Entrepreneur Mentoring / Business Plan Competition (BPC)


IIT Roorkee Heritage Foundation strives to keep the entrepreneurial fire burning in the IITR students and alumni. To facilitate this, Entrepreneur Mentoring program connects established business leaders with the budding entrepreneurs to support them by providing guidance and insights to be successful. Listed below are a few alumni who have been spectacularly successful in the entrepreneurial world and have offered to help IITR students and alumni. Please feel free to contact them. Also, if you are one of them, please send us your information so that we can publish it here.

Program Chairs :  Job Description


The IIT Roorkee Heritage Foundation (IITRHF) has been organizing Business Plan Competition under the Entrepreneur Mentoring Program since year 2009. This year IITRHF has collaborated with TIDES Business Incubator to hold BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION 2017. The IITRHF-TIDES Business Plan Competition (BPC) aims to foster entrepreneurship among IIT Roorkee students and recent alumni, and provides an integrative learning experience. It provides them a platform for refining their business ideas and strategies to bring them to fruition.

Awards Announced for 2017

Based upon several rounds of assessments, workshop and presentations, TIDES and IITRHF unanimously decided the winners for BPC 2017.  It was a difficult decision to choose top 3 teams out of a total of more than 45 applicants, all of them of high quality.

Following are the winning teams: 

  • Best Overall Plan - Fermentech
  • Most Innovative Idea - Aeva 
  • Judges' Choice Award - Zunik Energies
Heartiest Congratulations to all the winners!!!

The winners of Best Overall Plan and Most Innovative Idea (one person from each team, preferably a founder) will be sponsored for 6-day Acceleration program to either USA, Canada or Europe and a 3-day Acceleration Program to Bangalore. Entrepreneurs will get opportunity to visit accelerator meet and interact with startups and mentors.

The winners of Judges' Choice Award will get prize of INR 45,000. Further, winning startups will be mentored by TIDES and will be evaluated for Incubation at TIDES & funding support. 

For further details visithttp://tides.iitr.ac.in/BPC2017.html

The cash awards are made possible by a generous grant from Mr. Raj Singh (EE, 1968).

Thanks to Dr. Sanjeev Manhas, Faculty-in-Charge (TIDES Incubation Center) for partnering with IITRHF.

We appreciate support provided by Azam Ali Khan, CEO TIDES Incubation Center for all the support. 


Previous Competitions           2009     2010     2011     2012    2013    2014    2015   2016

Students' feedback for our efforts

Notable IIT Roorkee Entrepreneurs:

If you have ever been a part of a start-up, served as an executive (VP or above), or been a partner in a venture, we would like to hear from you and share your success story with our patrons. Please follow the link below to share your information.

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NameBranchYearCompanyFounding YearIndustry
NameBranchYearCompanyFounding YearIndustry
Manoj Goel Mechanical 1981 Internet Junction 1995 Telecommunication 
Praveen Gupta E&C 1978 Accelper 1990 Business Intelligence 
Naveen Jain Industrial 1979 Intelius 2003 Identitiy Services 
Sarvesh Mahesh E&C 1982 Tavant Technologies 2000 IT Solutions 
Neeraj Gupta Metallurgy Engineering 2002 Formulate IP/Excubator 2005/2012 Patent Consulting/Startup Incubation 
Harish Goyal Civil 1979 TGO Solutions 2000 Sevice 
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