Startup Odyssey is not just an event for entrepreneurship but a journey to bring ambitious and creative people together to solve real-world problems and unleash creativity and technology to give rise to new businesses
Start-a-Thon is the first event of the Startup Odyssey scheduled on 14th and 15th March. Start-a-thon is a national level ideation challenge that is open to all students, engineers, arts, commerce, science and even working professionals. 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. The problem statement will be from any domain engineer, agriculture, sports, social, etc. There will be mentors available throughout the day to help participants make the best plans for the solution and also learn about entrepreneurship in the process.
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 prepare the business plan, the products and everything in between. The teams will be assigned esteemed mentors to help them throughout the day. During lunch, there will also be a networking session for the participants and the mentors
On the second day, every team will have to be geared up to present their ideas and business plan in front of esteemed 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 lunch with the judges. Post lunch the judges will give feedback and also declare the results. The top 5 teams will be given free entry to the 6-week entrepreneurship training program along with cash prizes and certificates