Social Entrepreneurship Competition At Abhyuday, IIT Bombay

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Abhyuday is the social body of IIT Bombay which aims at sensitizing the youth towards the issues plaguing the society. We are the largest student social body across India that works with the vision to channelize youth towards India’s social challenges. 

As a part of our efforts to promote Social Entrepreneurship among the youth of India, we organize an Action Plan Competition, which is a 6 month long social entrepreneurship competition in which we ask the teams to develop the startup in different social sectors. 

Abhyuday started 8 years back, with a group of socially inclined students who felt the need for a body, which provides opportunities to the students of the institute who wish to work for a better society. With a vision to channelize the youth towards India’s social challenges, Abhyuday has established itself as one of the country’s largest student-run social bodies in the mere span of 8 years. Our flagship being Action Plan competition and Career Counselling Campaign, we also conduct year-long events like volunteer weekends, conferences, donation drives, exhibitions and provide social fellowship, internship opportunities to the students of the institute.

The notion of Human beings has always been to think and a bigger goal in their life. In the midst of that pursuit, they have intentionally or unintentionally raised some social issues that in turn stand in their way to success. Nonetheless, we believe it is high time now to bring the best, smart and innovative young minds of our country in front of the world where they themselves try to solve numerous challenges that have plagued our society for a long time. 

Unfortunately, most of the startups built around them fail because they lack the required business plan. We believe that young minds hold the key to solve numerous challenges that have plagued our society for so long. It’s the need of time to channelize this energy in the right direction which can definitely change the lives of people around us. 

Abhyuday 2021-22 brings to you, Action Plan: the social entrepreneurship competition of Abhyuday, IIT Bombay, where we help such startups convert their idea into a scalable business model. It revolves around the 3I’s mantra: Ideate – Innovate – Implement. Spread across 20+ states, this nationwide competition takes the participating teams through multiple stages, starting from identifying a specific problem through stakeholder interaction, progressing to engage with stakeholders and organizations in developing a solution, and validating those ideas in the society for further improvement.

In order to fulfil these dreams, Abhyuday IIT Bombay brings together the brightest from colleges, the best from corporate, the learnt from academia and the experienced from NGOs and creates a platform where young minds are nurtured to create solutions that have the potential to bring about grass root level changes.Started in 2012, it has rapidly expanded and last year reached to around 700+ teams of 2000+ different colleges in 50+ cities across India.

Action plan is a 6 month long competition which happens in three stages.

The registration has started from the 29th of September and will end by 5th November. After that 20% of teams will be selected in the second stage, this year we will be providing an advanced entrepreneurship bootcamp to all the participants of Action plan and also they will be given opportunities to prepare their elevation pitch with the help of top accelerator mentors of India. 

This year’s Action plan is going bigger with prizes worth 15 lakhs, mentorship, funding opportunities, incubation opportunities, networking opportunities, startup services, media coverage and many more incentives.

“Sequence of steps that must be taken, or activities that must be performed well, for a strategy to SUCCEED”: ACTION PLAN.

Action Plan is the one of the most popular and Asia’s fastest growing Social Entrepreneurship challenge held by Abhyuday, The Social Body of IIT Bombay. The competition, which was incepted 10 years ago, has grown from 50 teams competing for a mere INR 10,000 to a competition which now sees over 700 entries competing for prizes worth INR 15 Lakhs at stake with excellent incubation, networking and funding opportunities in India, USA and Europe.

The past 1.5 years showed us how difficult times call for extreme measures and how little and huge organizations all around the world are suffering due to the crisis. Action Plan is not just another competition, it is a celebration of ideas and learning that each and every one of us has ever had. With the same vision, we are here to support and guide all the big and even the smallest ideas that have the power to impact the whole world, ranging from sectors like Healthcare, EdTech, Agriculture to sectors like Women Empowerment, Water Management and Employability. 

Our main aim is to help you realise that your idea, no matter however big or small, holds the power to become the next big thing in the market that would create a real impact on the society.

Action Plan (AP), as a competition has changed the outlook for people significantly. It is something which every socially oriented startup looks up to now. They try and leave a mark in the general public utilizing AP as a stage to communicate their thoughts. In the course of recent years, AP has been a huge success in terms of growth and impact and individuals both in industry and new companies, have been looking up to the competition.

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To know more about abhyuday follow us on Instagram: iitbombay_abhyuday

Participation deadline: 5th November



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