NICE 28 February, 2021
We are delighted to announce the WINNERS of the NICE Aarohana Business Plan Competition – India’s First & Only Business Plan Competition for Cultural Enterprises!
26 Feb 2021
27 Feb 2021
|1. AyuRythm||1. Bare Necessities|
|2. NativChefs||2. Roobaroo Walks|
|3. Tamaala||3. Vyasa Health Care|
From more than 100 applications received, 20 finalists – 10 for the Early Stage (up to Rs 50 Lakh revenue/annum) and 10 for the Growth Stage (more than Rs 50 Lakh revenue/annum) categories – were shortlisted by the Selection Committee. These 20 finalists received 2 rounds of coaching for their final pitches.
Our Eminent Jury Panel
|EARLY Stage Jury Panel||GROWTH Stage Jury Panel|
|Ritu Verma||Kanwaljit Singh|
|Suresh Bhagavatula||Srikrishna Ramamoorthy|
|Naga Prakasam||Yogesh Choudhary|
|Chintan Bakshi||Siva Devireddy|
|Madan Padaki||Anchal Jain|
The jury heard all the pitches patiently, asked insightful questions, deliberated among themselves and chose the winners. We thank all the members for their time and commitment. We look forward to continued engagement with all the jury members.
The winners have been picked on parameters that included Founder Profile & Involvement, Customer & Market understanding, Business Model uniqueness and Competitive differentiation, Financials & Traction till date.
We look forward to furthering our engagement with all the NICE Enterprises. We see mentoring and various other programs as offerings from NICE in the future – Launchpad, Accelerator, Incubator.
The winners receive branded souvenirs, certificates, publicity and cash prizes. All the finalists receive branded souvenirs, certificates and publicity.
Bare Necessities makes zero-waste, eco-friendly personal care, home care and lifestyle products.
Roobaroo Walks provides heritage Walks & Tours, both real and virtual, led by storytellers and experts to travel enthusiasts looking to explore Indian arts, culture, history & more!
Vyasa HealthCare provides personalized healthcare solutions based on Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy.
AyuRythm is a completely digital solution for personalized holistic wellness based on Ayurvedic principles. Their solution works on any smartphone.
NativChefs offers a range of premium delicacies made by home-chefs from recipes passed down in their families for generations.
Tamaala, an art studio in Bengaluru, works to bridge the urban-rural art gap through art sales, workshops, and custom-design projects.
The BPC was largely put together by many volunteers including the following core group:
Abhishek Mukherjee, Aniketh MJ, Arunima Gupta, Chitra Aiyer, Sulesh Kumar
Bala Girisaballa, Hari Kiran Vadlamani, Sanjay Anandaram
We thank interns Pragya Joshi and Nishant Manoj for all their support. Many thanks to Koti Rama Prasad for the backend tech support.
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