XR Startup Program : Grand Challenge

Terms and Conditions




1. OVERVIEW: The XR Startup Program (“Program”) is supported by Facebook India Online Services Private Limited (“Meta”) in collaboration with MeitY Startup Hub (“MSH”), and executed by the Partners (defined below). Meta and Partners are collectively the “Program Entities. This Program has three stages and is separated into four (4) "Sectors", with each Sector administered by a different "Partner" who is the sponsor of the Program for that Sector, according to the following:

(i) Sector: Gaming and Entertainment - Partner: International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad Foundation;

(ii) Sector: Agritech & Climate Action, Tourism and Sustainability - Partner: AIC SMU Technology Business Incubation Foundation(AIC-SMUTBI);

(iii) Sector: Education, Learning and Skills - Partner: Gujarat University Startup and Entrepreneurship Council (GUSEC); and

(iv) Sector: Healthcare - Partner: Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer      (FITT)

Each Partner is responsible for the design, implementation and end to end management of the Challenge for the Sector for which it is responsible. To participate in the first stage, eligible Individuals or Startup Businesses (both defined below in the “Eligibility” section) must submit an Application Form, (defined below in the “How to Apply'' section) between  9:00 a.m. Indian Standard Time (“IST”) on August 29, 2022 and at 11:59 p.m. IST on October 13, 2022 (the “Application Period”). Selected and verified Shortlist Applicants (as defined below) must participate in a Bootcamp (as defined below) currently scheduled to begin approximately in December 2022, will have a duration of approximately two (2) weeks, and may be held virtually or in person (in Partner’s sole discretion) (the "Bootcamp Period"). Finally, those selected and verified as Finalists must participate in an approximately six (6) month Program (defined below) expected to start approximately in January, 2023 (the “Participation Period”) as more fully described below. Final dates for Bootcamp Period and Participation Period will be determined by Partner. The Application Period, Bootcamp Period and the Participation Period will be referred to collectively as the “Program Period”.

2. ELIGIBILITY: This Program is open only to individuals and businesses during the Program Period who meet the following criteria: (a) individuals must be natural persons who are a legal resident of India (the “Territory”) who are, as of the date of submitting an Application (defined below), at least eighteen (18) years old and (i) are students in good standing at their university, (ii) working professionals, (iii) faculty or (iv) researchers (v) entrepreneurs (each and any, an "Individual"); and (b) business entities that are, as of the date of submitting an Application, at the ideation and pre-minimum viable Products (MVP) and pre-prototype stage of development, legally formed or recognized by a jurisdiction within the Territory, and have a principal place of business in the Territory and where each person participating for, with, or on behalf of such business entity meets all requirements of an Individual ("Startup Business"). Individuals may participate collectively in a group of up to four (4) Individuals, collectively referred to as a “Team”. Each Individual may only participate one time in the Program as either an Individual,  as part of a Team or as an employee of a Startup Business.  All requirements set for in these Terms are applicable to each individual member of a Team. Any natural person completing any portion of the participation  process described in these Terms on behalf of a Team must be authorized to legally bind that Team. By participating on behalf of a Team you represent and warrant that you are the Representative authorized to act on behalf of your Team.

Government officials, political figures, and businesses politically affiliated (all as determined by Program Entities in its sole discretion) are not eligible to participate in the Program. Where distinction is not necessary, any Individual, Team or Startup Business that applies or attempts to participate in this Program is referred to in these Terms as a "Participant." Individuals and Startup Businesses are not eligible to participate if they are the target of any trade sanctions administered or enforced by the U.S., EU, United Nations, or UK or are acting on behalf of entities that are the target of such trade sanctions.

If required by law, Program Entities reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to void Applications or other participation at any stage of the Program including after determination and announcement of recipients.

Personnel, officers, directors, members, managers, agents, and representatives of Program Entities, MSH  or any other entities participating in the design, promotion, marketing, administration, or fulfillment of this Program, or any of their respective corporate partners, parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors in interest, and advertising, promotion, and public relations agencies, judges, members of steering committee and their employers, employees, managers, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) and any family member or member of the same household (whether or not related) of any such persons are not eligible to participate or receive benefits/grants in this Program. For purposes of this Program, the term “family member” is defined as any spouse, partner, parent, legal guardian, child, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, or in-law.

