Upstart Pioneer (Total Prize Money: INR 1.2 lakhs)

The event “Upstart Pioneer” provides the platform where a startup can find its foundation. Apart from the capital, one can attract the attention and advice of the panel and not to forget the immense networking, informal interaction and feedback from the judges. This contest aims at laying a carpet on the rugged road to establishing a big company, by providing proper mentorship and guidance. Our vast network of venture capitalists, angel investors, incubation hubs and entrepreneurs who serve as mentors and incubators makes sure one gets connected to the right people in the industry.

Pitch premier (Total Prize Money: INR 80k)

Pitch Premier is organized with an aim to provide participants (essentially students currently pursuing their UG/PG programs) with an opportunity that can transform their innovation - something as simple and small scale initiative as their summer project or a research endeavor - into real world entrepreneurial ideas. Here, we examine one's ability to evaluate the market, customer needs, and product usability. We also evaluate one's plan of action to safeguard the intellectual rights of their product (majorly by creating entry barrier) and the future research goals associated with the same product or plans to launch parallel products.

Social Track (Total Prize Money: INR 80k)

It is a platform to showcase any new venture that has a central focus on addressing challenges faced by the society and on creating social values. In this contest entries may include nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid model business plans.

Participants are expected to develop/design a transformative technology solution (innovative, smart and useful app/concept/product) that would be beneficial to ordinary people

Biobuzz (Total Prize Money: INR 90k)
It provides the platform where start-ups/ individuals or organizations from bio-domain can find its foundation. This is your first step to turn ideas on paper into reality. This is a unique chance to seek advice, mentoring, funding and networking. Our judges are successful entrepreneurs, investors and academia who have immense experience in respective domain. Winners will get an on-spot incubation opportunity in the state of the art incubation centre at IIT Kanpur in addition to equity less funding for the project. Creative business minds in Bio-domain is only the eligibility criteria.

Stocksim (Total Prize Money: INR 35k)

Stocksim is the real time simulation of stock market where you get the chance to experience thrills and frills of the dalal street. The virtual market price of shares is kept updated in real time with BSE and NSE along with relevant news updates tipping the scales.