FAQ’s

  • Can I apply even if I don’t qualify according to the revenue slabs?

      Well, you can most definitely Apply ! But the factors for your selection will increase & get tighter.

      Reason :
      ASCENT Membership requires a disciplined and long-term commitment.

      Very early stage entrepreneurs/ business are in a volatile stage of evolution and may not be able to engage consistently.

      ASCENT is about enabling scaling up. The entry revenue criterion also sets a minimum bar of enterprise models that have market validation, achieved some sustainability and are now ready to grow.

      But, we are open to Exceptions and Outliers and if you feel you are ready to commit and scale-up ,go right ahead and APPLY! Click here to Apply Now

  • I am not able to fill up the form and am stuck on a page. Please help.
    • Perhaps you have missed some mandatory field. If not, please email us at scaling-up@ascentfoundation.in.in and we shall be happy to assist! Also, please do check if your internet connection was active while submitting the form.
  • Would Mr. Harsh Mariwala be mentoring the groups personally?
    • No, Harsh Mariwala will NOT be mentoring the Trust Groups personally.
    • Though he periodically shares his insights and interacts through the various ASCENT Insights programs and at the launch of new Trust Groups. He may choose to mentor some ASCENT members, selected as per a process and at his discretion.
    • ASCENT is a not-for-profit expression of Harsh Mariwala’s passion to enable high-potential, growth-stage entrepreneurs in their scaling-up journey.
    • ASCENT is designed as a peer-to-peer platform and it’s true value lies in the’ power of the collective’ i.e. the Trust Group.
  • Where would we have our meetings? Would ASCENT be arranging them?
    • Each Trust Group is empowered as a self-governing entity and manages their own logistics, meeting venues, dates, time, costs and budgets. Our key role is in selecting (entrepreneurs); forming and facilitating the Trust Groups; and to set them up for success and longevity. Once set-up, ASCENT plays an enabling role across Trust Groups.
    • View ASCENT Model
  • Would we be getting training from ASCENT?
    • ASCENT is not a training Institution, but a platform that enables peer-to-peer learning amongst like minded Entrepreneurs. In fact, members within the Trust Group, identify and organise various such areas of development themselves. ASCENT supports such requests from Trusts Groups, by providing access to Knowledge Gurus, Domain experts, Enablers, etc.
    • View ASCENT Model, ASCENT Value
  • I need funding. Can ASCENT provide it?
    • It does not provide funds or any other funding services.
    • Instead, ASCENT creates an ecosystem of enablers, which will provide access to various sources of funding like Banks, PE’s, VC’s, Angel Investors, Financial Service Providers etc.
    • ASCENT Trust Groups or members can engage directly with our Enablers.
  • What are the ASCENT Waves?
    • ASCENT is a continuous journey !
    • ASCENT started with launching Trust Groups as waves of ten Trust Groups and now Trust Groups are being formed real time as and when we get a certain critical number/diversity. This enables us to reduce the time lag for the members to start their ASCENT journey.
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  • Do you intend to support new ventures ?
    • ASCENT is not an incubation model.
    • ASCENT’s Charter is to Enable Scaling-up and requires a long-term commitment and consistency of engagement from our members in their Trust Groups. Such a commitment could be difficult for start-up ventures given the volatility of time, resources and the business model validation.
    • But, we are open to Exceptions and Outliers and if you feel you are ready to commit and scale up, go right ahead and APPLY now !! Please Click here to Apply Now!
  • I have made a mistake in my Application form. How can I correct it?
    • ASCENT is not an incubation model.
    • ASCENT’s Charter is to Enable Scaling-up and requires a long-term commitment and consistency of engagement from our members in their Trust Groups. Such a commitment could be difficult for start-up ventures given the volatility of time, resources and the business model validation.
    • But, we are open to Exceptions and Outliers and if you feel you are ready to commit and scale up, go right ahead and APPLY now !! Please Click here to Apply Now!
  • What is the process of applying for ASCENT?
    • The Membership process for ASCENT is – 1. Online Application on the Website 2. Shortlisting by Selection Panel 3. Group Interaction of Shortlisted candidates 4. Selected Candidates invited to be ASCENT Members
    • View Selection Process
  • I am from Pune. Can I apply?
    • As of now, ASCENT is operational in Mumbai & Pune. So, you can definitely apply, if you are from Pune. We would soon be expanding to other Metros.
  • Can two Directors (of the same company/organisation) become a part of ASCENT?
    • Yes, but they will not be included in the Trust Groups of the same Wave. The Other co-founder would be considered for the next Wave. But clearly, both need to be active drivers of growth. We shall not accept passive directors.
  • What is the time commitment required?
    • ASCENT Trust Groups are required to meet for a minimum of 3 hours every month. Thereafter, each Trust Group collectively decides other engagements. Some have gone for offsites, etc.
    • In addition to the above you could choose to engage in the various ASCENT initiatives, as per your interest and growth need.
    • View ASCENT Value
  • What if I am not selected? Can I reapply?
    • First of all, we appreciate your step forward towards wanting to scale-up.
    • And as a gesture to encourage your step forward, we shall provide access to ASCENT content and programs like Webinars, Previous program recordings etc. as our contribution to your journey of growth.
    • And yes,you can always Re-apply, if and when you are ready, to grow by design and not by default !

 

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