In order to promote entrepreneurship among students, the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) has launched a business plan competition ‘i2I’ where the best start-up will get a seed funding of $1 million, or Rs 6.2 crore.
“Our endeavour is to provide a platform for budding entrepreneurs to realise their dreams as we connect them to ideas, money and people who matter. i2I, one of the largest processes of its kind in scale in India, is sure to attract entrepreneurs via our networks in the national entrepreneurship network, pan-IIM and IIT alumni networks, and a large base of working professionals,” said Deep Patel, a second year post graduate program student of IIM-C.
i2I has a legacy of enabling funding for some of the successful ventures of today. Past winners include SportsKeeda – a sports website, Wirkle - the app development company acquired by US-based Location Labs, Phyzok Learning Solutions, and MadRat Games.