Lemon to start its new thread: ABCD

Awake. Break. Change. Disrupt.
–Innovating Education

Lemon is a place where Ideas are generated, incubated as well as revived. Working on the motto to generate/mentor 100 start-ups till 2020, Lemon is going to start with its new thread i.e, ABCD Innovating Education. ABCD Innovating Education is about empowering youth to take a foot forward towards promoting and redefining education, by initiating start-ups which will be education based. We wish to reframe the conventional approaches towards developing edustartups. We believe in unlearning the old conventional modes of education and relearning the concepts of education, implementing modern strategies. LSE being one-stop solution for providing all essential aspects of entrepreneurship holds a rich experience of passing out two batches of successful entrepreneurs. It is a standard module designed to empower potential entrepreneurs with the knowledge, acumen skill-sets, and behavior to unleash their entrepreneurial energies ensuring they become job creators rather than job seekers. It helps individuals to identify & stimulate entrepreneurial drive; develop a risk-ready innovation oriented mindset to encourage new start-ups, entrepreneurial ventures, and an intrapreneurial work ethic. The long-term goal of this thread is to generate successful edu ventures and sustainable models through this program. By the end of this year, we wish to mentor 5 edupreneurs with their start-ups. This program will include collaborations with various ecoversities and multiversities to get associated with mentors with field expertise.

Agenda as part of ABCD campaign over next 12 months (2017-18):

  • To initiate new thread- Edustartup Yatra for aspiring entrepreneurs to explore various learning spaces pan India.
  • All major annual events like Innopreneurs, App-a-thon and I-summit to be oriented on ABCD theme.
  • To identify and support Edu’preneurs through various programs at LEMON with special benefits.
  • To create space for sprouting and growth of independent entrepreneurs at LEMON keen to innovate and disrupt the education pedagogies and approach.
  • We would rework on the projects such as Collegekumbh/ Lemonade Stall- Restarting these start-ups again; majorly focusing on the education sector.
  • To set up Edu labs at LEMON Ideas to focus on Edu based start-ups and ideas. This would work like a launch pad for EDU ventures and projects.
  • We will focus on increasing active collaborations with organizations which are education based.
  • To actively work & contribute being part of Indian Multiversities Alliance.
  • Learners and entrepreneurs would participate in state, national and international conferences to which would help us in getting exposure in education domain.
  • Identifying and connecting with education based start-ups across India.
  • Facilitate funding for minimum one edu-startup by the end of the year.
  • To focus on getting more mentors with education domain expertise to the Lemon pool.
  • Building educators and edu-innovators community.
  • Building Digital community.
  • Periodic discussions with Edu-enthusiasts.
  • Forming local community(Add more members to multiversities)- meet ups
  • Unconference format event to be planned on various Education themes
New Cheat Sheet On 16 Entrepreneurs

2016 batch of India’s first Experiential Entrepreneurship Education Programme at Lemon School of Entrepreneurship (LSE) kick off on 12th September 16’ in Nagpur at Lemon campus, Harihar Nagar, Besa. Unique in many ways and a first-of-its-kind model, the programme will address various aspects of ideation, validation and venture creation.

The launch witnessed eminent personalities from in & around Nagpur and director of Plasto Tanks – Mr. Vishal Agarwal as the Chief Guest. In Keynote address by Vishal Agrawal, he shared 2 decades of Entrepreneurial Journey and how he augmented the brand of Plasto. The pedagogy employed is ‘Real Life Learnings’ and the mentors are neither professors nor white-collared academicians; instead they are all people who have been entrepreneurs themselves at some point of time. Among others were Dr. Prabodh Yelne, Sanjay Arora, Uday Wankawala, Sourav Mukherji, Nupur Mukherji, Shatanand Pandit and Mukesh Ashar.

Sanjay Arora who Chairs Entrepreneurial Marketing at LSE left young and aspiring minds on a high note, ‘Failures are part of the start-up; if you’re not failing, then you’re not learning’. With mix bag of entrepreneurs taking admission this year, not only we paradigm shift in applications from metros to 2nd tier cities but more admissions too. Mr. Deepak Menaria, Chair – Idea farmer at LSE said, “application of 600 aspirants and 40 plus interviews to select a batch of 16 participants for this 6-month Idea to Reality Journey. For this, 10 plus events across India by meeting and interacting with prospective entrepreneurs over the last 120 days”.