By participating as part of a Startup Business, Individual, or on behalf of your employer, you agree: that these Terms are binding on you, individually, and your Startup Business/employer; that you are acting within the scope of your employment/contract/agency, as an employee, contractor, or agent of the Startup Business/employer; that you warrant that you have authority to do so; and that your Startup Business/employer has full knowledge of your actions and has consented thereto. You further warrant that your actions do not violate your Startup Business’ or employer's policies and procedures.

Participation in this Program constitutes Participant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Terms and the decisions of Program Entities, which are final and binding in all matters.

3. HOW TO APPLY: To apply, eligible Participants must visit one of the Partner sites below, which are also accessible through the MeitY Startup Hub website (MSH Portal) at https://meitystartuphub.in/public/xr-startup-program (each a "Registration Site") where Participant will agree to these Terms and submit the Program Application form with all required information as set forth on the form ("Application Form") and optional pitch deck (collectively, the “Proposal”) during the Application Period. Proposals must be written in English.


Registration Site

International Institute of Information Technology - Hyderabad Foundation


AIC-SMU Technology Business Incubation Foundation (AIC-SMUTBI)


Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT)


Gujarat University Startup and Entrepreneurship Council (GUSEC)


The Application Form, (including the Proposal), the Pitch (as defined below) and any other content submitted to Partners during this Program (including without limitation photographs, images, drawings, text, and graphics) are collectively referred to as "Participant Content." All Participant Content must comply with the "Submission Requirements" detailed in that section below and otherwise comply with these Terms. Once an Application Form and Proposal is actually received by a Partner, they are referred to collectively in these Terms as an "Application."

In this Program, there is a limit of one (1) Application per Individual, Team or Startup Business. In the event that more than one Participant submits the same Proposal in connection with an Application or a Participant submits a Proposal to more than one Sector, only the first Application will be accepted and Partners reserve the right to verify that the submitting Participant has the right and authority to submit the Proposal into this Program. Applications must be submitted and received by Partner  during the Application Period and in strict accordance with the instructions and restrictions on the applicable Registration Site and in these Terms. Program Entities are not responsible and will not be liable for any disputes between or among Participants with respect to any Application or other participation in this Program. Each Partner's clock will be the official timekeeper for the Application and other submissions for the associated Sector. Applications must be submitted and received by the applicable Partner during the Application Period through the Registration Site in accordance with the requirements in this HOW TO APPLY Section and all participation must be in strict accordance with these Terms. For purposes of this Program, only Applications that are actually received and recorded through the applicable Registration Site on the related servers during the Application Period will be considered. Other proof of submitting or attempting to submit an Application (such as, without limitation, a printed, saved or copied automated receipt confirming application receipt, a "Thanks for submitting" screen or message) does not constitute proof of actual receipt of the Application for purposes of this Program. Those who do not abide by these Terms and the instructions of Program Entities and provide all required Participant Content may, in Program Entities' sole discretion, be disqualified. Applications or participation may not be acknowledged and will not be returned. Applications (or participation that does not qualify as an “Application”) that are incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, fraudulent, illegitimate, incomprehensible, garbled, or generated by a macro, bot, or other automated means will not be accepted and will be void. Applications or participation made on behalf of a Participant by a third party not affiliated or associated with that Participant (as determined by Program Entities in their sole discretion) or originating through any commercial promotion subscription, notification, or entering services will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Program. No Released Party will have any responsibility or liability for any dispute regarding any Participant, including the identity of any Individual Participant, the composition or members or the distribution of any benefits or grants received by a Startup Business Participant. In the event that any dispute regarding an Application or Participant (including those regarding the identity or members of a Startup Business Participant or any Participant’s rights in any Participant Content) cannot be resolved to Program Entities’ satisfaction, the Application will be deemed ineligible and the Participant disqualified. As a condition of participating in the Program, without limiting any other provision in these Terms, each Participant gives consent for Program Entities and their agents to obtain and deliver his/her name, address and other information and Application to third parties for the purpose of administering this Program and complying with applicable laws, regulations, and Terms. APPLICATIONS MAY NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED AND, IN FACT, MAY BE DESTROYED. KEEP A COPY OR THE ORIGINAL OF EACH ELEMENT OF THE APPLICATION. ANY APPLICATION THAT DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS IN THESE Terms MAY, IN PROGRAM ENTITIES’ SOLE DISCRETION, BE DEEMED INELIGIBLE.


