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START-A-THON 2.0

Sardar Patel Technology Business Incubator (SP-TBI) is coming up with start-a-Thon 2.0 which is a national-level ideation challenge, that is open to all students (engineers, arts, commerce, science), recent graduates 2019 & 2020, and faculties. This is a 2-day intense competition where participants will have to race against time to create a full-fledged solution for the given problem statement. All the participants will be given a problem statement from any one of the many domains like agri-tech, food-tech, sports-tech, social problems, renewable energy, healthcare to name a few on day one. There will be mentors available throughout the day to help participants make the best startup ideas plans and also learn about entrepreneurship in the process. On day two, each startup will be pitching its ideas against 4-5 investors. All ideas will be evaluated based on work done on the previous day.

DAY 1

On the first day, out of 5 problem statements any 1 will be randomly allocated to the top 20 teams. The team will have the entire day to ideate around the problem to come up with a feasible tech-based or tech-enabled solution. The teams will be assigned esteemed mentors to help them throughout the day.

DAY 2

On the second day, every team will have to be geared up to present their ideas and business plan in front of the judges. Each team will be given 10 minutes to pitch and 5 minutes for the questionnaire round with the judges. After this, there will be a networking session during the break with the judges. Post break the judges will give feedback and also declare the results


After this, the teams will get an opportunity to get incubated at SPTBI and convert their ideas into startups. Hostelfund will be providing funding up to 50 lacs for the same.

WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU?

For the top 20 teams apart from prizes, we will provide

  • Incubation Support.
  • Ideas can be converted into startups.
  • Funding Support
  • Mentoring support
  • AWS credits

TIMELINE OF START-A-THON 2.0


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This is a great opportunity for students graduates and faculty to help the society in an innovative way by bringing their creative minds on board to solve the problems of society. They will not only have a chance to showcase their ideas but also meet a lot of industry experts and increase their networking.

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START-A-THON PRIZES


1st Place
Rs. 10,000 + Digital Certificate + 3 months free incubation or one year virtual incubation + 1,000$ AWS credits.

2nd Place
Rs. 5,000 + Digital Certificate + 3 months free incubation or one year virtual incubation + 1,000$ AWS credits.

3rd 4th and 5th  Place
Digital Certificate + Three months free incubation or 50% of virtual incubation + 1,000$ AWS credits.
Top 20
Discounted incubation + 1,000$ AWS credits.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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The Goal Of An Ideation Challenge Is To Provide An Opportunity To Learn About Entrepreneurship Through The Development And Presentation Of A Business Idea. Participants In The Competition Will Have An Opportunity To Define Their Ideas In Commercial Terms And To Compete For Substantial Cash Prizes That Could Be Used To Further The Commercialization Of Their Inventions.

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  1. A refined business plan/model
  2. Perfect Pitch
  3. Mentorship
  4. Exposure leads to partnership
  5. Win cash prizes and access to resources

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This competition is open to all. Graduates, undergraduates, students in high school, students in art, science, commerce background and even working professionals can apply for this competition.

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Form a team with people you can easily work with, have creative ideas and want to learn something new.

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The selection criteria are the creativity of the solution, the feasibility of the solution, how well the solution fits in the Indian market, presentation and how well you address the problem.

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If you have never been to an ideation challenge then this is the perfect opportunity for you to get this kind of exposure and to test your creative skills.

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Basic stationery, business canvas, and mentors will be provided. Along with this lunch and snacks will also be provided.

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Bring a laptop

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Yes, you’ll get a certificate after completion.

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Click on Register now

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This training program is not only for first-time entrepreneurs but also for those who have a startup and don’t know how to progress. Or for an entrepreneur who is stuck in their business. This training program can also be taken by those who are aspiring to be entrepreneurs.

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No, you don’t have to make the actual product. You just have to design it