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Innovative competition to help start-up dreams

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Looking for an opportunity to write the success story of your innovative start-up? A competition promising cash prize worth over Rs 16 lakh can end your search.

Hosted by the Wharton Economic Forum (WIEF), the Wharton Startup Competition (WISC) in January 7 next year is accepting entries till October 23, 2016 from various start-ups across the country.

"Irrespective of whether you're at pre-seed, seed or early stage of growth, we are inviting enteries of any start-up with a business idea or model featuring products and/or services targeting the Indian market," Aman Jain, WIEF 2017 Chair, said.

Pre-screening the entries will be a panel of experts including entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and investors.

"The experts will select semi-finalists who'll then be given a 15-minute time slot to present their ideas to the judges (via teleconference) based on which finalists will be selected," Aman added.

The two-day event, which will take place in Mumbai, will see finalists pitching their ideas to top Indian entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

"The pitch will consist of a 5-minute presentation and a 3-minute Q&A session," Aman said.

Other than the lucrative cash prize, the competition also offers 150 hours of free legal advice and up to four months of mentorship by industry leaders.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 17:42 IST