Participant Content must meet all of the following requirements or the associated Application (or for Shortlist Applicants/Finalists participation) may be disqualified as determined by the applicable Partner in its sole discretion:

Partners reserve the right in its sole discretion to disqualify from the Program any Participant whose Application, or for Shortlist Applicants/Finalists any participation, (in its sole discretion) refers, depicts, or in any way reflects negatively upon a Released Party, the Program, or any other person or entity or does not comply with these Terms, including any of the above Submission Requirements.


Each Partner will establish a three (3)-member committee (comprising two (2) members who shall not be affiliated to the Partner) to evaluate and select the highest scoring Applications.

All Applications received in accordance with these Terms will be evaluated by the Partner for their Sector and then discussed with and approved by the Steering Committee constituted by Meta in collaboration with MSH using the following criteria (“Criteria”):



Alignment of the proposed solution with the Problem statement


Uniqueness, originality and innovativeness of the proposed solution


Effectiveness & practicability of the proposed solution


Potential of the proposed solution to become a business opportunity at scale


In the event of a tie in the selection of the recipient of a benefit/grant, the Participant whose Application received the highest score in the Uniqueness, originality and innovativeness of the proposed solution criterion will be considered, subject to verification.

Selection of Shortlist Applicants: The twenty (20) eligible Applications for each of the four (4) Sectors receiving the highest scores from the the Partner  according to the Criteria amongst all Applications in their applicable Sector will be deemed “Shortlist Applicants” (for a total of eighty (80) Shortlist Applicants) subject to verification and compliance with any and all of Program Entities' requirements, and will advance to the Bootcamp Period as described below. The selection of Shortlist Applicants will occur approximately within 45 days from the end of Application Period after which the Partner will attempt to notify the potential Shortlist Applicants, at the email address included in the Application Form. Potential Shortlist Applicants will be required to respond to Partner as instructed within FIVE (5) days of Partner sending the notification.

The Bootcamp Period: The Shortlist Applicants must attend a bootcamp, which  may be held virtually or in person, at the applicable Partner's sole discretion ("Bootcamp"). 

​​Bootcamp will help the Shortlist Applicants to assess their ideas, evaluate the market opportunity, establish the unique value propositions and evolve an initial start-up business plan. The Shortlist Applicants will work to assess their applications through the Bootcamp. The Bootcamp will enable the Shortlist Applicants  to make a Go-No-Go decision about their Proposal, if it is viable to take it forward.

At the culmination of the Bootcamp, Shortlist Applicants will pitch their Proposal to the Partner (“Pitch”). All Pitches will be evaluated by the Partner, in accordance with the same Criteria as indicated above. All Shortlist Applicants who attend the full Bootcamp and give a Pitch will receive the Shortlist Grant.

Selection of Finalists: The four (4) highest scoring Shortlist Applicant for each of the four (4) Sectors selected by the Partner according to the Criteria amongst all Applications in their applicable Sector will be deemed “Finalists'' and each will receive the Finalist Grant and Program Benefits (described below), subject to verification, and will advance to the Program Phase as described below. Partner will attempt to notify the potential Finalists approximately within 20 days from the end of Bootcamp Period, at the email address included in the Application Form. Potential Finalists will be required to respond to Partner as instructed within FIVE (5) days of Partner sending the notification.

