What Is Action Plan?

We believe that the young minds hold the key to solve numerous challenges that have plagued our society for long. It’s the need of time to channelize this energy in a right direction which can definitely change the lives of people around us. Abhyuday 2019-20 brings to you, Action-Plan, which revolves around 3I’s mantra: Ideate - Innovate - Implement In order to fulfil these dreams, Abhyuday IIT Bombay brings together the brightest from colleges, the best from corporate, the learnt from academia and the experienced from NGOs, and create a platform where young minds are nurtured to create solutions that bring about grass root level changes.

Highlights of Action Plan 2k18-19



Teams Recieved
Professional Mentoring

Panel Incubators and Investors


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Cash Prize Worth INR 1 Lakh

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    Incubation Opportunity

    A-Plan has the wide domain of India’s best social incubators. Participants will get an opportunity of seed funding, coaching and developing connections with Business experts and nomination in accelerator programs. Participants will get an environment to translate knowledge and innovation into the creation of successful entrepreneurs.
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    Professional Mentorship

    Additional focused mentoring from experienced people is helpful at each step of a start-up. So, A-plan gives every second round qualified team taste of its unmatched dual mentorship (technical + business) program to help you develop many folds during A-plan. A healthy mentor-mentee relation is ensured by timely feedback from both.
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    A workshop is a path that introduces you to the experience of being an entrepreneur. It provides a platform to introduce students to the entrepreneurial mindset and develop a creative problem finding and solving skills required in entrepreneurial businesses or social enterprises.
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    Action plan has a great network of investors across India. Get a chance to pitch in front of 15+ top investors of India, an opportunity to interact with them and get seed funding.
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    Fast 30

    Riidl’s Fast 30

    Get a chance to apply for the financial grant program by Riidl. Also, winners of the competition will get a batch of 30 students who will work with them to accelerate their sales and earn during the course.
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    Media Coverage

    Action Plan is one of the best platforms to get your social startup featured in media. Startup with innovative ideas will get a popularity through Newspapers, Magazines, Websites, Radio, TV and Social Media.
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    Seed Funding

    Top 3 teams will get a chance to avail a seed funding of INR 1Lakh if they choose to get incubate under SPTBI (*Although this will be purely on the discretion of SPTBI and depends on the solution model presented by the teams)
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    Startup School’20

    Top 15 teams will get an opportunity to be shortlisted for the final round of selection procedure for Startup School’20 organized by iB Hubs.
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    Accelerator Program

    Top 3 teams will get an opportunity to involve in Upaya Social Ventures’- Upaya Accelerator Program (*this is purely on the discretion of Upaya Social Ventures, and will depend on the solution model presented by the teams)


  1. Round 1 (Registration)
  2. PAN India workshop
  3. Playbook Submission
  4. Declaration of result
  5. Mentor allocation
  6. Round 2
  7. Webinars (5 in number) One in every 2 or 3 days
  8. Solution Handbook submission
  9. Round 2 (judging)
  10. Result Declaration of Round 2
  11. ppt submission deadline
  12. Round 3 (During Abhyuday's Annual Social Fest)
  13. Final Workshop + Mentor-Mentee Meetup(Day 1 - Social Fest)
  14. Final Pitching(Day 2 - Social Fest)

*Subjected to minor changes.Participents will be notified beforehand.


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Mentors stand to gain the satisfaction of making a difference in fledgling entrepreneur's life and contributing back to the society. In addition, they also get to keep in touch with new technologies, people, and networks by working with the young entrepreneurs. Action plan gives every second round qualified team taste of it’s unmatched dual mentorship (technical + business) program to help you develop many fold during Action plan.

