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Grand Challenge

$27M+
Raised by the Finalists
Jury Members
30+
2500+
Applications
Mentors
40+

India's Largest Student Entrepreneurship Event

in search of the Best Student-led Startup every year

Campus Fund and Amazon Web Services annually organises the Grand Challenge, a unique pan-India competition to recognise the most innovative student-led startup of the country. The challenge aligns with government initiatives like Startup India, and Make in India to boost the country’s startup ecosystem. Current students, university dropouts or founders who have graduated in the last three years (2021 or afterwards) can apply. The Challenge is sector agnostic and startups from any sector can apply! Upon submitting the applications the participants will go through 3 rounds of elimination including a mentorship round.

$27M+
Raised by the Finalists
Jury Members
30+
2500+
Applications
Mentors
40+

Our Jury

Our Jury

Amitabh Nagpal

Head of Startup Ecosystem

AWS, India

Anjali Bansal

Founding Partner

Avaana Capital

Anna T

Partner

Lattice Fund

Ashwini Kumar Tewari

Managing Director

SBI

Bharat Shah

Co-Founder

HDFC Bank

Dev Khare

Partner

Lightspeed, India

Gaurav Arora

Head of Startup Business

AWS, APAC

Gaurav Chaturvedi

Partner

Kae Capital

Gina Chiang

Director

AWS, APJ

Hiro Mashita

Director

M&S Partners

Jalaj Dani

Co-Promoter

Asian Paints

Kanwaljit Singh

Founder & Managing Partner

Fireside Ventures

Karan Mohla

General Partner

B Capital Group

Lakshmi Pattabi Raman

Director

Omidyar Network India

Mekin Maheshwari

Founder / Ex-CPO

Udhyam / Flipkart

Nupur Garg

Founder

WinPE

Padmaja Ruparel

Founder

Indian Angel Network Fund

Phanindra Sama

Founder / Venture Advisor

Redbus / Westbridge

Raghunandan G

Founder

Zolve, TaxiForSure

Ruchira Shukla

South Asia Head

IFC

S Ramann

CMD

SIDBI

Sairee Chahal

Founder

Sheroes, Mahila Money

Sanjeev Bikhchandani

Co-Founder

Info Edge

Sasha Mirchandani

Founder & Managing Director

Kae Capital

Siddharth Nautiyal

Partner

Omidyar Network India

Soumya Rajan

Founder & CEO

Waterfield Advisors

Sriharsha Majety

Co-Founder & CEO

Swiggy

Suraj Saharan

Co-Founder

Delhivery

Thomas Hyland

Co-Founder & CEO

Aspada

Ullas Kamath

Chair

Karnataka State Council

Varun Alagh

Co-Founder & CEO

Mamaearth

Vidit Aatrey

Founder & CEO

Meesho

Yatin Shah

Co-Founder & Joint CEO

360One (IIFL Wealth)

Winners

Year 2023

Treacle Technologies

IIT Kanpur

Plenome

IIT Madras

QuickReel

MAIT IPU
Year 2022

Paradyes

Univ. of Arts London

Perkant Tech

Symbiosis and IET

Gud Gum

Christ University
Year 2021

Zeuron

IISc

Li-Circle

Dayanand Sagar

Nyus

GCEC, Jaipur
Year 2020

q Zense Labs

NCBS (TIFR)

Workduck

IIT Kharagpur

Digantara

LPU and RV CoE

Finalists

Partners

Finalists

2023

Baylink

Manipal

BlooDrop

Dumka Engineering College

CodeMate

Jaypee Institute of Information Tech.

EquiDEI

VIT

GoldDust.fi

VIT

HomeDrop

IIM Shillong and NIT Durgapur

Inbound Aerospace

IIT Madras

JAR4U

LNM Institute of Information Tech.

Kniru

University of Washington Seattle

LIVESTOCKIFY

VIT

SOCO

ICT Mumbai

Serri

Nirma University

2022

Aican

Dwarkadas J. Sanghvi College of Engineering (Mumbai University)

Circle Pe

IIT Delhi, Kirori Mal College (DU)

Crater

VIT, Istituto Marangoni

DocTunes

Sri Guru Gobind Singh College Of Commerce

Doctors Plaza

JECRC College, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya

Fond Solutions

PES University

Fourcore

Bharati Vidyapeeth's Colelge of Engineering, Indraprastha University

Incentify

BITSoM

Legal Support

Symbiosis Law College,IIT Kanpur

Tradeloop

MNIT Jaipur, Darshan University

Truxport

Gujarat National Law University

Unboxing Art

Hislop College

2021

Desklamp

IIT Madras

Ecodrives

College of Tech. & Engg., Udaipur

EF polymer

Ramaiah Institute of Tech.

Frizzle Weather

PES University

Go Haiku

Masters Union

MFP Foods

NIFTEM-K

Sortizy

IIT KGP and NIT Warangal

Theranautilus

IISC

Tweek Labs

IIIT Delhi

2020

Cogniable Tech

IIT Delhi

Hazlo

BITS Pilani, UCLA and NTU

MissCallPay

IIM A and SP Jain

Nature Dots

IIFM

Sandbird

KCG College of Tech.

SustVest

Bits Pilani

TechEagle

Shri Ramswaroop Memorial Univ.

Partners

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