The first .Inc – Idea Competition for Entrepreneurs-2017-18, received many interesting ideas, products and technologies which not only had strong business potential but also created social & environmental co-benefits. .Inc – Idea Competition for Entrepreneurs 2017-18 partnered with 6 academic and institutional partners in Gujarat. The underlined objective of this idea competition was to bring innovations & start-ups from all sectors and scales on single platform. The competition got promising business ideas/ventures from small town along with major urban areas registered so that the real potential of entrepreneurial ecosystem in Gujarat is discovered.
More than 20 Gujarati Entrepreneurs who are creating ideas of future with most innovative, creative and impactful business as well as social solutions got selected. From 12 sectors participants such as tech - automation, environmental technology and sustainability, social development, Law and legal services, agriculture and allied activities, healthcare, education, etc., were selected in final round of the competition. The outreach of the competition brought ideas from Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Vadodara, Surat and South Gujarat as well as Saurashtra and North Gujarat.
This Competition covered all aspects of entrepreneurship, ranging from commercial start-up, social entrepreneurship to climate & sustainability initiatives addressing the global & regional challenges. In its true nature, this initiative promoted the range of ideas from successful commercial products to solutions of the complex environment & social challenges.