StartUp Fair
Technex'19.

Startup Fair is the biggest national convention for young entrepreneurs being organized by IIT (BHU) Varanasi in association with MCIIE. It features a plethora of events including guest lectures, elevator pitch, workshops, Networking Meet and panel discussions.

What we stand for

Vision.

Our goal is to give something to the startup community by introducing emerging startups to resources, mentorship, and investment opportunities. We are most interested in working with entrepreneurs using data management to solve public policy, human development, and business challenges. Architecting, analyzing, and managing data in an effective manner is a great challenge and a tremendous area of opportunity for new business innovation.

Events

Startup Battle.

Startup Battle is the ultimate competition exclusively for early stage startups with an established business and revenue model with their products launched into the market. This is the perfect platform to pitch your startup in front of an eminent panel including investors, incubators and venture capitalists. An excellent opportunity for the startups to have one on one Networking with some of the stalwarts of the field.

Highlights:

Prize money worth upto 1.5 lakhs.
Free legal assistance and incubation for a brief period to the winning startup provided by Thinqbate.
Stall space will be provided for each startup to showcase their product to the humongous footfall of Technex'19.

Event Structure:

There will be a Pitching Session for the startups during which it has to present its Business Plan/ Revenue Model and its product to the panel which will be followed by a Q and A session. A separate Networking session will be arranged for all the startups with the panelists and eminent personalities who will be visiting the campus during the fest!

Rules:

The participating team should have a maximum of 6 members.
The Result announced by the Panelists will be final and binding.
Any investment or incubation promised by the judges does not come under the jurisdiction of Technex'19 and E-Cell IIT(BHU) Varanasi.
In any matters relating to the organisation of the event, result declaration and prize distribution, the decision of the Organisers stands and it cannot be challenged.

Events

Ventura.

By The B-Plan category of Startup Fair, featuring teams having an innovative idea and a Business Plan to support it. A two round event judged on the basis of the B-Plan, go to market strategy and potential of the idea itself. A platform to get your business ideas evaluated by experienced judges. Prize money worth upto 50,000 for the winning team and mentorship from the panelists are at stake!

Event Structure:

There will be 2 rounds.
Only 15 teams will be selected to compete in the second round.
Round 1 will be based on the Elevator Pitch of the teams that will be for 2 minutes followed by a Q and A session.
Round 2 - the B Plan round will have a 5 min pitching session and a Q and A session following it.

Rules:

The participating team should have a maximum of 4 members.
The decision taken by the judges will be final and binding.
Any investment or incubation promised by the judges does not come under the jurisdiction of Technex'19 and E-Cell IIT(BHU) Varanasi.
In any matters relating to the organisation of the event, result declaration and prize distribution, the decision of the Organisers stands and it cannot be challenged.

What we achieved last year

Highlights.

10
plus VCs
100
plus Startups
20
plus Mentors
4000
plus Footfall

People behind its success

Previous year's mentors.

Ishwar Jha

Founder at Appetals Solution Private Ltd.

Anuj Desai

A CA having rich experience as a CFO and also in startup consulting.

Vish Narayan

Global Architect and Technology leader at General Motors, telecom and networking technologies.

Sumit Dey

Director at 4M Digital Solutions and founder at trisys.com.

Abhijeet Malhotra

CEO at Malhotra Organics, IIT Delhi Graduate.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Question
Who is eligible to participate in Startup Fair?

The contest is open to students, corporate professionals, entrepreneurs, as well as other independent individuals (employed or unemployed)

Question
Do all the team members have to be from the same University / Business School / Organization?

No. All the team members need not be from the same University / Business School / Organization.

Question
Can corporate participants from different companies form a Team?

Yes. Corporate professionals from different companies can form a team together.

Question
Can the team have a mix of Business school students/undergraduate students/corporate professionals/entrepreneurs/other individuals?

Yes, the team can have any mix of participants.

Question
Is the team composition mentioned at the time of registration final?

Yes. No changes will be allowed in the team composition after registration. Therefore, please enter the team details after proper deliberation.

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What if a person gets registered as part of more than one team?

Both the teams will become ineligible to participate. Therefore, please check with the proposed team members before registering.

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What is the registration fee for participation?

2000 per participant (free Accomodation).

Question
Where will the final round of the event be held?

The Grand Finale will be held on the campus of Indian Institute of Technology, (BHU) Varanasi during Technex 2019.

Question
Can we consult non-team members such as professors or industry experts?

The interaction with non-team members should be restricted to interviews and surveys, and proper reference should be made to the same in the business plan document. Similarly, any other information source including published studies may be used, but the document submitted should contain proper references.

Question
Should the business plans strictly adhere to a structure?

While adherence to any structure is not compulsory, all the relevant aspects such as business concept, vision, market opportunity, competitive advantage, detailed competitive analysis and the resources and finances required to implement the idea can be included. Relevant financial projections including expected cash flows, pro-forma balance sheets and 'P and L' statements can be included. Proposed management structure and relevant assumptions may also be included.

Their Support

Sponsors.