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TiE-Canaan Entrepreneurial Challenge 2008

Event: TiE-Cannan Entrepreneurial Challenge 2008 (Website)

Organized By: Canaan Partners and TiE

Key dates:
Challenge Opens: April 17, 2008
Deadline for Business Plan Submission: May 12,2008
Jury presentations/ Winners Announced: 3rd week of June 2008

One of the most prestigious and challenging business plan competitions in India is back! TiE Entrepreneurial Challenge 2008, a national level business plan competition for early stage entrepreneurs in India beckons the best and the brightest with an opportunity to interact with the top VC’s and get mentored by some of the most successful entrepreneurs & professionals. But more importantly, it is an excellent platform to showcase one’s venture and get a real experience of selling it to real investors.

Benefits to the Participants:

-Microsoft Award:
At least one finalist will be invited to join the Microsoft Startup Accelerator Program where they will get access, guidance and support on the Microsoft Platform as well as market development support from Microsoft

-ISB Program:
A representative from each of the winning teams will be invited to attend a course pro bono at the Center for Executive Education at the Indian School of Business (ISB). Typical value of this course is greater than Rs 300,000. More details regarding the course would be made available soon.

All finalists will be mentored by TiE-ENP (Entrepreneurship Nurturing Program) to refine their business plans for the presentation to the jury. The Winners would be mentored by NASSCOM, Canaan Partners, and Jury Members for three months after the event.

-Access to Investors
All finalists will have access to investors from TiE, Indian Angel Network and other early stage investors.

-Profiling in Media
Winners will be featured in Business Today, enabling them to build awareness about their companies & products.

More details on the event here

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