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To accomplish the dream of turning into a ‘Power-surplus’ India, Navachar, an innovation challenge by Bajaj Electricals Ltd aims at discovering answers. As the name itself depicts, it respects the brightest of minds to create innovative solutions to the urging problems faced by India’s electricity sector. The most innovative solutions can win cash prizes of up to Rs. 600,000. Bajaj Electricals Ltd is providing this opportunity to execute your solution at scale.

Take on the following challenges that you would like to tackle –

  1. Design a revolutionary Monopole Transmission Tower (Cutting-Edge transmission tower will be a game changer). See #Challenge 1
  2. Create a futuristic Mechanism to power electrical devices that will keep basic electrical appliances running even during power cuts. See #Challenge 2
  3. Design a ‘Made-For-India’ multi-utility light. Design a swiss army knife equivalent of a portable light that will fulfill the needs of a billion Indians. See #Challenge 3

Eligibility:

  • Students.
  • Startups.
  • Working Professionals.
  • Remember, you have to be the owner and creator of the ideas or solutions that you submit to be eligible.

Benefits:

  • 1st Prize – Rs. 300,000 + Goodies.
  • 2nd Prize  – Rs. 200,000 + Goodies.
  • 3rd Prize – Rs. 100,000 + Goodies.
  • Bajaj Electrical may offer a Royalty deal to winning entries.
  • Mentorship + interact with distinguished leaders like the JMD of Bajaj Electricals.
  • Create real impacts on billion Indians transform their lives.
  • Funds will be allocated to you so that you can create a prototype or proof of concept.

Application procedure:

  • Click Here to register first.
  • Then fill the application form with proper details after logging in.
  • Top 10 shortlisted solutions will be announced on 15th Jan 2018 who will proceed to the next round.
  • Visit the Website

The last date to register and submit your ideas is 30th December 2017.

India Leadership Forum (ILF) is NASSCOM’s flagship platform for ideas, innovation, strategy, business and the future. The 26th edition of ILF  will host the WCIT 2018, creating an unparalleled experience for the delegates in 3 days of talks, showcase, networking that combines business, technology and leadership.

World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) has become an international ICT forum bringing together visionaries, captains of industry, government leaders and academics from various countries. The 22nd edition of WCIT will be staged in Hyderabad, India for the first time.

Digitization has pervaded the heart of businesses though the level of penetration is varied across industries. This event, Amplify Digital will focus on its many facets, including opportunities, challenges and pave the onward journey. The eminent speakers for this edition are Ed Monser, Kenneth Cukier, Andrew Ng and many more. This event will focus on the key themes like – Bracing for Impact, Digitise the Core, Firm of the Future (FoF), Emerging Imperatives and Collaborate to Disrupt.

Venue & Date – Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad. 19th-21st February 2018.

Eligibility:

  • Open to all interested delegates.
  • Entrepreneurs, academics and industrial leaders are welcome.

Benefits:

  • 50+ content rich sessions delivered by 200+ global thought leaders.
  • Explore new technologies, start-up demos and something new lined-up everyday.
  • Experience an entirely seamless digital conference for 3 days.
  • Engage in conversations that go beyond just the conference with 1000+ minutes of networking time.
  • Entertainment with an unparalleled experience at the social evenings and awards nights.

Application procedure:

  • Click Here to register and pay.
    1. Early bird fee (register before 15th December 2017)
    2. Regular fee (register before 13th February 2018)
  • Write to [email protected]

  • For more information, visit the Website

Register before 15th December 2017 for early bird fee.

MIDAS Pitch Fest is the place where supreme thoughts would be recognized, rewarded and funded by Pune’s own investor panel of industry experts and investors. This is high time to display startups and provide the edge through expert monitoring and valuable resources.

Venue & Date: MIDAS Campus Mundhwa, Pune. The final Pitch to Investor Panel at MIDAS Pitch Fest will be held on 16th December 2017.

Eligibility:

  • Startups and audience who aspires to be an entrepreneur.

