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Prarambh 2020


About Prarambh

The event aims to help entrepreneurs transform their innovative ideas into working business models and for existing start-ups to develop their prototype and conduct market testing. This is achieved by a six-week mentorship program in which participant teams are entrusted with a network of distinguished experts in the field of business to refine the ideas. Teams will then get an opportunity to pitch their nurtured business models in front of an investor-cum-judges panel - a unique networking and potential funding opportunity.

Prarambh 2020 Structure :

Mentorship starts from December 15, 2019, and concludes with a 2-day startup conclave on Feb 8-9, 2020.

  • Day 1(Feb 8th) : This seventh edition, Prarambh 2020, will mark our ambitious journey by hosting our first-ever 'Entrepreneurship-summit' with the theme "The Last 67 Strides", indicating India's proximity towards the Global Entrepreneurship Index, an indicator of the overall entrepreneurial potential of a nation. Even as India is rapidly enhancing its start-up ecosystem, it still needs to climb 67 positions to top the Global Entrepreneurship Index. The keynote speakers of the summit will bring together the perspectives of different stakeholders on India’s start-up ecosystem.
  • Day 2(Feb 9th) : Pitching in front of judges/investors

Prarambh 2019 Glimpse :

Prarambh 19 had garnered enthusiastic participation from top B-schools & existing start-ups all over the country. 150+ teams had registered for the event with their promising, potential-bearing ideas. Out of these, 33 had a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). These ideas come from various domains, i.e., technology, app, social, education, environment, health, agriculture, and food.

Winners :
  1. Team EF Polymer from Udaipur who went on to get 10M Yen funding from the Japanese government & win Carbon TECH climate launchpad
  2. Team Cortex from Bits Pilani who went on to win 'top 10 Industrial startups' in IIGP (India Innovation Growth Programme)

Prarambh 19 provided mentorship for six weeks to the teams and nurtured their ideas to fruition. The continuous evaluation, along with mentorship, has bought shape to their ideas. We also connected them to investors and helped them to get the required funding to launch their startup journey.

Prarambh-2020 sponsored by :

Secure meters, Yes Bank, Headstart, iCreate, Your story, Dare2Compete, startupnews.fyi, LearningWhileTravelling.