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SEPTEMBER 22-23, 2023
Rungta Educational Campus Bhilai
where funder meet founders
SEPTEMBER 22-23, 2023
Rungta Educational Campus Bhilai
your chance to get seed funds upto 20 lakhs
SEPTEMBER 22-23, 2023
Rungta Educational Campus Bhilai
Recognition's & Awards for Startups
SEPTEMBER 22-23, 2023
Rungta Educational Campus Bhilai
your chance to network and learn from founders, investors, tech experts
SEPTEMBER 22-23, 2023
Rungta Educational Campus Bhilai
where funder meet founders
SEPTEMBER 22-23, 2023
Rungta Educational Campus Bhilai
Opportunity to showcase your startup with potential investors and customers
#About Chess (2023)
“Chhattisgarh Entrepreneurship and Startup Summit 2023 (CHESS 2023)”- is a national level event to sensitize, energize and strengthen the startup network in Chhattisgarh. This event is being organized in association with Startup India and Startup Chhattisgarh. CHESS will be an annual summit event, a platform for startups & entrepreneurs and associated ecosystem stakeholders. CHESS 2023 will be held at the sprawling Rungta Educational Campus Bhilai, (CG) on 22 and 23 Septemeber 2023.

For the Summit this year, we hope to bring about 40+ investors (VC’s, Angels, Individual investors). We expect about 1000 plus startup project entries. There will be active participation of banks, financial institutions, govt. departments too. The best startup ideas will get a chance to Pitch their business idea to investors. Check the site for last dates for submission.

For startups, financial institutions, relevant govt departments, and incubators there will be a large exhibition to showcase their projects, investment instruments, government schemes, and incubation facilities.

The event will be packed with knowledge sessions by successful entrepreneurs and investors as well as there will be pitching sessions and workshops in select key technologies/domains.

The sectoral theme for the summit this year will be “agriculture, food processing, and related areas”. The entries will nevertheless not be limited to this sector alone. The selection of this theme is to amplify the state’s thrust on this sector.
# Benefits of attending CHESS 2023 :
Meet and learn from stalwarts of the startup ecosystems
Meet other entrepreneurs and startup ventures of Chhattisgarh
Learn about the latest trends in entrepreneurship and startups
Get feedback on your business idea
Network with potential investors and partners
Pitch your idea to a panel of investors
# Mentors & Investors of CHESS 2023 :
#About Rungta Business Incubator (RuBI)
Rungta Educational Foundation has established an Incubation Cell known as Rungta Business Incubator (RuBI) on the campus to foster Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Also, a separate Campus Company by the name of Rungta College Technology Business Incubator has been incorporated under Indian Companies Act to take care of the activities of RUBI. Rungta College Technology Business Incubator is popularly known as Rungta Business Incubator (RuBI).

RUBI (Rungta Business Incubator), is a logical extension of these efforts and a testimony of our commitment to creating a start-up ecosystem within our campus and the state of Chhattisgarh. It is a state-of-the-art platform, complete with all support systems, that helps grow innovations and creative ideas into successful enterprises. Our institute has always nurtured entrepreneurship, through interventions like TEDx talks, entrepreneurship forums, EDP training, technical events, and supporting student-led creative initiatives like Print Pay and Toodle.
#Investor Meet
The Investor Meet will be a vibrant gathering where promising startups will get an opportunity to pitch their innovative ideas in front of a diverse panel of eager investors. Passionate entrepreneurs will be able to showcase their groundbreaking products, disruptive technologies, and unique business models, captivating the audience with their potential for growth and market impact. We expect a number of startups to get funded during the event this year.

We sincerely urge and appeal to VC’s, HNI’s and individual investors to register and participate in the event this year. We expect a large number of interesting and investible submissions at very attractive valuations. Please do register through the link provided below.

Startups keen on showcasing themselves and winning awards, grants and investments and a possible chance to present to a larger audience, can submit their entries by registering thro the link given below and submitting details.
# Exhibition
CHESS will feature an exciting exhibition that promises to be a hub of creativity and inspiration. The exhibition will showcase a wide array of innovative startups, their groundbreaking products, and disruptive technologies. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the startups, explore their offerings, and witness firsthand the transformative power of entrepreneurship. The exhibition will serve as a catalyst for collaboration, networking, and potential partnerships, making it a must-visit destination for all those seeking to witness the future of business unfold.

In this exhibition, any Startups / NBFCs / Banks / Startup ecosystem enablers / Incubators/government startup support agencies etc. who wish to exhibit their product/services can participate by registering themselves. Exhibitors will be provided stalls on a payment basis.
# Workshop / Knowledge Session
The startup summit will feature an enlightening workshop/knowledge session designed to empower aspiring entrepreneurs. Industry experts and successful founders will share invaluable insights, practical strategies, and actionable advice on navigating the startup landscape. Participants can expect to gain deep knowledge, sharpen their skills, and acquire the tools necessary to turn their startup dreams into reality.

This interactive session will foster a collaborative environment, allowing attendees to engage in meaningful discussions, network with peers, and unlock their full entrepreneurial potential.
# Recognition and Awards
The startup summit will culminate with a prestigious Recognition and Awards ceremony, celebrating the remarkable achievements and innovations within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The awards and recognition are purely based on the judgment of the judges. Exceptional startups will be acknowledged for their groundbreaking ideas, disruptive technologies, and remarkable growth.

