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First Round Shortlists have been declared. Shortlisted teams have been intimated separately

 

Start Date

Last Date to submit

Result Date

Round 1

Executive Summary

15th August 2018

20th August

Round 2

Business Model

20th August

30th August

5th Sep

Round 3

Due Diligence

From 5th Sep

Till Event Date

TBA

Round 4

On Campus round

29th Sep-2nd October

About The Event

Masterplan is the annual business plan competition hosted by IIM Ahmedabad. Masterplan seeks to identify budding entrepreneurs to contribute to India’s buzzing economy. The final pitching round takes place during The Red Brick Summit, IIM-A’s annual international business summit which saw a footfall of 20,000 over 3 days in 2017 and participation from 5000 start-ups, 32 international and 200 Indian B-schools. Entre Club, IIM Ahmedabad, which is aimed at promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship in IIMA in collaboration with The Centre for Innovation Incubation, and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) (http://www.ciie.co/) that helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into viable businesses host the competition. In partnership with its network of mentors, corporates, development agencies, IIMA community and investors, CIIE cultivates a rare breed of entrepreneurs by incubating, accelerating, mentoring and

funding innovative start-ups. CIIE believes that entrepreneurship has an unmatched ability to bring about disruptive change in India and engages with ventures across technology and impact areas like energy, environment, agriculture, healthcare and affordable technology.

A glance at the incentives of Masterplan 2018:

  • Growth
    • Boost in terms of both visibility and performance.
    • Increase revenue, form alliances with new partners
  • Incubation Opportunities
    • Chance to pitch your business idea in front of leading angel investors, venture capitalists and industrialists from CIIE and Matrix Partners.
    • Networking opportunities with potential partners, freelancers, investors and world class entrepreneurs.
  • Mentorship
    • An opportunity to be mentored by seasoned entrepreneurs, experienced industry professionals and faculty.
    • Content rich feedback on the business model from world class entrepreneurs, investors, and professional service providers on our judging panel
  • Media Coverage
    • Chance to feature on by our outreach partner TechStory to give your start-up an amazing boost!

Eligibility Criteria

Team Composition

  1. The event is open for teams comprising of students, corporate professionals, entrepreneurs as well as other independent individuals (employed or self-employed)
  2. A team can have a minimum of one and a maximum of five members. Members can be from any organization. All the members may or may not be from the same organization.
  3. One participant cannot be part of more than one team.
  4. No change in the team structure is permitted after the team is registered. Please register your team after careful thought and deliberation

Masterplan Start-up Central

  1. Start-ups that have been incorporated more than three years ago (i.e. registered on or before 1st April, 2015) or have raised seed or Series A funding are not eligible to participate in the Start-up Central of Masterplan 2018. You may be required to submit proof of the same during the competition process.
  2. The event is open for teams comprising of students, corporate professionals, entrepreneurs as well as other independent individuals (employed or self-employed)
  3. Ventures that have acquired funding from external investor-networks (angels, VC’s, etc.) cannot participate. The aim of our event is to provide a platform for promoting start-ups that require assistance in the form of seed capital, mentoring and various types of consultancies.

Masterplan Idea Central

  1. Start-ups that are still in the idea stage or have just developed a prototype/ conducted a pilot are eligible to participate in the Idea Central of Masterplan 2018. You may be required to submit proof of the same during the competition process.
  2. The event is open for teams comprising of students, corporate professionals, entrepreneurs as well as other independent individuals (employed or self-employed).

Competition Rules and Guidelines

Participation and Registration

  • The event is open for teams comprising of students, corporate professionals, entrepreneurs as well as other independent individuals (employed or self-employed)
  • Participants are required to register and submit their executive summary/ business model online.
  • Participants may register using any of their E-Mail IDs. Pease note that in case of using an Email ID, participants must confirm their E-mail ID using the verification link sent to them.
  • A team can have a minimum of one and a maximum of five members. Members can be from any organization. All the members may or may not be from the same organization.
  • One participant cannot be part of more than one team.
  • No change in the team structure is permitted after the team is registered. Please register your team after careful thought and deliberation
  • A team can submit only one business model/idea after registration.
  • While making submissions, the username to be used is the team leader’s username that has been used for registration. The password is the team leader’s mobile number.
  • Every contestant must agree with the rules of the contest and must accept the declaration of confidentiality during registration in order to participate. Please make sure you read the Terms and Conditions of the competition before registering.

