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INDIA'S MOST HAPPENING
Startup Contest Going Global This Time
| Innopreneurs |

 

7th Edition

INR 10 LAC

OF PRIZES

FUNDING SUPPORT OF INR 5 CR.

MENTORING & INCUBATION

SUPPORT

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY

 

THE CONTEST

Are you an innovation freak? Do have an innovative idea? Participate in one of its kind of competition for Entrepreneurs. 

Innopreneurs Startup Contest (7th Edition) will be spread across 6 months with 20+ road-shows & 30+ pitching rounds. The top winners of each of these rounds will be promoted to Top 150 league who then will compete in the pre-finale & finale rounds for the prizes and other benefits.

Innopreneurs Idea Contest is a subset of Startup Contest, wherein the potential ideas who couldn't get the chance to pitch in the Startup Contest would be identified to pitch in the idea contest which will have 50+ pitching rounds across 4 months in parallel to the startup contest. Idea Contest will have its own separate rewards and the top winners of idea contests will be get the entry in the pre-finale of startup contest. 

All of such rounds in Startup & Idea Contest will be accepting entries in the following mentioned tracks.

  1. Atma - Nirbhar Bharat / Self-Reliant India

  2. COVID 19

  3. Education

  4. Sustainable Living

  5. Environment / Energy

  6. Tech - AI / ML / Data Science

  7. Tech - Ecom / Retail

  8. Agriculture

  9. Healthcare

  10. Manufacturing

  11. Services

  12. IT / Web / App

  13. Social Impact

  14. Others

Apply now for 7th edition!

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ELIGIBILITY

PASSION FOR INNOVATION

PREFERENCE TO POC, MVPs

AGE NO BAR

REWARDS

INR 10 LAC

OF PRIZES

DEDICATED INR 1 LAC OF CASH PRIZES FOR IDEA CONTEST

INR 5 CR OF

FUNDING AVAILABLE

MENTORING & INCUBATION

SUPPORT

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY

Focused Regions

Indian Landscape

International Landscape
Focused Countries

West

East

  • Maharashtra

  • Gujarat

  • Goa

  • Dadra and Nagar

  • Daman and Diu

  • Odisha

  • West Bengal

  • Jharkhand

Central

North 

  • Madhya Pradesh

  • Chhattisgarh

South 

  • Karnataka

  • Andhra Pradesh

  • Tamil Nadu

  • Telangana

  • Kerala

  • Puducherry

  • Delhi

  • Chandigarh

  • Uttar Pradesh

  • Bihar 

  • Rajasthan

  • Haryana

  • Punjab

  • Uttarakhand 

  • Ladakh

  • Himanchal Pradesh

  • Jammu & Kashmir

North East

  • Arunachal Pradesh

  • Assam

  • Mizoram

  • Sikkim

  • Manipur

  • Meghalaya

  • Tripura

  • Nagaland

 Nepal

Bangaladesh

Bhutan

UAE

Istanbul

Australia

Newzealand

Maldives

Pakistan

Srilanka

Indonesia

Israel

Switzerland

USA

Germany

Singapore

Note: Open rounds in each of the month are being scheduled for having the shortlisted participants from other States.

Contest Flow

For startup contest

Entry

Registration / Application for Innopreneurs Contest

Selection of Top 150

Selection of Top 150 startups from prelim pitching rounds

Grand Finale

Pitches by top 10 startups selected from the finale

Shortlisting

Shortlisting of startups for pitching in prelim rounds

Pre Finale Rounds

Pitches by top 150 startups in pre-finale rounds

Awards & Prizes

Award & prizes distribution in a public ceremony.

Training

Training program for the shortlisted entries

Boot Camp

Finalists readiness boot camp for top 25 finalists

Preliminary Pitching

Shortlisted entries / startups to pitch in the prelim rounds

Finale Rounds

Pitches by top 25 startups selected in the finale rounds

Contest Flow

For idea contest

Entry

Registration / Application for Innopreneurs Contest

Boot Camp

Finalists readiness boot camp for top finalists of Idea Contest

Shortlisting

Shortlisting of ideas for pitching in prelim rounds

Finale Rounds

Pitches by top ideas selected in the finale rounds

Preliminary Pitching

Shortlisted entries / ideas to pitch in the prelim rounds

Grand Finale

Pitches by top 10 ideas selected from the finale

Pre Finale Rounds

Pitches by top ideas in pre-finale rounds of Idea Contest

Awards & Prizes

Award & prizes distribution in a public ceremony.