Rules for Startups:

  • Each Startup would get 12 mins to pitch their business idea, followed by 5 mins Q&A by the panel.
  • Each team is permitted to have utmost 3 members. If an additional member is possessed by a team then he/she would have to be a part of audience and register for the same

Benefits:

  • Winners of the pitch contest will get 3 months complimentary access to MIDAS Incubation Centre and 6 hours of business mentoring.
  • First runner up and Second runner up gets 3 months and 1 month complimentary access to MIDAS Incubation Centre repectively.
  • Funding for selected startups post the pitch evaluation and further meetings with investor panels.

The top 3 startups will receive the following complimentary package from Knowlarity Communications:

  • Super Conference – An audio conferencing tool that serves up to 10 participants.
  • Voice Based OTP Verification (worth 5000 minutes per month FREE) – Replace SMS based OTP verifications with a more reliable voice based solution.
  • Super Receptionist Basic Plan (first 3 months FREE) – Knowlarity’s flagship communication suite.

Application procedure:

  • Click Here to fill the application form.
  • Write your Name, Email-id, Contact no, Startup name and a brief about your startup correctly.
  • For more information, call +91 8698347333 or visit the Website

The last date of registration for startups is 7th December 2017.

The last date of registration for the audience is 12th December 2017.

World Cloud Summit (WCS) 2017 is an exclusive virtual event in which the inspiring leaders from the Cloud, IoT and AI industry would readily exchange ideas for capitalizing on the fast-growing cloud industry. Candidates can interact with the leaders from the Hosting/Clouding industry.

Eligibility:

  • Anyone who is ready to move to the cloud industry and wants to know how one could recognize and transform his/her requirements into opportunities.
  • For Cloud, AI and IT industry professionals.

Benefits:

  • Candidates can learn new strategies to supply the desired needs of the clients.
  • Candidates will have answers from experts about the latest trends of Cloud and IT industry and how to turn profitable amidst endless changing industry scenarios, emerging trends and future predictions.
  • Candidates should discover new methodologies to optimize service delivery and enhance customer retention.
  • Candidates would explore the solutions to drive his/her business to new heights and build a road map to his/her enterprise cloud strategy.
  • Candidates would grow to become a leading solutions provider from an emerging or a mid-level CSP.
  • Candidates would know and understand how leading solution providers diversify their services portfolio with cloud and other solutions.

Application procedure:

  • Day 1 session is dedicated for CSPs, MSPs, Telcos and Data centers. Day 2 session is for CIOs and CTOs.
  • For Day 1 session registration, click Here
  • For Day 2 session registration, click Here
  • Note: Candidates must register with relevant email id and phone number.
  • See Featured sessions and timings.
  • For more information, visit the Website

The Westerwelle Young Founders Program is a fully funded 1 year program to connect young founders from developing and emerging economies with each other along with the German startup scene.
The Foundation also hosts an annual conference in Berlin: the Young Founders Conference as a part of this program.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Open for all regions.
  • The program will take place in Germany.
  • Started a for-profit company with a scalable business model in the last 5 years.
  • Company based in a developing or emerging country or have a strong business focus on developing and emerging economies.
  • Possess a good working knowledge of English.
  • Note: Foreign applicants must have valid travel documents (including a visa) to enter Germany and valid travel medical insurance.

BENEFITS:

25 exceptional entrepreneurs will get access to the following:

  • The Young Founders Conference in Berlin, Germany (from 10-14 April 2018).
  • Monthly mentoring program with an experienced entrepreneur and with the group of Westerwelle Young Founders.
  • Invitations and scholarships for entrepreneurship conferences.
  • A network of like-minded outstanding young founders and an international alumni network.
  • Travel and accommodation for the Young Founders Conference will be paid.
  • The participants of the Young Founders Conference will have a unique opportunity to meet and interact with successful entrepreneurs, investors and political decision makers.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • Fill online application form Here
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified on 10th January 2018.
  • Skype interviews with shortlisted candidates (11th January – 9th February 2018).
  • Notification of results to shortlisted candidates on 15th February 2018.
  • Visit the Webpage for more details.

The last date to apply is 18th December 2017.

