Meraki 2016

  • The 5th edition of MERAKI was successfully conducted on 29th and 30sth January 2016
  • MERAKI (2016) received 144 high-quality business plans from various colleges including few international colleges
  • MERAKI’S 5th  edition included judges like Mr. Manish Kheterpal, Partner, WaterBridge Ventures, Mr. Vishal Dixit , Ex-Partner, Mayfield Ventures, Mr. Sarbvir Singh, Angel Investor and Advisor, Venture Backed Companies/ Funds, Mr. Anshoo Sharma, Co-Founder and CEO, MagicPin, Mr.Puru Vashistha, Director, Deal4 Loans & Angel Investor
  • MERAKI’S Top 12 Finalists in 2016 included a wide array of business plans based on cloud computing, e-commerce, mobile-based social network application platforms as well as social initiatives, sustainability issues, waste management and many other innovative ideas.
  • The teams received valuable advice and feedback from the top investors and entrepreneurs which helped teams to further plan their business strategically.
  • During MERAKI, the semifinalists and FIIB students got an opportunity to attend an interactive workshop with Mr. Anshoo Sharma, Mr. Anshoo Sharma, Co-Founder and CEO, MagicPin on “Entrepreneurship Summit- Workshop on “Lessons for Indian Entrepreneur Start-ups”
  • Meraki 2016 Judges
    • Anshoo Sharma – Co-Founder and CEO, MagicPin
    • Manish Kheterpal – Partner, WaterBridge Ventures
    • Puru Vashistha – Director, Deal4 Loans & Angel Investor
    • Sarbvir Singh – Angel Investor and Advisor, Venture Backed Companies/ Funds
    • Vishal Dixit – Ex-Partner, Mayfield Ventures

Top 3 teams were felicitated with fellowship of Rs 1, 50,000, Rs 1, 00,000 and Rs 50,000 respectively for the first, second and third prize respectively

  • First Prize  – Rs 1,50,000– GameStop (Shri Ram College of Commerce)The Team was represented by Mr. Yashash Agarwal of Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi. He presented his plan, on a mobile-based social network for casual games where users can play games without downloading apps.
  • Second Prize  – Rs 1,00,000– Weekend Works-Junkart (Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi)The Team was represented by represented by Niraj Gupta, Prashant Dwivedi, Shailendra Singh, Shubham Shah, from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi. They presented their plan on a concept which includes a whole and sole waste management solution.
  • Third Prize    Rs ,50,000– Team Genesis (Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai)The Team was represented by Mr. Ankur, Krupi Parekh from Welingkar Institute of Management , Mumbai. They presented their plan on their product of removable and reusable fabric patches for t-shirt.

The Jury Panel comprised of top level personnel from renowned companies such as Waterbridge, Asia Bridge Capital and the likes. The following B Plans were presented to prestigious judges on 29th January 2016:

Team 1 – Gamezop – Shri Ram College of Commerce. New Delhi
The Team was represented by Mr. Yashash Agarwal of Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi. He presented his plan, on a mobile-based social network for casual games where users can play games without downloading apps.

Team 2 – Instadely – Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology, Delhi.
The Team was represented by Mr. Manish Kushwaha of Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology, Delhi. He presented his plan on an idea to solve B2B and B2C problem with a solution for merchants.

Team 3 – Samartha – Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.
The Team was represented by Reshu Natani, Archit Puri, Vedant Bansal , Stuti Kathuria, Shivam Sharma, Reshu Natani from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai . They presented their plan on easing access to affordable and biodegradable sanitary napkins through the utilization of an omni-channel distribution model of a network of women entrepreneurs.

Team 4 – Eminent – Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune
The Team was represented by Mr. Dinesh Kumar, from Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), Pune. He presented his plan on a business to establish a proper channel procurement system and preservation method of Chicken feet as a product and export to aboard through better networking.

Team 5 – Vector Consultancy – Christ University, Bengaluru.
The Team was represented by Mr. Harish Vashisth from Christ University, Bengaluru. He presented his plan on an aggregation based e-commerce business.

Team 6 – Saadhan – Institute of Rural Management, Anand
The Team was represented by Mr. Mohit Dave from Institute of Rural Management, Anand. He presented his plan on a venture which seeks to reduce rural poverty by providing farmers and producer groups with greater ownership within the food value chain.

Team 7 – The Mad People – Fortune Institute of International Business
The Team was represented by Mr. Ekkank Kataria, Ms. Sristi Gaur from Fortune Institute of International Business, Delhi. They presented their plan on an organisation called “Healthy Baba’ which will focus on delivering healthy and happy food via online platform.

Team 8 – WeekendWorks – JunkArt – Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi
The Team was represented by represented by Niraj Gupta, Prashant Dwivedi, Shailendra Singh, Shubham Shah, from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi. They presented their plan on a concept which includes a whole and sole waste management solution.

Team 9- Team Genesis – Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai
The Team was represented by Mr. Ankur , Krupi Parekh from Welingkar Institute of Management , Mumbai. They presented their plan on their product of removable and reusable fabric patches for t-shirt.

Team 10 – Swachh Plastic- Fore School Of Management, New Delhi
The Team was represented by Rahul Gupta, Pooja Agarwal, Kunj, Pranay Thakur from Fore School of Management. Delhi. They presented their plan on designing bio-degradable polymers that have the necessary functionality during use.

Team 11 – Neolabs – Indian School of Business, Mohali
The Team was represented by Ms. Chitra of Indian School of Business, Mohali. They presented their plan on a cloud enabled tool that provides intelligence building capabilities, decision making tools and data visualization proficiencies for engineering and management of a plant operation unit.

Team 12– Invictus – Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
The Team was represented by Gaurav Shah, Ritika Shekhar, from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. They submitted their plan on aggregating the handicrafts manufacturing industry in hinterlands through creation of an online sales channel leveraging technology and mobilize village communities

On 30th January 2016, the day started with an enlightening session with Mr. Anshoo Sharma, Co-Founder & CEO, Magicpin. Students got an opportunity to take part in the interactive workshop on “Lessons for Indian Entrepreneur Start-Ups”. During this workshop, students came up-close to Mr. Anshoo Sharma and discussed their B Plans and had a detailed discussion on various challenges faced during the launching of their start-up businesses.