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Startup Mania 5.0-2020

Updated: Oct 15, 2020

Closing Date: 15/11/2020 (refer Contest Link) Reward: Upto 1.3 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 5.0:

Category- General (Within Tamilnadu):-

Startup mania by TBI@KEC which is in 5th 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.

Who can Apply:

  • Students-Within Tamilnadu

  • Innovators / Startups-Within Tamilnadu

Category- Accessibility (Across India):-

As a new initiative this year, ideas are invited under the Theme - Accessibility from aspiring students, innovators and Startups across India.

Who can Apply:

  • Students / Innovators / Startups - Across India

Contest Timelines:

  • 14th Aug'20- Open for Idea Submission

  • 27th Sep'20-Last Date for Registration

  • 3rd Oct'20-Announcement of shortlisted Ideas

  • 10th Oct'20-Prelims Presentation

  • 12th Oct'20- Announcement of shortlist Ideas

  • 28th & 29th Oct'20-Bootcamp

  • 30th Oct'20-FN Final

  • 30th Oct'20-Evening Conference and award ceremony

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Simplicity of the business model described

  • Likelihood that the team can create a sustainable competitive advantage

  • Credibility of the business idea

  • Size and growth rate/ scalability

  • Uniqueness/ innovativeness of idea or business model Social relevance (Impact on societal needs/ problems etc.,)

  • Technical feasibility-(Know How & Do How)

  • Team strength-(Execution capability/ Complimentary skill sets)

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


Category- General (Within Tamilnadu):-

Student Innovators

1st prize - 30,000 INR

2nd prize - 20,000 INR

3rd prize - 10,000 INR

Other Innovators / Startups

Winner - 25,000 INR

Runner - 15,000 INR

Category- Accessibility (Across India):-

Students / Startups / Other Individuals

Winner - 30,000

Other Support:

  • Winner & Runner will receive certificates and shields, mentoring support from Nativelead Foundation & Incubation * (access to a co-working space, technical and prototyping laboratories and possibility of raising a grant under the PRAYAS program up to Rs. 10 lakh) from TBI @ KEC.

  • Ideas / startups that have scalability and impact would be considered for funding by Native Angels Network, the first region-specific Angel Investment Network.

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


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