Mr. Mukesh Ashar made the welcoming remark and followed by the introduction and small talks by each mentor. Startups from last batch and their founders were also there for the guidance and support to new cohort. Founders of Flying Penguins – Vishal & Amit, Founders of BuzzingaLabs – Quais, Kishore & Gaurav and Founder of CreatiFox – Sanket shared their entrepreneurial journey and how ecosystem helped them in business development.

Maitri (Nagpur), a young entrepreneurial mind who took admission in 2016 cohort said, “Positive feeling and a well-structured approach. LSE is radically different and unique in more than many ways.” Sai Pavan (Hyderabad), a graduate with 6 past businesses in college is all set to start his business with probably a co-founder from Lemon ecosystem itself. He said, “the day was exciting and looking forward to learnt a lot in coming days.”

Idea to Reality journey has just begun for 16 aspiring entrepreneurs and it is going to be full of ‘Do It Yourself (DIY) projects, experiential learning, real life experimentation, outbound yatras and activities, self- exercises, team assignments, real business tasks and internships among others.’

We wish them all the very best for their entrepreneurial journey and for the next generation of job creators. A big push on entrepreneurship to provide employment and services to the ever increasing population.

Lemon School of Entrepreneurship Launches “Year 2016” Programme

Successfully Launches 7 New ventures through Monsoon 2015 Batch

Nagpur – 15th July 2016 – Lemon School of Entrepreneurship (LSE) has announced the launch of its Monsoon 2016 Programme in “Global Programme in Experiential Entrepreneurship & Innovation” at Nagpur Campus. India’s first experiential entrepreneurship program launched last year by Lemon School of Entrepreneurship, been fairly successful in terms of launching new start-up organisation.

Mr. Deepak Menaria, Mentor, Innovator and Idea-Change Catalyst, Founder & Chief Idea Farmer, LEMON School of Entrepreneurship said, “Last year our Monsoon 2015 batch was first of its kind of experiential entrepreneurship course launched by any Institute in India. We were fairly successful in creating new breed of entrepreneurs, who are already into action and piloting their own start-ups as they complete their course. We are happy to look at more such candidates who have a passion to run their own ventures and committed to take a plunge though in a systematic, guided and structured manner through Lemon School of Entrepreneurship.”

Entrepreneurs at LSE have started working on their start-up ventures within 4 months of the program. Few of these start-ups and their areas of interests are as follows:

  • HappilyGrounded team plans to use unused residential accommodation for travellers aligning their interest and flexible living options
  • CreatiFox is Design Studio and building platform for crowdsourced Indian images
  • Buzzinga labs is a software coding school for practical and application oriented coding and
  • Pyrophyte is working on new fire retardant threads for fire safety gears
  • Flying Penguins is already catering to multiple clients for technology services
  • I-Yatra is building a new learning pedagogy through convergence of Education and Travel for specific domains through real life exposure

Dr. Rajeev Roy, Entrepreneurship Educator and Chief Gardener with LSE says “Lemon School of Entrepreneurship is fairly exclusive and uses different pedagogies as compared to the best B-Schools in the world. A unique course delivery approach that focuses on doing and self-discovery rather only reading or teaching through traditional methods provides a closest to reality training and simultaneously creates an opportunity to develop one’s own venture. This USP of Lemon School of Entrepreneurship, we hope will continue to add aspiring entrepreneurs into our fold.”

Lemon School of Entrepreneurship also announces the admission for the prestigious Monsoon 2016 batch for GP E2I (Global Program in Experiential Entrepreneurship & Innovation) at LSE. The program would address various aspects of venture creation, ideation, validation and real life immersion, technology usage apart from knowledge based management subjects. Lemon programs have no qualification restrictions and are open for Indian as well as International candidates. Admissions are open for the new batch and the last date to apply is 14th August 2016. Lemon also announces assured investment of min 2 lakh INR at Pre-seed level to all business ventures as per fulfilment of hygiene terms after completion of the course.

Brainchild of Entrepreneurs and experts from premier institutions including IIM’s, Lemon School of Entrepreneurship (LSE) is a radically different and unique in more than many ways. Lemon’s experiential entrepreneurship programme also offers financial assistance to the passionate, committed talents to bring out their Start-Up, financially supports women entrepreneurship and provides economic scholarships to deserving candidates interested for GP E2I. There is assured funding support to all startup ventures which are launched within 6 months of the course thus making the program pushing for final output.

