BITS Pilani… BITS Pilani Goa Campus
“The best way to extend your comfort zone is to step out of it.” With the aim of encouraging entrepreneurs of future to make their ideas tangible, BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus announces Coalescence 2015: Inspire, Ideate,Innovate.
After the colossal success of the previous edition, this year Coalescence aims to upscale the wide variety of events it entertains. Scheduled on 5th – 6th of September, Coalescence 2015 will provide a platform for outfitted and ascendable business plans to win cash prizes, receive funding, mentorship from its partner incubators and accelerators.
Novatia, the B-plan competition
Coalescence will provide an opportunity to the top-notch innovators with Social or Enterprise business models to present their idea to a panel of experts from various industries. The winners receive cash prizes of around 1.5 lakhs as well as funding opportunity upto 2 million from investors. Coalescence has already partnered with 91Springboard, Palaash Ventures, ah!Ventures, Startup Pirates and more to be released soon.
The event which is scheduled to take place on 5th – 6 th September 2015 in the BITS Goa campus offering a prodigious cash prize of nearly INR 1,50,000 and seed funding up to INR 2 Million. In addition to cash prizes, the winning teams also get free co-working space, free incubation, acceleration support and mentorship at leading startup growth hubs in Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad etc. through its partners. Coalescence has already partnered with 91Springboard, Palaash Ventures, ah! Ventures, Startup Pirates and more to be released soon.
The event comprises of 2 categories – Social and Enterprise. The entries are sorted out in three rounds:
Based on an executive summary of the B-Plan, top entries are short-listed in first round. The qualifying teams need to give a detailed Business model in the second round. Teams are provided a month long mentorship from leading experts in the field to curate their business plans further. The top 20 entries from the second round are invited for the final round at BITS Pilani, Goa campus to formally present their business model to a panel of reputed judges from various fields.
The registrations are open till 10th July 2015 at www.coalescence.in
ACT, The conference
In its third edition, Coalescence aims to let the future Zuckerbergs of the country learn from the current ones. This conference brings together people that have challenged the stereotypes and changed them. The previous editions featured some of the great minds of the time- Dr. Pawan Agarwal (CEO, Mumbai Dabbawala Association), Alok Shetty (Founder, Bhumiputra Groups), Biswa Kalyan Rath (Stand Up Comedian), Kunal Shah (Founder, Freecharge) to name a few. ACT, Coalescence’15 is all set to inspire and motivate the think tanks of tomorrow.
Coalescence 2015 hosts a variety of workshops to help the upcoming leaders keep an edge. Workshops would be greatly focused on topics like Ideation, Funding, Lean Startup Methodology, Supply Chain and like-minded topics to help entrepreneurs sharpen their edges.
Coalescence will host a hackathon in association with HackerEarth. It will consist of 3-4 problems of various difficulties to be solved in a particular time period. It will be conducted on the platform of HackerEarth. Winners will be awarded cash prizes and other goodies.
In this edition, Coalescence introduces India’s reputed startup hiring and internship talent acquisition platform. Expo will serve as a common place for all the leading startups from the country as well as a pool of talented candidates to meet and network. Attendees will a chance to work at leading startups while startups have an opportunity to recruit from the best of talents. Venture capitalists get a chance to come across promising startups of India.
By simulating real life entrepreneurial challenges, Coalescence gives the opportunity to the brightest minds to evince them. Fun and intriguing events like Last Entrepreneur Standing, Bid n Barter, Beer Game, Bluechip beatdown etc. will be hosted with attractive cash prizes.