Growth... But
At Scale

EvolveX accelerator is a startup accelerator by We Founder Circle. We welcomed our very first cohort in 2021 under the EvolveX flagship program which accelerates high potential early-revenue companies from all sectors. This year, we are launching 3 more programs focusing on the high growth sectors of FinTech, Web3 and EduTech. Take your startup to the next level with the help of our extensive network of seasoned mentors who’ve seen it all and exceptional entrepreneurs who’ve done it all.

We take applications on a rolling basis.

Accelerator Program
that provides Advice,
Access & Fund

The Criteria

Seed Stage
Have generated revenue or are on the verge of
Have an MVP
Based in India, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE, UK or US

The Blueprint

WFC invites founders and mentors to our network to nominate deserving startups to EvolveX. Applicants submit applications through a form on the accelerator website.We accept appli on a rolling basis

We filter applications to find startups that meet our criteria. The screening process requires founders to pitch to the WFC internal panel.

Based on further scrutiny and internal discussion, startups are selected to join the cohort.

The EvolveX program begins. We train founders with the basic aspects of running a business through info sessions by investors, entrepreneurs and partners. Founders share business updates with the EvolveX team and fellow cohort members. We bring exposure to our founders through external networking events. The program ends with rigorous pitch practice where founders are trained individually and in groups by the accelerator team, mentors and the We Founder Circle investment team.

The cohort pitches to investors in the We Founder Circle network to a much wider network at Demo Day.

Our Programs

EvolveX Global Flagship Program
Rolling applications

EvolveX Global Flagship Program

Rolling applications

Web3X Program

Yes Bank Agri Infinity Program
Rolling applications

Yes Bank Agri Infinity Program



Our Mentors

programs programs

Drummi Bhatt

Vice President - Market Intelligence & Corporate Strategy Mitsubishi Power Americas
programs programs

Abhishek Kishore Gupta

CEO APAC & ME Turbotic
programs programs

Hitesh Sood

Head of Digital Content Business, Partnerships & Service Bundling Polygon
programs programs

Ankit Mehrotra

Co - Founder & CEO Dineout
programs programs

Rohit Raj

Co - Founder The Glitch &
programs programs

Hitesh Dhawan

Founder & CEO Neuronimbus

Accelerator Partners

FOunders lair
Accathon Capital
ladies who tech
China accelrator
the lab
Builders tribe
Chandigarh Network
Block Chain
YEs Bank
  • StartupGrind
  • FOunders lair
  • Influence
  • Accathon Capital
  • ladies who tech
  • China accelrator
  • sosv
  • the lab
  • Mox
  • Builders tribe
  • Startup
  • Lumo
  • Chandigarh Network
  • MClub
  • Hedra
  • Standford
  • iiml
  • Block Chain
  • iba
  • AWS
  • Hubspot
  • Makemytrip
  • Freshworks
  • docsend
  • Appsflyer
  • mixpanel
  • hellosign
  • accelrator
  • rentsher
  • typeform
  • YEs Bank
  • HDFC

Frequently Asked Questions

You can apply to our flagship program at any time on a rolling admissions basis. You’ll need to keep your pitch deck and startup info handy. Simply fill out our form here:

  • Fundamentals: We cover the fundamental aspects of building a successful startup through our educational Info Sessions. Speakers include top domain experts on important topics such as go-to-market strategy, team building, sales, unit economics, pitching, and more.
  • Mentorship: One of the biggest benefits of going through the EvolveX Flagship Program is having access to not only knowledgeable but RELEVANT mentors. You will have access to the EvolveX team, seasoned entrepreneurs, experienced investors, and individuals with considerable expertise in their field to give feedback and offer guidance.
  • Funding: Unlike most accelerator programs in India, EvolveX offers its founders upfront funding when you are accepted into our program.
  • Fundraising: Our team is made up of experts with years of experience in fundraising and pitching. You will learn how to run an effective fundraising process, how and when to talk to investors, and how to effectively tell your story.
  • Commitment: Our portfolio companies become a part of the WFC family. Portfolio startups are supported from the seed fundraising stage upto series A and beyond.
  • Access to the WFC family: We Founder Circle is India’s second largest Angel network. The WFC family consists of over 4,000 startups , 3200 angel investors in over 20 countries. They come from diverse backgrounds, areas of expertise, and locations. You’ll connect to a growing list of founders, investment experts, mentors, and investors from all around the world.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: EvolveX is a safe space for you to grow from a founder to a thorough bred entrepreneur.This means collaboration and support, creativity, taking risks, embracing failure, transparency, and moving quickly. Learn from the best to imbibe the spirit of entrepreneurship.
EvolveX accelerator offers highly curated programs to its founders. Whether you need upfront funding, business connections or help with developing your pitch our team is here to help. Due to our small cohort sizes, we give our founders customized support and stay in touch on the go, as you grow
The EvolveX flagship program had an acceptance rate of 1% last year for its flagship program. Our programs draw in applications from impressive founders with a strong drive to grow. We select only the most promising startups to provide them with the holistic support required to not only grow but to SCALE.
The EvolveX accelerator is meant for startups looking for training, guidance and business opportunities in addition to funding.
Yes absolutely! We always recommend founders to apply even if they haven’t been successful in the past.
Yes, we provide upfront funding to our companies in exchange for equity in multiple tranches. You will then be considered a part of the wider We Founder Circle portfolio.
No, there are no fees to participate in our programs
EvolveX is the startup accelerator started by We Founder Circle in 2021. Startups that go through the accelerator go on to join the bigger pool of We Founder Circle portfolio companies.
We Founder Circle is a global community of successful founders & strategic angels, who want to actively collaborate with early stage startups to help them grow fast by offering seed funding, business development and global networking. You can find more information about We Founder Circle at our website:
EvolveX mentors are founders, investors and industry experts in the EvolveX and wider We Founder Circle network. Based on your startup profile, we will link you with the right mentor who can open doors to new business opportunities, funding opportunities and most importantly, provide you with the most relevant guidance for your greater mission. Our global mentor pool has been selected for you specifically because they have been in your shoes. They have seen it all and done it all.
Our in-house programs are fully virtual so you can be a part of the flagship cohort from anywhere. Our partnership programs may require you to participate from the location of our partner's choosing. Regardless, we encourage our founders to attend in-person events held across the country to make the most impact in your network growth and the visibility of your brand.
Program lengths are variable.
We accept applications on a rolling basis.
Startups are evaluated by the EvolveX and We Founder Circle teams. This includes our program managers, the WFC founders, Investment Managers and our Venture Partners.
Agri Infinity, YES Bank's Agri-Fin-Tech Enabler Program is tailormade for co-evolving and accelerating innovative, tech enabled, digital financial solutions in the Indian Food & Agriculture Domain.
The Agri Infinity program is a collaboration between Yes Bank and We Founder Circle to bring guidance to startups specifically in the Indian Food & Agriculture Domain.
The program provides:
  • Access to YES BANK's digital banking infrastructure and robust customer network
  • Mentoring by senior banking professionals on credit scoring models, risk assessment & risk mitigation
  • Opportunity to work with Bankers to design and prototype innovative digital financial solutions
  • Project Partnership for piloting new innovative solutions
  • Strategic Support in investment pitch and fund raising advisory
  • Analysis of start-up's current digital financial solutions / cash & transaction management
  • Hands-on advice on implementation of financial solutions from a banking perspective
  • Equity infusion in select start-ups with matching value propositions
  • Agri-fintech startups – who are working on innovative tech-enabled financial solutions across the food & agri value chain. These could include origination, farmer on-boarding, farmer KYC, credit scoring, risk assessment, monitoring and mitigation, disbursement & recovery solutions, cash management systems etc.
  • Food & Agritech start-ups – who are pivoting into agri-fintech and are exploring the opportunity of adding a financing layer to their core proposition
  • Food & Agritech start-ups – who are looking at prototyping and rolling out modern digital cash management and transaction banking solutions across food & agri value chain
The Web3 X Program is a part of EvolveX to catalyze the growth of the next generation Web 3 projects. The program works with entrepreneurs building blockchain technology driving towards innovation and community building.
Web3X is an extension to the Flagship Program and looks for blockchain solutions solving real-world problems across fintech, agritech, logistics and healthcare, entertainment etc.
The startups are accepted through the online application form. The link is provided below:
Any Web3 startup at any stage will benefit from the program. But early product startups will benefit the most from access to network, business opportunities and funding. We are chain agnostic and look for innovative solutions.