Lemon School of Entrepreneurship (LSE) is a new initiative by Lemon Ideas, which is a start-up mentorship incubator which is presently mentoring 20 start-ups in various sectors including Education, Social, Technology, Services and Hospitality. LEMON has been very active in entrepreneurship and start-ups space for past 3 years. Lemon has supported more than 300 entrepreneurs and mentored around 100. For more information, visit LSE website www.lemon-school.com or call 8407911142

Lemon completes 25 Innovation Yatra’s

Lemon is happy to announce completion of 25 edition of Innovation yatra and entrepreneurship awareness camps across central India. This initiative was started with an objective of creating awareness and ignite young minds for innovation and job creator role. Many prestigious engineering & management colleges have been covered through this series of yatra including premier institutes like IIT’s, NIT’s & IIM’s. This year Lemon is planning to organize 20 such yatras in different geographies.

Innovation Yatra is all about letting people know the power of ideas and entrepreneurship & also is a medium through which Lemon try to connect with individuals on a single platform to engage, experiment and contribute towards innovation. Yatra includes all the information of recent start-ups and angel funding of recent and past years. It also has a very strong dose of motivation and enthusiasm for entrepreneurship. Lemon Innovation Yatra plans to reach many colleges on their mission of “Innovation By EveryOne”. Yatra covers 5 major points within the time spam of 90 min, Innovation Documentary, Lemon Ideas to Innovation, Student Interaction by Team Limon, Start-up Story & Sharing Lemon Activities & Events.

Any interested institute or club wants to get benefited through same & wants to conduct Yatra can write us at innovate@lemonideas.in

Rajeev Roy, Chief Gardener (LSE) chosen as Entrepreneurship Education Champion

The newly formed Ministry of skill development and Entrepreneurship and the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) organized the Entrepreneurship Education Conclave at New Delhi. Delegates for India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Oman attended the conclave. The minister Rajiv Pratap Singh Rudy addressed the conclave. During the event, entrepreneurship educators were also awarded for their contribution to the field. Dr Rajeev Roy Chief Gardener Lemon School of Entrepreneurship (LSE) was chosen as Entrepreneurship Education Champion for his role in encouraging entrepreneurship within campuses and the community at large. Currently the chief gardener at Lemon school of entrepreneurship , Dr Roy has taught entrepreneurship at XIMB, IIM Raipur and Loyola University Maryland.

Launch of Lemon School of Entrepreneurship

Experiential Entrepreneurial Program Launched by Lemon School of Entrepreneurship

India’s first experiential entrepreneurship program announced by Lemon School of Entrepreneurship (LSE). The school is a brainchild of Entrepreneurs and experts from premier institutions including IIM’s, who are keen to create an experimental platform for global entrepreneurs in India. The program and pedagogy is outcome of interaction and ideas from more than 1500 people during last two years.

Lemon School is a new initiative by well-known start-up mentorship & innovation organization Lemon Ideas. It is part of larger mission of LEMON to nurture 1000 entrepreneurs and create 100 ventures by 2020. This would create 50,000 jobs for aspiring educated youth. Lemon is presently mentoring 20 start-up ventures across India.

Launch of Lemon School of Entrepreneurship

This would be first of its kind school for the entrepreneurs and created by entrepreneurs where major emphasis would be on Do-It-Yourself and experiential learning. The flagship fast track 9 months global program in Experiential Entrepreneurship and Innovation (E2I) would starts in July 2015. The program would address various aspects of venture creation, ideation, validation and real life immersion, technology usage apart from knowledge based management subjects. Experiential Entrepreneurship and Innovation program which will take participants through sessions comprising theory, practical, on-job training and real time business experiences. At the end of successful completion of program, entrepreneurs would be ready to launch their high impact business ventures and extended support would be provided by Lemon for start- up incubation and mentoring for one more year. It would be work place program than just a classroom based experience for the entrepreneurs.

The school is helmed by Dr. Rajeev Roy Ex Professor IIM Raipur and alumni of IIM Ahmedabad. Dr. Roy is among handful of entrepreneurship educators in the country who has been teaching entrepreneurship in premier institutions for last 10 years. Dr. Roy is a published author; mentor; on the advisory board of National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) and advisor to several governments and multi-lateral organizations on the development of entrepreneurship amongst others.

