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India’s first ever student startup showcase

We are delighted to write to you about an exciting, new initiative at NEN: The NEN First Dot 2010-2011, India’s first ever student startup showcase!

An initiative of the NEN Entrepreneurship Cells in Chennai and the NEN Trust, the First Dot brings together student start-ups from across the country, providing them an opportunity to showcase their products and services to a panel of successful entrepreneurs, expert mentors, national print and electronic media, as well as a large number of peers.

The showcase will take place at the SSN College of Engineering in Chennai on January 10th and 11th, 2011.

NEN First Dot is currently inviting nominations from student startups across the country. If you are one, or if you know any one, we’d love to hear from you!


NEN First Dot 2010-2011 – Invitation to Apply


Who can apply:

Any student in India who is a founder/co-founder of a startup can apply to participate.

Note: All student startups that submit nominations to participate in NEN First Dot will be given a stall at the event for marketing and networking purposes. However, of all the nominations that are received, only 30 startups will get the opportunity to present to the panel of entrepreneurs and investors.


Exclusive national media coverage: Mint, Businessworld and ET Now (Starting Up)
Access to expert mentorship for the 30 selected student startups
Opportunity to pitch to angel investors for the 30 selected student startups
Opportunity to network with other student entrepreneurs and peers

How to apply:

To participate in NEN First Dot, please apply here :

Applications open: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Applications close: Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Not participating, but want to attend the NEN First Dot event in Chennai?

If you are a student, faculty member, entrepreneur or professional, wanting to attend the event, pleaseregister here: .We have limited seats available. The last day for registering to attend the event is December 15, 2010.

We look forward to your participation and support in making NEN First Dot a success in the new year!

Warm regards,

Vijay Sharma
NEN First Dot Team
+91 9535509762



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