Upcoming Events



  • Team (registrations are to be done individually)


Do you see a problem which needs to be solved? Do you have an idea but are unsure where to begin with or lack the team to do it? Do you want to monetise your solution but do not know how to do it?

The wait is over. Confluence in collaboration with CIIE, in partnership with SAP and A-league brings to you Startathon: Get a feel of how a start-up gets started. This event is exclusively aimed at college students who want to strengthen their entrepreneurial ideas and understand the basics of starting up a start-up.
Startathon consists of 7 day-long workshops that show you the basics of starting a start-up. These workshops include lectures, hands-on sessions, etc. The workshops are spread across four weekends, starting from 5th November, and culminating on 27th November.


  • 5th Nov (Sat) - Introduction & Design Thinking sessions
  • 6th Nov (Sun) - Identify & Finalise Problem
  • 13th Nov (Sun) - Present Solution & BMC Introduction
  • 20th Nov (Sun) - Present BMC & Create Implementation Plan
  • 25th Nov (Fri) - Present Pitch Deck
  • 26th Nov (Sat) - Prototyping
  • 27th Nov (Sun) - Final Pitching & Winner Announcement


  • The sessions would take place at CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad.
  • The sessions would be whole day long, generally starting at 9:00 am and ending at 6:00 pm.
  • Registration for the event is individual.
  • Post shortlist, the candidates would be pooled into teams of 4-5. Once teams are formed, they cannot be changed.
  • It is mandatory for all team members to attend all the sessions.
  • Travel & Food arrangements have to be taken care by the participants.
  • We would not be providing food, but sessions would be planned such that the participants would have time to eat food from the eateries present in IIM Campus.
  • Complete schedule for the workshops would be mailed to the shortlisted candidates only.


  • Start Date for filling in application forms: 26th Oct 2016
  • Last Date for filling in applications: 2nd Nov 2016 14:00:00
  • Communication to shortlisted candidates: 3rd Nov 2016
  • Workshop Day 1 – 5th November 2016
  • Workshop Day 2 – 6th November 2016
  • Workshop Day 3 – 13th November 2016
  • Workshop Day 4 – 20th November 2016
  • Workshop Day 5 – 25th November 2016
  • Workshop Day 6 – 26th November 2016
  • Workshop Day 7 – 27th November 2016


Interested candidates have to register individually through the online application form, based on which they would be shortlisted. Post that, the shortlisted candidates would be pooled into teams of 4-5 each such that each team consists of people from diverse backgrounds. These teams would be fixed throughout the event.

The teams would be evaluated on the final day of the workshops (i.e. 27th November). The winning team and the runner-up team would be given cash prizes, and a chance to work with the CIIE to further implement their idea.


First Prize – INR 1,00,000 Second Prize – INR 50,000


Jayaditya Bandi
Amit Bhojne