Business Plan Competition

India's First & Only Business Plan Competition for Cultural Enterprises

SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED ON 26th & 27th February 2021
Meet the Winners!

An opportunity to

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Win cash prizes

6 prizes worth Rs 3 lakhs in total

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Network with community of cultural entrepreneurs

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Gain access to investors

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Gain access to mentors

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Publicity

NICE Aarohana Business Plan Competition - Successfully Completed in Feb 2021

The competition was open only to cultural enterprises in these 5 focus categories:

  • Health, Wellness, and Beauty
  • Food and Beverages
  • Home Decor and Furnishings
  • Fashion and Accessories
  • Tourism

Applications were divided into two entrepreneurial stages:

1.EARLY:

  • Idea stage ventures with no revenue
  • Enterprises with up to Rs 50 Lakh revenue/annum

2.GROWTH:

  • Companies with greater than Rs 50 Lakh revenue/annum

From more than 100 applications received, 20 finalists – 10 for the Early Stage and 10 for the Growth Stage categories – were shortlisted by the Selection Committee. These 20 finalists received 2 rounds of coaching for their final pitches.

Know more about the finalists! 

On the final pitch day, the finalists pitched their business ideas live to the Final Jury.  The winners were selected on parameters that included Founder Profile & Involvement, Customer & Market understanding, Business Model uniqueness and Competitive differentiation, Financials & Traction till date.

Know more about the winners!

Applications for NICE Aarohana Business Plan Competition are now closed.
If you have a great business idea in any of the 5 focus categories, and you seek help in growing it further, do write to us at namaste@niceorg.in.

TIMELINE

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1.
5th Jan - 31st Jan 2021

Summation of Idea

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2.
27th Jan - 10th Feb 2021

Review & Shortlisting

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3.
11th Feb - 25th Feb 2021

Mentorship

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4.
26th & 27th Feb 2021

Final Pitch

FINAL JURY

SELECTION JURY