Espark -Viridian applications for pan-India Business Plan Contest (Big B Plan 2016) closes in two days

  • Top 3 winners will be awarded cash prices along with expert guidance to kick-start their ideas
  • 10  shortlisted early stage companies  will be inducted into  Espark- Viridian Accelerator Program


espark18th March, 2016: The applications for the Big B Plan 2016, a national level contest for early and growth stage startups; is culminating on the 20th March 2016. Big B Plan 2016 is an initiative by Espark-Viridian Accelerator in association with Headstart Network to help the budding entrepreneurs validate their ideas, provide one-on-one mentorship from internationally recognised mentors and provide access to a wide network of investors.

As a part of its initiative, Top 3 shortlisted startups will be awarded cash price of 1 lakh, Rs. 50,000 and Rs.30, 000 each and a unique opportunity for the top 10 startups to be part of the Espark-Viridian accelerator program. Along with high quality mentoring, and acceleration assistance, the startups will also have access to raise seed investment of up to INR 20 lakh each, provided they fulfil certain terms and conditions.

The panelist of the Big B Plan 2016 includes Jim Duffy, CEO, Entrepreneurial Spark; Vibhuti Channa, Director Viridian Ventures; Amit Singh, MD, Headstart Network; Murali Hariharan, MD, Venture Investments (Singapore); Paresh Gupta, Founder, Neos Angels; and Arpit Agarwal, Principal, Blume Ventures.

About Espark -Viridian

Espark-Viridian is a business accelerator for early stage and growing ventures.  A joint initiative between Entrepreneurial Spark, UK, and Viridian Ventures, aims to be a game changer. Using their rapidly growing network of acceleration centres across India, and a program based approach to building entrepreneurs, Espark-Viridian offers a comprehensive package that includes infrastructure, seed capital and mentoring.

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