StartupWind is an educational community that offers mentoring and diverse programs for founders to scale their small businesses.

The community offers acceleration and incubation programs for small businesses, universities, and states. These programs give you all the knowledge and resources needed to grow and scale your business. Additionally, the programs adapt to the stage you are in.

StartupWind's best-known program is its virtual accelerator. To join, you need to apply when there are open periods for registration. Members who are able to enter the program enjoy 8 intense weeks of weekly live classes, weekly mentoring sessions, weekly office hours, tools & frameworks, online courses, and more. You will be able to pitch several investors and learn all about venture capital, marketing plans, raising money, and more.

On the other hand, the community also offers several guides for small business owners, and over 40 courses to further deepen your learning. Moreover, you will be able to connect with like-minded founders and entrepreneurs at the community's events (such as webinars) and within the courses or programs you take.

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  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2016
  • Founders:

    Narendra Patil and Uday Dhanikonda

  • Amount of members: 30,000
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Job board: No
  • Language: English
  • Method: Virtual


Get all you need to grow your business:
StartupWind's accelerator and incubator programs provide you with all the knowledge, tools, and expert mentoring you need to successfully launch and grow your startup or small business.

Enjoy a strong peer support network:
By participating in the community's programs, you will be able to connect and interact with like-minded founders and entrepreneurs who are also learning about the startup world.

Expand your knowledge and continue learning:
Besides their well-known programs, StartupWind also provides members with 40+ courses, guides, and educational events with leading industry experts.


No requirements.



People participating in StartupWind's programs enjoy weekly live classes, weekly mentoring sessions, and weekly office hours.

Learning Events

The community offers several incubation and accelerator programs, as well as events to provide the necessary tools for ideation, customer discovery, and business planning. Additionally, StartupWind connects startups and small businesses with mentors and coaches to get support and relevant advice.

Networking Events

StartupWind's members connect within the community's own platform. Depending on the program you are participating in or the course you are doing, you will interact with other founders and small business owners, meet like-minded people, and develop a strong peer support network.

Content Library

The community has created three free, complete guides for small business owners:

Additionally, those participating in the community's program will get StartupWind's tools and frameworks to put what they have learned into practice.


StartupWind offers over 40 courses with video lessons to learn at your own pace. The courses cover relevant topics for startups and small businesses, such as getting funding, growth hacking, business planning, ideation and customer discovery, finances, intellectual property, and more.


"I have spent the last 20 years building a job for myself. The StartupWind Global Accelerator has given me the tools, path, and guidance to turn my job into a business in just 8 weeks. The mentoring aspect of the program was extremely valuable as the mentors varied in disciplines and provided us with instruction and guidance to help bring our product to market. The one-on-one mentor sessions that we were paired with were a perfect fit. Additionally, StartupWind courses are filled with great information and lessons. I would highly recommend StartupWind Platform and Accelerator to any small business entrepreneur." -Stewart Junge

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