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The Economic Times, which recently launched the 2017 edition of The Power Of Ideas, is now conducting its scheduled startup sessions in eight different cities prior to Phase one closure.

These startup sessions are aimed at  guiding the aspiring entrepreneurs through the basics of starting up as well as startups through the nuances of scaling up.  

As stated by the sources close to the development, so far, the sessions conducted in Mumbai, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad have been a huge success with many renowned names from the industry participating in panel discussions and guiding the audience through the hurdles of the startup sector.

The remaining sessions will now be conducted in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Delhi and Pune. Here is the schedule for the upcoming sessions.

ET Power Of Ideas 2017: An Overview

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The Economic Times Power of Ideas is one of India’s leading entrepreneurial platforms to encourage the young talent and foster innovative business ideas. It provides a space for mentors, evaluators and seasoned entrepreneurs to interact with the aspiring talent.

Presented by Facebook, the initiative has been launched in partnership with Department of Science & Technology (DST) and the Centre for Incubation and entrepreneurship (CIIE). The Power of Ideas is open to all Indian citizens above 18 years of age. It will consist of four phases from submission of initial business summaries to the apportion of funds.

The ideas shortlisted in the first phase will undergo group mentoring sessions, followed by Elevator Pitches. A second shortlist will be prepared post Elevator Pitches and these candidates will undergo a seven day residential workshop at IIM Ahmedabad.

All participants of the residential workshop will present their business plans to the investment committee. The committee will prepare a final list of candidates who will take home cash grants and/or seed funds, worth a total of $955.8K (INR 6.2 Cr).

The first phase – involving registration and submission of business summaries – closes on November 13, 2017. Interested candidates can apply here.

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