Ventura, the annual business model competition is E-Cell, NIT Trichy’s flagship initiative – an ideal platform for early stage entrepreneurs and ideapreneurs to kickstart their idea. Ventura aims to achieve this by providing –
- Expert Technology and Business Mentors.
- Resources to Start-up.
- Opportunity to pitch the idea to prominent angel investors, VCs and incubators.
Started as an intra-college business plan competition in the year 2005, it has since then grown exponentially. Previous editions have received more than 650 business ideas including participants from international institutions like Politecnico Di Milano (Italy), University of Cambridge (UK), University of Cornell (USA), and premier Indian institutes such as IIMs, IISC Bangalore, IITs and NITs.
One of the unique aspects of Ventura is the 7 week mentoring period – this period helps any entrepreneur/team to give shape and direction to their product and idea, with the support of stalwarts in various fields. Every team is mentored towards product development for a month and towards business development for the next month. The end result – a robust business model and a scalable and expandable MVP.
Participants have an option of attending ‘Live Mentoring Sessions’ this year – allowing you to interact with expert mentors in-person during a predetermined slot. This will be a great opportunity to network with the industry experts, get advice and build long-lasting relationships. In addition, winners and finalists this year get free/discounted access to a host of services including: Commission-less Payments from CitrusPay, Digital Marketing from Briefkase, Web Hosting from E2E, Legal Advisory from Meeturpro, IP Support from BananaIP, Coworking Spaces from CoworkCafe and Cloud Services from PTC ThingWorx.
If you are a team/individual who is keen to make your mark on the Indian startup map, Ventura is the place to be!
Be sure to register and