Egiye Bangla

'Egiye Bangla' is a unique Contest-cum-TV Reality Show for start ups (aspiring and recent entrepreneurs) based in West Bengal to showcase their unique business ideas and get a chance to win recognition, rewards, and support for their business.

The MSME&T Department, Government of West Bengal, in partnership with IIM Calcutta Innovation Park, has launched 'Egiye Bangla', an entrepreneurship TV reality show. This contest-cum-show would identify, recognize & reward aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs having unique innovative start up ideas across all sectors. Through this TV show, the state desires to seek entrepreneurs with bright ideas, who, with little help and recognition, may become successful entrepreneurs, creating wealth and employment opportunities within the state of West Bengal.

Egiye Bangla, a multi stakeholder event, would identify, recognize & reward the most promising early-stage entrepreneurs of West Bengal. It is an out-of-the-box novel idea that has the potential to create disruptive impact in a relatively short time by making entrepreneurship more desirable and socially aspirational in West Bengal.

The contest will follow a rigorous multi-stage process to identify promising entrepreneurs. Selected contestants will present their business ideas in front of an eminent jury who will evaluate each plan according to pre-defined criteria. The jury will select a winner from each episode who will qualify for the semi-final round. There will be further screening of plans in the semi-final round to identify participants for the grand finale.

At all stages, the decisions of the respective jury will be final and binding.

Eligibility Criteria

WHO is eligible to participate?

'Egiye Bangla' endeavours to find Bengal's most promising early stage entrepreneurs. The objective is to reach out to all early-stage & potential entrepreneurs who wish to set up their enterprises in West Bengal. It is a contest for new entrepreneurs of Bengal, culminating in a TV Reality Show, that will recognise and reward the most promising business ideas among them. The contest is open to aspiring (about to set up) or recent (set up within last 3 years) entrepreneurs who are starting or have started their business in Bengal.

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