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YOU ASPIRING TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR BUT DON’T HAVE AN IDEA?

DO YOU LIKE TO SOLVE REAL-WORLD PROBLEMS?

ENTER THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY - STARTUP ODYSSEY!

Startup Odyssey was 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

Start-a-Thon was the first event of the Startup Odyssey scheduled on 14th and 15th March. Start-a-thon was a national level ideation challenge that was open to all students, engineers, arts, commerce, science and even working professionals. This was a 2-day intense competition where participants had to race against time to create a full-fledged solution for the given problem statement. The problem statement was from any domain engineer, agriculture, sports, social, etc. There were mentors available throughout the day to help participants make the best plans for the solution and also learn about entrepreneurship in the process.

DAY 1

On the first day, out of 5 problem statements any 1 was randomly allocated to the top 20 teams. The team had an entire day to prepare the business plan, the products and everything in between. The teams were assigned esteemed mentors to help them throughout the day. During lunch, there was be a networking session for the participants and the mentors

DAY 2

On the second day, every team were geared up to present their ideas and business plan in front of esteemed judges. Each team were given 10 minutes to pitch and 5 minutes for the questionnaire round with the judges. After this, there was a networking session during lunch with the judges. Post lunch the judges gave feedback and also declared the results. The top 5 teams were given free entry to the 6-week entrepreneurship training program along with cash prizes and certificates


TIMELINE OF START-A-THON

START-A-THON PRIZES


1st Prize
Rs. 10,000 + Certificate + Free entry in 6 Weeks Entrepreneurship training worth Rs. 25,000

2nd Prize
Rs. 5,000 + Certificate + Free entry in 6 Weeks Entrepreneurship training worth Rs. 25,000

3rd Prize
Certificate + Free entry in 6 Weeks Entrepreneurship Training worth Rs. 25,000
Top 5
Certificate + 50% discount for 6 Weeks Entrepreneurship Training
Top 20
Certificate

WANT TO KNOW ABOUT 6 WEEKS ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING ?

Problem statements for Start-a-thon 1.0

  1. First Mile to Last Mile Mobility in India.
  2. Climate Control/CleanTech.
  3. Sustainable Design.
  4. Smart Alternatives To Conventional Healthcare.

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

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