15th Sept – 31th Oct

Application Enrollment

Project proposal and project data sheet along with the application form by Midnight (Indian Standard Time) on Monday, Oct, 31 2016.

1st Nov – 10th Nov

Application Screening

Top 30 startups shortlisted for the next round will be notified by Thursday, 10th November 2016.

10th Nov


The 30 shortlisted startups, would need to submit a detailed business plan along with a video pitch by Midnight (Indian Standard Time) Thursday, 10th November 2016 for further evaluation.

12th Nov

Pitch Preparation

Top 20 startups shortlisted for the final round of pitching will be notified by Saturday, 12th November 2016.

28th – 29th November 2016

Final Pitch Event

Shortlisted 20 finalists will present their business plans to potential investors and a jury in Guwahati, Assam on Monday, 28th November 2016.

The top 3 projects selected as would be awarded with a cash prize on Tuesday, 29th November 2016, whereas the top 10 finalists would get incubation support to help them structure their plan.

Round One Submission

The Application Submission for Round One opens on Sep 15, 2016. We are inviting nominations / applications from 100 startups (to be accepted on a first come, first serve basis) to submit their Agri-based social enterprises or projects till Oct 31, 2016.

All submissions, including project proposal and application form are to be made in an electronic format. For submissions you are requested to fill the online application form, embedded on this website (see below).

The top 30 projects after the first round of selection will be announced on Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016 .

Quick Guide

Are you ready to participate?

Here are some quick steps to get you started.

  • Register (link) for participation on the website if you have not already registered.

  • Fill out your profile with relevant information about yourself and your business.

  • Create a strong 2 page executive summary of the business plan and start developing your idea

    further. Executive summary to incorporate the following points:

    • Overview of Business

    • Product or Services Offered

    • Market Overview

    • Business Model

    • Current & Potential Customers

    • Sales & Marketing Strategy

    • Competitive Environment

    • Management Team

    • Capital Needed

  • Follow the timeline here and be sure to submit your business plan here ( info@greenbusinesschallenge.com ) by Oct 31, 2016 (submissions open on Sept 15, 2016).

Good luck! If you have any questions, please contact :

Nitin Singh,
Business Development Manager,