Entrepreneurship World Cup will hold its East India rounds in late July in Sikkim this year Credit: AIC-SMU

Guwahati: Start-ups from Northeast do not usually grab eyeballs as the ones from mainland do. But there is an opportunity knocking at your door as the ‘Entrepreneurship World Cup’ (EWC) is hosting its East India edition soon.

ECW offers more than just a global pitch competition with a shot at life-changing prizes of $5 million, it also brings to you an opportunity of mentorship by top professionals, getting into the right network and finding you a potential investor.

The prize money for the winner of the global round is $5 million sponsored by the Prince of Dubai

Also, no matter what your start-up is and at what stage it is, as long as you are confident and have a team of maximum two participants ready, you can register.

The event will be organised in a regional manner in India wherein participants from the five regions — East, West, North, South and Central India — will send in applications for participation. Following a screening, 20 teams from each region will compete to win the regional rounds, where the top teams from each region will be funnelled into the national finals in August.

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The global finals will be held in Riyadh in November, where participants will fight with international start-ups to come closer to the prize money of $5 Million sponsored by the Prince of Dubai.

AIC-SMU is the host partner of EWC for East India region

The East India edition for EWC will be organised by Atal Incubation Centre-Sikkim Manipal University Technology Business Incubation Foundation (AIC-SMU) in Sikkim by the end of July.

Dr Tej Chingtham, CEO of AIC-SMU, said that for someone starting up from Northeast compared to Bangalore will definitely get less eyes. And this competition can make the region more visible to the investors and global market.

He said: “Northeast lacks visibility and this [EWC] could be a platform to connect the start-ups with investors, mentors and educational resources.”

How to apply?


Apply before May 30 to be a part of the regional ‘Entrepreneurship World Cup’ taking place at AIC-SMUTBIF, Level V, F-Block, SMIT CAMPUS, Majhitar, Rangpo, Sikkim-737132.

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