Description of Event:
On November 1st, at iLEAD in Kolkata, India, 10 companies will be selected to pitch their businesses to Sramana Mitra, one of Silicon Valley’s top strategists. Each 5-minute pitch will be followed by a 5-minute strategic analysis by Sramana.
Following the pitches, a panel of judges including Sramana Mitra, Ambarish Dasgupta, Executive Director/Partner and PwC India Consulting Leader, Abhishek Rungta, CEO of IndustNet, and Pallav Nadhani, CEO of FusionCharts, will select the top 6 entrepreneurs who will be awarded a full tuition to Sramana’s 1M/1M program – valued at $1,000 each. The scholarships are being awarded as part of sponsors’ initiatives to develop entrepreneurship in Bengal.
Note: See info about Sramana Mitra and the 1M/1M program here: Sramana Mitra, 1M/1M
To compete, please complete the application form here. Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions are here.
Criteria for Selection:
We are looking for companies with the following types of businesses:
· Web 3.0 & eCommerce
· Cloud Computing & Business Solution
· Outsourcing & Consulting
· Mobile & Social Apps
· Healthcare IT
· Online Education
Benefits for Presenters:
-Get on-the-spot analysis of their project by Sramana Mitra, one of Silicon Valley’s top strategists, with suggestions about how to potentially increase chances of success
-to investors in the audience
-to Sramana’s large network (who will listen live or to online recording of the event)
-via marketing of the event by corporate sponsors
Benefits for Winners:
-A year of Sramana’s ongoing mentorship during weekly strategy roundtables
-Opportunity to study a unique curriculum designed to prevent mistakes, save time and money
-Chance to absorb the tribal knowledge of Silicon Valley based on carefully analyzed case studies of hundreds of successful companies
-Introductions by Sramana to potential customers, partners and investors among her extensive global network
Please send in your completed application form to email@example.com by October 20, 2012.
November 1 Agenda:
6:00 p.m. IST – Greetings, Sramana Mitra and other judges
6:15 p.m. IST – 10 pitches, 10 minutes each (5 minute pitch + 5 minutes of discussion/questions)
7:55 p.m. IST – Judges deliberate privately
8:10 p.m. IST – Winners announced, closing remarks
113/c/1, Matheshwartala Road, Topsia, Kolkata, West Bengal 700046, India
Application: Kolkata 1M/1M Entrepreneur Pitch-Fest Competition
Frequently Asked Questions: Kolkata 1M/1M Entrepreneur Pitch-Fest Competition