1. Do I have to be a startup in Media & Entertainment to apply?Not necessarily, as long as your product can be applied for use cases in M&E in one of the focused verticals and technologies listed for the program.
  2. Can I apply if am not an India based startup?Absolutely. This program is focused on Market Access in India, Just keep in mind that the program requires you to be present in Hyderabad, India during the cohort period. So, you will need to be able to travel as necessary.
  3. How many members can attend from our startup?Maximum 2 and minimum 1 founder needs to be part of the program
  4. What are the industry sub verticals that Anthill Studio is focused on?Anthill Studio is looking at technologies in Filmed Entertainment, Television, Gaming, and Digital Media
  5. What are the technologies that Anthill Studio is focused on?We are looking for startups in the following technologies – AR / VR / Mixed Reality, Artificial Intelligence, VFX, Internet of Things, Real-time Cloud Rendering, and Big Data.
  6. How many companies will be a part of the cohort?We are looking to work with up to 9 companies as part of the Anthill Studio program.
  7. What should be the stage of the companies that apply to the Anthill Studio programThe program is structured for startups that already have a functioning product and is now looking to scale up in the Indian Market.
  8. Will the information in my application be treated as confidential?Your application must include only non-confidential information. All information disclosed to us in your application will be considered non-confidential public information.
  9. Does Anthill Studio own the intellectual property (IP) developed by my company during the Accelerator program?No, All IP developed by your company belongs to you
  10. How do I apply and by when?Click on the Apply Here link on the top of this page. Program dates are mentioned on the Anthill Studio home page
  11. What is the duration and structure of the cohort?Anthill Studio is a 3 month program that will bring global start-ups to co-create solutions for the Media & Entertainment industry. The cohort will be supported by Suresh Productions & Anthill Ventures on industry expertise, tech mentorship, business scaling and access to smart capital. We will select upto 9 start-ups in the first cohort. The program will end with a demo day where Anthill Ventures and it’s network of investors will look at investing up to $1 million in the most promising start-ups.
  12. Is there any registration fee?No, there is no registration fee to apply to the program
  13. Is there an equity stake component or cash grant involved?There is no cash grant that will be given to the startups. However you will get office space for the duration of the cohort free of cost. You will also get infrastructure credits from our partners and mentorship from global experts free of cost
    In exchange for the acceleration, Anthill Studio will take equity in your company, depending on your current funding stage and valuation.
  14. How and when will I know if my proposal is selected?We will be in touch with you during the application process and let you know if you are selected. This would typically happen about 2 to 3 weeks prior to the launch of the cohort.