The Program Phase: The Finalist must participate in the Program Benefits by attending,  participating and completing the six (6) month program (“Program”) to support conversion of the Pitch into a minimum viable product (MVP) or workable prototype.  All Finalists (whether individual or startup business) are required to pursue the proposal with full dedication and commitment and will be required to form a business entity for purposes of developing and marketing the Proposal before the conclusion of the Program Period.

Program Entities' decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Program. Each Participant acknowledges that other Participants may have created ideas and concepts contained in their Participant Content (including their Application) that may have familiarities or similarities to his/her/its Participant Content, and that he/she/it will not be entitled to any compensation or right to negotiate with the Released Parties because of these familiarities or similarities.

Each potential grant/benefit recipient may be required to complete, execute, have notarized (if applicable), and return one or more of the following, including an Affidavit/Declaration of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law), tax documents, related benefit/grant-acceptance documents, and documents/terms related to participation in the Bootcamp and/or the Program (collectively, “Recipient Documents'') within ten (10) days or other time frame specified and in the form provided by Program Entities, without revision, or benefit/grant may be forfeited. If any Participant refuses to comply with the foregoing requirements and other requirements of Sponsor, his/her Application, or ability to participate in the Bootcamp and/or Program may be disqualified at any time in Program Entities' sole discretion with no liability or responsibility to the respective Participant. The Recipient Documents, if applicable, must be received by Program Entities from the potential recipients within ten (10) days of Program Entities sending the documents to the potential recipients (or other time frame as stated in the Recipient Documents) or benefit/grant may be forfeited and an alternate recipient selected. If any notification or other Program-related communication is returned as undeliverable, or if a selected potential recipient cannot be reached or does not respond as instructed after Program Entities' has attempted to notify that potential recipient, that selected recipient may be disqualified and an alternate recipient may be selected (time permitting and in Program Entities' sole discretion). Program Entities reserve the right to modify the notification procedures in connection with the selection of any alternate potential recipient, if any. The benefit/grant claim and Recipient Documents are subject to verification by Program Entities. The benefit/grants, if legitimately claimed, will be awarded.


Shortlist Applicants: Each of the eighty (80) Shortlist Applicants that attend the entire Bootcamp and give a Pitch will receive a grant of ₹ 50,000 Indian Rupee (INR) ("Shortlist Grant").

Finalists: The four (4) Finalists for each of the four (4) Sectors (for a total of sixteen (16) Finalists) will each receive will each receive benefits which consists solely of the following ("Program Benefits"):

(i) a grant of ₹ 20,00,000 INR, to be utilized solely for conversion of solution/idea/proof of concept to MVP/prototype;

(ii) mentorship by industry experts and researchers

(iii) access to strategic partners and investor connects

(iv) access to appropriate technology and infrastructure facilities

(v) Opportunity to present during Events (Demo Days etc)

Grants will be fulfilled by the Partner via  bank cheque, or electronic fund transfer or bank wire transfer,  approximately in the first month of Program Phase following verification. If recipient is a Startup Business, the grant and benefits will be awarded to the Startup Business, not the representative who participated on behalf of the Startup Business.

All the Program Benefits mentioned above shall be made available to the selected Participants by the respective Partners who selected the participant. Meta shall not be responsible for providing any Program Benefits or compensation whatsoever to the selected Participants.

Selected Participants agree to travel for events necessary for the Program.  Travel costs will typically NOT be covered by the Program Entities.

If a Participant receiving a Shortlist Grant or Program Benefits is a Team, the Shortlist Grant and Program Benefits will be given to the individual Participant who applied to the Program. Program Entities are not responsible for any disputes that may arise over the distribution of the foregoing.

