VC Fund Competition for high-school students by Atria University

Students aged 16-18 years with any academic background are eligible to participate, INR 30 lakhs and industry mentorship for top 3 ideas

Atria University, Bengaluru has announced a Venture Capital Fund Competition for students aged between 16-18 years and is open to students from any academic background to pitch innovative business solutions. The solutions can be in any of the 5 emerging disciplines: Digital Transformation, Energy Sciences, Interactive Technologies, Mobility, and Sustainable Life Sciences. Shortlisted participants will get an opportunity to present ideas to a world-class panel comprising academic and business leaders.

Top 3 entries will get mentorship from industry experts, an induction into Atria University’s Business Incubation Center (ABiC), as well as a cumulative initial commitment of 30 lakhs.

Commenting on the initiative, Shaheem Rahiman, CEO AU said,” A new world order is being shaped by technology, design, and innovation today. We want to nurture the next generation to survive, thrive, and find meaning in the new world.The Student Venture Fund Competition shows our commitment to invest and nurture future leaders. We are excited to host this unique competition and welcome the groundbreaking ideas that young minds have to offer. With this competition, we aim to provide an exclusive opportunity for students to address and solve the challenges in their surrounding environment and help realize their true potential.”

The Venture Capital Fund Competition 2020 will accept submissions until May 17th, 2020. Shortlisted finalists will be announced on May 22nd, 2020. After a presentation to an eclectic group of panelists from academia and industry, the winners will be announced on May 31st, 2020. Students can know more about the competition and submit their ideas here.