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 10th year. During this time, it has grown at an exponential rate of 600% – from 361 registrations in 2012 to 4000 in 2020!
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 VCs 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 in.
Key Dates of Meraki 2020:
|1||Registration closes on||Feb 10 2021|
|2||Submission of Full Business Plan along with 1 minute Video||Feb 15 2021|
|3||Top 10 Announcement||Feb 25 2021|
|4||Submission of final business plan PPT||March 1 2021|
|5||Finale||March 13 2021|
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