Your business plan now has a chance to be funded by venture capitalists of the Silicon Valley.
Eureka!, the business plan competition of the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), has collaborated with E-Bootcamp of the Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students.
Six winners of competitions held during Eureka! will get a direct entry to E-Bootcamp, where they will compete with 35 other international B-plans for funding.
Eureka! will be held on January 29 next year but registrations close on October 4.
"Being Asia's largest B-plan competition, Eureka! has a huge brand value that Stanford would want to associate with," said Radhika Goel, media manager for Eureka!
IIT-B will take care of the entire six-day trip to California where winners will get a chance to visit start-ups in Silicon Valley and meet the founders and heads of companies such as Facebook and Google.
Those who make it to the E-Bootcamp will also pitch their business ideas to top venture capitalists of the Silicon Valley. While there is no guaranteed seed-funding, venture capitalists have invested around $5,00,000 in B-plans that were part of this programme in the past.
Already, 40 start-ups that were first spotted at Eureka! have gone on to become successful.
Being an international B-Plan competition, Eureka! has had entries from Europe, USA and South-East Asian countries making a total of 2,500 entries so far. Last year, 1,800 B-plans were registered for the competition.