StartUp Conclave

Do you have an idea that could change the shape of the society?

CASH PRIZES WORTH
₹ 5.5 LAKHS

RESOURCES WORTH
₹ 1 MILLION

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INTER-NIT

Introducing a special tier for NITians to foster the brand 'NIT' globally. All students currently studying in NITs are encouraged to register through this tier. The segregation is done to recognize the best ideas from the NITs.

Until 05 JAN 19

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OPEN

This tier will include all the teams who are not currently studying in any NIT. The open tier is a platform for all the startups across India to exhibit their idea and procure great opportunities.

Until 05 JAN 19


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ABOUT

PNAF

PAN NIT Alumni Forum is an umbrella organization incorporating Alumni Associations and thus integrating alumni of all NITs to evolve the brand “NIT” that would provide strong fraternity. It aims to establish the vision- “To Foster Brand NIT Globally” among the society and continuously enhance the same by providing a platform to build global professional networks by bringing alumni of all NITs together.

StartUp Conclave

Innovation and enterprising are the wheels that steer the world into a brighter future. Great ideas result into great undertakings which pave the way for glaring success. In order to facilitate this vision of promoting entrepreneurship in India, E-Cell VNIT organizes StartUp Conclave, a national-level business plan competition.


Competition Structure

Round 1 Schedule

17th November 2018: Registration starts

05th December 2018: Round 1 commences

05th January 2019: Last Date for registration

10th January 2019: Last Date for filling questionnaire.

16th January 2019: Results of Round 1 will be declared

Round 2 Schedule

23th January 2019: Mentor Allotment to the qualified teams

25th January 2019: Mentoring session commences

10th February 2019: B-Plan Draft Submission

15th February 2019: Final B-Plan Submission

20th February 2019: Results of Round 2 will be declared

Round 3 Schedule

25nd February 2019: Pitching Workshop

01st March 2019: Pitch Deck Submission

9th March 2019: Final Round in VNIT Nagpur (Open)

10th March 2019: Final Round in VNIT Nagpur (InterNIT)

MENTORS

YUKTI MEHANDIRATTA

Silhouette by Yukti

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SAURABH MOODY VOICEMAN

CEO - alphaa.ai

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ISHAN BOSE

CMO KreditBee & KrazyBee

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ANUP PANDEY

Chief Customer Officer at Kare4u Healthcare Solutions

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DASHRADH RAM NUTAKKI

Mentor & Coach - Factoryal Business Incubator (OPC) Pvt. Ltd.

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APARNA MISHRA

Founder CafeBiz Women Entrepreneurs Hub

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T R GIRIDHAR

Founder Partner - Just Bespoke Advisory LLP

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KRISHNAKUMAR DEVNALLY

Director, mPower Solutions

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DIPESH AJMERA

CEO, Ajmera Tyres, Nagpur

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MAHESH RAKHEJA

Former Director, Religare

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ANIL KUMAR REDDY

CEO & Co-founder at Donatekart

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HARSHAD SACHANI

Co-Founder at Career Mentors

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MANISH KHANCHANDANI

Co-Founder at Career Mentors

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I participate in StartUp Conclave?

Right from acknowledging potential of your idea, enhancing your business acumen, steering your idea in correct direction, scrutinizing your views which will pave your way for glaring success , this platform has it all!

When and where is the final round of StartUp Conclave?

Consortium is a 3 day Entrepreneurship Summit which will be held on 8th to 10th March ’19. The final round of Startup Conclave shall be on 9th and 10th March. Shortlisted teams will be invited to VNIT for the final pitching.

What is the eligibility for participating in startup conclave?

Any NIT or non-NITian team having a budding startup idea which you think has a prospective of emerging as a successful startup provided we give a momentum is welcome. NITians should participate in NIT Tier and all others should participate in the Open Tier. You can participate in a team with 2 to 5 members.

When is the last date for registration?

Registrations will be open till 5th January 2019.

About B-plan in second round.

A B-plan or business plan is a formal written document containing business goals, various methods about how can these be attained , time frame within which these goals will be achieved and your future targets. Generally we expect a detailed document consisting of around 30-40 pages which briefly describes the future course of your startup.

Who will conduct the mentoring sessions?

We have veterans from entrepreneurial field to conduct mentoring sessions who will guide you and also answer all your queries related to your startup.

PREVIOUS INVESTORS

KISHOR PANPALIYA

Vice President At Americas & APAC

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SHASHIKANT CHAUDHARY

Cofounder, Nagpur Angels

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DEVESH CHAWLA

CEO & Founder - Chatur Ideas

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SHWETANK SHRIMAL

Serial Entrepreneur & Investor - UK

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NEHA JAIN

Co-founder at Z Nation Lab

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Get in Touch

Lakshya Shukla

+91 7738446941
anillakshya6@gmail.com

Poojitha Durghamati

+91 7972566067
npoojitha.d@gmail.com

Kaushik Somani

+91 7447340636
somanikaushik22@gmail.com

Kaustubh Rajimwale

+91 9619703630
kaustubh.rajimwale@gmail.com

Email

startupconclave@ecellvnit.org

Address

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology,
Nagpur, Maharashtra


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