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Invitation for Startup-Launchpad: Melange 2018

Greetings from Pathfinder-The Entrepreneurship Cell,K.J.SIMSR!

K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research proudly presents Melange 2018 – The Annual Flagship Management-Cultural-Sports Event. The 16th edition of Melange promises to be bigger and better with more on offer to our Partners and Associates. Melange is set to happen on

9th and 10th February, 2018 and this year’s theme is Tech It Up’ which revolves around Technology Enabled Businesses. We want to embrace the fact that businesses are becoming increasingly ‘tech-ed up’. The economy loves them and so do we!

Startup Launchpad 2018

Melange ’18 is proud to announce the ‘Start-Up Launchpad’ which will be a platform for all budding start-ups and entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas and stand a chance to interact with venture capitalists on 10th February 2018. In a ‘Shark Tank’ inspired business pitch competition, start-ups and their business plans would be judged by investors-cum-business experts. The participants stand a chance to win cash prizes worth 50 thousand rupees.

Through the Launchpad, we are offering our own value addition to the very precious startup ecosystem. By bringing closer budding entrepreneurs, investors and evaluators alike and stakeholders of the ecosystem, we are doing our small bit to nurture this growing community.

Hence, we would love to invite you, being an investor yourself and a precious part of the startup world to come and be a part of our event Startup Launchpad and have a look at the budding entrepreneurs. We are having over 35-40 startups from the tech world, who are at their nascent stage. All of them unique in their own ways, they bring along a mix of some of the best ideas in the tech world.

But as it’s said that every Arjun needs his Dronacharya, most of these startups would need support. So do come for our event, being the Drona yourself and network with these brilliant startups. Who knows you might as well end up finding your arjun and hit the bird’s eye!

DATE: 10th February 2018

TIMINGS: 10:30 am – 06:00 pm

VENUE: K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Vidyavihar(E), Mumbai-400077

RSVP NOW

Hope to see you at MELANGE’18!

Regards,
Vikas Rai
PGDM-International Business |2017-2019|
| Member- Pathfinder-The Entrepreneurship Cell | Member- Women’s Development Cell |
https://www.linkedin.com/in/vikasrai94/
Mob. No.: 8291015901 / 7838730312

K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR)
Mumbai, India

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National Entrepreneurship Awards Scheme (NEAS)

MoSDE has recently announced the Second Call for Application for  National Entrepreneurship Awards Scheme (NEAS)’2017.

The Application window is open from 28th July’17 to 15th Sept’17.

About the Award

 

National Entrepreneurship Awards Scheme (NEAS) has been instituted by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MoSDE) to encourage a culture of entrepreneurship across the country.

These premier awards seek to recognise and honour entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship ecosystem builders for their outstanding efforts.

 

There are two tracks under this scheme of awards

 

  1. Award Track  –To honor exceptional entrepreneurs from various sectors.
  • Award money of INR 5 lakh each to the enterprise + Trophy and Certificate
  • A total of 17 Awards under various categories are covered  under Award Track.
  1. Recognition Track –Institutions and Mentors engaged in Entrepreneurship Development
  • Award money of INR 10 lakh each (organisations/institutes) and INR 5 lakh (mentor)  + Trophy and Certificate
  • A total of 6 Awards covered  under Recognition track

 

For more details visit www.neas.gov.in

‘National Entrepreneurship Awards’ Scheme

The National Entrepreneurship Awards have been instituted by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MoSDE) to encourage a culture of entrepreneurship across the country. These premier awards seek to recognise and honour entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship ecosystem builders for their outstanding efforts in the field of entrepreneurship development. The Awards also seek to highlight models of excellence for others to emulate and improve upon.

The Call for Application is now open from 28.07.2017- 15.09.2017. Applications should be filled online on www.neas.gov.in.  Also, visit this website for further details.

Regards,

Vandana Vyas

Manager Outreach

Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship(SINE),IIT Bombay

3rd Floor CSRE Building,IIT Bombay,Powai,Mumbai,IN 400 076

Email: vandana@sineiitb.org

Tel: +91 22 2572 1197

Mob: 9819225007

 

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Seedstar Summit in Switzerland

STRIKE IS HEADING TO SWITZERLAND TO WIN 500K AT THE SEEDSTARS SUMMIT

 

Strike is representing India at the Seedstars Summit, during which the winner of the global competition for fast growing startups in emerging markets Seedstars World will be named and awarded with up to USD 500,000 in equity investment.