By participating in this Program and accepting the benefit/grant, Participants (including, without limitation, anyone associated with a Startup Business recipient) agree to maintain his/her/their behavior in accordance with all applicable laws, Terms, and regulations and generally accepted social practices in connection with participation in any Program or benefit/grant-related activity (including, without limitation the Bootcamp and Program). Program Entities is not responsible for any inability or unwillingness of any selected Participant to accept or use the benefit/grant (or portion thereof) for any reason. Benefit/grant elements delivered by mail, if any, will only be mailed to the selected Participant’s address within the Territory. Benefit/grant details not specifically stated in these Terms, will be determined in Program Entities' sole discretion. Participant certifies and confirms that the grants and benefits granted in connection with his, her, or its participation are the result of his, her, or its participation in the Program in the jurisdiction of residence or establishment provided or otherwise made available at the time of submission of Application. To the fullest extent allowable under applicable law, all taxes (including, without limitation, national, federal, state, provincial, territorial, prefectural, and/or local taxes), as well as any expenses arising from acceptance or use of the benefit/grant and not specified in these Terms as being provided as part of the benefit/grant, are the sole responsibility of the Recipients. Program Entities are not responsible for and will not replace any lost, mutilated or stolen benefit/grant or benefit/grant element or any benefit/grant that is undeliverable or does not reach a recipient because of incorrect or changed contact information. If a recipient does not accept or use the entire benefit/grant for any reason, the unaccepted or unused part of the benefit/grant will be forfeited and Program Entities will have no further obligation with respect to that benefit/grant or portion of the benefit/grant. No transfers, benefit/grant substitutions, or cash redemptions will be made, except at Program Entities' sole discretion. Program Entities Reserve the right to substitute any stated benefit/grant or any component thereof with another benefit/grant or component of equal or greater value for any reason. No more than the stated benefit/grants will be awarded. Participants waive the right to assert as a cost of receiving the benefit/grant, any and all costs of verification and redemption and any liability and publicity that might arise from claiming or seeking to claim said benefit/grant.

Participants selected to receive Program Benefits as part of the Program agree to use the Program Benefits in accordance with applicable laws and solely for the purposes stated in these Terms and as detailed on the Registration Site. Participants also agree not to use the Program Benefits in any way, directly or indirectly, in violation of applicable export control laws or trade sanctions, or in any way would constitute bribery or an illegal kickback, an illegal campaign contribution, or would otherwise violate any applicable anti-corruption, political activity, economic sanctions, or other laws.


By participating, except where prohibited by law, each Participant grants to the Released Parties (and their agents, successors, and assigns) the royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable, right and permission to use, edit, modify, copy, reproduce, and distribute their Participant Content solely in connection with administration or marketing of the Program. Participants retain full ownership over their Participant Content.

Each Participant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between the Participant and each of the Released Parties is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that the Participant’s decision to submit his/her Participant Content (including, without limitation, the Application) for purposes of the Program does not place any of the Released Parties in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the Participant Content, other than as set forth in these Terms. Each Participant understands and acknowledges that the Released Parties have wide access to ideas, text, images, code, applications, software, and other creative materials. Each Participant also acknowledges that many ideas for applications and online services may be competitive with, similar to, or identical to his/her Participant Content and/or each other in idea, function, components, format, or other respects. Each Participant acknowledges and agrees that such Participant will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of any Released Party’s use of any such similar or identical material that has or may come to such Released Party from other sources. Each Participant acknowledges and agrees that Released Parties do not now and will not have in the future any duty or liability (direct or indirect; vicarious, contributory, or otherwise) with respect to the infringement or protection of the Participant’s copyright or other proprietary rights in and to his/her Participant Content. Each Participant acknowledges that, with respect to any claim by Participant relating to or arising out of a Released Party’s actual or alleged exploitation or use of any Participant Content or other material submitted in connection with the Program, the damage, if any, thereby caused to the applicable Participant will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle such Participant to seek injunctive or other equitable relief or in any way enjoin the production, distribution, exhibition, or other exploitation of any Released Party materials, service or other property, and Participant’s rights and remedies in any such event are strictly limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law.


