Action Plan

ABHYUDAY IIT BOMBAY'S

Social entrepreneurship competition

Ideate, Innovate, Implement

About Us

We believe that the young minds hold the key to solve numerous challenges that have plagued our society for long. It’s the need of time to channelize this energy in a right direction which can definitely change the lives of people around us. Abhyuday 2017-18 brings to you, A-Plan. As the name suggests Action plan revolves around 3I’s mantra Ideate – Innovate – Implement. In order to fulfil these dreams, Abhyuday, IIT Bombay brings together the brightest from colleges, the best from corporate, the learnt from academia, the experienced from NGOs and create a platform where young minds are nurtured to create solutions that bring about grass root level changes.

Timeline



Structure

Problem statement

Identification of the problem statement is one of the most important steps in building a solution to any social problem. In this round, you are expected to submit an overview of the exact problem you seek to solve during the Action Plan competition.

A-plan Submission

A-Plan submission round is the crux of Action plan. In this round, you are expected to submit a sound comprehensive solution. Also, the participants should have thought about the process of implementation of the solution taking guidelines from mentors.

Final presentation

Selected team has to present its solution to the eminent personalities.The participants are expected to present minimum viable product and customer validation of their solution.It is not necessary that participants actually implement the solution.

Mentorship

Mentors stand to gain the satisfaction of making a difference in fledgling entrepreneur's life and contributing back to the society. In addition, they also get to keep in touch with new technologies, people, and networks by working with the young entrepreneurs.A-Plan gives every team which qualifies the second round, a taste of it’s unmatched dual mentorship (technical + business) program to help them develop many folds during A-plan. Read More

Action plan teams come from different parts of country and thus through this competition, mentors are able to get in touch with the local problems prevailing in different parts of country. As a mentor, you will not only guide students in developing an action plan of a particular social problem but also you will get an exposure of many social clashes and issues happening in different localities of India. You will be mentoring around 2-3 teams working in a sector that aligns with your field of work. The interaction with the teams will be online and the time invested would be around 1 to 2 hours per week. Mentor's Handbook

Sectors

Incentives

Incubation Opportunity

A-Plan has a wide domain of India’s best social incubators. Participants will get an opportunity of seed funding, coaching and developing connections with Business experts and nomination in accelerator programs. Participants will get an environment to translate knowledge and innovation into creation of successful entrepreneurs.

Workshops

Workshops are an introduction to the experience of being an entrepreneur. Workshops provides a platform to introduce students to the entrepreneurial mindset and develop a creative problem finding and solving skills required in entrepreneurial businesses or social enterprises. Participants develop creative capacity, entrepreneurial confidence, and acquire the necessary skills to build scalable startups that solve real problems.

Professional Mentorship

Additional focused mentoring from experienced people is helpful at each step of a start-up. So, A-Plan gives every team which qualifies the second round, a taste of it’s unmatched dual mentorship (technical + business) program to help you develop many fold during A-plan.

Media coverage

Action Plan is one of the best platform to get your social startup featured in media. Startup with innovative ideas will get popularity through Newspapers, Magazines, Websites, Radio, TV and Social Media.

FAQ

Testimonials

Rakesh Rajiv

Incubation Manager, SINE IIT Bombay
Last year's Abhyuday Action Plan Competition was a great initiative by the IITB students in supporting various impact projects/ startups. I was part of the jury of Action Plan and was really inspired by the efforts of the student teams who presented - especially for the fact that they assessed the ground reality of the social issues/ challenges faced by the people, and how they could support them in alleviating the issues faced. I wish the current Abhyuday team all the best in designing a bigger program in attracting talent all across the country and in creating a greater impact!

Mandar Shinde

CEO, Doorstep NGO
I had an opportunity to be a part of the Action Plan Competition 2016 organized by Abhyuday Students’ Social Activities Body, IIT Bombay. As a member of the judging panel, I could interact with several ignited minds representing prestigious institutes across the country. It was an interesting and enriching experience to watch the students offering innovative solutions to various social problems around us. I would appreciate the organizers for both, concept and management of the competition. Although an event organized by students for students, it sounded quite professional. Well done, Team Abhyuday! Wish you all the best for future activities.

Pramod

Team Leader, WOW Team
DeWaste Environment Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (formerly known as WOW Foundation) aims to provide affordable eco-friendly sustainable solid waste management solutions to tier 2 and tier 3 of India. We would like to thank Abhyuday for giving us the platform to pitch our idea in competition. It was well designed competition where we learnt problem mapping, writing business plan and problem definition. Mentoring after first round of competition helped us to refine our business plan. We were extremely benefited with this competition in terms of learning, networking and mentorship. Thank you Abhyuday and team.

Sponsors

Incubation Partners

IIM Ahmedabad’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) helps entrepreneurs turn ideas into viable businesses. In partnership with our mentors, corporates, development agencies, IIMA community and investors, CIIE cultivates a rare breed of entrepreneurs by incubating, accelerating, mentoring and funding innovative start-ups.

SINE, Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, hosted by Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay is an umbrella for promotion of entrepreneurship at IIT Bombay. SINE administers a business incubator that provides support for technology – based entrepreneurship.

The mission of IITMs Rural Technology Business Incubator (RTBI) is to incubate technology ventures that have a rural and social inclusive focus. By providing support from very early ideation stages RTBI helps social ventures gain a vital pivot period to organically grow, scale and compete at a global level. RTBI enables startups to access resources such as shared office space and ready infrastructure, business support services, mentoring, training programmes to enhance the skill of entrepreneurs, seed funds and in due course, networking & linkages to Investors – Angels/VCs. With over 50 companies incubated by RTBI alone, it is an integral part of the thriving startup ecosystem at IIT Madras (spearheaded by IITM Incubation Cell) and one of India's leading tech startup hubs.

UnLtd India is a launch pad for social entrepreneurs in India. Our mission is to find, fund and support entrepreneurial individuals with ideas and passion to bring about long-lasting solutions to pressing problems in India. Our work enables these individuals to develop as leaders and their emerging ideas into high impact and sustainable organisations.



Social Entrepreneurship Partners

Gandhi Fellowship is a 2 Year Professional Program in Transformation Leadership. Are you looking for a unique career choice? Choose Social Entrepreneurship. Gandhi Fellowship is helping us promote social entrepreneurship among the youth in order to develop a sustainable society through discovery, challenge, Insight and leadership.



Media Partners



Contact Us

Ishani Patni

Competitions Manager ishani@abhyudayiitb.org.in +91-9769385719

Shubham Borole

Competitions Manager Shubham@abhyudayiitb.org.in +91-7767055710

Ayushi Panghal

Marketing Manager panghal@abhyudayiitb.org.in +91-8828291947