 

Seedstars Summit – March 3rd, 2016, Swiss Tech Convention Center at EPFL, Lausanne

 

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND, February 11th, 2016 – Seedstars, the global organization with the mission of impacting people’s lives in emerging market through entrepreneurship and technology, launched its third edition of the Seedstars World competition in April 2015. The international team covered 54 countries, scouting for the best startups around the world. Strike has been selected to represent India and participate in a two day bootcamp, an Investor Forum and the Grand Final of Seedstars World. The global winner of this edition will be rewarded with up to USD 500’000 in equity investment. The best startups in other sectors such as travel and space will also be rewarded with equity investments and grants of up to USD 550’000.

 

Strike won Seedstars Bangalore in August last year, with its email productivity platform for mobile that helps users to research people within their Gmail app. On March 3rd, the Indian startup will represent the country and compete with other 53 startups from around the world for the title of “Seedstars World Global Winner”.

 

More than 3,000 startups from Eastern and Central Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America applied to participate in Seedstars World this year. Since April 2015, four regional teams and expert local juries have selected the most promising startups in 54 cities, from Santiago to Jakarta, passing by Ramallah and Beirut.

 

At the Summit, the speakers will discuss how technology and entrepreneurship impact billions of people’s lives in emerging markets. “Most people don’t really associate emerging markets to a billion of opportunities  and we’re here to show them that these markets are already transforming into centres of innovation where talented people and changemakers grow,” explains Alisée de Tonnac, CEO at Seedstars World.

 

Around 1000 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate executives, business angels, government officials, journalists and startup enthusiasts are expected to join for an amazing experience in Switzerland.

 

Tickets on sale now!

The Summit is open to public. Final pass & Executive pass are available @ www.seedstarsworld.com/summit/passes

 

About Seedstars

They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds.” – Mexican proverb

 

Seedstars is a global organisation based in Switzerland with activities in more than 50 countries around the world. Its mission is to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through entrepreneurship and technology. The company’s goal is to develop and foster startup ecosystems by connecting, building and investing in driven entrepreneurs. Seedstars connects the best entrepreneurs with investors, corporates and media, and helps them to scale to new markets. They build companies by bringing together resources, talents and growth techniques, and eventually, invest in the most promising entrepreneurs. Sharing the values of trust, efficiency and diversity, Seedstars aims to support the whole entrepreneurial ecosystem from entrepreneurs to investors passing through governments and corporates.

 

More info on our website: www.seedstars.com

Find all our partners here

 

THEY’VE TALKED ABOUT US  – Check out all our press coverage here

 

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Sandra Febvre                                                          Juliane Butty                                        Event & Press Manager                                                   Event & Press Coordinator

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High-resolution photos, logos, as well as press information & interview options are available on demand.

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Application for IMC – IT Awards

The Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC) will hold its Annual IT Awards on Wednesday, 29th April 2015 at Taj President in Mumbai.  As you are aware, these Awards were a resounding success last year.  We have invited, Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communication and Information Technology, to be the Chief Guest on this occasion.

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

Shall be grateful for your kind action in this matter.

Best wishes,

Sincerely yours,

Arvind Pradhan
Director General

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Vote for India’s most innovative student startups.

We are delighted to announce that over 430 student startups from 69 cities across India have been nominated for the fourth edition ofTATA First Dot Powered byNEN Awards!Which of these startups will win the coveted People’s Choice Awards? Any from your college or city? You decide!

Visit www.tatafirstdot.com and vote for the most innovative student startups! Help us recognize and support India’s next-generation entrepreneurial leaders.

VOTE for your favorite student startup
Three simple steps to vote:
Visit the Nominees page on our website
Check out nominees by city, industry, institution or name
Go to your favorite nominee page, read more about them, and click VOTE. And yes, you can vote for more than one startup!
Cheers,
TATA First Dot team
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Eureka 2014 – International Business Plan Comptetition

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

Eureka! Business

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.

Eureka! Social

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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