Registrations open for Northeast Launchpad online competition for entrepreneurs

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2021 07:45 [IST]

Last Update: Wednesday, Jul 07, 2021 02:04 [IST]

Registrations open for Northeast Launchpad online competition for entrepreneurs

GANGTOK,: Northeast Launchpad, an online B-Plan competition, is being initiated by Instamojo to provide a platform all aspiring entrepreneurs of the Northeastern region. One can win Rs. 50,000 in cash grant and up to Rs. 10 lakhs in benefits in the B-Plan competition.
“The B-Plan Competition is designed to give all entrepreneurs a real-world experience to fine-tune their business goals. The entrepreneurs will be guided by some of the industry best in online selling, marketing, compliance and funding. They will also help them sharpen their elevator pitches to generate funding successfully and commercialize their product,” said Instamojo, India’s biggest DIY e-commerce builder and payment gateway.
Northeast Launchpad is being powered by EastMojo, a leading news and content platform of North East.
Registration for Northeast Launchpad has opened on July 5 and closes on August 5, the last date for submission of business plan by the candidates. The top 10 applications would be shortlisted on August 10 followed by announcement of East Social Star. The online business plan pitch of the top 10 is scheduled on August 21.
One winner would be selected by the jury. The winner will receive a cash grant of Rs. 50,000, free business/GST registration, free marketing training for one month, direct entry to AIC-SMUTBI incubation program with benefits up to Rs. 10 lakh and other benefits.
Northeast Launchpad will also periodically host webinars to fine-tune the contestant’s pitches and business acumen. The event has as the Compliance partner, Upgrowth and Deasra as the marketing partners and AIC SMUTBI as the incubation partner. This is a first of its kind event in Northeast where you get to compete, learn and hustle towards building up the start-up you have always dreamt of, said the organisers.
One can register by visiting

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi