1. Description of the Competition

Students come up with a business plan that solves a relevant problem. We will shortlist the best entries from both age groups on the basis of their creativity, viability and marketability and the finalists will present their plans after being mentored by the experts. Students can participate individually or as a team of up to 4 members.

2. Eligibility

The Kidpreneur Competition is open to children between the ages of 10-15. Students will be divided in two categories: ages 10-12 and 13-15. Individuals or teams of up to 4 members are eligible to enter under a single entry. Students are not allowed to participate in more than one contestant team. Each business/team must have one (1) Adult Advisor.

3. How to Enter

Come up with a business idea as an individual or a team. Fill in the online entry form on the Hackberry website. You will need to clearly articulate your business idea and plan. You will also need to prepare and upload a two-three minute video (“Video”) to describe your business according to the guidelines that are set in place. Make sure to clearly articulate the identified problem, why it is important to address the issue, and how your company’s vision will solve this problem. You may include graphics and examples and you may role play to sell your idea and convey your enthusiasm. On submitting your entry, you will need to pay the application fee of Rs. 500/- per entry by bank transfer.

4. Attendance at the Competition

If you are shortlisted as one of the finalists in the Mentoring round and the Kidpreneur Pitch Challenge, you will be expected to have an Adult Advisor or parent to assist you in preparing for the competition.At the Mentoring round, your team will be assigned a mentor to help you prepare for the Final Challenge event. Your team will need to be physically present at the Mentoring round and the Final round. Mentors will conduct working sessions where your business will be discussed and you will work to refine your Pitch. At the Kidpreneur Pitch Challenge, your team will present a Shark Tank style pitch to a panel of judges.

5. Advisor/Parent Responsibilities for Kidpreneur Competition

  • Provide advice and counsel
  • Attend the Finalist Competition (see below) if you are selected
  • Serve as the primary contact person between you and Hackberry

6. Submission Guidelines

Your video should not contain any material that:

  • reflects unfavorably upon Hackberry or any of its programs
  • reflects unfavorably upon any race, gender or religious group
  • contain any logos, trademarks or copyrighted material

7. The Selection Process

  1. Selection of Finalists

    At the conclusion of the application deadline, a panel of judges will select Finalists based on the following three judging criteria:

    1.Uniqueness and creativity of your final business plan and the proposed solution
    2.The commercial viability of the product or service
    3. Your presentation skills in your video submission.
  2. TIf you are declared a Finalist, Hackberry will notify you or your Advisor, as appropriate, that you have been selected. You, your Advisor, or your parent or legal guardian, must respond within 48 hours that you accept and that you agree to attend the Kidpreneur Competition, 2019.

    The Kidpreneur Competition

    If you are a Finalist, you must be physically present at the Mentoring Round and the Final Round on 30th November 2019 and 7th December 2019 respectively.

8. Publicity

By entering the Competition, you agree to participate in any media or promotional activity as reasonably requested by Hackberry, at your sole expense. You agree that Hackberry may use your name and likeness for advertising or publicity purposes (including, but not limited to, future events or competitions). You also agree and also grant Hackberry a royalty-free license to display your video and business plan, in whole or in part, without prior consent in any media, without geographic or time limitations.You hereby accept that Hackberry will not be responsible for any injuries to your person or property that may arise from your participation in the Competition.

9. Right to Cancel, Modify or Disqualify

If for any reason the Competition cannot be conducted as planned, Hackberry reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, suspend, or modify the Competition on any basis it deems necessary and proper. Hackberry reserves the right to disqualify any contestant who, in its sole discretion, attempts to gain any unfair advantage, who submits an entry that does not reflect the contestant’s original work, or who provides false information or fails to comply with these official rules.

10. General

Hackberry is not responsible for any technical interruptions or electronic problems, or any issues regarding the submission of videos or for any lost, delayed or undeliverable video submissions. This Competition is not sponsored, endorsed, administered or associated with or by YouTube or Vimeo in any manner.

By entering this competition, you agree to all Terms & conditions of the program and grant your explicit consent to receive communications from Club Mahindra’s team on the details shared.

Good luck!