OPEN INNOVATION CONTEST

War of the Geeks

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WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT

The World Startup Expo presents the War of The Geeks – A technology related completion exclusively for the students. Since talent comes in all shapes and sizes; we have all the right reason to invite young inventors to be a part of the most celebrated tech platform of the year.  The theme of the competition is technology; it could be software, a mobile application or a futuristic gadget, or even hi- tech robotics. You may or may not have a prototype. But if you have a concept and an ingenious solution then; WSE’s is offering you the chance to showcase your brilliance at the Tech platform in Bangalore amidst international speakers, business tycoons, investors and entrepreneurs. 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

We accept ideas/ concepts or any kind of renditions but for the purpose of screening, all you need to do is upload your pitch deck/ project Proposal and register with us. All participants must be below the age of 25 years. Make sure you accurately fill in the questionnaire. We accept video entries too. In case of videos it should not exceed a duration of 3 mins.  You are allowed to present your entries using any one of the means or do a combination.  For a pitch deck /pitch presentation/project proposal, an ideal presentation should include the following:
1.    A Title
2.    Executive Summary
3.    Problem
4.    Solution
5.    Market Validation (optional )
6.    Product
7.    Business Model (Optional)
8.    Competition (optional )
9.    Competitive Advantage (Optional)
10.    Team  

Presentations need not be too lengthy, but, has to be self-explanatory, concise, yet not missing out on important details. For PPT’s the number slides should be kept under 30. Submissions may be entered by a single student or a team/ group of students no exceeding 5 member limit. All Submissions are to be made on or before October 5th, 2016. For the sake of this document let’s call participants and teams. 

This particular competition is meant only for students hence all participants / teams must be an ongoing graduate of post grate of any certified institution/Polytechnic/college/University.  You should possess a valid student id card (if the institution does not issue ID cards, a letter from the Headmaster confirming your studentship would suffice) of the institution you come from. Participants/ teams are allowed to enter multiple projects for this competition. 

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AWARDS & REWARDS

All applicants will be evaluated by a team of expert judges. The Judges will select will select the best 7 applicants to be the winners of the competition. The winners will be announced on the 30th of October 2016. The winners will get a chance to present their pitch at WSE’s platform and also win free tickets to the World Startup Expo. For those extraordinary projects, we are giving you the uncommon opportunity to have your own exhibit space, totally free of cost. You will be given the opportunity to pitch directly to investors at the World Startup Expo and if you succeed to impress any them; you may get the golden ticket to develop your very own invention. You will also have access to conferences led by globally acclaimed Tech entrepreneurs, participate in interactive sessions, ask questions, and share your views. You will also be allowed to take part in startup workshops and talk sessions and much more fun await you. The free tickets will be provided to your entire team not exceeding above 5 persons. So, don’t this miss this chance. Share the opportunity with your friends and family too.        

JUDGES

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Cocoon Ventures (Dubai, UAE)

Startup Funding & Venture Capitalist Firm

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Trescon Global (Bangalore, India)

Global Business Information Company

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World Start Expo (Bangalore, India)

International Start-up Expo & Conference