The winners and runner-ups of the Power to Empower NSDC skill development competition have been announced! Learn more.
The objective of this competition is to find and promote grassroot entrepreneurs across India that have mastered innovative and sustainable solutions in skill building for India.
Selection Criteria: Please read the detailed selection criteria here.
Rewards:The winners for the business plan category will receive the following rewards:
> National visibility: Promotion through websites, social media and blog stories
> Network opportunities: Introductions to investors, high-profile event passes
> Non-financial support: Access to renowned experts, training courses
One national and five regional (East, West, North South & Central) winners for the Idea Category will receive national visibility through websites, social media and blog stories.
Categories:The different categories and sub-categories are:
> Idea: Students and entrepreneurs with an idea in skills space
> Business Plan: Students and entrepreneurs with a for-profit plan in skills space
The competition is open to both students as well as entrepreneurs.
You are a student if, you are enrolled at an educational institute pursuing a full-time course (UG/Graduate) as on the date of submission or Feb 2013. All the team members should be student; alumni not allowed.
You are an entrepreneur if, you have a for-profit venture in the skills space or you could be an aspiring entrepreneur with a for-profit plan in skills space. A student or team of students can register as entrepreneurs; however the vice versa is not permissible.
> All the team members should be citizen of India
> Each team should have minimum of 1 and maximum of 3 individuals
> A student or team of students can register as entrepreneurs; however the vice versa is not permissible
> Teams are encouraged to have members from diverse backgrounds (as much as possible)
> Can be any individual worldwide
> Has to request the nominated company to apply online
> Has to provided a reason for the nomination
|14 Nov 2012||Deadline for applications||Submit your draft business plan online|
|20 Nov 2012||Mentoring starts||Get support to improve your business plan|
|22 Jan 2013||Finalists selected||NSDC announces Top 8 applicants|
|21 Feb 2013||Winners Announced||Top 8 applicants present to Final Jury|