Brief overview of FinQuest

FinQuest is a pitching contest; a platform designed to propel the most promising start-ups into the spotlight. With a focus on fostering innovation and nurturing ground breaking ideas, FinQuest stands as a catalyst for the evolution of the entrepreneurial landscape.

FinQuest is not your ordinary pitching contest; it's a spectacle where the entrepreneurial spirit takes centre stage. It's where ideas come to life, innovations find a voice, and the future of business is redefined.

FinQuest Series

FinQuest is hitting the road, traversing across the diverse landscape of India. From the bustling streets of Bangalore to the heart of other entrepreneurial hubs, FinQuest will be making its mark, city by city.

And why kick off this thrilling series in Bangalore?

Bangalore is home to a thriving tech ecosystem, hosting a myriad of tech giants, start-ups, and research institutions. With its global connectivity and diverse talent pool, it serves as a gateway for start-ups looking to expand their reach. It's a city that breathes start-ups, where every street corner echoes the spirit of pioneering ventures. By starting our journey here, we set the stage for a series that resonates with the beating heart of India's start-up culture.

Goals and objectives of the pitching contest

At the heart of FinQuest lies a set of ambitious goals and objectives, crafted to empower start-ups and redefine the future of business:

  • Spotlighting Innovation

    FinQuest aims to shine a spotlight on innovative solutions and ground breaking ideas within the start-up ecosystem. We believe in celebrating the pioneers who are pushing the boundaries of what's possible.

  • Facilitating Networking

    Beyond a mere contest, FinQuest is a hub for networking and collaboration. Our goal is to connect start-ups with industry leaders, investors, and mentors who can provide valuable insights and support.

  • Empowering the Entrepreneurial Spirit

    We strive to empower the entrepreneurial spirit by providing a platform where start-ups can showcase their potential, receive recognition, and access resources that propel them to new heights.

Criteria for Participation

To qualify for FinQuest, ensure your start-up aligns with the following criteria

  • Connected to Finance Domain
  • Operational MVP
  • Early Traction (Client Testimonials, Monthly Revenue demonstrated through CA Certificate

Jury Panel

Our esteemed jury panel comprises professionals including leaders from the BFSI the FinNovate Accelerator and experienced Venture Capitalists.

Event Details

Date: Friday, January 19, 2024

Time: 3pm onwards followed by networking high tea

Location: Bangalore

Event Format

  • 8 to 10 Start-ups would be shortlisted from a wider pool of applicants
  • The selected start-ups to make a 10 min pitch to the Jury
  • Jury to evaluate the start-ups on the basis of the pitch and decide the winners
  • The event would be followed by High Tea/Networking

Rewards & Opportunities

  • Cash Prizes to Top 3 winners
  • Top 3-5 start-ups automatically considered for FinNovate Accelerator programme


Mark these dates on your calendar to ensure you don't miss a crucial moment in your start-up’s journey:

Registration Deadline Selection Results Announcement
January 2, 2024 January 10, 2024


Ready to make your mark in the start-up world? Secure your spot by registering for FinQuest today! Click to access the registration form and take the first step toward turning your innovative ideas into reality.

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