School of Creative Business introduces its first ‘Virtual Business Plan competition – Prarambh. The theme of the competition is ‘Sustainable Development Goals’. Also known as Global goals, these were identified by the United Nations as the universal call to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that people around the world enjoy peace and prosperity by the year 2030.
About the Competition
The competition will take place in 3 rounds where teams will be shortlisted on the quality of their proposals in every phase.
- In the first round the business ideas will be presented based on the market needs.
- The second round will involve a more detailed viability analysis.
- Participants selected for the third and final round will qualify for a Bootcamp on Entrepreneurship. Then, they will share a business canvas and will present their idea virtually, live in front of a jury in a Q&A session.
The briefing of every round will be done ahead of each round in an orientation session.
The competition will be reviewed at different stages by eminent judges from academia and industry. The panel for judging the grand jury consists of Anannya Agrawal, Co-founder and CEO, Mango People, and Ms. Kumud Adhikari, Head Visual merchandising, H&M India.
Ms. Anannya Agarwal
Current designation: Co-founder and CEO
Company: MangoPeopleShop (www.mangopeopleshop.com)
Ex Pearlite, currently serving as the CEO and Co-founder of the company Mango People shop. The company has been funded by a NYC-based Tech Company recently and is expanding to become India's No. 1 Gifting Portal for women. MangoPeopleShop is also loved extensively by renowned celebrities like Jacqueline Fernandes, Soha Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Katrika Kaif, Kishwer Merchant, Nitibha Kaul and many more bloggers/influencers.
Ms. Kumud Adhikari
Designation: Head Visual Merchandising
Company: H&M, India
Responsible for delighting customer’s shopping experience with inspiring presentations and great team work. She started her career as store visual merchandiser at H&M in 2014 and since then has climbed up the ladder as a result of her dedication, hard work and professionalism.
Executive Director of BNI Navi Mumbai
Having Started with MNC’s like Kirloskar Consultants & AC Neilson in the field of Business Consulting almost 25 years back Pankaj has now ventured into multiple businesses like Corporate Finance, Insurance, Education, Healthcare, Business Consultancy.
Pankaj is also Regional Head for Venture Catalysts an early stage startup incubator. He has been an early-stage investor in many startups and mentors them for go to market strategies
Prizes for winners and runners up
- 1st prize: Rs.50,000
- 1st Runner up: Rs. 25,000
- 2nd Runner up: Rs.10,000
In addition to the above, there will other incentives such as Scholarship and direct entry to a suitable course at School of Creative Business
Thanks to our esteemed Jury and Schools for making Grand Finale on 24th January a grand success.
Winner awards and participation certificates will be shared Soon.