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Startup Mania 4.0 by CII, YI, Nativelead & TBI@KEC -2019

Updated: Oct 26, 2019

Closing Date: 30 Nov 2019 Reward: Cash & Startup Support

Contest Outline:

Startup Mania 4.0 by by CII, YI, Nativelead & TBI@KEC brings together aspirants, Innovators, Startups and Students of undergraduate, post-graduate and PhD from the Science, Engineering, Medical, Polytechnic and Management streams of colleges and universities across TamilNadu to shape their innovative ideas for the future.


  1. Innovative students: UG / PG students from colleges of engineering, colleges of arts and sciences, B schools, polytechnics, colleges of medicine and colleges of agriculture.

  2. Other innovators: former students, young entrepreneurs, start-ups, entrepreneurs and professionals in activity.

Rules and Guidelines

  • Registrations can be submitted by individuals or teams. A team can consist of up to 3 members.

  • A team can only submit one idea. In addition, a person can only be a member of one team.

  • Registration for the "Business Model Competition" must be made by midnight on 30.1.2019 at the latest.

  • There is no registration fee.

  • After a careful evaluation of the entries submitted, we will pre-screen the participants in the preliminaries.

  • Pre-selected participants will be announced online and informed by email. For preliminary events, pre-selected participants will be required to prepare a presentation in the prescribed format.

  • The presentation must be sent to no later than 16.12.2019 at 16:00.

  • On the day of the preliminary phase, the Business Model should be presented only in the prescribed format. Please download the template in contest website. No more than 15 slides.

  • Business plans can be explained in English and Tamil. But make sure the content of the presentation is mainly in English. Tamil content can be included if necessary.

  • Pre-screened participants for preliminaries will make their own arrangements for food and travel to the venue.

  • The team selected for the finals must attend a 3-day training camp (residential) at TBI @ KEC.

  • Only 2 people per team can participate in Bootcamp.

  • Bootcamp participants must arrange their own return trip.

  • Stay and food for 3 days of Bootcamp will be taken care of by the organizers.

  • The jury's decision will be final.

  • The participants selected for the finals will appear at the "grand finale".

  • The "Startup Mania" event is scheduled in advance and we ask all participants to respect the deadlines. We ask participants to be available on the site well in advance of the scheduled time.

Judging Criteria :

  1. Simplicity of the business model described

  2. Credibility of the business idea

  3. Likelihood that the team can create a sustainable competitive advantage

  4. Size and growth rate/ scalability

Specifically, judges will evaluate on the following criteria:

  • Uniqueness/ innovativeness of idea or business model

  • Technical feasibility (Know How & Do How)

  • Commercial Viability (Market, Growth/Scalability etc.,)

  • Social relevance (Impact on societal needs/ problems etc.,)

  • Team strength (Execution capability/ Complimentary skill sets)


  1. Last Date for Registration- 30/11/2019 - Online

  2. Announcement Shortlisted Ideas- 09/12/2019 - Online

  3. Prelims Presentation- 20/12/2019- Venue: TBI@KEC

  4. Announcement Shortlisted Ideas- 23/12/2019 - Online

  5. Bootcamp- 08/01/2020 to 09/01/2020- Venue: TBI@KEC

  6. Final Presentation- 10/01/2020 FN- Venue: TBI@KEC

  7. Conference & Award Ceremony- 10/01/2020 4.30pm to 8pm Venue: Will be announced

Prize & Recognition:


1st Price- 30,000

2nd Price- 20,000

3rd Price- 10,000


Winner- 25,000

Runner- 15,000

Other finalists will receive a certificate

Winner & Runner will receive Certificates & Shields, Mentoring Support from Nativelead Foundation & Incubation (access to coworking space, technical and prototyping labs, and PRAYAS grant funding opportunity upto 10 lakh INR) of TBI @ KEC.

.............YOU CAN WIN..............


For more details and registration visit the contest link below:

Category of contest: startup contest

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