“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:
The Top 25 startups out of all the applications will be selected and:
Top 10 startups will be short listed and will gain:
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
Yes you can, to be a part of the accelerator program, we would help you develop the core team.
You can register by filling up the registration form through the link mentioned below: bit.ly/applytobigb
There is no registration feefor applying to BigB Plan Contest 2016.
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.
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.
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.