(BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION)
Manthan is an initiative of Institute of Management, Christ University to identify entrepreneurs who are given an opportunity to launch their ideas into viable commercial ventures.
Manthan is an Inter-deanery Business-plan Competition open to all Christ University participants, who have a unique and feasible business idea. The event is an apt platform to bring about the entrepreneurship spirit and to discover within oneself the courage and calibre to dream, plan, execute and succeed. The winning plans are awarded with cash prizes, and are also given an opportunity to be incubated at Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Research (CEDAR), Institute of Management.
Last year they had a total of 23 teams registering for the mentoring session and 13 of them appearing for the first round consisting of 30 participants. The teams hailed from various departments across the university including Deanery of Science, Department of Commerce, Department of Management Studies. They had an elite panel of judges for the first round comprising of accomplished personalities of the corporate world. Four teams qualified for the second and final round of the competition.
They had Prof. (Dr.) Leena James and Prof. S. G. Raja Sekharan as the judges for the second and final round. There was intense competition among the finalists and 2 teams emerged as winners of the event. They were OutSmart ( Winners ) and Why-U ( Runners- Up). The winners had got a cash prize of Rs 10,000 and a chance for their B-Plan to be incubated in Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Research (CEDAR), CUIM and the Runners-Up will got a cash prize of Rs 5,000.
Prof. S. G. Raja Sekharan was impressed with both the winner’s B-Plans and invited them for a one-on-one session to improve their B-Plan. This incident, was the highlight of the event as the purpose of Manthan is providing deserving entrepreneurs an opportunity to convert their ideas into reality.
Details of the Event:
- Teams consisting of 1 – 3 member/s.
- Teams qualifying for Round-2 (Market Place) would be awarded with participation certificates.
- The best B-plan would be incubated at CEDAR (Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Research), Christ University.
- Cash prizes:
- 1st Prize – Rs. 10,000/-
- 2nd Prize – Rs. 5,000/-
1. November 24, 2015 – Round 1 (Elevator Pitch)
2. November 30, 2015 – Round 2 (Market Place)
3. December 5, 2015 – Round 3 (The Last Lap)