Course partners at LSE includes Acton School of Business (USA), Jagriti Yatra, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), and 30 other partner Organizations across India.

The founding team at LSE includes well-known names like Deepak Menaria, a passionate, innovator, entrepreneur, having many success stories to his credit including Lambent Technologies (now GlobalLogic), ONE Foundation, Lemon Ideas; Mr Sanjay Arora, a well-known branding guru and CEO of Shells Advertising; Mr. Sourav Mukerji, who has been in media and entertainment for 20 years ; Mr. Mukesh Ashar , a highly acclaimed trainer and business person.; Mr. Nitin Gujarathi , a known technology entrepreneur and consultant. Goldman Sachs certified Entrepreneurship trainer Mr. Vikas Rajput from Delhi would be Dean of the School.

Additionally Lemon School would have active participation of practising educators and entrepreneurs including Dr. Tejinder Singh Rawal (Chartered Accountant), Dr. Prabodh (Spiritual Psychotherapist), Poonam Menaria (Career counsellor), Dr. Jeyavelu (IIM A fellow), Dr. Dwarika Uniyal (IIM Kashipur) and Praveen Kanda (Technology Architect). Lemon School ensures solid foundation to aspiring entrepreneurs through its highly acclaimed members in leadership team from across India and pool of 100+ domain mentors from various industries and sectors.

Few other unique features of the program includes focus on self- understanding, Scholarships, Funding for ventures, Design your own course, Role Model interactions and ESOP scheme for participants.

The best part about Lemon Programs is that the modules are driven by O3 (one on One) career coaching methodology which guarantee definite results for participants. The programs facilitate coaching sessions on Domain like Education, Social, Technology, Media, Hospitality, Services and Logistics.

Lemon programs have no qualification restrictions and are open for Indian as well as International candidates. The program is well suited for candidates from business families or candidates looking for new age ventures or those who wish to take entrepreneur plunge in 2nd career inning. Only 30 smart and serious entrepreneurs would be selected to be part of the intensive 2000 hours program.

This is truly a best fit smart program at a very smart school by most smart entrepreneurs and successful role models.

For more information visit LSE website www.lemon-school.com or call 8407911142. Lemon School of Entrepreneurship is located at Lambent IT Park (GlobalLogic), Harihar Nagar, Besa, Nagpur.

Innopreneurs 2015 – Ideas for better India

Second edition of an Idea-Project National level contest, ‘Innopreneurs 2015 – Ideas for better India’ (www.innopreneurs.in) was organized on 21 & 22 of Feb at IMT campus. Jointly organized by Lemon Ideas & IMT Nagpur, was a platform that to chance to common, stupid, crazy but innovative Ideas that have potential to create a difference for people in general.

Total of 22 start-up ideas were pitched for the final round and five entries shortlisted for grand finale. Inaugural address was delivered by Prof S Shyam , E-cell in-charge IMT Nagpur where he appreciated the concept and response. Mr Deepak Menaria Chief Idea Farmer talked about the concept of Innopreneurs 2014. The project Discover Dollar by Subramanya Rao from Pune was declared winner and won cash prize worth Rs. 50,000, the 1st runner-up team was Janta Choupal start-up by Prabhkar Singh from Indore won cash prize worth Rs 30,000, the second runner-up team was Sweet Inbox by Abhinav Khandelwal from Nagpur has got the cash prize worth Rs. 20,000. Special appreciation was given to team Prayas from VNIT and Loonymart team from Bangalore. The event received more than 100+ online registrations from different parts of the country, amongst which 22 novel and unique ideas were shortlisted as eligible.

Mr. Abhishek Gupta, Head, TLabs accelerator was the Chief Guest of the event, he shared journey & learning through same. Mr. James Joseph, Founder JackFruit 365 was the Guest of Honour shared about his startup & stressed for strong self evolved idea & purpose behind setting up a new venture.

Idea Speed Dating

Valentine’s Day don’t fret if you don’t have a date. Go on a date with innovation. Lemon Ideas conducted new form of dating ‘Idea speed dating’. This is the first event of its kind in India. The event had three main agendas including Idea dating, Co-Founder dating and Intern Dating.

