Meraki – The B-Plan competition is designed to give collegiate entrepreneurs a real-world experience to fine tune their business plans and elevator pitches to generate funding to successfully commercialize their product.
Meraki is a Business Plan Competition for students with exceptional venture ideas. It is organized and conducted by FIIB’s Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship which is focused on creating an ecosystem of entrepreneurial thoughts and mindsets and an engagement platform for FIIB stakeholders, innovators and entrepreneurs. This is Meraki’s 9th year. During this time it has grown at an exponential rate of 600% – from 361 registrations in 2012 to 3000 in 2019!
Every year Meraki receives entries from top colleges of India and South Asia. From all the plans that are received, 10 teams qualify to present to an eminent jury panel comprising top entrepreneurs and VC’s of India Inc. Judges evaluate the teams as real-world entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from early-stage investors and venture capital firms. The judges rank the presentations based on which company they would most likely invest.
The competition is designed to give collegiate entrepreneurs a real-world experience to fine tune their business plans and elevator pitches to generate funding to successfully commercialize their product.
Key Dates of Meraki 2020:
|1||Registration closes on||Jan 15 2020|
|2||Submission of Full Business Plan along with 1 minute Video||Jan 28 2020|
|3||Top 10 Announcement||Feb 15 2020|
|4||Submission of final business plan PPT||Feb 25 2020|
|5||Finale||March 7 2020|
1st Prize: INR 1, 50,000 + Trophy + Certificate of Recognition
2nd Prize: INR 1, 00, 000 + Trophy + Certificate of Recognition
3rd Prize: INR 50,000 + Trophy + Certificate of Recognition