Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

EVangelise'21 - An Electric Vehicle Innovation Challenge
07 September 2021 - 25 February 2022
iCreate Campus Ahmedabad
iCreate Ahmedabad, Gujarat
EVangelise will bring together innovators, industry, institutions, and the government. It consists of an annual challenge, with the inaugural edition being kicked off in July 2021. What makes it unique is its 7-month long structure that comprises multiple stages, and offers deep learning and exciting rewards at every stage. EVangelise will help in harnessing some of the brightest minds in the world, and use the power of innovation in addressing key problem statements of the EV industry.
Innovation Categories comprise 
Electric Powertrain (Motor + Controller) 
Battery, BMS & Hybrid Energy Storage Systems
Regenerative Braking System 
Intelligent Vehicle Management Systems. 

Depending on the stage of their innovation, applicants can enter EVangelise at any of the three stages - Idea, Design & Build. 
There are cash prizes at each stage:
Idea Stage: INR 6,00,000 (Top 3 winners in all 4 categories)
Design Stage: INR 15,00,000 (Top 3 winners in all 4 categories)
Build Stage: INR 3,00,000 each (Shortlisted 15 teams )
Grand Prizes: INR 22,50,000 (Top 3 winners)
Incubation Support: INR 50,00,000 each (Top 3 winners)
EV Race Prizes: INR 48,00,000 (Under various categories)

In the end, there will be an Innovation Showcase. It will be a grand finale in Kevadiya, Gujarat against the backdrop of the Statue of Unity, the world's tallest statue built to honour Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The Innovation Showcase will be planned for February 2022 and will consist of 3 events: EV Expo, Pitch at 'Electrify Your Future' and Statue of Unity EV Race.

Apply for EVangelise: https://bit.ly/EVangelise
For any queries please reach out to Payal Patel on 9913569975 or write to evangelise@icreate.org.in 

 Best Wishes 
ISBA Secretariat
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24 December 2021 - 25 January 2022
IIMK LIVE, business Incubator and Entrepreneurship Development Center of IIM Kozhikode invites applications for LIVE SSS (Seed funding program for startups).Seed Support fund is a startup seed fund sanctioned by Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi under the scheme NIDHI- Seed Support Fund. (NIDHI-SSS)

Following start-ups are eligible for seed support under this policy
·         Start-up is being incubated or agree to be incubated IIMK LIVE as per admission and incubation policy of IIMK LIVE.
·         Start-up should be a registered company in India
·         Persons holding Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) would be considered as Indian citizens for the purpose of this scheme.
·         This scheme is not meant for Indian Subsidiaries of MNC/Foreign companies.
·         The shareholding by Indian promoters in the incubatee start up should be at least   51%. 

Mode of disbursement of seed fund
The seed fund can be disbursed in the form of
·         Debt ( Soft Loan)
·         Equity
·         Equity & Debt combined

Quantum of Funding
·         Maximum upper limit of funding is 1 Cr
·         Average funding ticket size is Rs 25 Lac

Broad Areas and Items to be covered under the Seed Support
The start–ups would be supported primarily for the seed support including for:
·         Product Development 
·         Testing and Trials 
·         Test Marketing and Market Research
·         Go-to Market actions
·         Production and Operations activities
·         Mentoring & Professional Consultancy (To attract professors/experts from institutions to work with startups) 
·         IPR Issues 
·         Manpower for day to day operations 
·         Any other area as deemed necessary and recommended by  Seed Support management committee

Selection of Incubatee Startups for Seed Funding
·         Announcement for call for applications.
·         Short listing the applicants as per eligibility criteria
·         Shortlisted applicants will be invited for final pitching in front of Seed Support Management Committee

Other terms and conditions
·         Fund sanctioned to startups will be disbursed quarterly in tranches
·         Startups selected under this program will be part of the Business Incubation program of IIMK LIVE
·         Startup once supported under NIDHI- Seed Support System (NIDHI-SSS) will not be again supported in this scheme.
·         Funds will be provided as soft loan at interest rates below market rate or against equity as specified in the term sheet.
·         IIMK LIVE doesn’t guarantee funding under this scheme, because funding mainly depends on the performance of startups and the progress achieved against the milestones set by the panel.
·         As per this scheme startup cannot be funded without completing 3 months of incubation program.
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Funding Demystified | MAGIC in collaboration with Arthayan
14 January 2022 - 26 February 2022
MAGIC Aurangabadd Auranagabd
MAGIC Aurangabad and Arthayan Aurangabad
Dear #Startups, #StudentEntrepreneurs, and #Innovators,

Looking for funding, connecting with investors, and getting mentored from them?

Here's the opportunity: We are glad to announce that MAGIC in collaboration with Arthayan is organizing Funding Demystified. The Funding Demystified, which is powered by Mixpanel consists of a ten-part lecture series that will be delivered by reputed VC firms (Verlinvest, PointOne Ventures, Chiratae Ventures, Lead Angels, Indian Angel Network, etc.) and experienced Founders to cover all of the major aspects of Fundraising.

