Calling all those with a will in their hearts, and a plan to make it big. Our flagship event, iDeas, the International Business Plan Competition, is fertile breeding ground for the future Tatas, Birlas and Ambanis of the country. The competition attracts participation from Indian institutes of repute such as the IITs and IIMs, as well as from renowned institutions abroad, Stanford University’s Graduate School Of Business, Purdue University and National University Of Singapore to name a few. iDeas has fostered successful start-ups like Kalzoom Technologies, Transversal E-Networks and Geo-X.
This year, we take iDeas to the next level, forging newer partnerships with industry and academia. Net seed capital up for grabs at iDeas ’08 exceeded INR 4 Crore, and it can only be higher this time round. Our vast network of venture capitalists, angel investors, incubation hubs and entrepreneurs who serve as mentors and incubators makes sure you get connected to the right people in the industry. Cut throat competition from the best in the world will give you tremendous exposure and will be an excellent test of your business acumen. Certainly not an opportunity to be missed!
The prizes for iDeas ’09 line up as follows:
First : INR 1,00,000
Second : INR 50,000
Third : INR 25,000
In addition to these prizes, all finalists will be given goodies worth INR 25,000 in all.
Fifty percent of the above prize money will be awarded just after declaration of the results of Ideas. The rest amount will be awarded only after the winning team registers their company as a Private Limited. They will have to produce the proof of registration to obtain the rest amount.