The main focus of the event is ‘Idea Dating’. In this section of the event Lemon Ideas had unveil 100 top ideas that’ll shape the startup ecosystem for aspiring entrepreneurs to work on. These ideas will be based on latest trends shaping the startup ecosystem.

Idea Speed Dating

Apart from Idea dating, the event would also provided a platform for co-founder search for entrepreneurs and start-ups. The ‘Networking & Co-Founder meet’ is for those with a burning desire to venture into the field of entrepreneurship. The event is best suited for early stage start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs with a burning desire to innovate as they will get connected with their peer group which will help them to expand their team. Platform to bring together passionate, committed aspiring entrepreneurs to network with Startups, Mentors, VC’s and other aspiring entrepreneurs to grow their professional network. A platform to connect entrepreneurs with relevant resourceful people who will guide them in their journey of entrepreneurship. The event will have startups interacting with aspiring entrepreneurs directly and also early stage startups looking for co-founders & other team members. Students can hunt for internship opportunities with start-ups as part of their learning path. ‘Internship Dating’ is for students from Premier institution of Nagpur who would get chance to pursue an Internship with the start-ups.

Innopreneurs 2015- Ideas For better India

Innopreneurs 2015 encourages students / individuals / professionals to bring ideas, innovation to the platter for other to devour. It is a contest to hunt for the potential innovative entrepreneur who is aspiring to become the change makers of tomorrow and who is working for the better India. Innopreneurs 2015 organized by lemon Ideas in association IMT E-cell Kushagra would be a 2 day event with a 1 day Mentoring session and Pitching by the selected 25 Teams prior to Grand Finale on 22nd February. Registrations starting from 16th January 2015. The Grand finale will be held at Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Nagpur on 21st and 22nd February 2015.Entrepreneurship experts and investors would be evaluating the entries. The winning teams will get prizes worth 1 Lakh. Also the most promising project will have an access to initial seed funding of Rs.5 Lacs. For more details visit- Innopreneurs

Lemon Ideas announces its first startup boot camp for food ventures

Lemon Ideas has been pioneer in start-up mentoring and entrepreneurship development in central India region. Lemon has uniquely designed various workshops on entrepreneurship helping individuals to start their own ventures. Here is another exciting and unique workshop for the people who want to start a business in food industry.

Lemon Ideas announces start-up boot camp for Foodpreneurs- a group mentoring workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs in food industry.LEMON Ideas is the onlyorganization in central India dedicated in nurturing job creators.

Lemon ideas is focusing to bring a series of domain specific programs which help individuals to gain knowledge of these domains and get started with their ventures by the end of these workshops. People who want to open a restaurant, an online food portal, a catering business or any of the novel idea related to food business can join start-up boot camp and get started on their dream journey.

Many startups as well as well known organizationshave partnered with Lemon Ideas to provide individuals with guidance and mentoring they will require for their start-ups. Some of the partnered names are Manoj Bali GM of ‘RadisonBlu’, MukulKulkarni owner ‘The breakfast story’, AdityaNaniwadekarowner ‘Hibiscus’, Vishnu Manohar owner ‘VishnujikiRasoi’, Narendra jog owner ‘Jog caterers’ Khichadiwala(Nagpur),Panino (Nagpur), Salt n pepper (Nagpur), Chatarpatar(Indore), Chef Host (Singapore), Yolkshire (Pune), Go onions (Delhi).

The workshop not only consist the sessions & mentoring from these renowned names but also provideindividuals with internships at their restaurantsto get an on the job experience of handling customers. The workshop is garnished by two very unique certification one from Acton Business School, USA and second,A certificate from Govt. Institute of hotel management and catering technology.The boot camp offers a life time opportunity to pilot an idea around food.

Deepak Menaria –Chief Idea farmer Lemon Ideas whose been helping entrepreneurs in setting up their business’s from many years, Mr. Vikas Rajput whose been teaching entrepreneurship in renowned institutes from last 7 years, Mr. Sanjay Arora CEO Shells Advertisement a specialist in Strategic Brand Communications, Creative Concept Development, Mr. Mukesh Asher is an entrepreneur and international trainer (JCI certified) with experience in telecom & industrial supply domain for last 25 years.

The workshop will start in January 2015 and the registration is open for all the age groups. People who want to start a food business can join this workshop which will help them to skip couple of initial steps of trial and error and will give them a head start on their entrepreneurial journey.

