Private sector bank, RBL\u00a0in association with 1Crowd hosted the finals of The Big Pitch, a startup funding and incubation competition at Christ University, Bengaluru.\r\n\r\n10 shortlisted startups were invited to pitch to a panel of judges. The agenda was to either get selected in 1Crowd\u2019s first incubation programme, \u2018Inspire!\u2019 or to receive priority consideration to be funded via 1Crowd\u2019s equity crowdfunding platform.\r\n\r\nCommenting on the event, Anil Gudibande, co-founder and Director, 1Crowd said \u201cAt 1Crowd, we are determined to identify and nurture startups with potential for large scale disruption in sectors where they operate. \u2018The Big Pitch\u2019 served as a platform to identify such startups and we are determined to provide winners with the right resources, mentorship and support to realize their true potential. These startups will benefit from 1Crowd\u2019s unique ethos of working as partners in growth rather than being merely financial investors\u201d.\r\n\r\nOut of the 10 shortlisted starups, three winners of the incubation contest were offered admission to \u2018Inspire!.\u2019 The incubation program will leverage 1Crowd\u2019s linkages with industry to provide startups access to a wide range of corporates across India. This program is designed to help startups scale up rapidly by providing them mentorship, running pilot projects, enhancing market reach and Seed funding upto $35K (INR 25 lakhs).\r\n\r\nThe three winners of the funding contest will receive an opportunity to be considered on priority for listing on 1Crowd\u2019s equity crowdfunding platform to raise funding up to $293K (INR 2 Cr).\r\n\r\nThe Winners of incubation contest are:\r\n\r\nAspartika Biotech: The company provides bio-technological innovation in supplementary products including omega-3 fatty acids supplements, protein supplements, poultry feed, aqua feed, botanical extracts etc.\r\n\r\nBooksbeka: An online bookstore of novels and study material available in regional languages\r\n\r\nCodeister Technologies: Codeister Technologies is currently working in the fintech sector with SYM(Save Your Money), a savings manager app as its flagship product.\r\n\r\nThe winners of the funding competition are:\r\n\r\nDenovo Biolabs: It provides end-to-end cost effective pharmacovigilance solutions to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies across the globe.\r\n\r\nDoctors\u2019 Circle: It is an online video platform that provides doctors\u2019 advice to users via videos.\r\n\r\nFourth Ambit: It is a social networking site to connect with old classmates from user\u2019s alma maters.