1. When can I apply for India Emerging Twenty (IE20) 2018?

The 2018 applications open on Monday 4 December 2017 and close on Friday 16 March 2018, at midnight.

2. Who are the organisers of IE20?

IE20 is organised by London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s official promotional agency. London & Partners has significant experience working with international businesses, helping them to set up and scale up their business in London. There have been two prior editions of IE20.

3. How confidential is our application?

All information provided by your company will be kept confidential and will not be shared with any third party. Furthermore, the information will not be used for any purpose other than the selection process.

4. What is the eligibility criteria to participate in IE20?

Companies should be registered in India after 2000. The company should have global ambitions and a product/service suitable for global markets. Companies must not already have a presence in London.

5. How do you assess the companies operating in diverse business environments/ business models, is this for product or service companies?

While there is one standardised application form, both product and service focused companies can apply. The rating parameters and weightages do differ depending upon the kind of business, product or service offered. We are looking for the most promising companies to succeed globally and the methodology and assessment process allows us to understand and rate a company accordingly.

6. How will the applications be evaluated?

The companies will be shortlisted based on a 3-stage assessment framework. In the first stage companies will be required to fill in an application form. Using the information shared, companies will be evaluated using a robust rating model. Based on the ratings given, the top 50 shortlisted companies will be invited to pitch their business to IE20. IE20 will then select the top 20 winners.

7. How will the winners be announced?

The final 20 winners will be announced on the IE20 website as well as being contacted by both email and phone.

8. Is there participation fee for this programme?

There is no cost to participate in the programme.

For more information about the IE20 programme, contact ie20@londonandpartners.com