StartUp Conclave

MAKE IDEAS HAPPEN!

CASH PRIZES UPTO
₹3 LAKHS*

RESOURCES WORTH
₹1 MILLION

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ABOUT

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Entrepreneurship Cell is managed by students of VNIT under the guidance of Centre of Innovation, Nagpur and Prime Minister Yuva Yojana, which aims to promote and develop entrepreneurship culture amongst the students. Throughout the year, we conduct various events, workshops and invite speakers from varied domains to inspire and assist students on their journey to become leading entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

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

25th December 2021: Registration starts

10th February 2022: Registration Closes

10th February 2022: Final questionnaire submission

15thFebruary 2022:Results of Round 1

Round 2 Schedule

15th February 2022: Mentor Allotment to the qualified teams

17th February 2022: Mentoring session commences

22nd March 2022: Mentoring ends

25th March 2022: Preliminary Submission

30th March 2022: Finalists will be declared

Round 3 Schedule

2ndApril 2022: Final Submission of executive summary/ B plan

5thApril 2022: Elevator Pitch submission

9thApril 2022: Final Pitching Round

MENTORS

YUKTI MEHANDIRATTA

Silhouette by Yukti

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VIVEK PUNEKAR

Member-India Angel Network

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ANUP PANDEY

Chief Customer Officer at Kare4u Healthcare Solutions

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ARIJIT BHATTACHARYYA

Founder & CEO-virtualinfocom

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PRAFUL CHATRAPATI

Entrepreneur & Startup Mentor

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MITHUN SRIVATSA

Founder & CEO Blowhorn

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VIVEK SRINIVASAN

Founder-Startup Square

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SUNIL MISHRA

Fintech Incubation- Infosys Finacle

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YOGITA KASTURE

Co-Founder-Ready2innovate Worldwide

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PRAKASH MUGALI

Founder Chairman & MD Enerzi Microwave Systems

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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 Khichadiwala LLP

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NIKHIL MOORJANI

Vice President at HealthifyMe

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SAHEJ PATEL

DIRECTOR at JDS Group of Companies

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PRABIN BHARDHAN

Founder & CEO at Kare4u Healthcare

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DALVEER BAWA

CEO at 91 Blackboard Advisory Solutions

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RAJNISH PRAJAPAT

Growth consultant at Josh Talks

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SAURABH MOODY VOICEMAN

CEO - alphaa.ai

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KRISHNAKUMAR DEVNALLY

Director, mPower Solutions

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BALAJI VISWANATHAN

CEO - Invento Robotics

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T R GIRIDHAR

Founder Partner - Just Bespoke Advisory LLP

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MADHUR GOYAL

Co-Founder at Outwit Outplay

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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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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?

The final round of Startup Conclave shall be on 9th April. Shortlisted teams will get to pitch their startups to a panel of investors.

What is the eligibility for participating in startup conclave?

StartUp conclave is open to all teams having a budding start-up idea which have a prospective of emerging as a successful start-up provided, we give a momentum.

When can I request a mentor?

A mentor will be allotted to all the teams that qualify for the second round i.e. the Business Model round. The mentoring session will begin in January.

When is the last date for registration?

Registrations will be open till 10th February 2022.

Can I participate individually?

Yes, single participation is allowed. However, team participation is highly recommended

What is a B-Model?

A Business Model is a conceptual structure that supports the viability of a product or company and explains how the company operates, makes money, and how it intends to achieve its goals.

PREVIOUS INVESTORS

PATHIK MUNI

Managing Partner at Adrey Consultancy

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SHASHIKANT CHAUDHARY

Cofounder, Nagpur Angels

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VISHAL JAIN

VP & Head, Growth at Shuttl

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SAHIL CHOPRA

Head - Business Outreach and Partnership & Alliances -Lawyered

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DEVESH CHAWLA

CEO & Founder - Chatur Ideas

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KISHOR PANPALIYA

Vice President At Americas & APAC

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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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POONAM KHANDELWAL

Managing Partner at Venture Catalysts

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Get in Touch

Akanksha Dudhe

+91 7218221890

Vedant Mahajan

+91 7397825297

Siddhi Chobe

+91 9175950453

Atharva Borkute

+91 8010610772

Sujeet Dhavle

+91 9529256288

Email

startupconclave@ecellvnit.org

Address

Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology,
Nagpur, Maharashtra


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*The prize money consists of some assured cash funds of Rs.50,000 provided by the E-Cell VNIT team along with the additional cash investments by Sharks depending upon the performance of the Shark Tank round.