Entrepreneurial Idea Award

Start: 27 Nov 2015 10:45 am
End: 20 Jan 2016 10:45 pm

Voice Vision is constituting a unique award “Entrepreneurial Idea Award” for enhancing
entrepreneurship opportunities for persons with visual impairment.
The aim to introduce the said award is to enable persons with visual impairment to start their
business and bring an attitude shift from seeking employment to generating employment. In
addition to this the aspiration is to empower participants to bring an idea to life.

Did you dream of starting your own business? Do you have a business idea? Wondered how to
start your own business?

Then this opportunity is just for you. Read below steps and apply now for the “Entrepreneurial
Idea Award”. To bring your dream to life.

Award Comprises Of

1. Knowledge of designing an executable business model.
2. Cash prize or seed funding.
3. Mentorship from business experts.
4. Soft Skill training.

Number Of Awardees.

We will have 3 awardees, out of which one women awardee is mandatory.

Who can apply? / Eligibility Criteria

Individuals applying for the “Entrepreneurial Idea Award” should fulfill the following criterion…
1. Applicant should be visually impaired.
2. The business idea should be totally an individual’s idea.
3. Applicant should have conducted some research or gathered knowledge on their idea and also
have thought of various ways to make it sustainable.
4. Applicant should have 1 to 2 references, who can vouch for his / her capabilities.
5. Individuals residing in and around Mumbai can only apply.
6. Individual possessing any specific qualification or training relating to the business idea will be
given a (first) preference. However applications from individuals without any academic
qualification is welcome too.

Note: Individuals residing outside Mumbai, wish to participate in this award may apply, only if he /
she can manage his / her stay in Mumbai for 1 and half month. Voice Vision and its all associates
will not be liable for any kind of accommodation or lodging & boarding facilities.

Important Dates

• Last date to apply for the award is 20th January 2016.
• Eligible applicants will be informed by end-January 2016.
• Presenting the idea and teaming up with MBA students end of January 2016.
• Final award day end of February 2016.

Selection Process

The selection process of the awardees will comprise of three rounds.
A. Receiving, sorting the eligible applications.
B. Eligible applicants will be teamed with MBA Students from SIMSR (Somaiya Institute of
Management Studies and Research). Together they will prepare a factual, (feasible) executable
business model.
C. On the award day all the applicants will present their idea along with the business model to
jury and other audience. The final awardees will be selected and awarded on this day.

Application Process

• Interested individuals fulfilling the eligibility criteria’s mentioned above need to follow below
mentioned steps.
Individual with visual impairment needs to fill the application form [1] online on our website.
a. Print the duly filled online form.
b. Attach the below mentioned documents and courier it to Voice Vision office latest by 20th
January 2016.
List of Documents to be attached.
1. Entrepreneurial Idea Award Application Form. [1]
2. Disability Certificate.
3. Permanent residence address proof.
4. One or two Reference letters.
5. Qualification proof if any.

Note: Kindly send self-attested photo copy of all the documents and only the application form in
Voice Vision and all of its associates are not liable for returning or safely preserving or managing
the original documents.

Applications with the above mentioned enclosures need to be sent to us by post/hand
delivery/courier to the following postal address,

Ms. Sushmeetha B. Bubna
Voice Vision Entrepreneurial Idea Award 2015-16 application,
103/ 104 ‘A’ Wing, Synthofine Estate,
Behind Virwani Industrial Estate,
Off Aarey Road, Goregaon (East),
Mumbai 400063
Maharashtra, India

All documents should reach our office before 20th January 2016.
The final decision will be made solely by (rests on the discretion of) the selection committee after
scrutinizing the documents submitted and no further correspondence would be entertained.For any queries contact Sushmeetha on 022 40400000/ 9820566010 or email on contact@voicevision.in [2]

Our Partners

Knowledge Partners
Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR)
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)

Venue Partner
Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR)

Volunteer Partner
Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR)

Seed Funding Partner
IVFA Foundation

Contact Details:
Contact Sushmeetha on +91 22 40400000 or email at contact at voicevision.in