Innopreneurs 2014 : 8th March Event Coverage
We had earlier written about Innopreneurs 2014 event, Idea-Project national level competition. As the event completes on 8th March, we bring you the event coverage.
An Idea-Project National level contest, ‘Innopreneurs 2014 – a hunt for Lemon Entrepreneurs’ was organized on 8th March at IMT campus. Jointly organized by Lemon Ideas & IMT Nagpur, was a platform that to chance to common, stupid, crazy but innovative Ideas that have potential to create a difference for people in general.
Total of 24 start-up ideas were pitched for the final round and three entries shortlisted for grand finale. Inaugural address was delivered by Mr. Ranjeet Goswami , Dean IMT Nagpur where he appreciated the concept and response. Mr Deepak Menaria Chief Idea Farmer talked about the concept of Innopreneurs 2014.
The project udchalo.com by Ravi Kumar Gupta from Pune was declared winner and won prize worth Rs. 50,000,the 1st runner-up team was Langhar.com start-up by Karanpreet Singh & Manisha from Delhi won prize Rs 30,000, the second runner-up team was Gau Anusandhan by Jeetendra Bakhane & Bhagyashree Bakhane from Nagpur has got the prize Rs. 20,000.
Special appreciation was given to School Bag cum Study table and Mally.in ideas.
The event received more than 150 online registrations from different parts of the country, amongst which 70 novel and unique ideas were shortlisted as eligible. Dr.Venkatesh Padmanabhan, CEO-EICL, Karan Thapar Group was the Chief Guest of the event, he talked about importance of innovation & adaptability for an entrepreneur. Mr.Shashikant Chaudhary, MD-GlobalLogic India was the Guest of Honour he appreciated the efforts of organising teams from lemon Ideas & IMT & shared his experience on entrepreneur journey and Mr. Vishwas Mahajan, President-TIE Pune chapter was the Special Jury member he shared on the changes happening in country in terms of technology and democracy.
Along with online partners, NEN and Nurture Talent Academy are the resource partners, Attrait solutions was the digital Partner, Radio Mirchi was the Radio Partner.
The jury panel for Innopreneurs finale included Mr. Nitin Katiyar, Founder-Kratin Group, Mr. Shankar MV, VP-Technology, Cummins Inc ,Mr. Abhay Chaudhary, VP, Location Guru, Mr. Praveen Kanda, Co-founder Xymob,
Instant pitch competition has Mr.Mukesh Ashar, JCI Trainer, Mr. Sourav Mukherjee, Entrepreneur, as Jury members for Innopreneurs 2014.
Innopreneurs 2014 received entries from prestigious institutions like IIT Chennai, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Bombay, IIM Indore, IMT, and VNIT among many others. Entries received for Innopreneurs included from Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Vizag, Mumbai, Indore, Hyderabad, Bhilai, Raipur, Pune, Delhi Nagpur and many more.
Welcome note was addressed by Prof. Anil Kshatriya from IMT and vote of thanks was delivered by Prof. Shyam
The Innopreneurs received an overwhelming response where more than 300 students attended the event to witness the top 3 entries.
Team members of Lemon Ideas Mr. Ashwin Korde, Vishal Chawda, Abhishek Chatterjee, Rakesh Tembhurne, Snehil Maheshkar, Sanket Patne, Ms. Apurva Sharma, Nupur Mukharjee, , Ms. Ankita Nikhade, Nikhil Titarmare, and E cell members from IMT Nagpur Sohail Mahajan, Ankita Bari, Kopal, Vaibhav Miskeen, Sidharth Dipankar, Sayan Mukharjee worked very hard for the success of the event.