Launch Pad

Pitch in your idea & win upto Rs.40 lacs in Scholarship!

The business ideas under the umbrella of Next Startup have primarily been categorized into four aspects namely: Science, Creative, Business and Social. These four aspects cover a spectrum of contemporary landscape. The prospective students who would be selected under this program would be offered Scholarship Amount upto Rs. 40 lacs, on admission to any of the University’s Undergraduate Programs.


Accelerate the growth of your StartUp.

The Syncubator Program is a specific course designed to accelerate the growth of budding entrepreneurs through an array of business support resources and services that includes a spectrum of services such as physical or co-working space, specialized one-to one mentoring, and networking connections such as industry experts, VCs and so on.


The last milestone in your StartUp journey.

Xcelerator program shares some of the characteristics of Syncubator, such as offering professional advice and extremely customized guidance to the StartUps. However, the incubation period is very short, intense and fast paced. Logically speaking, Incubates have moved beyond the ideation stage and are ready to go. Here the objective is to turn business ideas into products or services that are ready for market launch in a short span of time. This would be done by infusing capital either in the form debt or equity depending upon the lure of the venture. The grant is primarily to promote prototyping and commercialization.


Your Entrepreneurial dream begins here.

About Us

Sharda Launch Pad is the hub of entrepreneurial activity at Sharda University. An initiative of the Executive Director, Prashant Gupta, the launchpad is a platform to help foster a culture of entrepreneurship and crate an ecosystem which facilitates the same. We invite students and faculty with entrepreneurial aspirations.

Under our programs Syncubator & Xcelerator, faculty and industry mentors, with their perspective and experience, help potential incubates overcome the hurdles that founders face. The engagement is result driven. Mentoring is based on practical tips and leverages the contacts and know-how of the mentors to help improve the chances of success of the proposed business venture. Our aim is to help identify entrepreneurial talent in the young guns, to nurture early stage ventures through our Syncubator facility and give handholding to existing…

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Our Objective

  • Organizing activities/events/lectures to promote entrepreneurial spirit in Sharda students and alumni.
  • Setting up of an Entrepreneurial Cell, one of the routes via which students can gain access to Sharda LaunchPad.
  • Mentoring by the in-house-faculty and industry experts for budding entrepreneurial students and alumni.
  • Fostering the spirit of competition by nominating Sharda students for various inter and intra-college entrepreneurial contests.
  • Coordinating and providing the live project opportunities for the participants to provide them with industry interface.
  • Facilitating the setup of a Next Startup/Syncubator/Xcelerator Centre in the institute to incubate budding start ups at different levels of the entrepreneurial trajectory.

Why Sharda LaunchPad?

Powering youth entrepreneurial dreams through

Full Access to Top-of-the-Line Resources

Including cloud computing and storage credits, developer platforms, and payroll software in addition to drop-in office space and legal advice.

COE and Industry Exposure

A network of more than 150 corporates to exchange expertise and experiences, speeding up the learning curve.

Global Networking Opportunities

To mingle with great minds across the globe by cohabitating and sharing ideas worth spreading through Inter-University Incubation Approach.

Financial Support

Providing funds of upto INR 40Lac to budding entrepreneurs, letting them focus on the development of their ideas without other worries.

Expert Industry Mentors

Opportunity to be Guided by 1200+ Global Mentors and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from leading corporates.

Sharda University is proud to support
prime minister’s vision for Startup India

Innovation is life.
Innovation brings change.
Without Innovation there is stagnation

Shri Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India

R. Diwakar Vaish
Sharda Alumni

Building Ideas For The Future

Diwakar Vaish is an Indian born robotics researcher and Head of Robotics and Research at A-SET Training and Research Institutes. He is the developer of India's first completely indigenous 3D printed humanoid robot (Manav), India's first mind controlled robot, and world's first production brain controlled wheelchair.

  • He is the developer and mind behind Manav (India's first completely indigenous 3D printed humanoid robot)
  • He is the developer of Mind controlled Robots
  • In 2016, he developed the world's first production brain controlled wheelchair which uses the brain's electrical impulses to command the wheelchair. It has been developed for patients of Locked In Syndrome (LIS).
  • He is guest lecturer at IIT Roorkee,IIT Ropar, IIT (BHU), IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Guwahati, IIT Bhubaneswar, BITS Pilani, BITS Goa, BIT Mesra, NIT Warangal, NIT Kurukshetra, NIT Surat, IIIT Delhi, IIIT Jabalpur, VIT, Vellore
  • He is the developer of an Unmanned Ground Vehicle named "Versatile" which has the capability of changing its shape according to the terrain.
  • His work has been recognised by former president of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam & Smt. Pratibha Patil
  • He has delivered four TEDx Talks
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Events & Workshops

Sharda Launchpad proudly announcess the next speaker, Nimisha Baluja.


  • —Nimisha, the owner at Baluja Shoes will talk about the importance of oppurtunity assessment and market research for an entreprenuer. Nimisha an alumnus of Bath School of Business will share her experiences with the budding entreprenuers on Friday, 9th February, 2018, in the Dean's BoardRoom, SBS from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm.
Feb, 9
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What it takes to be an Entreprenuer in Today's Times.


  • — Kushsss Beejal founder of NeoStencil on "What it takes to be an Entreprenuer in Today's Times.

"Sharda LaunchPad proudly announces speaker session with Kush Beejal, Director of NeoStencil, an online coaching platform for IAS aspirants. An alumnus of IIT Mumbai and IIM Calcutta will be speaking to budding entrepreneurs on how to tap opportunities in the entrepreneurial landscape. Don't miss this chance!!!!."

Jan, 16
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Talk on Social Entrepreneurship.


  • — "How to be a Social Entreprenuer," by Richa Singh, Founder of and proud reciepient of Forbes 30 under 30 on.
Jan, 11
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Come Join The Brilliant Innovators
& Startup Visionaries @ Sharda