The Center for Social Impact Strategy in University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice has launched Executive Program for Social Impact Strategy to create public value that is systematic, sustainable and innovative. Creating social impact effectively is an essential challenge to each and every organization regardless of geography or sector. The duration of this program is from 30th January to 8th September 2018.

COURSE DETAILS:

8 months program with a total of 6 online courses and attend an in-person convening at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • The course includes – Social Impact Strategy, Business Models for Social Enterprise, Community and Collaboration & Marketing for Social Impact.
  • Students will select 2 additional electives from – Nonprofit Governance, Nonprofit Fundraising, Introduction to Social Media, Strategies and Impact Management & Data for Social Impact and Ethics.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • No educational prerequisites to apply for this program.
  • Apply if you,
    a) Desire to launch or grow a social enterprise and want sustainable tools to help.
    b) Looking for a reboot, a boost of creativity, and tested approaches of bringing social impact in your work and world.
    c) Considering a career change and want to learn new skills from industry leaders.
    d) Want to be part of a network of accomplished, like-minded professionals.
    e) Want a structured program that will give you new skills, experience and expertise to pursue your passions.

BENEFITS:

  • Lowest tuition fee possible for this course is being offered.
  • Access to tools, frameworks & resources for immediate use to put learning into practice right away.
  • Earn a University of Pennsylvania Certificate after completion of the program.
  • Join a Supportive Global Community comprised of global thought leaders and changemakers who are ready to support your impact idea.
  • Complete the Executive Program from wherever you are in the world. A formal gathering will take place at UPenn’s campus for 4 days (27th-30th March 2018)but the rest of your learning will be online.
  • Complete this program side by side with your job. Attend class on your own schedule, fitting 4-8 hours of coursework into your weekly calendar.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

  • Click Online application system to apply online.
  • Fees –
    Final deadline: 19th November 2017, $4950
    The following interest-free payment plans are for students who may require additional time to pay their tuition:
    >> 15th December 2017, $950 Deposit Due
    >> 14th January 2018, $2000 Payment 1 Due
    >> 14th March 2018, $2000 Payment 2 Due
  • Visit the Website for further details.

The last date to apply is 19th November 2017.

Teachable brings good opportunity for skillful and experience oriented persons to share their knowledge online. The educator will get rewards for it. This is an online platform which provides world-class learning experience. Furthermore, the educator can create courses with the user-friendly interface. In addition, this would make the student sign up easily and purchase your courses.

Everyone is free to build their course website and share their knowledge.

BENEFITS:

  • It provides world-class learning experience with user-friendly interface.
  • An educator can get fully functioning school with learning management, payment gateways, sales and marketing tools without any specific expertise.
  • Get a professional website with less configuration.
  • Full control to personalize your website as a virtual classroom experience.
  • It is fully optimised for web, mobile and tablets.
  • “POWER EDITOR” can help the educator to modify any aspects of an online school.
  • Earn rewards for sharing your knowledge.

PROCEDURE TO START:

  • Create your course with your email and the name of your school. No payment and credit card information.
  • Upload videos, audio, presentations, images and text.
  • Customise the design and start branding with no coding skill.
  • Build your teaching experience and vibrant community.
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Teachable Quickstart Webinar is on 16th November, 2 pm EST. Register anytime to feature your course.

Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice offers a master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership (NPL). Individuals who are bright, passionate and stimulated to become transformative thought leaders, social entrepreneurs and innovators for social impact are invited to the NPL program. The world requires new thinking and advanced approaches to address long-term confrontations. This program permits students to reconstruct their professional and civic journeys as cooperative agents of innovation and impact.

Online Course: September-December 2018 and January-April 2019

Who can Apply?

