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Announcing the LAUNCH of FREEDOM@75 IDEA ACCELERATOR (Virtual) for People With Disabilities

This programme is by LinkedInLocal India in partnership with AIC RAISE & Atal Incubation Centre BIMTECH, with SDG Choupal as our outreach partner

This FIRST idea accelerator programme in India for the differently-abled is ideated and headed by Ms Preeti Chaudhary, Founder, LinkedInLocal India

Here are all the details
Q: What is Freedom@75 Idea Accelerator?
A: It is INDIA’S FIRST Accelerator EXCLUSIVELY & ONLY for People With Disabilities

Q: What is the purpose behind launching it?
A: it is launched with a view to provide opportunities and avenues for SELF RELIANCE, FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE & ECONOMIC FREEDOM in the 75th year of India’s Independence to this cross-section of our society

Q: What is the duration and where will it be?
A: Take your idea to a startup in 45 days. It is a virtual accelerator so you may participate from ANYWHERE in India, online

Q: What is the size of the batch?
A: The cohort will be a minimum of 15 to a maximum of 30 founders

Q: What kind of support will be provided?
A: Structured mentoring support by mentors and subject matter experts from the disability sector domain, complete handholding for 45 days, training, workshops and other support and assistance, including possible seed funds and grants

Q: How much will it cost?
A: The programme is at ZERO COST (COMPLETELY FREE) to the participant

Q: When can I apply?
A: REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN since Aug 1, 2021, and the last day to apply is Aug 20, 2021

Q: Where may I apply?
A: Register your application at:

Q: When does the programme start?
A: Cohort starts Sept 4, 2021

Q: What is the duration of the programme?
A: 45 days, until Oct 14, 2021

Q: When does the programme end?
A: The programme ends with a Demo Day on Oct 15, 2021, when the cohort will be pitching to a board of mentors, advisors, investors and other stakeholders of the startup ecosystem

For any other questions or for more information, please reach out to Ms Preeti Chaudary via email:

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