There is no one-size-fits-all playbook, and each coach brings a different approach, a set of tools and techniques that suits their process of coaching, and their style of player engagement.

Mentors guide a player to win in a specific match! Coaches make a player better everyday!

Coaches for founders, meet more often, diagnose their progress regularly, understand their strengths and gaps dispassionately, and ensure that founders build their skills continuously so as to move the performance needle steadily, sustainably, and safely.

Launching STARTegists, the pool of Coaches for Founders, each of them come with the mastery of the tools & techniques that enhance the odds of success of enterprise creation and growth.

STARTegists is more than just a list of people, their profiles, and the process of coaching. Its a program to bring together a band of coaches for founders, build a collaborative community among them, and to identify, coach and create a pipeline of more STARTegists.




STARTegies is a six-month, in-house incubation program for early-stage startup founders. Having everyone working out of the same space to push them to be better and we are indeed certain that startups learn more when they work alongside.
"Many founders have said that working with peers is the best part in FORGE."


It has been designed for startup founders who wish to access our services and resources remotely while continuing to operate from their home city on account of geographic advantages or constraints.

Services In-Residence Visitation
Co-working 1 seat -
Mentoring 2 hours/month 4 hours/month

Hack a day - ₹ 750

Hack a month - ₹ 4000


3 Months* - ₹ 35,000

6 Months - ₹ 60,000
[Full payment]

[*need to be paid in 2 installments]
Benefits In-Residence Visitation
Corporate/Investor Connects
Workshop Waivers
14/6 Co-working access
24/7 Lab access
Service Providers

Selection of Cohort

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Have Questions ?

Divijaa [Program Lead] | divijaa@forgeforward.in | +91 73977 33134

Co-working space is currently available.


Application for Cohort 1 of STARTegies will close on August 24, 2018.
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