As India stands on the threshold of new Start Up Revolution, its time to disrupt - bring to fore new ideas that can answer the current challenges India has - and also engage citizens in coming together and co-support these ideas with Government & investors. Presenting the Catapooolt Changemakers Challenge - a unique crowdfunding-powered challenge to discover strong potentially disruptive start-up ideas.
Idea submissions till 30th April 2017
Submit your Idea with us along with the platform registration fee and prepare yourself for the crowdfunding round
Crowdfunding Starts from 8th May 2017
Initiate a live crowdfunding campaign - thus engaging communities and getting market validation, besides initial funding!
Announcement of Top 20 Finalists on 31st May 2017
Expert Mentor board and Innovation Partners scan and select the Top 20 disruptive innovations based on crowdfunding amount raised and disruption potential.
Offline Pitch Event of Top 20 Finalists on 17th June 2017
Grand Finale for top 20 Ideas who will be invited to pitch to marquee angel funds and meet some biggest start-up gurus at an engaging Grand Finale.
If you and your team is working on an early stage start-up and have atleast built a working prototype for your idea - and are now seeking early stage funds and community validation to help you catapooolt to the next stage.
We are open to ideas across all startup domains - as long as you have build the initial business prototype/site/model
CATAPOOOLT ROADSHOW is a unique Startup Pitch and Live Crowdfunding series, to be held across 8 cities - giving an opportunity to early stage disruptive startup ideas and all those interested in supporting the next big ideas, to come together and catapooolt to growth!
Each Roadshow will be spearheaded by a panel discussion by leading startup investors and ecosystem partners on the local startup challenges and growth hacks. This will be then followed by Crowdpitch - a unique event wherein all participating startups get to pitch live to the audience and raise crowdfunding!
Ajeet Khurana has donned many hats in the entrepreneurial world. Mr. Khurana is a well known start up mentor, an angel investor, trainer, author, digital marketer and many more. He is also a member of screening committee of Mumbai Angels, one of India's oldest angel networks. Being an entrepreneur turned angel investor, he carries the essential experience and expertise required to mentor any start up.
Guneet is Head Marketing Solutions, Google. Guneet believes The true power of technology lies in improving people's lives, in ways they never imagined. He had played the key role in delighting consumers at the heart of technology brands like - Google, Microsoft, and Samsung. Guneet was recently recognized as the APAC Digital Marketer of the Year and before that Marketing Professional of The Year.
Mr. Miten Mehta is a Silicon Valley Angel Investor. He is a specialist in technology start-up and finance domain with over 20 years of experience across geographies like US, Europe & India. Mr. Mehta is passionate about mentoring and investing in start-ups that leverage Social, Mobile, Analytics, & Cloud (SMAC) to create tangible values for social impact across educational and healthcare domains.
Devesh Chawla is the Founder and CEO of Chatur Ideas. Chatur Ideas is the inception of first ever dynamic, multifarious online platform, which will engage, counsel, and interconnect the entrepreneurial breed of India to investors, financiers, and mentors in a controlled investment friendly ecosystem. He is on the Mentor Panel of Eureka which is Asia's largest Business Model Competition held at IIT.
Jaspreet is a Senior VP - Digital Innovation and Ecommerce at Mahindra & Mahindra. He has 20 years of Business Leadership in P&L, Sales and Marketing, business turn around and startup entrepreneurial experience. He is an active angel investor and mentor in Indian startup ecosystem. Jaspreet holds the Retail Platinum Award for Management Excellence at Microsoft, which is the single highest recognition in Retail in Microsoft globally.
Amitabh is the Founding Partner of Nomad Films, which is in the business of advertising commercial production for last 13 years. Amitabh has produced TV commercials for clients like VW, BMW, Nissan, Coca Cola, Unilever, Viacom, Dulux, Samsung, Skoda, Samsonite, Dell and PernodRicard.
Abhijeet is a Co-founder, Pronto Infotech and ah! Ventures. Armed with a B.Tech from IIT Mumbai, Abhijeet worked with Deloitte Consulting as an Associate Consultant before moving on to found his own company, Pronto Infotech in the ITES space.Abhijeet has the ability to evaluate ventures across the board and help entrepreneurs with intelligent cost planning through optimisation of systems, processes and networks, as well as creating and achieving targets.
Sachin is the Head at Incubator Investments, Brand Capital and also driving investments in FinTech, Consumer services & Mobility vertical. He is passionate about working with entrepreneurs and contributing them in building their businesses. He also has keen interest in Business simulations and is the founding and youngest member of IndSAGA (Indian Simulation & Gaming Association).
Neeraj has been an entrepreneur for the past two and a half decades, serving the Rail, Defense and Automotive sectors with his pioneering spirit. He is globally networked, widely traveled, and an expert at government Liasoning& contracting. He is always eager to connect with start-ups. He is also incubating & mentoring various startups besides investing.
Naiyya Saggi is the Founder at BabyChakra - the #1 Parenting App on Google Playstore in India. A Fulbright Scholar, MBA from Harvard Business School and Awarded Young Leader in The Economic Times, Naiyya has immersive experience across domains of Product, BD & Outreach. She's known as the chief energiser & is a knowledge sponge.
Shraddha Patil is the co-founder of TheMentorpreneurs - A global platform for startups, mentors, investors and incubators to collaborate and grow. Shraddha through her venture TheMentorpreneurs, bridges the gap for a startup to raise and shine by mentoring and connecting them to right investors and incubators - channelize their energy in the right direction and helping them grow.
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