Are you a future innovator? Do you think you have what it takes to make a difference? The world is facing several problems, that experts are constantly trying to solve. This is your chance to help them solve those problems. SDA Bocconi Asia Centre presents THRIVE 2020, powered by InsideIIM, a unique competition where you can showcase your world-changing ideas. Get recognised, and rewarded, for your creativity. So what exactly is Thrive 2020? What will you be required to do for this competition? What’s in store for you if you participate? How do you register? Find out in this article.
What is Thrive 2020?
Thrive 2020 is the first iteration of the competition. Participants will be tasked with ideating app-based solutions to existing world problems. The list of problems can be found on the UNDP website by clicking here. Students can take any one of the problems listed there, and propose app-based solutions for the same. Participants will be judged on the basis of their idea, originality, creativity, implementability, execution plan, etc.
Registrations for Thrive 2020 open on 16th December, 2019.
What’s in store for the winners?
The best of the best stand a chance to win a cash prize of Rs. 1 Lakh*, or a trip to Milan**.
What’s in it for you?
All participants who make it to Round 2 will be presented with Amazon vouchers worth Rs.1000. However, there are several reasons why you would want to participate.
Primarily, the opportunity to get recognized for your ideas and creativity. There is nothing like being recognized by experts and big shots from the industry, that too at a very early stage in your career.
Secondly, this competition provides you a platform to network with your peers and industry professionals.
Lastly, the experience. These competitions present their participants with realistic situations that can help prepare them for the future. Not just that, these competitions shine brightly on your resume as well.
So what exactly is the Competition?
Thrive 2020 will be hosted on the Kampus Konversations App. Participants will be required to make teams of 2.
- To register, download the Kampus Konversations App, and register your team. Details of all participants have to be entered. Please note that incomplete profiles and registrations will be disqualified.
- Once you have finalized your idea, you will have to make a 1-2 minute video of yourself explaining/pitching your idea to the judges. In the video, you have to explain your chosen problem, your solution, the concept of the app, and the projected impact it will have.
- Top 30 teams will make it to round 2, where they will be mentored by experts from SDA Bocconi, attend webinars in an attempt to further explore and perfect their idea.
- At the end of Round 2, the teams will be required to present their ideas at the Bocconi Campus in Powai. The app ideas will be presented in the form of a three slide presentation, which will be judged on various criteria.
Who can participate?
Thrive 2020 is open only for undergrad students. If you are enrolled in any undergraduate course in India, you will be eligible to participate in Thrive 2020. For further details, click here.
When is the deadline?
Registrations close on 16th January, 2020! If you wish to participate, then send in your video submissions before 16th January, 2020.
How do you participate?
As mentioned above, Thrive 2020 will be hosted on the Kampus Konversations app. To participate, you have to download the Kampus Konversations app from the links (Android | IOS) and register for Thrive 2020. The video that is to be made for Round 1 must be uploaded on the Kampus app. All updates, news, notifications will also be sent by the Kampus app.
Save the date: Registrations close on 16th January 2020! Don’t miss this opportunity! Download the Kampus Konversations App now, and put on your thinking caps!
*The prize money is subject to TDS.
**The trip to Milan depends on various factors, and will be decided based on the judges’ discretion.