The website would be open for submission of your business plan from Friday, Sept 15, 2016.
The Last date to submit the completed application form is Monday, Oct 31, 2016 by midnight.
A chance for Agripreneurs with an entrepreneurial spirit to bring ideas into reality.
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The Green Business Challenge is a joint initiative of ICCO Cooperation and Innovative Change Collaborative Services Pvt. Ltd. (ICCSPL) with a mission to create and enable a regional platform to find and foster Agripreneurs with innovative ideas that address today’s Agriculture challenges focusing on the Eastern & the North Eastern region of India.
The challenge will bring together more than 100 entrepreneurs and leaders of entrepreneurial organizations, investors, knowledge & technology providers along with government agencies from different parts of the country to exchange innovative ideas, establish networks and create an enabling environment in each state of the region for the Startups.
Green Business Challenge, is open to startup in the first year of operation that is actively operating or plans to operate in the Eastern or the North Eastern Region of the country on Agri-based social enterprises. We also encourage students to put business ideas into practice in a collaborative and nurturing environment where they would be supported further by ICCo upon selection.
As a build up to finding the best agripreneural brains for the Challenge, roadshows will be held across 8 destinations in the Eastern and North Eastern states – Ranchi, Guwahati, Jorhat, Shilong, Gangtok, Kohima, Imphal, and Bhubaneshwar.Through the Roadshows, we are aiming to bring together more than 1,000 stakeholders including Agri-Startups, who would join us to become part of the Challenge.
Interested participants need to fill up the business proposal application form on the Challenge website and submit it adhering to the specified timelines. As per the Challenge format, applications would be screened, and shortlisted applicants willget the opportunity to pitch their propositions in front of a seasoned Jury on 28th and 29th November, 2016 at New Delhi. Consequently, the best proposals will be rewarded with cash prizes, besides a tailor-made incubation support from the ICCO’s Agri-business Booster programme (AbB) for 6-8 months.
Participating in The Green Business Challenge 2016 provides an Agripreneur with an excellent opportunity to benefit from:
Chance to win cash prize
Mentoring in essential business skills
Feedback on your business idea from top industry leaders
Media exposure for your business idea
Introduction to network with Corporates, Entrepreneurs, investors and potential partners
Opportunity for business incubation
Post harvest and food processing
Agri Implements & Farm Machineries
Retailing & E-tailing
Dairying & Milk Processing
Supply chain management