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Airtel India Startup Innovation Challenge [Prizes Worth Rs. 7 L]: Apply by Jan 24!

About the Airtel India Startup Innovation Challenge

If you are a startup innovating in areas of 5G, Digital Advertising, Cloud Communication, Digital Entertainment or IoT, apply for the Airtel India Startup Innovation Challenge.

Stand to win cash prizes and access to Airtel’s Innovation Lab. Also, stand a chance to be offered to become a part of the Airtel Startup Accelerator Program and hyper-scale your company with Airtel.

Eligibility

Startups should be post ideation stage, i.e. They must have a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) or working solution in place that can be demoed. 

Themes for Challenges

  • 5G
  • Cloud Communication
  • Digital Advertising
  • Digital Entertainment
  • IoT

Problem Statement

  • 5G: Innovative B2C or B2B use cases and applications that can leverage high speed and low latency 5G technology.
  • Cloud Communication: Leveraging AI and ML technologies to create B2C or B2B products that can improve customer engagement and experience.
  • Digital Advertising: Creating innovative and unique ad formats – both digital and otherwise that would make ads or brand promotions an enriching experience for the end customer.
  • Digital Entertainment: Creating a platform or offering disruptive solutions in music, video or gaming that can support the growth of India’s content creator economy.
  • IoT: Creating innovative IoT solutions that can power the digital transformation journey of enterprises.

Incentives

Fiscal Incentives

  • 1st Position – INR 3.5 Lakh
  • 2nd Position – INR 2.5 Lakh
  • 3rd Position – INR 1 Lakh

Non-Fiscal Incentives

1st Position:

  • Access to Airtel’s Innovation Lab for 3 days/week for 3 months
  • Access to 1 year of Airtel Office Internet (Premium Plus) Plan

2nd Position:

  • Access to Airtel’s Innovation Lab for 3 days/week for 3 months 
  • Access to 1 year of Airtel Office Internet (Premium Plus) Plan

3rd Position:

  • Access to Airtel’s Innovation Lab for 3 days/week for 3 months 
  • Access to 1 year of Airtel Office Internet (Premium Plus) Plan

4th – 6th Position:

  • Access to Airtel’s Innovation Lab for 3 days/week for 3 months   
  • Access to 1 year of Airtel Office Internet (Premium) Plan

7th – 10th Position:

  • Access to Airtel’s Innovation Lab for 3 days/week for 3 months    
  • Access to 1 year of Airtel Office Internet (Advanced) Plan

Access to Airtel’s Innovation Lab can extended based on startup’s requirements.

How to Apply?

Interested applicants can apply for the challenge through this link.

Important Dates

  • 9 Dec, 2021: Application Start Date
  • 24 Jan, 2022: Application End Date
  • 14 Feb, 2022: Application Result Date

Contact

  • Person in Charge: Arjun Kapoor
  • Email: airtelstartupchallenge@gmail.com

Click here to view the official notification for the Airtel India Startup Innovation Challenge.

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