Online vote to select best student start-ups

Published: 21st December 2012 11:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st December 2012 11:02 AM   |  A+A-

The Tata First Dot, powered by NEN - India’s definitive platform for student entrepreneurship, has invited people to vote online for determining five people’s choice winners of the competition for best student start-ups.

The five winners of the Tata First Dot People’s Choice Competition will be determined through a national-level, public online voting. These winners will be recognised during the Tata First Dot National Conference along with the five winners of the jury-based national competition and will receive professional mentoring.

The detailed profiles of the 411 shortlisted student ventures have been showcased on the Tata First Dot website. People can log on to www.tatafirstdot.com to cast their votes, and support the young entrepreneurs in achieving their dreams. The last day for voting is December 30, 2012.

Atul Agrawal, vice-president, corporate affairs, Tata Services, said that the aim of conducting such a programme  is to promote innovative leadership endeavours and encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship among the youth.

K Shri Krishna, executive director, National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), said that the number of participating student start-ups has nearly doubled over last year. This demonstrates the value that the First Dot platform offers by mentoring, supporting and showcasing student entrepreneurs.

The top 10 winners will be felicitated in an award ceremony at the Tata First Dot National Conference scheduled to be held at IIT-Madras on January 20 and 21, 2013. The conference will feature talks by business leaders, mentoring sessions and exhibition of business ideas, among other programmes.

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