Vincenza is India's first business coaching program, with a business plan competition as a prelude. Vincenza aims to provide coaching at various levels, personalized and broad, for every participant in the competition. Every potential entrepreneur gets the opportunity to have substantial learning and knowledge sharing through the program. Top 50 participants will be put through a one-on-one mentoring program with leading practitioners to refine their business plans in the run up to the final round. Vincenza aims to promote entrepreneurship, and we believe in not just mere presentation of the best Business Plans, but also to ensure that the most worthy get implemented.
Last year Vincenza witnessed huge success with more than 100 entries across the country. Post the first round, 18 teams were selected for the next phase, where they were provided mentoring to further refine their plans. The entire event was organized under the guidance and association with 91springboard, IAN, Stern Fisher and My Box. A variety of plans from domains as diverse as hospitality to as upcoming as e-commerce, were presented during the event.
This year Vincenza has taken a step ahead and has become even bigger with association with Aarambh the E-cell of MDI. Vincenza 4.0 has garnered association with MIDAS– a prestigious organization for supporting budding entrepreneurs . MIDAS is an acronym for Management, Innovation, Design, Arts and Social Sciences. MIDAS has amalgamated the diverse potential of various schools of thought and created unique programs, which stretch one's boundaries mentally, physically and intellectually. It is the first Institute in India which has integrated 4 Crucibles of Entrepreneurship viz. Effectuation, Product Development and Innovation, Critical Thinking and Writing and Incubation. They have tied up with 8 incubation centers all over the world. Mr. Parag Shah, Chairman at MIDAS will be our esteemed judge during the event Mr Parag Shah is the former Founder Chairman and the Founder Director of Foundation for Liberal and Management Education (FLAME). Mr. Shah has completely changed the way Entrepreneurship education is done by combining Strategy, Critical Thought and Innovation in his Entrepreneurship Courses. Mr. Shah so far taught and mentored over 200 students to become entrepreneurs. His forte is to teach “Product Development and Innovation”, “Entrepreneurial Strategy”, “Critical Thinking” and “Sales Strategies for Entrepreneurs”
Our Next partner is FoodPanda.in which is a Gurgaon based startup which provides service that allows users to select from local restaurants and place orders via the website or mobile application. Foodpanda.in has recently bagged the award for the ‘Best Quick Service Food Delivery eRetailer’ at the prestigious Indian eRetail Awards 2014 and Best E-Commerce Startup 2014 award at the European Tech Startup Awards “The Europas” earlier this year. Food Panda founder Mr. Rohit Chadha will also be our esteemed guest for the event. Mr. Rohit Chaddha has bagged the award for the ‘Professional Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the prestigious Entrepreneur India Awards 2014.
As our Incubation partners and Angel Investor partners, we have this year – 91springboard , Stern Fisher and India Angel Network. 91springboard is a startup growth hub which is committed to making the startup journey easier and more fun through co-working, community and capital. India Angel Network is a unique concept which brings together highly successful entrepreneurs and CEOs from India and around the world who are interested in investing in startup / early stage ventures which have the potential of creating disproportionate value. The Network, in addition to money, provides constant access to high quality mentoring, vast networks and inputs on strategy as well as execution. The Network members, because of their background are better able to assess the potential and risks at the early stage. Stern Fisher is an angel network with a difference. It includes a group of high net worth individuals, successful entrepreneurs, and investors who believe that angel investing needs to be fair, patient, and genuinely supportive of the aspirations of young startups.
Vincenza is a huge opportunity for ambitious people and budding entrepreneurs to have a meaningful learning experience compete on a national level and get their business plans validated by experts from industry, academia and venture capitalists and other funding agencies. Also last but not the least, you get a chance to win attractive cash prizes worth Rs 1,00,000.
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