What is it all about?


An exciting and interactive pitch competition taking place at G D Goenka University, Gurgaon. Pitch your business in a stall , convince our expert judges of its value, and impress the crowd, and you will have the chance to win cash prizes, internship opportunity at start-ups and mentorship from best of the academic and industry experts.


In preparing a pitch, teams or individuals should answer the following questions based on research and data, not opinions:

What is the product or service?

What need does it address?

Who is the primary market for the venture and what can you say about the size and scope of that market?

What are the compelling attributes that differentiate your product or service from others that address the same need?

How will your business make money?

How much startup capital do you need and what are your revenue projections?

If relevant, what have you achieved already?


Each individual / team would be given a single chance to showcase their business idea and after that top 20 individuals / teams will get a chance to present their idea again but with more time to present .


Each IDEA would be presented by the participants who will get 5 minutes to pitch- - three (3) minutes to pitch their idea or concept and two (2) minutes for Q&A with the judges. Teams can use PowerPoint presentation only.


Top 20 selected individuals / teams will get 10 minutes to present there IDEA , Teams can use PowerPoint presentation ,visual aids, props, or other items (like posters, flex, prototypes).

Judging Criteria

The judges will consider the innovation of the product, technology ,service or product-market fit; the scalability of the business model; the total impact (including sales, social value, impact on users, partners, etc.); and the qualities of the entrepreneur or entrepreneurial team – their level of talent, diversity, and qualities which are value additive to the company. Project entries or ideas must be the original work of the applicant(s).


The competition draws entries from undergraduate and graduate applicants from any University/ Institute. Project entries or ideas must be the original work of the applicant(s).

Free Registration

Each individual/team (a maximum of 3 members) can register.

For a limited period of time, we are offering you absolutely free registration with no hidden charges. To register click here.


From the e-cell team:

Neelesh Agarwal

President, E-Cell

Anubhav Gupta

Vice President, E-Cell

GD Goenka University

GD Goenka Education City

Sohna Road, Gurgaon

Wednesday to Thursday

7-8 March, 2019

[email protected]

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