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  • Time to utilize your Biz Cells: Ventura '12, an International B-Plan Competition

    E-Cell NIT Trichy, established in 2005, has been playing its part in the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem associated with the student community globally. With a variety of events under its belt, E-Cell of NIT Trichy provides ample opportunities for members and non-members to develop their potentials and entrepreneurial skills.

    Some of the activities the E-Cell of NIT Trichy conducts are Genesis, a Guest Lecture-Panel Discussion-Workshop series, TEDxTrichy, Ventura, the Business Plan Competition, Ideas challenge and a Startup Internship program. With a strong and enthusiastic team of 60 students, and tie-ups with International Entrepreneurship Development Centers, and the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), E-Cell is all set to hit greater heights.

    Ventura, an international business plan competition, emboldens the spirit of entrepreneurship and aids the transformation of business ideas into global enterprises. The competition provides ample opportunities to receive professional mentoring, network with people and a chance to win over 3 LAKH INR (USD 8,000) as prize money and over 1,00,00,000 INR (200,000 USD) in incubation support. In addition to that, Ventura’12 offers an opportunity to pitch your plan in front of several Venture Capitalists .


    • Prize money
    • Incubation support
    • Critical Mentoring for atleast 50% of the business plans entering the competition by the E-Cell Mentor Network and Carma Connect
    • Special recognition for plans in the Social Entrepreneurship Sector
    • A chance to present your plan to several renowned Venture Capitalists
    • The Cognizance awards for:
      i. Best Environmentally Conscious Plan
      ii. Technical Innovation Award
      iii. Best Grassroots Level Innovation

    Started out as an intra-NIT Trichy business plan competition in the year 2005, Ventura has clinched the title of being one of the largest Business Plan Competitions in Asia in terms of participation and prize money.

    Ventura’11 saw participation of over 700 teams including 50 international teams. The top 50 teams were provided intensive mentoring by our Mentor Network, a group of some of the finest entrepreneurs and venture promoters from around the globe. Following this, the top 12 teams were chosen and they presented their plans to an elite panel of judges at the NIT, Trichy campus.

    This edition of Ventura, in addition to being one of the best business plan competitions, also gives an equal chance to those truly interested. With an exclusive mentoring round offered for almost all participants, it levels out the playing field, and ensures that every team benefits from participation.

    With an enviable mentoring program and intense competition, Ventura has also consistently been the leader in terms of conversion of business plans to startups, which ideally is the benchmark for the efficiency of a business plan competition.

    Interested people may register for the competition by submitting exclusive summaries of their business plans before 20th November’11 on Ventura'12's website.
    If you have an idea and you wish to take it to the next level, look no further and participate in Ventura’12!


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