Are you looking for a seed grant to pursue your startup?

February 10-11, 2018, Anna University

Startup Pitchfest Provides an opportunity to pitch your ideas to an expert jury panel consisting of VC’s, Angel investors.
Powered By Entrepreneurship Development And Innovation Institute, TN

Calling all student entrepreneurs across Tamil Nadu!
Here is your chance to power up your startup rockets.
Register now!









If you have an innovative idea or product, and are looking for oppurtunities to power up your runway with initial funds, Startup Pitchfest is that one platform for your team to showcase your startup, get feedback, mentorship and a lot more!
What are you waiting for ? Register here!
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Each Startup Pitchfest applicant team will be undergoing a 4 step process to get them ready for the final stage

Step 1 : Online Application

Participants are requested to fill the online form here.
(Submissions closing on Jan 25)

Step 2 : Design Sprint

Shortlisted participants from online will be called for a design sprint in Chennai, where mentors will help them build and focus better.
(First week of February)

Step 3 : Preday Mentorship

Shortlisted finalist will be given with mentorship support before pitch, incremental pitching rounds with feedbacks.
( Feb 10 )

Step 4 : Pitch on Stage

Finalists pitch in front of jury panel ( Feb 11)

Design sprint and pre day mentorship is one of a kind oppurtunity. You will be mentored and trained by structures that are being used by the world's fastest growing startups till date.
Here is why this means business for you more that the final seed grant!

What Do I get?

Monetary Funds

Global Scalablity

Legal Advisory

Media Coverage

Expert Mentor Support

Conference and Summit Entry

Criteria and Rules

Open to Startups from Tamilnadu Region Only

The Startup Pitchfest will be judged on the following criteria:

  • The product value proposition
  • Team ability to execute
  • Market need for the product
  • Description or demonstration of a compelling user interface
  • Path or potential path to revenue/ monetization
  • Overall assessment of the opportunity
*The judge's decision is at the complete discretion of the panel and no correspondence will be entered into in relation to the final selection or any part of the judging process.

  • All the participating teams need to provide a viable prototype.
  • A maximum of 4 minutes will be allotted for every team to pitch their ideas.
  • The Q&A session will go on for a time span of 5-10 minutes.
  • The teams will be judged based on a fixed criterion.
  • The team needs to be present for the complete session.
  • Certificates and prizes will be provided based on the creativity and execution of the team’s pitch.
  • Who can participate?

    Any student within Tamilnadu region can participate in startup pitchfest . or at least any one of the participants should be a college student to take part in this event.

  • Should I have a prototype to participate?

    It's not mandatory. On having, Probability of winning is very high.

  • Is there any age limit?

    As long as an individual are 18 + can participate in this event.

  • Who can win the Best on-campus award ?

    Students of CEG, ACT, SAP and MIT are qualified to win this award.

Jury Panel and Mentors

Final list of Jury Panel & Mentors will be released on Jan 21 in our FB page

Prize Categories

Most Innovative Startup

Women Entrepreneur Run Startup

Best on Campus

Most Scalable

Social Innovative Startup

*Price Money:Winners-1,00,000 / Runners-50,000
**One startup may win more than one award


How To Find Us


CEG,Anna University

CED, Anna University
Chennai, Tamilnadu - 600025
Ashwin: +91 94423 49447
Aashika: +91 97868 33689
Landline: 044 2235 8596

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