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The IMC is a premier Chamber of Industry and Commerce of which Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of Nation was a member. Its foundation stone was laid by none other than the Ironman of India, Sardar Patel.
The jury currently constitutes the following:
1. Ashank Desai, Former Chairman of Nasscom
2. Atul Nishar, Former Chairman of Nasscom
3. F. C. Kohli, Padma Bhushan, Former Chairman of Nasscom
4. Ganesh Natarajan, Former Chairman of Nasscom
5. Harish Mehta, Former Chairman of Nasscom
6. Hemant Sonawala, Former President Computer Society of India
7. Shirish Gariba, Chief Information Officer at DIESL. President CIO Klub
We invite you to apply for the IMC IT Awards. There is no application fee. The Award categories and Application Forms are available at: http://imc-itawards.in
The last date for submitting the application form is April 15, 2015.
We have divided some of the Awards under 2 categories viz.:
1. Companies with revenues of less than Rs 250 crores
2. Companies with revenues of more than Rs 250 crores
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Eureka! – An International Business Plan Competition
Aimed at encouraging people all around the world to unleash their inventive potential and flesh out ideas spanning multiple dimensions, Eureka! is Asia’s largest B-Plan competition as acknowledged independently by CNN and Thomson Reuters.
Designed to emulate the process of the growth of an idea towards a full-fledged startup. Eureka! prides itself on providing a 360 degree, holistic experience in the 5 month period that it spans. Right from acknowledging that your idea has potential, to writing a B-Plan, and pitching in front of an investor- this platform has it all !
Over the 15 years of its existence, Eureka has grown from a competition in which 50 teams competed for INR 50,000 , to a competition which sees over 6000 entries competing for prizes worth INR 4.5 Million with excellent networking opportunities in India and the Silicon Valley !
Eureka! now serves not only as a launch pad for budding ideas, but now has moved to be recognised as a platform for intensive learning of the entrepreneurial ecosystem by interactions and mentorship from the leaders of this field.
With the vision of promoting both business and social innovations, we follow two tracks:
- Eureka! Business
- Eureka! Social
The trademark of Eureka!, the business track of Eureka! is aimed at helping ideas develop into businesses that have the potential to revolutionize the world.
Now into its 4th successful year, Eureka! Social aims at helping build innovative enterprises and technology to aid the strata at the bottom of the pyramid and/or build a greener tomorrow. With associations like NSEF, Ashoka and Villgro, Eureka! Social runs as a parallel side track to Eureka! Business.
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Entrepreneurs are invited to compete for the BW|Businessworld Young Entrepreneur Awards 2014-2015 in two categories. Category A is for companies between 3 and 5 years old as on 30 June 2014. Startups that are 0-3 years old are invited to apply and compete for awards in category B. Three winners will be chosen and awarded in this category. At least one founder has to be 35 or under as on 30 June 2014. The last date for applications is July 31, 2014.
Q. Who can apply for the BW|Businessworld Hottest Young Entrepreneurs 2014 awards?
A. There are three basic criteria.
One, all founders should be no more than 35 years old as of June 30, 2014 .
Two, companies which are between 0-3 years old as on July 31, 2014, can apply. This is a category we introduced for the first time last year.
Three, companies which are between three and five years old as on July 31, 2014. All companies must be registered entities.
Q. What is the selection procedure?
A. After applications close on July 31, 2014, winners will be picked via a three-step process. In Step 1, independent auditors will shortlist eligible candidates based on a due diligence of accounts. In Step 2, a screening committee comprising venture capitalists will interact with applicants and shortlist finalists for the jury round. Shortlisted candidates will then be put through a mentoring process before being presented in front of an independent jury. The jury will pick five winners, ranked 1 to 5, with 1 being the highest rank. The winners will be awarded at an awards function hosted by BW|Businessworld in March. We will update applicants on the outcome of each step on this website.
Q. Apart from the winners, are there any other awards?
A. We pick five companies as winners in the Editors’ Choice category. These companies are featured in BW|Businessworld as part of the special issue on the awards. We don’t not award them at the awards function.
Q. Is there a cash prize for the winners?
A. No, at this moment we do not give cash prizes.
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Bina Rao of Hyderabad-based Creative Bee foundation and Villoo Mirza of SEWA (Self Employed Women’s Association), Ahmedabad, have for been friends for years, bound by their passion: handlooms.
A vegetable-dyed kalamkari jacket adorns a mannequin in SEWA’s modest workspace in Ahmedabad. “This is for Bina Rao’s collection to be showcased at the International Workshop on Natural Dyes in Hyderabad. Besides, I will be presenting my own line,” Villoo Mirza says. The line will feature mosaic-like appliqué patterns Gujarat is known for.
The SEWA studio deals with a multitude of textiles and techniques, from Kutchi to Kashmiri embroideries and the coarse Japanese Boro yarn.
The establishment’s ability to cater to diverse requirements is its hallmark, says Bina: “Once I design the garments, the fabrication work is done at Mirza’s studio.”
Courtesy : Dara Acidwalla