  • Anyone with a passion for social innovation and impact can apply
  • Graduates, Professionals and Non-Professionals preparing for leadership

Benefits:

  • Merit-based awards are offered to Master’s level students by The School of Social Policy and Practice. Check Funding
  • Read Top 10 reasons to pursue Masters in NPL
  • Students will get to work with Adam Roth-Saks, NPL Associate Director. Each student is encouraged to build the specific competencies they will need in the future.
  • Visa sponsorship cannot be provided for the Master of Science (M.S) in Nonprofit Leadership (online course). Read This

Application Procedure:

  • Online mode of application is accepted. Apply Here first and follow the onscreen instructions.
  • Transcripts detailing all UG and PG study must be submitted via the online application.
  • Official transcripts (not screenshots) that clearly depict their name, dates of enrollment, names of all courses in which they enrolled and the credits and grades awarded for each class.
  • Hard copies of transcripts to the school for application is not required.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores are taken into consideration in the last 2 years for international students whose first language is not English.
  • A minimum of 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL or a minimum Overall Band Score of 7.5 on the IELTS is required. TOEFL scores must be sent to Institutional Code 2926 and Department Code 95.
  • Visit the Webpage

Application Deadlines:

Reduced Application Fee deadline: 31st December 2017

Priority Deadline: 1st February 2018

Asian Youth Leaders Travel and Learning Camp 2018 (AYLTLC), is the 7th annual meet of student leaders from top Universities all around the world. It is now inviting students or advisors to be a part of this camp which is to be held in Singapore from 22th to 26th February 2018.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Students aged 16-26 (at least 16 but not older than 26 of age at the time of AYLTLC 2018) from schools, colleges and universities around the world.)

  • Students who are healthy, curious, aspirant and outgoing.

  • Students who love travelling and learning.

  • Be fluent in English speaking and writing.

  • Have the ability to communicate effectively and express themselves clearly.

  • Be comfortable in working in a cooperative manner.

BENEFITS:

  • Bringing student leaders worldwide through engaging activities to enhance their abilities in cross-cultural interaction and cooperation.
  • Equipping them to be effective leaders.
  • Enabling participants to understand more about Singapore – a multiracial, multilingual and multicultural society from various perspectives.
  • Learning not only what is unique to Singapore but also applicable to their home countries as well as the increasingly interconnected and interdependent world.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • Registration – there are two ways to register:

    1. Register online through the online application system. The online application system will be activated after clicking Online application. (Only for participants to register)

    2. You can find the application form on the Download page. Please submit your application form after completing it. (For both participants and advisors). If you are a Staff/Teacher/Lecturer/Professor, apply to AYLTLC as an advisor.

  • Payment of fees:
    1. Registration fee: SGD 80 per person
    2. Program Fee: SGD 880 per person (includes accommodation, food etc.)
  • International visitors to the Republic of Singapore must carry a valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity.
  • Each participant is responsible for applying and obtaining his/her own Visa.
  • It is compulsory for participants to purchase Travel Insurance before coming to Singapore.
  • Visit the Website

The last date to apply is 10th January 2018.

The city of Melbourne is going to Host the cultural entrepreneurship program. The program will be held from 6th January to 14th January 2018. It is a new paradigm of business that encourages growth and development. It will allow the participants to explore, evaluate and develop their self driven business ideas using principles of cultural entrepreneurship. The objective of the program is to promote cultural understanding, creativity and leadership.

SUITABLE PARTICIPANTS:

  • Entrepreneurial desire to exploit the competitiveness for new business opportunity.
  • Those who wish to develop new enterprises or improve existing one in their current environment of any nationality.
  • Individuals involved in a creative field such as music, media, theatre, design, computer games and has a desire to develop business.

BENEFITS:

  • Offers an opportunity to learn the execution of abstract ideas.
  • You will get a thorough understanding of why cultural change precedes social change and how this leads to a creative project and business model.
  • Will be able to explore, evaluate and develop business ideas.
  • Learn through a combination of online learning, lectures and workshops at the Cultural Infusion Centre.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

  • Apply online
  • Pay application fee online (USD $103)
  • Successful applicants will be notified on 17th November 2017.
  • Participants should arrange their visa application.
  • Successful candidates will have to pay a course fee of USD $2060 which includes course materials, accommodation, meals, local transportation and tours.
  • The aspirants will get a refund in case of visa rejection. Read the Brochure

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

  • Apply by 15th November 2017.
  • Full fee payable by 20th November 2017.
  • Must arrive in Melbourne before 6th January 2018.