The event will honor the visionaries, the game-changers, and the trailblazers, inspiring others and showcasing the immense potential of the startup community. It will be an event of recognition, networking, and inspiration, bringing together industry leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs to celebrate excellence and propel the spirit of innovation forward.
# Frequently Asked Questions

Our submission process is open to anyone, regardless of age, gender, or professional background. Whether you're a student, entrepreneur, researcher, or simply passionate about innovation, we encourage you to participate.

We welcome submissions of ideas and innovations from any individuals or organizations whose submissions have:

  • Originality: Your idea or innovation must be original and not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others. Plagiarism or unauthorized use of existing ideas will result in disqualification.
  • Feasibility: We are looking for ideas that are practical and feasible to implement. While we value creativity and out-of-the-box thinking, it's important that the proposed solution can be realistically developed or implemented.
  • Problem-solving: Your idea should address a specific problem or challenge. We are particularly interested in innovative solutions that can have a positive impact on society, whether it's in the fields of agriculture, technology, healthcare, sustainability, education, or any other relevant area.
  • Clear presentation: When submitting your idea, ensure that it is presented clearly and concisely. Include relevant details, such as the problem statement, proposed solution, potential benefits, and any supporting materials or prototypes, if applicable.

Whether you are based in Chhattisgarh or any other state within India, we encourage your startup to join us and showcase your groundbreaking ideas.
We extend a warm invitation to startups from all across India and not limited to Chhattisgarh, to participate in our initiative.
While we appreciate the local talent and potential of Chhattisgarh, we embrace the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship from all corners of India. We believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive community of innovators.

  • Opportunity to get funded
  • Pitch your idea to a panel of investors
  • Strong possibility of recognition and award
  • Get feedback on your business idea
  • Network with potential investors and partners
  • Meet and learn from stalwarts of the startup ecosystems

The submissions are evaluated by independent experts from various domains who have experience in evaluating startup ideas/business plans/business pitch. They are drawn from various areas like financial institutions, the VC community, large startup investors, large consulting firms, Reputed B schools, and so on. To ensure the evaluation is consistent and generally objective, these experts are provided with well-defined criteria with allocated weightages based on which they rate submissions

  • Innovation
  • Uniqueness
  • scalability
  • Market potential
  • Promoter’s background
  • Promoter’s understanding of the sector and markets
  • Promoters understanding of broad business financial aspects
  • Business strategy and plan
  • Project stage – concept / MVP / ongoing business
  • Ability to disrupt
  • Entry barriers for new entrants

They will be informed through email from time to time, or may send mail to [email protected] with subject line “startup-status of my submission” and we will respond within 3 working days.

Yes. There will be a new template that will be made available to those startups shortlisted. This will require more detailed data, information on various aspects, strategic plans for the future, extensive analytics and detailed and realistic projections.

We are planning to conduct a one-day workshop to help promoters with this second-round pitch document. Anyone startup interested can join the session. Details of the session will be informed to the shortlisted startups through email.

This will be evaluated by a select panel of eminent judges who will then recommend pitching in front of investors.

These select funding round proposals are then sent to multiple VC’s / HNI’s / Angel investors. Wherever investors express interest to consider investing further, RUBI will coordinate and facilitate one-on-one meetings between the investors and promoters. In case multiple investors show interest, they may get an opportunity to present to a group of investors too during the event.
RUBI will coordinate and track these engagements and there will be a logical conclusion to the meetings and discussions.
Further the top 10 projects may get an opportunity to go on stage (subject to availability of time) in the finale event in the presence of dignitaries, investors, experts and other attendees and make a pitch for their business and investments
Besides these two massive benefits, funding round proposals will also be presented to an official management committee of RUBI, and meritorious projects will be selected for seed funds grants / soft loans.

At no stage is there an assurance of investment of any kind. It is entirely upon the startup to present its case and project impactfully. It will be a huge platform where your project can be showcased to multiple investors in a structured way. RUBI will help you navigate through this process.

For startups, this presents a massive opportunity to gain visibility, funding, contacts, and leads but there are no guarantees.

This is absolutely free for startups

Absolutely. The exhibition and the stall are open to all. But you will have to buy space if you want to display it in the exhibition.

Yes, there will be awards and recognition. The awards and recognition are purely based on the judgment of the judges.

No. These awardees are for specific categories like (a) best women entrepreneur (b) best in social cause (c) Best Startup overall (d) Best project from a student (e) Best Agrifood Innovator project. Investors will use different yardsticks for investment and it is entirely up to the startups and investors to arrive at funding agreements.

We will provide a limited number of meeting rooms which are allocated based on FCFS basis. There will be informal space settings like lawns, canteens and so on with tables where such demo’s may be conducted.

You are requested to submit your startup proposals to participate in this summit event on or before 12 midnight on 31st August 2023.

The most important part of making a good pitch deck is understanding your business and startup extremely well. Only that kind of indepth understanding and deep planning will help you make a convincing pitchdeck.
For these details to reflect in the pitch deck in a credible and convincing manner, we have given a pitch deck guideline pdf in the home page here. The pdf (presentation) gives required detailing and will certainly help enhance your pitch deck.

Feel free to click here and view or download the pitchdeck

We are. Indeed, just before you click the “submit” button, you will have to check a box, which confirms that both CHESS and its organizers and the startup(that is you) have consented to an NDA, which is uploaded in the website. The NDA is comprehensive and will provide you needed legal protection is there is any infringement of confidentiality. You may also read the full NDA document before you click the check box. At RUBI and CHESS we are fully committed to ensuring the confidentiality of your submissions are properly protected.