India’s largest entrepreneurship development programme is back. Seeking to create a culture of innovation in the country by touching more lives, the programme aims at encouraging individuals with a business idea to come forward and connects them with relevant mentors and investors. This year, equipped with a superior degree of mentoring and a larger corpus of funds, The Economic Times’ Power of Ideas will make an even bigger impact than 2010.
The programme is conducted by The Economic Times in partnership with the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India. DST brings to the programme its immense expertise and relationships in the entrepreneurial space as well as a corpus of Rs. 6.2 crore of guaranteed funds. The funds are open to all deserving ideas with genuine innovation on their mind, regardless of whether they have just an idea or a fully functional start-up.
Highlights of the programme structure:
Phase I: Submission of busi-ness ideas — Last date for submission of Business Summary form is June 25, 2012
Phase II: Mentoring and Elevator Pitches for those entrepreneurs whose ideas make it to the first cut-off list
Phase III : Final cut-off + Intensive Mentoring at IIM-Ahmedabad
Phase IV : Felicitation Ceremony
Connect with The Power of Ideas@
• Website: www.ideas. economictimes.com
• SMS: To get details of the programme in your mailbox, SMS ETPI your name email id to 58888
• Faeebook : http://tinyurl.com/ideaset
• Twitter : http://tinyurl.com/ideastw
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