The Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Bombay presents Eureka! 2013- an International Business Plan Competition. Recognized as Asia’s largest B-Plan Competition by Thomson Reuters and CNN, Eureka!
Now in its
Aimed at encouraging people all around the world to unleash their inventive potential,and flesh out ideas spanning multiple dimensions, Eureka! is Asia’s largest B-Plan competition as certified independently by CNN and Thomas Reuters.
Designed to emulate the process of the growth of an idea to a full-fledged startup, Eureka! prides itself on providing a 360 degree, holistic experience in the 5 month period that it spans. Right from acknowledging that your idea has potential, to writing a B-Plan, and pitching in front of an investor- this platform has it all !
Over the 14 years of its existence, Eureka has grown from a competition in which 50 teams compete for INR 50,000 , to a competition which sees over 5000 entries competing for prizes worth INR 4 Million with excellent networking opportunities in India and the Silicon Valley !
Eureka! now serves not only as a launch pad for budding ideas, but now has moved to be recognised as a platform for intensive learning of the entrepreneurial ecosystem by interactions and mentorship from the leaders of this field.
With the vision of promoting both business and social innovations, we follow two tracks:
- Eureka! Business
- Eureka! Social
The trademark of Eureka!, the business track of Eureka! is aimed at helping ideas develop into businesses that have the potential to revolutionize the world.
Now into its 3rd successful year, Eureka! Social aims at helping build innovative enterprises and technology to aid the strata at the bottom of the pyramid and/or build a greener tomorrow. With associations like NSEF and Dasra, Eureka! Social runs as a parallel side track to Eureka! Business.
Intel Technology Award
To champion the importance of novel and innovative technology and to emphasize the role of an groundbreaking discovery in addressing the problems spreading various domains, we proudly launch – Intel Technology Award.
IIT-Bombay B-Plan of the year Award
Instated to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship and business acumen amongst the youth of the institute, the IIT Bombay B-Plan of the Year award is awarded to the best entry from IITB.
Eureka! Youth Award
Now into its 2nd year, the Eureka! Youth award continues to encourage the youth to explore the path of entrepreneurship, and make it big ! Be it Facebook, Google or Microsoft, these brilliant minds, with their wacky ideas, have changed the way that we look at the world today. These have been ideas which have revolutionized their domains, by their sheer will to succeed and passion for their idea. Are you game to join their league?
Eureka! provides an opportunity for semi-finalists that do not make it to the Pitching round to grab a place in the Eureka! Finals
- Winners of business track to
get cash prize of INR 5,00,000 and Runner-Up of INR 3,00,000.
- Winners of social track to
get cash prize of INR 1,00,000 and Runner-Up of INR 50,000.
OTHER INCENTIVES FOR BOTH THE TRACKS
- Direct entry and an all-
expense-paid trip to the finals of The E-Bootcamp organized by BASES(Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students), Stanford University.
- Consultancy opportunities in
the form of Legal, Financial, HR, PR consultancies and scaling up solutions.
- Incubation: Direct entry to
the live-in phase of the accelerator program at Euphori a and Indian Angel Network
- Social Media Course: A month
long course free online social media certificate course by Digital Vidya.
- Eureka! finalists will
receive a chance to pitch their plan in front of a panel of angel investors and venture capitalists from organizations like Indian Angel Investor, Mumbai Angels, Nexus Ventures.
TECHNOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE
Prize money of INR 3,00,000 will be awarded
INTEL TECHNOLOGY AWARD:
The winner of this award will
Cash Prize of INR 1,00,000 to the team whose
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