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Grand Opportunity to get
Entry into ESpark-Viridian accelerator*

ESpark-Viridian in association with Headstart Network are committed to promote
entrepreneurship in India and are proud to launch BigB plan 2016 to empower your Entrepreneurial

  • Globally recognized programme and mentorship
  • Potential to raise Seed investment upto 20 lacs
  • Age, Education, Experience, Economic Background no bar
    All you need is an idea and a passion for entrepreneurship

BigB Plan 2016 - Pan India Business Plan Contest

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.”- Buddha

BigB Plan 2016 offers a unique opportunity to validate your ideas, learn nuances about business from mentors and receive constructive feedback. Calling all young and bright minds to submit their business plans and see their dreams come to life with Espark-Viridian Accelerator in association with Headstart Network’s BigB Plan 2016, a national level contest to realize your dreams.

Our event would culminate with two full days dedicated to one to one mentoring from national level mentors which would broaden the thought process of your innovative mind and a live/video pitching to top rated investors from India and abroad.

Major Highlights of the event include:

  • On-the-spot prize money: Winner ₹ 1 Lac; First runner up - ₹ 50,000; Second runner up- ₹ 30,000
  • Top 25 startups will get showcased on ESpark-Viridian and Headstart Network's Youtube channel and get access to online mentoring
  • Top 10 startups will be given access to high quality one to one mentoring and acceleration assistance to help transform their ideas into successful enterprises and a potential to raise seed investment of upto INR 20 lacs each, provided they fulfill certain terms and conditions

Top 25 startups

Why Should You Apply?

showcase 25

The Top 25 startups out of all the applications will be selected and:

  • Their video gets uploaded on Espark-Viridian and Headstart Network’s Youtube channels
  • Online mentoring from internationally recognized mentors
  • Also get a chance to pitch at Startup Saturday events in your nearest city organized by Headstart Network in more than 15 cities across India, usually on the second Saturday of every month

lucky 10

Top 10 startups will be short listed and will gain:

  • An opportunity to pitch live at the Finale in Delhi
  • Top 10 startups will be given access to high quality mentoring and acceleration assistance, to help transform their idea into a successful enterprise and a potential to raise seed investment of upto INR 20 lacs each, provided they fulfill certain terms and conditions
  • Great chance to network with many known professionals and who’s who of the community


Jimmy Duff

Chief Executive Optimist

Entrepreneurial Spark

Vibhuti Channa


Viridian Ventures

Amit Singh

Managing Director

Headstart Network

Murali Hariharan

Managing Director

Venture Investments

Paresh Gupta


Neos Angels

Arpit Agarwal


Blume Ventures


  • February 12 Applications open
  • March 20 Last day to apply
  • April 2 Declare Top 25 startups
  • April 6 Online Mentoring
  • April 8 One to one mentoring for Top 25 startups
  • April 9 Finale Day: Crowd Pitch - Top 10 startups
  • 8th April    10.30 am Startup Registration
  • 8th April    11:00 am-12:00 pm Team and Mentor Introduction
  • 8th April    12:00-1:30 pm Startup Pitches(3 min pitches)
  • 8th April    1:30-2:00 pm Lunch
  • 8th April    2:00-4:00 pm Intensive one to one mentoring
  • 9th April    2.00 pm Registration begins
  • 9th April    2:30-4:30 pm Top 10 Startups-Elevator pitching and crowd funding (5 minutes each)
  • 9th April    4:30-5:00 pm Panel Discussion
  • 9th April    5:00-5:30 pm Prize Distribution and Felicitation
  • 9th April    5.30-6.00 pm Networking High Tea



Early and growth stage ventures are eligible to apply


Enterprise having a prototype of its product or service and those who have conducted a significant number of pilots in the field are encouraged to apply


Startups at pure Idea Stage should have done significant market research and should have clearly defined business model


Espark Viridian and Headstart Network reserve the rights to modify the terms and selection criteria as per their discretion

Registration Closed

By registering for the event, you accept the *Terms & Condition


1) Can I register as an individual?

Yes you can, to be a part of the accelerator program, we would help you develop the core team.

2) How do I register?

You can register by filling up the registration form through the link mentioned below:

3) What is the fee for registering for the event?

There is no registration feefor applying to BigB Plan Contest 2016.

4) What if my startup doesn’t get selected for the funding round?

If you have a great startup but it unfortunately does not get selected for funding, we have got many other benefits for you such as recognition in a wide network, a platform to build connections, mentorships from experts to help you cover up all the issues in which your business lags behind. Also Top 25 Startups will get a chance to be featured on Espark-Viridian and Headstart Network’s YouTube channel and get Pan India visibility India and much more.

5) What should be the time duration for the video Pitch and in what format should it be filmed and sent?

The specifications are as follows: - Video should not exceed 3 minutes- treat it as an elevator Pitch - Video can be animated, video recorded or any another format, use your creativity- Upload it on YouTube as a private video and share the link in the form.

About us

Espark-Viridian is a business accelerator for early stage and growing ventures.  A joint initiative between Entrepreneurial Spark, UK, and Viridian Ventures, India, we aim to be a game changer. Using its rapidly growing network of Espark-Viridian acceleration centres across India, and a program based approach to building entrepreneurs, Espark-Viridian offers a comprehensive package that includes infrastructure, seed capital and mentoring.

Today, Headstart Network Foundation is the largest network of early stage startups in India. It facilitates entrepreneurial learning, hiring, marketing insights and peer mentoring amongst the Startups. Headstart is also committed towards strengthening the tech community of India through Headstart Hackerspaces (comprising of Hackathons, Tech talks and Labathons), a platform for building a community of world class technologists in India.

  • India’s largest Community of Early stage entrepreneurs across 16 cities
  • Successful startups like Freecharge, Ola, Flipkart and many others made their early Pitches on Headstart Network
  • More than 30,000 entrepreneurs impacted and more than 150 startup events organized annually pan India
  • More than 150 startup events organized annually pan India



Associate and Host Partner

National Media Partner

National Community Partner

Mentoring Partner

Community Partner

Outreach Partner

E Cell Partners

Cloud Partner

Knowledge Partner

TV Partner

Video Partner

IT Partner


For details contact:

  • Adamya Sharma

    +91 981 07 37567

  • Ruchika Sud

    +91 987 32 68548

  • Shivam Dang

    +91 999 99 54996

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