DCB Bank Innovation Carnival Pitch-a-thon

AIC-RNTU foundation in association with DCB Bank successfully organized the DCB Bank Innovation Carnival Pitch-a-thon at AIC-RNTU, Bhopal on 22nd October,2019 in which 15 Shortlisted Startups Pitched their Idea in front of our esteemed jury members and Official from DCB Bank. Winners of the Pitch-a-thon are selected to move forward for the grand finale in Mumbai where they will be competing with the winners of pitch-a-thon of 9 more cities. The Pitch-a-thon was followed by the Panel Discussion by our Jury Members in which Mr.Prasanna Lohar share his views on BlockChain, Cryptocurrency and various initiatives by DCB Bank to support startups. Mr. Pradeep Karambelkar and Mr. Hitesh Ahuja highlighted about the current ecosystem in Madhya Pradesh and various Government policies for Startups.

The 15 shortlisted startups were from various domains like Fintech, IoT, EV, Chatbot, Sustainability, Automobile, Smart Agriculture etc.

Our Eminent Jury Members were:
1. Mr. Prasanna Lohar- Chief Innovation Officer, DCB Bank
2. Mr. Pradeep Karambelkar- Founder and Managing Director, Vision Advisory and VASPl
3. Mr. Hitesh Ahuja- Founder and CEO, Customizes Homes
4. Mr. Ronald Fernandez- CEO, AIC-RNTU Foundation

Our Special Guests:-
1.Mr. Sunil Girdhar- Zonal Head North, DCB-Bank
2.Mr. Devesh Joshi- Cluster Head, DCB-Bank
3. Mr. Narayan Kukreja- Relationship Manager, DCB-Bank

Winners of Pitchaton are:-
Winner- RTIwala Services
1st Runner-Up - Pod Pitara
2nd Runner-up - Aristi Labs

Date and Venue:22 Oct 2019 - AIC-RNTU Foundation, Rabindranath Tagore University Campus

Organizers/Co-Organizers: AIC-RNTU Foundation, DCB Bank