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Startup Mania 6.0-2021

Updated: Sep 30, 2021

Registration Closing Date: 10/10/2021 (refer Contest Link) Reward: Upto 1.25 Lakh INR & Startup Support

About TBI@KEC :

TBI @ KEC, a very unique facility and the first of its kind in India, was established in 2003 by Kongu Engineering College (KEC) with the grant and support of NSTEDB / Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India for a total project of Rs. 3.95 Crore to encourage startups and entrepreneurship development in the fields of advanced science and technology. TBI @ KEC provides full support to incubates from concept to commercialization at different stages including project formulation, mentoring, financial assistance, co-working space and infrastructure support.

TBI @ KEC has incubated entrepreneurs from Erode, Coimbatore, Chennai and Bangalore. Products have been launched so far for the benefit of various sectors of the economy and society (products for export). TBI @ KEC received seed funds / grants from NSTEDB, TDB and MSMEs and provided financial support in the form of a loan / grant on concessional terms to deserving incubates; projects to date. Under the NIDHI-PRAYAS program, innovators can benefit up to Rs.10 lakh as a grant to convert their innovative idea into proof of concept / prototype.

TBI @ KEC won the coveted National Award for the best TBI in the country for 2012 in recognition of its consistent good performance. The award, instituted by DST / GoI, was presented to TBI @ KEC by the President of India on May 11, 2013.

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About Startup Mania 2021:

Startup mania by TBI@KEC which is in 6th edition brings together aspiring, innovators, startups and undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students from Science, Engineering, Medicine, Polytechnic and Management from colleges and universities in TamilNadu to shape their innovative ideas for the future.

Contest Categories:


Product, service or system used in agriculture to increase its yield, efficiency, and profitability pre or post or during harvest.


Product, service or system used to improve the functional capabilities of people with Special Needs (disabilities).


Products, services or processes that harness renewable materials and energy sources, reduction in the use of natural resources and cut or eliminate emissions and wastes


Product, service or system to improve people’s health by preventing, diagnosing, monitoring and treating disease.


Product, service or processes and actions required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal by providing hygienic, efficient and economic solid waste storage, collection, transportation and treatment or disposal of waste without polluting the atmosphere, soil or water system

Contest Timelines:

  • 20th Aug'21- Open for Idea Submission

  • 30th Sep'21-Last Date for Registration

  • 8th Oct'21-Announcement of shortlisted Ideas(Online)

  • 18th & 19th Oct'21-Prelims Presentation

  • 20th Oct'21- Announcement of shortlist Ideas

  • 28th & 29th Oct'21- Online Bootcamp

  • 30th Oct'21-FN: Online Final

  • 30th Oct'21-AN: Evening Conference and award ceremony

Who can Participate & Guidelines:

  • 'Startup Mania' event is planned for two category of participants: Student Innovators: UG/PG students from Engineering Colleges, Arts & Science Colleges, B-schools, Polytechnic, Medical Colleges & Agricultural Colleges only within Tamilnadu can Apply.

  • Other Innovators . Alumni, Budding startupreneurs, startups, entrepreneurs and working professionals.

  • Registrations may be submitted by Individuals or by teams. A team can consist of maximum of 3 members.

  • A team can submit only one idea. Also, an individual can be a member of only one team.

  • Registration for the "Business Model competition" should be done on or before 30.09.2021. There is no registration fee.

  • After careful evaluation of submitted registrations, we will Shortlist participants for the prelims.

  • The shortlisted participants will be announced online and intimated through email for the prelims.

Evaluation Parameters:

  • Uniqueness/ innovativenees 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)


  • Total Cash Prize of Rs.1,25,000/-

  • Mentoring, Incubation* and Funding*

.............INNOVATE TO WIN..............

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