The Selection Process

Selection Panel

The ASCENT selection panel is co-chaired by Harsh Mariwala (Founder – ASCENT) and Manak Singh (Chief Evangelist – ASCENT)

Selection Process

Short Listing

Receiving Applications

Short listing eligible candidates for Group Interaction


Shortlisted applicants will be invited for Group Interactions. A Group Interaction involves:

A presentation by each entrepreneur about their entrepreneurial journey and their views on their growth potential to a group of entrepreneurs and the selection panel.

Group Discussion

Peer Rating (Involving entrepreneurs in the Selection Process)

ASCENT Membership

Based on a cumulative assessment, the Selection panel will select Entrepreneurs as ASCENT Members.Trust Group formed are of 8-12 members each

The true value proposition of ASCENT banks on the sustainability and commitment of the Trust Groups. The selection process is done with detailed analysis and an intuitive understanding of the applicant’s aspirations and growth readiness.

Click here to see what ASCENTers have to say about our Unique Selection Process.