Chatur Ideas is a platform that has provided immense opportunities to several start-ups whether it be Funding, Mentoring, go to market and much more. Recently, for better opportunities, they started an initiative – #BeAChatur Contest 2017, where entrepreneurs and budding entrepreneurs from all over India submitted their business plan.
Amongst the 5000+ entries, Top 50 were chosen by the Chatur Ideas. These Top 50 startups were invited to an event on 19th August, 2017 at 91 SpringBoard where 28 early stage start-ups got a platform to demonstrate their innovative ventures from various sectors like Digital advertising, Food industry, Health tech, Fin Tech etc to 25 imminent mentors/investors who are all experts in their domains and hold irresistible attraction towards start-up industry and the startups who could not attend the event were connected through calls with the Mentors making the whole event a grand success. Devesh Chawla, CEO, and Founder of Chatur Ideas moderated the proceedings of the whole event.
Illustrious individuals like Mr. Manish Gandhi, COO, ABEC.corp and Jitendra Gupta, founder of Citrus Pay & MD, PayU India graced our event with their presence as Chatur Ideas Mentors. “I think, there’s some amazing energy in the room and some young people doing some excellent work,” said Varun Sheth, co-founder of crowd-funding platform Ketto. “I wish Chatur Ideas best of luck and hope for many more such events from them in the future.”
Chatur Ideas is one of India’s leading startup enabling platform (as recognized by BRICS International Conclave for Startups and MSMEs) with 650+ startups and a network base of 1500 investors. Devesh Chawla, Founder & CEO of Chatur Ideas has been felicitated with ‘Mahatma Gandhi Samman’ award, which is awarded only to 25 Indians globally for their contribution in their respective fields. Chatur Ideas is training young entrepreneurs across institutes and providing them access to its vast ecosystem so as to enrich the entrepreneurship culture right from foundation level.
Chatur Ideas has been set up as a ‘virtual intellect box’ where all the brilliant and ingenious entrepreneurial ideas are scrutinized, enhanced, and mentored and are given assistance and/or possible funding. #BeAChatur Contest’s Top-50 startups were judged on several factors like their Idea scalability, Marketing strategies, and team members’ credentials. With the biggest names from the industry like Alpana Parida, MD at DyWorks, and Chhaya Sehgal, Founder & CEO of The Winning Edge were involved in the contest making #BeAChatur Contest impeccable from the word go!
“I am very excited to be collaborating with Chatur Ideas. They have international expansion plans. So, we really want to help companies know we can help them in achieving their global objectives.” said Ravi K Tiwari, Trade Commissioner of Government of Ontario, Canada.
The start-ups were pitching for a prize money of Rs. 3,00,000, Rs. 2,00,000 and Rs. 1,00,000 and a chance to raise funds up to Rs. 1 crore from Indian and Silicon Valley investors. Chatur Ideas had partnered with more than 140 brands for the event. The final results of #BeAChatur Contest were declared on 9th of September, 2017.