Timeline

Partners

PAST EDITIONS

15k+

Startups or Ideas
Innovative Minds
Eminent Guests
So Far!

8k+

300+

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

What is Innopreneurs?


Innopreneurs is a competition platform for startups by Lemon Ideas. It has turned out to be India's most happening startup contest now entering South Asia that encourages individuals/ students/ professionals to bring ideas, innovations to the platter for others to devour.




What is Innopreneurs Idea Contest? Is it different from Innopreneurs Startup Contest?


Innopreneurs Idea Contest is different from Innopreneurs Startup Contest and is specifically crafted for IDEAS to compete for.

  • Cash Prizes worth INR 100000
  • Opportunity for entry in Pre Finale rounds of Innopreneurs Startup Contest
  • Mentoring & Incubation Opportunities
  • Networking Avenues
  • Certificate of Participation (If selected for pitching)
Idea Contest and Startup Contest are 2 different avenues at Innopreneurs platform.




What is Innopreneurs Startup Contest (7th Edition)?


Innopreneurs Startup Contest (7th edition) is being organized by Lemon Ideas powered by Hesa Rural Tech. This platform is foreseen to evolve, for aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators, as a platform of choice that facilitates their success through strategic networking, seed funding, prizes and mentoring support.




How do I participate in the Innopreneurs Startup Contest?


The participants can participate by following the simple process mentioned below.

  • Visit on www.innopreneurs.in
  • Go to the Innopreneurs Startup Contest page and click on Register / Apply Now button
  • Fill the preliminary registration form for the contest
  • Proceed ahead with filling the detailed registration form
  • Bingo! You're now registered. Your entry has been forwarded to the screening process, you will be notified if you are selected for the pitching
Note: If the Startup / Idea is selected for the pitching, the same needs to proceed ahead with depositing INR 799 (Indian Residents) / $15 USD (Outside India Participants) as the pitching fee for Startup Contest and INR 399 (Indian Residents) / $10 USD (Outside India Participants) for the Idea Contest.




Am I eligible to participate in the contest?


Yes! you are eligible. We do not restrict anyone from participating. Anyone who has Passion for Entrepreneurship and Innovation can participate in the contest. Age is no bar. Team participation is allowed and we encourage team participation. Participants can also participate in a team of maximum 3 members.




What are the rewards and benefits in Innopreneurs Startup Contest (7th Edition)?


In this edition the seed fund of INR 1 Cr and the prizes worth Rs. 7.5 Lacs (Cash + Kind) is at stake. In addition there are kind rewards of mentoring and incubation support as well as the networking opportunity with like minded people can also be enjoyed by the participants.




What is MVP and POC?


MVP - The minimum viable product is that version of a new product a team uses to collect the maximum amount of validated learning about customers with the least effort. POC - A proof of concept (POC) is a demonstration, the purpose of which is to verify that certain concepts or theories have the potential for real-world application. POC is therefore a prototype that is designed to determine feasibility, but does not represent deliverables.




Do I have to appear in all the rounds?


No, it is not mandatory to appear in all the rounds in Innopreneurs Startup Contest (7th Edition). The participant has to appear in any of the regional rounds if selected then the selections for the pre finale and finale rounds would happen from there.




Is there any fee associated with registration?


No, enrolling in Innopreneurs Startup Contest (6th Edition) is completely free. However, if you're selected under Top 500 startups for pitching in any of our preliminary pitching rounds, you would need to pay a nominal committment fee of INR 799 (Indian Startups), $15 USD (International Startups) for Startup Contest. And if you're selected under Top 750 ideas for pitching in any of our preliminary pitching rounds, you would need to pay a nominal committment fee of INR 399 (Indian), $10 USD (International Participants) for Idea Contest.

This committment fee is primarily being charged for filtering the non-serious entries outside from the competition further.




Where are these rounds being conducted?


Considering the pandemic, all of these rounds would happen online.