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WIEF Startup Competition 2015 powered by LetsVenture

LetsVenture partners with Wharton on one of the most prestigious India-focused conferences in the US – the Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF). WIEF provides a unique platform for thought leaders to discuss the opportunities present to India and the challenges that need to be addressed.

LetsVenture partners with Wharton on one of the most prestigious India-focused conferences in the US – the Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF). WIEF provides a unique platform for thought leaders to discuss the opportunities present to India and the challenges that need to be addressed.

This year, WIEF will be hosting its second India-focused Startup Competition as part of the WIEF conference in Philadelphia on Feb 21st, 2015. 

LetsVenture invites startups to apply for this competition to stand a chance to win up to USD 10,000 in prize money, as well as the unique opportunity to showcase your product / service in front of a global audience comprising of angel investors, VCs, corporate leaders and serial entrepreneurs at Wharton.

Who can apply?

The Startup Competition is open to any individual(s) (subject to the eligibility requirements) with a business idea or model incorporating products or services targeting the Indian market OR Indian products or services targeting the US market.

What is the selection process like?

Competition entries will be pre-screened by a panel of experts from the Venture Capital industry. This panel will select semi-finalists (post review of 1st round applications). Shortlisted semi-finalists will be provided with 20-minute time slots to present their ideas to the judges (via teleconference) Finalists will present their business plans to renowned Indian entrepreneurs and Venture Capital investors at the Startup Competition to be held on the day of the WIEF conference. The presentation format will consist of a 5-minute presentation and a 3-minute Q&A session.

What prizes are on offer?

Cash prizes worth up to US$10,000. One member from each team of finalists will receive a subsidized return ticket to attend the WIEF conference (where the Finals of the Startup Competition will be held) in Philadelphia, USA.

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