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TiE Delhi – Rice Business Plan Competition – Apply Now


Since the past few years, TiE Delhi has been supporting various student initiatives on entrepreneurship. Even though our programs are designed keeping the entrepreneur in mind, we have been promoting entrepreneurship on campus by way of providing knowledge support to various e-cells in different Colleges, Institutes, Business Schools, Engineering Colleges etc across the country. This year, TiE Delhi as part of their enhanced and more active engagement with the youth, we are delighted to announce “All Asia Business Plan Competition 2012 in association with Rice University”

About All Asia Business Plan Competition

The world’s largest and the richest business plan competition comes to India this time with TiE Delhi – NCR hosting the All Asia Finals in February 2012.

With a $1 million plus prize money for the winning team at the RICE University global business plan competition in the US, the AABPC is a perfect opportunity for start-ups, early stage companies which have at least one graduate student as part of the core team. The Asia leg of the AABPC includes participation from across:

1. India

2. Malaysia

3. Singapore

4. Japan

5. Melbourne

6. Sydney

7. Dubai

8. Lahore

9. Karachi

10. Islamabad

Last date of submission of Executive Summary: 9th December 2011

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Team Composition

At least one graduate student must be a member of the venture’s start-up management team. All the graduate students are allowed to participate in the competition including, Executive MBA’s, MD Candidates, other Master’s Candidates and PhD Candidates. The maximum number of student competitors on a team participating at all level competitions is five (5), although there is no restriction on the total size of the venture’s founding team.

TiE All Asia Business Plan Competition: Rewards

1. Prizes in excess of $1.5 million

2. Additional prizes for elevator pitch and company showcase

3. 2011 had the first team walk away with $6,41,600 worth of rewards including $350,000 investment

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About Author:

Digbijoy has a wide ranging experience across diverse sectors, initially started his career in education marketing with reputed educational institutes and then subsequently joined the advertising and events industry to execute several projects including a state election campaign for a national party, conceptualizing and running a restaurant chain in Delhi and several other projects.

He joined the Delhi chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE Delhi), where he worked for over 3 years and drove various key initiatives like mentoring, deal flow, marketing, sponsorships etc and left his last position as Associate Director of the chapter in 2008 to pursue his entrepreneurial ambitions. He subsequently joined techTribe- India largest Career Networking platform where he served as director strategic relations and drove unique initiatives and partnerships for building and sustaining community engagement. Post techTribe he co founded an online supplemental education start-up – TenMarks Education INC. which was acquired by in October 2013.

Post TenMarks he lead Ennovent India as its country director which is an innovation accelerator. Ennovent provide services to accelerate innovations for sustainability in low-income markets in developing countries. It specializes in helping clients discover enterprises with novel solutions, develop business models to start-up enterprises, provide finance by facilitating early-stage investments and grow operations to scale profit and impact. Since 2008, Ennovent has worked with over 4,800 Network members, 15 Circle members and 10 Solution clients to accelerate over 80 innovations in 10 countries.

Currently Digbijoy Co-leads the Startup Program for Amazon Internet Services Pvt Ltd enabling the best startups leverage the power of cloud.

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