The largest International Startup Challenge Conquest – 2015 is back again. Conquest is all about launching your big dreams and conquering the world.
Think big! Dream big! The BITS Pilani’s Conquest – 2015, an international startup conclave, will commence on April 16 to May 1, 2015. The sole aim of this event is to encourage entrepreneurship and bring about a startup revolution across the country. Conquest – 2015 is all about ideas that will not only change the way people live but also the way people think. This is not just about your ideas but about translating them into acts. Its a perfect platform for introducing innovative ideas. The Conquest-2015 provides for catering to the needs of a startup, bringing to table expert advise and facilitation of IP filing, networking sessions, expert mentoring, Angel investors, incubation opportunities, and leading Venture Capitalists.
Conquest has catapulted many of its participants to great heights, and made them excel in various fields. They get to meet renowned industry leaders, mentors that proved to be an essential part of the networking ecosystem in India. Here are a few stories of the event that happened in the past.
All of the 10 finalists who got selected at Conquest – 2013 are currently very successful and have registered ventures. And Conquest 2013, runner up, iTraveller, immediately raised $100K after Conquest in 2013 and is recently a million dollar as series. Conquest – 2012, finalist, PosterGully, was soon absorbed at The Hatch and has grown leaps and bounds ever since. Runner up of Conquest – 2011, Gharpay, was funded by Sequoia Capital few months after starting up. It is one of India’s biggest doorstep and one stop to cash payment solution. Many other startups like Mobile Medics, produced by Conquest was acquired by Piramal Healthcare in the year 2008. In 2008, iViz Security, another startup raised an astounding $2.5 million in funding. A big name in security solutions today and one of NASSCOM’s top four emerging product companies, NewDigm Healthcare, was funded to carry out health care projects at very low cost in Tamil Nadu by various governments organizations and schemes.
Last time Conquest was organized, it offered three lakh in equity-less seed money. They also offered over a million dollar in services, licenses and incubation opportunities. The resource pool of Conquest – 2015 including cloud computing credits, accounting, sales, marketing, PR etc. for all the finalists has already crossed 2 crores and is expected to break its previous records.
The registration and competition process is very simple. You need only two steps to complete the registration process. And out of which only top 50 will be selected.The first step of registration consists of a short questionnaire followed by a second round which consists of questions wherein you need to write elaborate answers.
The selected teams will be provided with mentoring sessions and allowed to choose their own mentors, across 5 major cities of the country. All the semi-finalists will be asked to update their profiles and include all the progress they made since the initial registration for Conquest. The most awaited grand finale will be a two-day event with workshops and networking sessions with esteemed people from the startup industry. Its a rare chance and opportunity to pitch in to the biggest venture capital firms across the country.
All the teams will receive detailed feedback from the judges irrespective of their selection to the next round. The main aim of Conquest – 2015 lies in searching and finding out radical breakthrough startups, ready to add themselves to the hall of fame.
Launch your big dreams and conquer at Conquest – 2015. Hurry Up! The registration for participation closes on May 1, 2015. Check out the website, www.conquest.org.in for further details.