The global event will take place on October 22-26th, 2018 after the local roadshows which are planned from September 16th to October 10th, 2018.
Prior to the global event in Vizag, roadshows will be held around the world in key cities including Tel Aviv, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Bangalore, and the US and finalists of each city would be given a chance to present on the Demo day in Vizag
We are inviting applications from startups in the following tracks – FinTech, AgriTech and EmergeTech Space.
Access to VCs and US Enterprises to pitch your story
Exhibit in the startup expo at the conference
A five-minute video featuring the finalist or winner will be uploaded to the website for public viewing
Market access to customers from partner financial institutions
Guided support from key industry experts, specialist in VC community
Demo day to show the startups progress to corporates, investors and FinTech networks
IOT Applications in Agriculture
Big Data and Analytics
Drone Applications in Agriculture
Affordable Energy Storage
Supply Chain and Logistics
Prize for each track
As first prize
As second prize
Award for 25 finalists
What is the Million Dollar challenge?
Who can register?
What will I get?
The opportunity to set up your office in Vizag after the event
The finalists will present their company during the Demo day and the final judging will be done at the event to select the winners
How much do I need to pay for participation?
There is no fee for applying to the $1M Challenge. We do not provide travel reimbursement to the participants selected for the roadshows. However, the finalists of each roadshow will get $10,000 to attend the conference and present during the Demo day at Vizag.
What would happen at the Roadshows?
We are conducting Roadshows globally so that Startups can pitch and showcase their products in front of panel of corporate partners and investors. Roadshows will be conducted globally in 8 locations including London, Paris, Tel-Aviv, Hong Kong, Bangalore, San Francisco, Chicago and New York. Selected Startups will be invited to present at the Roadshows. Startups that are not able to present at the Roadshows for any reason can still be selected as a Finalist based on their online applications.
What will happen on the Demo Day?
Demo Day for finalists will be conducted on 25th Oct, 2018 at Vizag. On the Demo Day, 25 selected Finalists will pitch their startup to win the Final Award and Prize Money.
Who will be judge and how will be scored the presentations?
All information about the judges, their associations, the scoring patterns, and information related to the selection process will be held confidential. Each judge will work independently and will not know the scores or identities of the other judges. Judges are selected by invitation only.
When and where the Awards ceremony will take place?
The Awards ceremony will be held during the Vizag Fintech Festival on Oct 25th, 2018.
Where can I find the Rules and Regulations?
Please click on this link: https://www.vizagfintechfestival.com/pdf/rules.pdf
What is an Application Screening?
Each startup will be scored on business model, IP, team and willingness to setup their office in Vizag post the event.
The finalist will do presentations on the demo day and the final judging will be done at the event to select the best winners.
Are there any requirements for winning startups?
Startups winning the challenge must set up an office in the Vizag region to claim their prize and properly enter the Indian market.
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