Students, do you want to start a company that moves the world forward?
Antler Ignite is a bi-annual event to spark students’ entrepreneurial spirit.
Designed exclusively for high school and university students, the goal is to offer a taste of Antler’s residencies while sharing the cornerstones of entrepreneurship from Antler partners, including what it takes to become a great founder and the basics of building a business.
Dimension: Sixteen-year-old Tejas Ravishankar has been passionately building software products and communities since he was 13 years old. During the COVID-19 lockdown, he wasn’t able to hang out with his friends and spent a lot of time exploring coding. Working as a coder building his own tools and contributing to other open-source projects, he faced several issues. Dimension was born out of Tejas’s desire to bring the magic back into building software. Soon after, Dimension raised a pre-seed funding of US$150,000 in a round led by Antler in India.
Fanfix: Antler backed two college students based in the US—Harry Gestetner and Simon Pompan—to build Fanxfix, a platform for content creators to connect with their audiences. Harry watched his cousin build a following on TikTok, but struggled to monetize it. Traditional social media platforms didn’t have many tools to help creators make a living. Shortly after, Fanfix was born. Less than a year after its launch, SuperOrdinary acquired Fanfix in a multimillion-dollar transaction.
Cattleguru: While in university, Gaurav Panwar, Vaibhav Agarwal, and Lovepreet Singh decided to build Cattle Guru based on their sheer passion and commitment to creating a difference in the life of rural farmers. Determined to create a hassle-free and seamless experience to farmers by providing them high-quality, low-cost feed delivered to their doorsteps, Cattle Guru was born. The founders were a part of the Antler India Fellowship, a program focused on college entrepreneurs.
High school and university students all over the world have the opportunity to build their own businesses with Antler Ignite.
Resources to start building.
Students: explore our library of resources on how to build a business from day zero.