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Anthah:Prerana | Calling for Applications for 2014

“Platforms are your friend,” observed Dave Richards, co-founder and partner at Unitus Seed Fund. “They help you get to market more efficiently. They open up more disruptive opportunities.” His advice to startups: Look at what platforms you can stand on, and leverage to build new business that could not have been…

Early Stage Start-up? Your Chance to Get Market-Ready and Mentored by the Best Brains in the Business! After a successful launch in 2013, TiE Bangalore’s AnthahPrerana is back with a bang! It is not another business plan competition. Think of it as an idea booster. They have picked up the 10 best unfunded start-ups in commercial and social sectors to mentor them and get them market ready for exponential growth. Last year, the who’s who of the Indian start-up ecosystem like Mohandas Pai, K. Ganesh, Krishnakumar Natarajan and Ashish Gupta picked the most promising ideas that TiE Bangalore began nurturing. Out of the 10 winners from last year, 2 have already gotten funding: Tourlandish was accepted into the Dreamit Ventures incubator in NYC and TouchStone Equities invested in Channelyst. This year, they have partnered with us (LetsVenture) and NSRCEL, IIMB to deliver personalized help to their winners! They have assembled another high-powered jury comprising of acclaimed IIM, Bangalore faculty, successful serial entrepreneurs and start-up experts at TiE Bangalore to select and mentor a new batch of start-ups. Selection Criteria: • 0-3 years old companies • No angel or VC funding • Financially viable, for-profit ideas Offerings (All for FREE!) • Showcase your idea to investors and start-ups gurus on Grand Gala Recognition night • Get highlighted on the extensive angel investor platform Lets Venture • 2-day ‘speed-dating’ with renowned mentors at our partner IIM, Bangalore’s campus • Automatic entry into our 90-day TiE-Turbo program with the best mentors in town Key Dates: • October 31st, 2014: Deadline for applications (Apply now!) • November 27th, 2014: Announcement of winners • December 5th, 2014: Grand Gala Recognition night • January, 2015: 2-day bootcamp at IIM, Bangalore • February – April 2015: TiE-Turbo mentorship program For more information, please visit: http://www.anthahprerana.org/

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