AP Innovation Society’s MAI Challenge is a Great Platform for State Startups

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The Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society has just launched an exciting challenge for all the aspiring and budding startups in the state. The new initiative, “Mad About Ideas” challenge, will prove to be a lucrative prospect for the right kind of startup ideas that impact basic human lives in AP.

To this effect, the AP Innovation Society invites applications for its “Mad about Ideas” challenge, a challenge that is shaped into being an “innovation accelerator”.

This initiative encourages participants who identify and develop original, innovative proposals on pressing social and/or environmental, technological issues as individuals or teams, across all the 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh.

The entries will be analysed and will be shared with the Departments of the Government of AP. Also, specific business ideas will be provided Mentorship and Incubation support from GoAP-recognised Incubators and other experienced entrepreneurs.

Mad About Ideas is a promising challenge that has been conceptualised in order to build a sustainable entrepreneur ecosystem and to encourage innovation, Andhra Pradesh State Innovation Society has come up with this challenge in collaboration with Venusgeo/7inQ, StartAP and District Collectorates of AP.

The challenge has been designed to be an “Innovation Accelerator“, encouraging participants to identify and develop original, innovative proposals on pressing social, technological and environmental issues at various levels by individuals and teams from all-over Andhra Pradesh, and then find an innovative business oriented approach to solve them, thereby creating jobs and wealth.

The Mad About Ideas ot MAI Challenge is centered at below themes. You can narrow down to a specific category while submitting your form

General purpose Infrastructure as a Utility to Every Citizen.
Governance & Services on Demand.
Citizen Empowerment Services.
Deadline for Submission: 11th December 2016

Announcement of Short-listed entries: 14th December 2016

Final Round: At StartAP Fest in Vijayawada on 23,24 December 2016(www.startapfest.com)

For more details, visit https://www.madaboutideas.in/#/innovation_challenge

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