Here’s an interesting opportunity for students aged 16-18 years to pitch their business ideas.
An initiative of Atria University, the institution is organizing a Venture Capital Fund Competition for High School Students. The interested students can know more about the competition and submit their ideas here.
Out of all the submissions, the shortlisted participants get an opportunity to present ideas to a world-class panel comprising academic and business leaders.
They are Ajit Kumar, Country Leader, Deloitte Digital India, Dr. Arjendu Patnaik, Professor of Physics & Former Department Chair, Carleton College, Jose Estabil, Trustee Emeritus (Sc. B., Sc. M.), Brown University, and Former Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation at MIT and Sameer Brij Verma, Managing Director, Nexus Venture Partners.
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Also, top 3 entries will get mentorship from industry experts, an induction into Atria University’s Business Incubation Center (ABiC), as well as a cumulative initial commitment of 30 lakhs.
The competition, open to students from any academic background, is a rare platform for young, aspiring entrepreneurs to pitch innovative business solutions.
The solutions can be in any of the 5 emerging disciplines: Digital Transformation, Energy Sciences, Interactive Technologies, Mobility, and Sustainable Life Sciences.
In addition to the VC fund commitment, the best ideas will get support from a fully functional incubation center – ABiC – that will help with all areas including design, prototype, and market launch.
Important Dates to Note
The Venture Capital Fund Competition 2020 will accept submissions until May 17th, 2020.
Shortlisted finalists will be announced on May 22nd, 2020.
After a presentation to an eclectic group of panelists from academia and industry, the winners will be announced on May 31st, 2020.
Students can know more about the competition and submit their ideas here.