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2013 Startup Profile


The number of student startups participating in TATA First Dot has doubled over the last three years, with student ventures coming in from all over the country. The adjacent chart from Mint provides a comprehensive analysis of the nominations for TATA First Dot 2013.

Previous Winners


Top 5 Judges’ Choice:

  1. 01 |Epoch Services Pvt. Ltd, Amity University, Delhi
  2. 02 |DecideQuick Services Pvt Ltd, Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering, Trivandrum
  3. 03 |Bandhana, Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Pilani
  4. 04 |DriversOnDemand, Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi
  5. 05 |IPRINT3D, Vidyavardhak Engineering College, Mysore
  6. 06 |Life-lab, TATA Institute of Social Sciences, Pune

Top 5 People’s Choice:

  1. 01 |Papyrus Paper Recycling Company, Acropolis College of Technology, Indore
  2. 02 |Door to Door Home Services, Poornima Institute of Engineering, Jaipur
  3. 03 |Ether Alliance, IIS University, Jaipur
  4. 04 |Panache, Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai
  5. 05 |VARIETE' BOUTIQUE, Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai

Top 5 Judges’ Choice:

  1. 01 |Biosyl Technologies, B.V.Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli
  2. 02 |Botrio Design Labs Pvt Ltd, Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore
  3. 03 |Buy Hatke!, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur
  4. 04 |Crowd Beans, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur
  5. 05 |Dreamscraft, Acropolis Institute of Technology and Research, Ujjain
  6. 06 |Mukunda Foods Pvt Ltd, SRM Engineering College, Chennai

Top 5 People’s Choice:

  1. 01 |1. Crew – Creation of Eternal Wings, JNNCE, Shimoga
  2. 02 |Videowala, Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi
  3. 03 |Enchanter Corporation, KCG College of Technology, Chennai
  4. 04 |POSH, Tejaa Shakthi Institute of Technology for Women, Coimbatore
  5. 05 |DREAMTRIPS, Dr. NGP Institute of Technology, Coimbatore

Top 5 Judges’ Choice:

  1. 01 |A.J.S SERVICES
  2. 02 |Breson
  3. 03 |Melting Point
  4. 04 |Novo Informatics
  5. 05 |Phodphad!

Top 5 People’s Choice:

  1. 01 |Camouflage
  2. 02 |Golunu Soft
  3. 03 |Infinity Plus One
  4. 04 |Telvegy Vadyka

2013 National Jury


Amit Dalal,
Executive Director, TATA Investment Corporation Limited

Avijit Bhattacharya
Chief Executive Officer, TATA Cleantech Capital Limited

Sasha Mirchandani
Managing Partner, Kae Capital; Co-founder, Mumbai Angels

R Sriram
Founder, Next Practice Retail

Meena Kapoor,
Founder, Netway India Private Limited

Coverage in Mint


Our strategic media partner HT Mint featured a number of ideas and startups that took form during the previous editions of TATA First Dot. In addition, industry leaders and experts shared their experiences and knowledge with the new wave of student entrepreneurs. Check out the full coverage.

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