SEED Camp 2020

SIBM SEED Camp is an all India level start-up competition held in Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune (SIBM). The objective of the competition is to provide a platform for the next generation of entrepreneurs in India to present their business idea and get the opportunity for a funding programme.

Important Dates

Round 1:
30th December 2019

Round 2:
10th January 2020

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Competition Categories

The competition is broadly divided into two categories based on the industry, Category A & Category B.
Category A

Registered companies from Analytics Domain
(Data Science, AI, ML).

Eligibility: Undergraduate students who have their own business can apply.

Category B

Registered companies from General Domains
(Everything except Analytics).

Eligibility: Undergraduate & Postgraduate students who have their own business can apply.


A company from Category A or Category B may be given a funding of upto Rs. 1 CR. The decision for funding will be based on multiple parameters such as efficiency of the business model, etc.

Participation Criteria for Both Categories

  1. The team should consist of a maximum of three people.
  2. One person can be part of only one team and pitch only one idea.
  3. The company should be registered to be eligible to participate.
  4. The competition is open to undergraduate & postgraduate MBA students.
  5. Start-ups that have been funded will NOT be eligible to participate


  1. The cash prize money will be directly transferred to the winning team's company name account, if the team doesn't have the account while winning the competition then the prize money will not be given to them at any point in time future as well.

  2. For Students, each team is to bring signed letters from their Institute Directors stating that they will not be participating in the campus placement process.

Screening of executive summaries of the business plan and a 3-min (max) video explaining the idea, potential, feasibility etc. Participants have to send a 3-4 page executive summary of their business plan. The expected points to be covered are:

Executive Summary:

Overview of the business idea

Problem statement

Solution for the problem
( Brief about business model, Benefits for customers)

(Customer profile, Target user segment)

Market trends, market analysis & segmentation

GTM strategy & customer traction


Revenue model

**Executive summary must be limited to 1-2 pages only without any images** **Format: Main headings- 14 pt. TNR Bold Subheadings- 12 pt. TNR Bold Content- 12 pt. TNR with single spacing**


Idea generation

Solution validation

Market research



  • Round 2 will be held on campus at SIBM Lavale on 10th January 2020

  • It will be a closed room pitch wherein participants will get 10 minutes to pitch followed by a Q&A for 5 mins.

  • Participants will have to pitch using a PPT. The ones selected after screening in the first round will receive the complete details.

How To Register?


Prepare Executive Summary &
Video Explaining Business Idea.


Click on Register Now to fill in team details
and attach the Executive
Summary & Video prepared in Step 1.


Click on Submit & you are all
set to compete!

Jury Members

Round 1:

Dr. Samuel Johnson

Faculty, VIT-AP School of Business

Mr. Ronald Fernandez

CEO , AIC-RNTU Incubator

Mr. Keerthi Kadam

CMO, Myyn Tech Pvt. Ltd.

Round 2:

Mr. Amit Rawat

Mentor, Business Strategist, Strategic Investor, Startup Mentor & Technology Consultant

Mr. Elstan Fernandez

VP Pune Christian Entrepreneurs , Head Ops Solar Assn, World’s #1 Author - Mar Elect Engg.

Mr. Vikas Dhawan

Co-founder & Director of Technology, Cognifide Machines Corporation