Nothing in these Terms limits, excludes, or modifies or purports to limit, exclude, or modify any statutory consumer guarantee or any implied condition or warranty, the exclusion of which from these Terms would contravene any statute or cause any part of these Terms to be void (“non-excludable guarantees''). Subject to the limitations in the preceding sentence and to the maximum extent permitted by any mandatory provisions of applicable law, the released parties exclude from these Terms all conditions, warranties, and Terms implied by statute, general law, or custom, except for liability in relation to a non-excludable guarantee. Subject to any non-excludable guarantees, each Participant agrees to release, hold harmless, and indemnify (i.e., defend and/or reimburse) the released parties from any liability whatsoever for injuries or damages of any kind sustained in connection with the use, acceptance, possession, misuse, or awarding of a benefit/grant or while preparing for, participating in, and/or traveling to or from any Program- or benefit/grant-related activity, including, without limitation, any injury, damage, death, loss, or accident to person or property (however (but only if required by law in your jurisdiction), this release, hold harmless, and indemnification commitment does not apply to cases of bodily injury or loss of life or to the extent that any death or personal injury is caused by the negligence of Program Entities or other third party, where liability to the injured party cannot be excluded by law). Further, Participant agrees that the released parties are not responsible in any way for any additional expenses, omissions, delays, or re-routing resulting from any acts of any government or authority. Each recipient agrees that the benefit/grant is provided as-is without any warranty, representation, or guarantee (express or implied, in fact or in law), whether now known or hereinafter enacted, relative to the use or enjoyment of the benefit/grant, beyond any non-excludable guarantees.

9. ADDITIONAL DISCLAIMERS: Released Parties are not responsible and/or liable for any of the following, whether caused by a Released Party, the Participant, or by human error: Applications/participation that are submitted by illegitimate means (such as, without limitation, by an automated computer program) or Applications in excess of any stated limit; any lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, garbled, mutilated, or misdirected Applications/submissions, email, mail, or Program-related correspondence or materials or postage-due mail; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission or communication; viruses or technical or mechanical malfunctions; interrupted or unavailable cable or satellite systems; errors, typos, or misprints in these Terms, in any Program-related advertisements, or other materials; failures of electronic equipment, computer hardware, or software; lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications or application information. Released Parties are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable or do not reach Participant as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in a person’s account to receive messages. Released Parties are not responsible, and may disqualify you, if your email address or other contact information does not work or is changed without prior written notice to Program Entities. Without limiting any other provision in these Terms, Released Parties are not responsible or liable to any Participant or recipient or any person claiming through such Participant or recipient for failure to supply the benefit/grant or any part of a benefit/grant in the event that any of the Program activities or Released Parties’ operations or activities are affected by any cause or event beyond the sole and reasonable control of the applicable Released Party (as determined by  Program Enities in their sole discretion), including, without limitation, by reason of any acts of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action, regulations, order or request proves to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened or actual terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, pandemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any law, rule, regulation, action, order or request adopted, taken or made by any federal, state or local governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not such governmental act proves to be invalid), or any other cause, whether or not specifically mentioned above.

No Released Party will have any responsibility or liability for any dispute regarding any Team, including the composition or members of a Team, or the distribution of any award awarded among members of a Team. In the event that any dispute regarding a Team (including those regarding the identity or members of a Team or teammates’ rights to a Proposal or other submitted materials) cannot be resolved to Program Entities’ satisfaction, the Participant may be deemed ineligible and removed from the Program, in Program Entities’ sole discretion.

10. GENERAL TERMS: By participating in this Program (except where prohibited by law), each Participant (including any and all individual people who are employed by Startup Business) grants the Released Parties the irrevocable, sublicensable, absolute right and permission to use, publish, post or display their name, photograph, likeness, voice, benefit/grant information, biographical information, any quotes attributable to him or her, any other indicia of persona, and any information or content provided in or submitted as part of their Participant Content (regardless of whether altered, changed, modified, edited, used alone, or used with other material in the Released Parties’ sole discretion) for advertising, trade, promotional and publicity purposes without further obligation or compensation of any kind to him or her, anywhere, in any medium now known or later discovered or devised (including, without limitation, on the Internet), world-wide, without any limitation of time, and without notice, review, or approval and each Participant releases all Released Parties from any and all liability related to Released Parties' use, publishing, posting or displaying. Nothing contained in these Terms obligates Program Entities to make use of any of the rights granted in these Terms and recipient waives any right to inspect or approve any such use.

