Registration 31st March, 2015 to 15th May, 2015
Ahoy Crewmen! Greetings!
Is your mind abuzz with a million dollar Idea? Are you facing a tough time giving it the right intervention? Do you want to navigate an ocean of opportunities for it to set sail?
Well, jump on board then. Introducing, Conquest – BITS Pilani’s International Startup Conclave, in its eleventh edition, as it gets larger than life. Expert mentorship, media exposure, we have it all for you.
Here are a few more reasons as to why Conquest is what you always wanted:
1) Conquest has long been considered as the ‘Networking Paradise’ of Entrepreneurs. We bring in who’s who of the startup community under one roof.
2) Size doesn’t matter, execution does! We gauge your progress over the months, till the fateful Finale!
3) And Yes! We have plenty of cash to give away as seed money! Not to mention opportunities worth INR 10 Million, Cloud Computing, SEO, IP, Legal Support and much more!
So, if you have an idea or a startup, howsoever young, waiting to weigh anchor and set sail, register now on our website, www.conquest.org.in. Registrations close on 15th May, 2015!
Conquest is BITS Pilani’s international startup conclave which aims at encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship all over. A B-Plan competition is exactly what it’s not. It is not just about ideas, it’s about making ideas appen. Conquest caters every need of a startup and is a perfect launchpad for every groundbreaking idea.It explores and caters every need of a startup - incubation opportunities, IP filing,expert mentoring and networking essions with Industry stalwarts, Angel investors and leading Venture Capitalists.
Conquest has the tradition of producing some of the best startups in India. All 10 finalists of Conquest 2013 are successful registered ventures. iTraveller (Runner up-Conquest 2013) raised $100K immediately after Conquest in 2013 and recently a million dollar as series-A. PosterGully (Finalist-Conquest 2012) got incubated at The Hatch and has grown . Gharpay, the Conquest 2011 runner up, was funded by Sequoia Capital just after months of starting up and is presently India’s biggest doorstep cash payment solution. Other startups produced by Conquest include Mobile Medics (acquired by Piramal Healthcare in 2008), iViz Security (raised $2.5 million funding in 2008, one of NASSCOM’s 'Top 4 Emerging Product Companies' & a big name in security solutions today) and NewDigmHealthcare (Funded by various govt. schemes to carry out low cost healthcare projects in Tamil Nadu).
Success of Conquest 2013:
Conquest in its last edition offered INR 3 lakh in equity-less seed money and over $1 Million worth of services, licenses and incubation opportunities. The resource pool for the finalists of Conquest 2015 (cloud computing credits, accounting, sales, marketing, PR etc.) has already crossed 2 crores and we expect it to bust our previous records.
The Application process:
The competition process is fairly simple. A two step process will be followed for registrations out of which top 50 will be finalised.The first step of registration will consist of short questionnaire while the second round will ask for elaborate answers.Personalized mentoring sessions will be organised for these teams across 5 major cities in India, wherein the teams will have the liberty to choose their own mentors. The semi-finalists will be asked to update their profiles including the progress made since the initial registration for Conquest.The Grand Finale will be a two day event with networking sessions and workshops with esteemed people from the startup ecosystem followed by a chance to pitch the biggest VC firms in India. All teams irrespective of their selection to the next round will receive detailed feedback from the judges. Conquest is the search to find ground-breaking zealous startups ready to add themselves to the hall of fame. It will be the perfect launchpad for all things entrepreneurial.Registration for participation closes on 1st of May.