The Pitch, one of the marquee events of Coimbatore Vizha is a path-breaking event aimed at fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship among Investors, Incubators, Accelerators, and aspiring entrepreneurs, successfully took place at PSG IM. This event, in line with the core ethos of Coimbatore Vizha, provided a platform for budding entrepreneurs – a platform for the people and by the people of Coimbatore.
The event witnessed the participation of 150 individuals and opened with a keynote address by Mr. Senthil Natarajan MD, Kovai Pazhamudir Nilayam. Other distinguished speakers included Mr.Vishnu Vardhan, Infinite Cercle and Ms. Indira Vidyaprakash, Senior Director, Product Management at Workday. The jury panel consisted of Mr. Vasukumar, Founder of Vridhi Techno Farms, Ms. Indira Vidyaprakash, and Mr Senthil Natarajan.
The winners of The Pitch were announced as follows:
- 1st Prize:Mentorbee Educational Solution
- 1st Runner-up: Goat Robotics
- 2nd Runner-up:SahayathaDhanvantri Biomedical
- Women Entrepreneur Award: Nanic Ayurveda
- Social Impact Award: GlamScrap Pvt Ltd.
- Environment and Sustainability Award: Scute Wrap Pvt. Ltd.
Cash prizes of 75,000, 50,000, and 25,000 rupees were awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, respectively. Special Awards recipients were also granted 10,000 rupees each.
The Key Highlight: “NAN funded the start-up Xera Robotics (Mr. Mohan & team) with 1.5 crores.”
Acknowledging the collaborative spirit, The Pitch engaged ecosystem partners such as TNAU’s incubator cell – TBI ABIS, Codissia Defence Innovation, Atal Incubation Center, KGISL AGile, Cultiv8, AIC Raise, and Forge Accelerator.
This event not only celebrated business success but also recognized contributions to social impact and environmental sustainability. The Prize Money and Special Awards serve as a testament to the commitment to encouraging and rewarding innovation within the Coimbatore entrepreneurial community.
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Senthilkumar Rajappan is the Founder Blogger of YourCoimbatore.com, He is a digital marketing strategist , a start up mentor and loves speaking on entrepreneurship. Loves blogging on auto, tech and books. Also has a personal website www.rsenthilkumar.com