After the grand success of its maiden entrepreneurship development platform, the Indore based CapitalVia Global Research Limited is back with the second India Ideathon. The second year promises to accelerate the mission of providing a conducive entrepreneurial ecosystem to budding entrepreneurs, through active mentoring and funding support.
Conceived in partnership with Valueleaf, the India Ideathon is a non-profit initiative that aims to encourage anyone and everyone with a business idea to realise their entrepreneurial dream. It is a platform where ideas will be polished and nurtured with personalised guidance from mentors and the most promising ideas will be provided with funding support to kick start their ventures.
India Ideathon 2014 will showcase the largest number of potential startups, who will undergo a rigorous evaluation process to secure a place among the 18 most promising ideas. The best entry will win a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh, while the first and second runners-up will win Rs 50,000 and Rs 25,000, respectively. The other 15 finalists will receive cash prizes and certificates of appreciation. All the top 18 winners will qualify for the next round, where the winner could bag seed funding of Rs. 25 lakh to kick-start his business.
Registration for the programme opens on October 3. The programme is open to all participants in the age group of 19-55 years.
Speaking on the occasion, Rohit Gadia, founder and CEO, CapitalVia Global Research Limited said, “India Ideathon is emerging as the benchmark for nurturing entrepreneurship in India, which is evident from the overwhelming response we received last year. In its second year, India Ideathon hopes to take the initiative to a whole new level by showcasing the largest number of promising startups. India with its favourable population dividend is brimming with entrepreneurial talent. However, the lack of a conducive ecosystem in terms of mentoring, funding and other related support causes many ideas to die in its infancy. We at India Ideathon, want to be the change agents who provide the ideal ecosystem to entrepreneurs and help them turn their ideas into feasible, profit making enterprises. ”
Registration will close on December 15, 2014. For more information, please visit http://www.indiaideathon.com
Established in 2008, CapitalVia Global Research Limited (www.capitalvia.com) is a technology driven pure play financial market research and consulting company. Headquartered at Indore, the company has global offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.Corporate