This virtual program will begin from 14th January 2022, with each lecture lasting 50 minutes and followed by a 30 minute Q&A session.

The last date to enroll is 14-Jan-2022, 11am
Register Now: shorturl.at/qxL05
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Maker Mela
21 January 2022 - 23 January 2022
Online makermela.com
riidl riidl HQ, Room No. 520, Bhaskaracharya Building, Somaiya Vidyavihar, Vidyavihar (E) - 77, Mumbai
Maker Mela is Asia's Largest Platform for Makers and a premier event for grassroot innovators around the world who are looking for a platform to showcase their projects to a larger and more diverse crowd. Maker Mela is an initiative of Somaiya Trust & Somaiya Vidyavihar; organized by riidl. riidl is a Technology Business Incubator and Innovation Centre supported by the Department of Science & Technology; BIRAC, Govt of India & MSInS, Govt of Maharashtra.

In 2021, Maker Mela initiated a virtual community platform for makers [makermela.com] to exhibit their innovations. Projects of more than 100 Makers from over 15 countries were showcased on the Maker Mela platform & received a traction from 12.5k+ audience from over 83 countries including 750+ cities across the globe. Makers can apply from all age groups and various categories like Art, Craft, Technology, Biotech, Environment, Gaming. 

Benefits for Makers:

- Best Makers wins cash prizes & vouchers worth INR 1 Lakh

- Pitching Session for shortlisted makers & connect to investors

- Access to grants upto INR 10 Lakhs per innovator

- Incubation Support [Help in Legal, Financial and any other incubation services]

- Access to seed fund upto INR 1 Crore

- Access to deals like Google Cloud credits worth 3000 USD, AWS credits worth 2000 USD, Notion credits worth 1000 USD & PayTm Mini App Program enabling to scale B2C offerings

- Access to Labs [Fablab / Biolab / SMAC lab / XR lab]

- Online Media Outreach
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MAGIC LearnNxt | Webinar on 'Entrepreneurship as a career Option'
22 January 2022 - 22 January 2022
MAGIC Aurangabadd Auranagabd
MAGIC Aurangabad and Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Aurangabad Aurangabad
Dear Budding Entrepreneurs,

If you want to walk the path of entrepreneurship, then MAGIC Learn NXT webinar series is not to be missed. Entrepreneurship is all about the propensity to take risks, plan, organize, streamline, and manage a new business idea in a dynamic global marketplace. Entrepreneurship is marked by job creation rather than job seeking.

To bring you face to face with individuals who were in your shoes some years back, MAGIC has organized a webinar on 'Entrepreneurship as a Career Option' in collaboration with Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Aurangabad on Saturday, 22 January at 4pm.

Our speakers for this program will be Ms. Maithilee Tambolkar (Director-MAGIC), Mr. Rohit Autee (CEO-MAGIC) and Mr. Yogesh Pawar (Startup Founder-IPRO3D).

To join the exciting event, register yourself on bit.ly/MAGICLearnNxt1

For any query, registration issues, or technical assistance to join the webinar, feel free to contact us.
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MDP on Strengthening Social Enterprises for Livelihood Promotion
02 February 2022 - 04 February 2022
MANTHAN-MDP Centre, IIM Lucknow
IIM Lucknow-SIDBI Centre for Innovations in Financial Inclusion
Dear Incubators,

New Year Greetings from IIML-SCIFI!

Delighted to share that IIM Lucknow-SCIFI is organizing a 3 day MDP program on STRENGTHENING SOCIAL ENTERPRISES FOR LIVELIHOOD PROMOTION for Social startups, budding entrepreneurs and enterprises, who are engaged livelihood generation and created impact on ground. The program is scheduled during February 2-4, 2022 at IIM Lucknow

Last date to apply: January 21, 2022 (Friday) by 23:59 IST

Registration Link:  https://tinyurl.com/mrf6pyma

Download brochure & more information please visit: http://iimlscifi.org/mdp-for-social-enterprises/

Requesting to disseminate the information with in your incubator space and social channels for enthusiastic participation from the social startups..

*Program is scheduled offline, but in the surge of Covid19 session can be switch to online.
* Please go through the brochure before apply to the program.

For any query write us on: scifi@iiml.ac.in | +91-522-6696387

Thanks & regards,
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Pitch To Rise
04 February 2022 - 04 February 2022
iCreate Campus
iCreate Gujarat
We are bringing to you our "Pitch to Rise" series and the first pitch will happen on 4th February 2022! It is our initiative to allow all tech based startups to pitch their idea to us. 

You will get an opportunity to pitch in front of experts, receive valuable feedback on your startup and if shortlisted, you can also apply for our prototyping grants. 

The last date to apply is 31st Jan 2022. Apply here: https://bit.ly/iCreate-PTR
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