About Manthan 2024


MANTHAN, an annual Business Plan Presentation Competition, is one of the flagship events of FKCCI, instituted in 2009 and now in its 16th edition. MANTHAN is aimed at encouraging young minds to develop the entrepreneurial spirit. Through this award program, MANTHAN reaches out to all college students (Under Graduate, Graduate, Post- Graduate & Diploma Students) from Institutions all over Karnataka.

"Every man who has become great owes his achievement to incessant toil"
- Sir M. Visveshwaraya


  • Networking opportunities with Industry Leaders, VCs, Incubators & Accelerators.
  • Workshops and Training programs to develop and refine your business ideas. 
  • Support, including incubation facilitation and funding opportunities through related entities.
  • Industry-wide platform to present your most innovative and impactful business ideas. 
  • One-on-one mentoring and coaching for all eligible Business Plans 
  • Total cash rewards of INR 10 LAKHS
  •  Winning Business Plans to be published in the leading journals


  • The participant(s) must be enrolled as a student for any Undergraduate/Graduate/Post Graduate Course in a College /University in Karnataka.
  • The Business Plan submitted must be accompanied with an attested copy of the college/university photo ID of the participants or a letter from the college/university with an attested photograph of the participants.
  • Co-authorship of the Business Plan is permitted. All authors must be present at the time of presentation. Each Business Plan may have a maximum of 4 authors.
  • Multiple submissions from an author are acceptable but each entry shall be treated as a separate entry. 
  • Participation Fees of Rs.999/- (Inclusive of GST) per TEAM and online application submission through Manthan website. 
  • The outstation students shortlisted for knowledge workshops / business plan presentations are eligible for Travel Allowance.

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  • Evolving Ecosystem for strengthening entrepreneurship 
  • Evaluating your idea for viability-does it solve a problem, who benefits, by how much 
  • How to convert your Idea to a Business – what is business, Idea + different business models leading to different outcomes 
  • Breaking down your product and services into minutiae to understand its components 
  • Identifying your target market, customers and market size 
  • Making a business model using modern tools like Business Model Canvas 
  • Talk by past Manthan winners about Manthan helped him to become a successful entrepreneur.

What is Business
Plan &
its Components

  • Difference between Elevator Pitch, Pitch Deck and Business Plan 
  • Marketing Plan-building revenue streams and projections
  •  What is Business Plan & its Components Operations Plan-technological, materials, production and staffing plan
  •  Financial Plan – Capital investment, working capital, Costing and pricing of product/service Funding Plan 
  • Business Validation-Technical readiness, manufacturing readiness and market readiness


Entrepreneurial qualities, mind-sets and attitudes

Leadership, Decision making & Risk taking

Team building, Communication Skills & Business Strategy

Mentorship – what is mentoring and getting the best out of your mentors – Mentors for Manthan and Long term Mentors

MANTHAN Verticals  Agriculture  

Automobiles | Energy | Electrical | Electronics | IT & ITES | FMCG | IoT | Waste Management | Construction | Interior Design | Food & Beverages

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