Announcement: Launchpad Challenge 2014

If you are a student interested in Entrepreneurship then you may want to explore this competition. These days competitions truly serve as a launch pad for start-ups in numerous ways. They include validation of concept, finding co-founders, raising funds for bootstrapping, etc.,. So if you are one such entrepreneurial soul living on any campus in India, here is one more chance for you not to miss. For details and links read below:

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad, and the National Entrepreneurship Network are delighted to invite you to take part in Launchpad Challenge 2014 – an initiative that celebrates and supports breakthrough innovations from students across all disciplines! 

If you are a graduate or post-graduate student in India with an exciting idea/product/prototype to share, enter the Challenge to win national recognition and fast-track commercialization support, including:

  • An opportunity to attend an intensive business plan workshop tailored for you
  • An opportunity to pitch your idea/product to leading investors
  • Recognition at the Launchpad Challenge Grand Finale at EDII, Ahmedabad (to be held on 7th March, 2014)

To enter the Challenge, please submit your completed nomination form (available at link below), on or before 15th February, 2014

Eligibility: The EDII-NEN Launchpad Challenge 2014 is open to all graduate and post-graduate students in India, affiliated to recognized universities or colleges. 

Process: Interested and eligible students are requested to submit their completed nomination forms on or before 15th February, 2014. A national jury will review the nomination forms and select the most innovative ideas/products – which have the highest potential for impact. Selected candidates will be informed by NEN representatives and invited to attend the Grand Finale at EDII, Ahmedabad on 7th March, 2014, where they will take part in an intensive workshop on building effective business plans, and have an opportunity to fast-pitch their ideas or products to investors.


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