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KIIT TBI under KIIT University in partnership with 99 LEAP had co-organized a Hackathon & Startup Pitch under the aegis of their Social Incubation Program – INVENT (a joint initiative of DFID - UK & TDB – DST) supported by Villgro. The objective of the program ~ identifying solutions to the problem through intense brainstorming (hackathon) and discovering social impact ideas with sustainable model through (startup pitches) had been seen through with more than 70 enterprising participants chippingin. The Director of IT, Govt. of Jharkhand, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The jury comprising of eminent academicians from XLRI, IIM Ranchi along with Angel investors heard the pitches and the winners of the start-up pitch were awarded with cash prizes of Rs 50,000/-, Rs 25,000/- and Rs 10,000/- respectively. Representatives from different industry bodies, Govt. departments, key leaders of Jharkhand, early stage entrepreneurs, academicians and policy framers were seen mingling with the participants KIIT TBI’s formal entry into the territory of Jharkhand envisages a commitment to provide a strong eco-system for those impact ideas realizing into value proposition through its different incubation programs.

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