Program Entities' decisions will be final in all matters relating to this Program, including interpretation of these Terms, determination of any recipient, and awarding of any benefit/grant. All Participants, as a condition of participating in this Program, agree to be bound by these Terms and the decisions of Program Entities' failure to comply with these Terms may result in disqualification from this Program. Participants further agree not to damage or cause interruption of this Program and/or prevent others from applying for and/or participating in this Program. Program Entities' reserve the right to restrict or void Applications or participation from any IP address or other identifiable source if any suspicious application and/or participation is detected. Program Entities reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to void Applications and/or participation of any Participants who Program Entities believe have attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of this Program. Program Entities' failure to or decision not to enforce any provision in these Terms will not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. In the event there is an alleged or actual ambiguity, discrepancy, or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Program-related materials, and/or these Terms (including any alleged discrepancy or inconsistency within these Terms), it will be resolved by Program Entities' in their sole discretion. Participants waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Program structure, any Program materials, or these Terms. If Program Entities determine, at any time and in its sole discretion, that a recipient or potential recipient is disqualified, ineligible, in violation of these Terms, or engaging in behavior that Program Entities deems obnoxious, inappropriate, threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Program Entities reserve the right to disqualify that recipient or potential recipient, even if the disqualified recipient or potential recipient may have been notified or displayed or announced anywhere. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Terms will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Terms will otherwise remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their collective terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained in these Terms. If this Program is not capable of running as planned for any reason, Program Entities reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend this Program and award the benefit/grant from eligible Applications and/or participation received prior to cancellation, modification, or suspension or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Program Entities. If any person supplies false information, submits Applications and/or participation by fraudulent means, or is otherwise determined to be in violation of these Terms in an attempt to obtain any benefit/grant, Program Entities may disqualify that person and seek damages from him or her and that person may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. No Released Party will have any responsibility or liability for any dispute regarding any Participant, including the identity of any individual participating on behalf of a business or organization, the affiliation, employment, membership, and/or agency of individuals of a business or organization, or the distribution of any benefit/grant. In the event of a dispute regarding an Application or participation (including those regarding the identity or affiliation, employment, membership, and/or agency of an individual or Participant, who submitted an Application, and/or who should receive a benefit/grant) cannot be resolved to Program Entities' satisfaction, in its sole discretion, the Application will be deemed ineligible and the Participant disqualified. Caution: Any attempt to damage any online service or website or to undermine the legitimate operation of a Program may violate criminal and civil laws. If such an attempt is made, Program Entities' may disqualify any Participant (or purported Participant) making such attempt and may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

11. DISPUTES/GOVERNING LAW: Except where prohibited, as a condition of participating in this Program, each Participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the Participant and any Released Party, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Application, this Program, or the benefit/grant awarded, or the determination of a recipient must be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will a Participant be permitted or entitled to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than Participant’s actual out-pocket expenses (if any), not to exceed ₹1,000 Indian Rupee (INR) , and Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

This Program, these Terms, and any dispute arising under or related to the Application, this Program and/or Terms (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct or otherwise) will be governed, construed, and interpreted under the laws of India, without reference or giving effect to its conflicts of law principles or Terms that would cause the application of any other jurisdiction’s laws. Any legal actions, suits, or proceedings related to this Program (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct, or otherwise) will be brought exclusively in courts located in India, and each Participant irrevocably accepts, submits, and consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of these courts with respect to any legal actions, suits, or proceedings arising out of or related to this Program. You waive any and all objections to jurisdiction and venue in these courts and hereby submit to the jurisdiction of those courts.

12. TERMS/WHO WAS ACCEPTED? During the Program Period, the Terms will be available by visiting the MeitY Startup Hub website (MSH Portal) at https://meitystartuphub.in/public/xr-startup-program and the Partner Sites (Registration Sites) listed below:


Registration Site

International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad Foundation


AIC-SMU Technology Business Incubation Foundation (AIC-SMUTBI)


Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT)


Gujarat University Startup and Entrepreneurship Council (GUSEC)


Information about selected Finalists will be published on the Partners’ Sites approximately 20 days after the conclusion of the Bootcamp Phase.