Action plan teams come from different parts of country and thus through this competition, mentors are able to get in touch with the local problems prevailing in different parts of country. As a mentor, you will not only guide students in developing an action plan of a particular social problem but also you will get an exposure of many social clashes and issues happening in different localities of India. You will be mentoring around 2-3 teams working in a sector that aligns with your field of work. The interaction with the teams will be online and the time invested would be around 1 to 2 hours per week.To know more, contact us

Rules And Eligibility

  • There is no age restriction on any individual to participate. Anyone, from students to working professionals across the nation, can participate.
  • Any startup incorporated before 3 years of the launch i.e. before January 2017 will not be allowed to participate. You will be required to submit proof of the same during the competition process.
  • Action Plan aims to promote startups that require assistance in funding, mentoring, etc. Therefore startups who have raised external funding i.e. funding from angel investors, venture capitalists, etc. cannot participate
  • A team can register with minimum three and maximum eight members including the Team Leader.
  • Team leader will be point of contact for any correspondence for team. Team should use their team leader email address for future correspondence.
  • Team must abide by timely instructions, guidelines and ethics provided by Abhyuday with general business ethics.
  • Additionally the plan should solve a critical social problem in an innovative as well as transformational manner. It should have some quantifiable social return. Further entries eligible for incubation opportunities should abide by the eligibility of that particular company.
Note: Teams may be asked to provide proof of the above at any time during the competition cycle and in the eventuality of wrong details/information your entry shall be disqualified. By registering for Action plan, Abhyuday expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements, targets, estimates or any related information contained in this concept note to reflect any change in events, conditions, assumptions or circumstances on which any such statements are based unless so required by applicable law. Furthermore, by participating in Action Plan, each participating team and all of its team members agree to allow Abhyuday, IIT Bombay to use their names, images and information regarding the team's action plan, any other material forwarded as part of their submission, and prize information in publicity and marketing for the same.

Winners Of 2019

Winner' 2019

Parth Dave

  • We Cycle Enviro Tech

1st Runner Up

Parashuram Shaurya

  • Heritage Karts

2nd Runner Up


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Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone, from students to working professionals across the nation, can participate. For more information refer Rules and Guidelines in Competition Manual.
Step 1- Register for A-Plan.
Step 2- You will have to provide Team leader's details, Team Members' details, postal and other details as required. You will receive a confirmation mail.
Step 3- After getting confirmation mail, you can proceed for submission.
There is NO registration/participation fee.
The last date for registration is 31st October 2019.
Yes, you can submit extra document along with your playbook.
After submitting your entry, you will see a page confirming the receipt of your playbook along with a confirmation mail.
Yes, you can change your team info and other registration details by mailing one of our managers. You can even add a team member or drop someone. However you cannot change the details of the Team Leader later.
Your team can consist of 3-8 members.
Yes, teams can consist of individuals from different colleges.
Yes, it's compulsory to have team. It's very difficult for individuals to compete.
No, we encourage all entries that can be developed into an Action plan. It must fit into model of Activism, Not for profit (NGO) or Social entrepreneurship.
Mentors are experienced sector-specific experts who provide assistance and guidance to the participants. They will offer suggestions and feedbacks to help participants develop and refine their model. Participants are not required to have a mentor, although teams are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.
NOTE:- Mentors are there to guide you not to give you solutions of your problems.
Anyone from student to professionals can participate in Action Plan.
  • “Action Plan, is a unique initiative that aims at providing social enterprises an amazing launchpad to validate their solutions and interact with various stakeholders in the ecosystem. Amazing job by the team.”
    Parth Dave,
    Winner (2018-19),We cycle enviro Tech
  • “I have been fortunate to be associated with an initiative that is aimed at providing social entrepreneurship. The entire program is not only innovative but also well structured and scientifically administered where elements of creativity with sound sense of organizational ability is judged. The commendation goes to the entire Abhyuday’s team who put in real hard work to make this competition qualitative.”
    Dr.A K S Suryavanshi
    Dean (Student Welfare)
  • “Being a part of the journey filled me with enthusiasm and dedication to work for the society. The competition was very well organized and handled by the team of dedicated and sincere organizers who guided me throughout the competition. The guidance by the mentors having rich experience in their respective fields further improved the project and helped me gain valuable insights in the same.”
    Amandeep Singh
    2nd runner up, Team EazyVets


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Investor Partner
Knowledge Partner
Outreach Partner
Networking Partner

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Zip Code - 400076

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