Winner

INR 50,000

1st Runner Up

INR 30,000

2nd Runner Up

INR 20,000

 

The One Crore Challenge

  • The One Crore Challenge is a pitching event where Masterplan provides a platform to the teams selected for the Grand Finale to pitch their product/service or idea to a panel of venture capitalists from Matrix Partners India and the Centre for Innovation Incubation, and Entrepreneurship (CIIE).
  • The teams will have the opportunity to make their business presentations based on which Matrix Partners India and CIIE may decide to invest in the business, based on further rounds of negotiations and due diligence.
  • Please note that the One Crore Challenge that has been mentioned in the mails/website is an illustrative number representing the amount of funding that Matrix Partners India and/or CIIE may agree to invest in the businesses that will be presented in the final round. The One Crore Challenge is not related to the cash prizes that will be presented to the winners.
  • The final amount that may be invested into any business based on presentations made at the grand finale of Masterplan 2018 may be more or less than INR 1 crore.
  • Masterplan will provide the platform for interaction between the potential investors and entrepreneurs looking to fund their start-ups. It does not bear any responsibility regarding the final fruition of commitments of funding made during Masterplan 2018 or during any subsequent interactions between the business and the venture capitalists on the panels.
  • Masterplan reserves the right to highlight any deals made between the Venture Capitalists on the panel and the businesses for marketing and promotional purposes in the future.

Round 1: Submission of Executive Summary

  • Registered teams will compete against each other in a display of creativity and clarity of thought. In this round, participants are tasked with explaining the idea in an Executive Summary answering the questions to
    • What is the existing gap or problem that you are solving?
    • What is your solution/idea/product?
    • What is your revenue model?
  • The submission should be a one-pager, Font –Times New Roman, Size – 11, Line spacing – 1 with Normal Margins (2.54 cm by 2.54 cm).
  • Only .pdf file formats will be accepted for the executive summary submission.
  • Please name your file in the following format:

IC/SC_Team Name_Team Leader’s Name_R1.pdf. IC is Idea Central and SC, Startup Central. For example, if you have registered under Startup Central with Team Name Swiggy and Team Leader Name Sriharsha Majety the your one pager should be named as SC_Swiggy_Sriharsha Majety_R1.pdf

  • Please submit the Round 1 Submissions by logging into the Masterplan Portal using your email ID and phone number by 31 July 2018.
  • Entries reaching us after the deadline will not be entertained for evaluation under any circumstances.

Round 2: Submission of the Business Model

  • Only teams that qualified for the second round are eligible for submitting their business models.
  • Only .pdf file formats will be accepted.
  • The submission should not be more than four pages, Font –Times New Roman, Size – 11, Line spacing – 1 with Normal Margins (2.54 cm by 2.54 cm).
  • Please name your file in the following format:

IC/SC-Team Name-Team Leader’s Name.pdf. IC is Idea Central and SC, Startup Central. For example, if you have registered under Startup Central with Team Name Swiggy and Team Leader Name Sriharsha Majety your one pager should be named as SC-Swiggy-Sriharsha Majety.pdf

  • Guidelines for the format of the Business Model (Submission date: 20 August 2018)
    • Cover Sheet (Company Name, College/Organization/Company. Presenting Team Members, Team Leader contact info)
    • Value Proposition
    • Product or service description (including the current status of development- beta, prototype, etc.)
    • Customer/Market analysis (market size and potential market share)
    • Sales and Marketing Strategy (how you will go-to-market), Intellectual Property status (e.g., patents, licenses, etc.)
    • Competitor Analysis (competitors and your competitive differentiation)
    • Management team and/or advisors, including relevant experience
    • Financial highlights (cash flow, income statement, balance sheet)
    • The offering of the company (how much investment you are seeking, uses of funding, possible exits)
  • For the comprehensive B-plan submission, teams may choose to diverge (add or subtract sections) from the prescribed format if deemed necessary. However, it is highly recommended to adhere to this format.
  • The final Business Model must be submitted online in the Masterplan Portal.
  • CIIE and Entre Club, IIM Ahmedabad will judge the round two submissions.

 

Round 3: Due diligence by Matrix Partners

  • The final Business Models of selected teams from Round 2 will be forwarded to Matrix Partners.
  • Due diligence will be done by Matrix Partners, so selected teams can expect calls from Matrix Partners regarding their Masterplan submission.
  • Teams will be assigned mentors from CIIE and Matrix Partners and mentoring will take place via email, video conferencing and telephone calls.

 Round 4: Pitching Round

  • Selected participants from the previous round will be invited to IIM-Ahmedabad campus during The Red Brick Summit 2018 (International Business Summit of IIM-A) to be held between 29th September and 4th October, 2018.
  • All the teams making it to the campus finals will get opportunities to pitch to VCs from Matrix Partners; which may lead to further mentoring opportunities for all finalist ventures, and eventually leading to probable fund-raising or equity infusion.
  • Corporate High-Tea and Networking session after the event
  • Teams have to make their own travel arrangements. Masterplan Team will arrange for accommodation for two days – the day before and the day of the pitching round.

Apeksha Sanganeria

Email : p17apekshas@iima.ac.in

Phone No.  : 97694 86548

Tarang Bansal

Email: p18tarang@iima.ac.in

Mobile: 81975 30370