India’s most happening startup contest now entering South Asia
Proud to announce that we are launching the 6th edition of a popular yearly startup contest hosted by Lemon Ideas since 2014. The startup contest at Innopreneurs - India’s most happening Startup Contest is a national level platform that encourages individuals/ students/ professionals to bring ideas, innovations to the platter for others to devour. Innopreneurs is an established name in the startup community in India and is focused towards providing a stage to Innovators, Change Makers, be it startups, non-profits or anyone who is building solutions (tech or non-tech) to solve the real problems. Currently Innopreneurs is among top 3 google search results for startup contests in India. This edition of Innopreneurs would be an online pitching season spread across 4 months with regional rounds across 25 Indian regions and 9 South Asian countries. Major highlights of this edition are:
- Online pitching by startups
- Across India and South Asia
- 500+ Startups Presentations
- 10000+ Entrepreneurs / Aspiring Entrepreneurs to witness the contest
- 42+ Rounds to be conducted
- Entrepreneurs from 9 Countries
- 5 Lac + Reach out across various channels
- Special tracks on COVID 19 and Self-Reliant India
- Prominent training boot camp during the contest
- Funding –investment opportunity during all the rounds for partners
We have had over 80+ partnerships across India and the south asian countries and this partnership number is expected to increase by 3x until we reach our Grand Finale in Feb’21. Happy to share that this edition is being supported by #3 organizations on the lead level.
- GIZ (An organization by German Federal Government)
- Portescap (A USA based organization, leading expert in miniature motors and precision motion control solutions)
- Discover Dollar (Our 2015 edition winner and a leading company offering financial leakages detection solution)
Other than this, there have been several government organizations supporting this initiative since 2014 and the support still continues. The list goes on from state entrepreneurial bodies to national entrepreneurial enables to several Indian embassies in our neighbouring countries.
Innopreneurs Startup Contest is a 6 months long activity for us. However, the activities on Innopreneurs platform continues for the entire year in form of several idea contests, community etc. The brief timeline for this edition of Innopreneurs Startup Contest is as follows.
Inaugural Ceremony October 31, 2020
Regional Pitching Rounds Across October, November, December & January
Pre Finale Rounds Across December & January
Finale Rounds February 01 to 10, 2020
Grand Finale February 19, 2020
As aforementioned, our inaugural ceremony for 6th edition is being scheduled on 31st October at 10.30AM over an online platform. Around 80 shortlisted startups from our entire Innopreneurs applications for our October regional rounds along with several guest speakers and jury members for our October regional rounds will join the inaugural ceremony. Few of our guest speakers for the inaugural ceremony are mentioned below.
Mr. Nixon Joseph President & COO - SBI Foundation
Mr. Chaman Lal Dhanda Mission Director - MSME Innovation Project, GIZ India
Dr Nazir Ahmad Ganai Director Planning and Monitoring, SKUAST-K
Brig Abhay A Bhat (Retd) Director, Army Institute of Technology, Pune
Mr. Ajay Kapoor President and Founder Director Ascent Business Solutions
Further to our inaugural ceremony, we shall be conducting a training session for all of our shortlisted startups about pitching and then our October pitching rounds would start, where these 80 shortlisted startups would pitch to our Jury panel members in an online private pitching room. Around 8 pitching rounds are planned of 2 hours each for October month spreaded across October 31, November 01 & 02. Approximately 24 jury members spreaded across India would be joining us for assessing these startups during our October regional rounds.