January’15 Empanelment- Collegenucleus

Lemon Ideas has his first empanlement of 2015 from Banglore. College Nucleus a startup from Banglore is one-of-its-kind event management website for educational institutes and students, they focus on college events and competitions – across curriculum, intellect, sports and art & culture.

Lemon Empanelment

Empaneled in November’14

KraftsCafe has got empaneled with Lemon Ideas for Idea Mentorship

KraftsCafe- Allow craftsmen, artisans to sell their creations directly to customers so that they can work more towards their passion without worrying about their sales.

Empaneled in November’14

YourVision has got empaneled with Lemon Ideas for Idea Mentorship

YOURVISION is a “Complete Student Information System” working in India. A platform customized with different services which helps students to find out the information required in their student life.

Empaneled in October’14

Inktantra has got empaneled with Lemon Ideas for Growth Mentorship

It is a merchandise design and printing company based out in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur. They have presence in several major cities in Central as well as Western India. They also have a strong base of corporate client spreading across entire India. Another domain of their services include the use of web-to-print technology to nurture ones memories in the form of yearbooks for colleges.

Innovation Yatra- IIT Hyderabad
Idea Sharing Day – 15th November’14

Lemon Ideas celebrates an Idea Sharing Saturday once in every month, a platform where few new ideas are be shared by aspiring entrepreneurs to the panel of eminent jury / guest / academicians/ entrepreneurs. The passionate individuals gain broader validation, guidance, inputs from the experienced industry people / entrepreneur and give a chance to their Idea for real life immersion.

Last Idea Sharing Day was held on 15th November’2014 where two startups from Nagpur region KraftsCafe and FoodByMood shared their ideas.

The Panelists were;

Mr.Prashant Virkhare – Ex- Principal of Tripude College of Hotel Management and Catering. Current HOD at Govt. College of Hotel management and catering..

Mr. Nitin Gujarathi –Nitin, is a man with an over two decade experience in guiding & managing start-ups. He has established organizations in India and Asia Pacific region. Nitin has the credit of executing engagements in industry domains such as Insurance, Financial Services, Information Technology & Software Services, ITeS/Business Process Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure, PC Manufacturing, Media & Publishing, Consumer products & Retail.

Mr. Ranjit Dani – Ranjit, is founder director of ‘Think’. A qualified chartered accountant, he is amongst the first 10 successful Certified Financial Planners to qualify from challenge status. He is on the board of Dr Ambedkar Business School, Nagpur and visiting faculty at many management colleges. Ranjit is member of various organizations; he is Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE) Nagpur Chapter and secretary of Vidarbha Management Association (VMA).

Dr. Prof. S.Shyam – Assistant Professor (Economics and Strategy), IMT Nagpur.

Lemon Ideas is part of InC42 Alliance by CIIE-IIM Ahmedabad

CIIE (Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship) is a leading start-up incubator of India at IIM-Ahmedabad. CIIE promotes, encourages, and sustains activity and programmes contributing to innovation, incubation & entrepreneurship development including research, training, consulting, advisory and support for entrepreneurs, capacity building and dissemination of information through a variety of events and initiatives that promote innovation, incubation and entrepreneurship.

CIIE and Deutsche Gesellschaftfür International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has collaborated to create a support infrastructure through building capacities of existing and new incubators or incubator like organizations to provide support to social entrepreneurs. The goal of the initiative undertaken through this agreement is to support creation of an incubator that can strengthen and support for-profit enterprises having the objective of creating social impact in India’s under-served market by providing products or services, including them in the value chain, creating livelihood opportunities and/or creating economic empowerment. This initiative is targeted in providing support to 8 (Eight) organizations/incubators across India with a vision to create a better ecosystem for social enterprise incubation and acceleration. The initiative aims to create 20 (Twenty) investible social enterprises which are ready to accept angel or social venture funding in 3 (Three) years’ time.

CIIE has selected and empaneled Lemon Ideas as a member of the InC42 Alliance or Inclusive Incubator Alliance (Incubators are in together in a spirit of Collaboration and Cooperation) – a network of Incubators that CIIE aims to set up. Lemon Ideas would work as one of the cohorts of 10 incubators pan India that CIIE wishes to work with through the InC42 Alliance and would share resources, knowledge, networks, etc as may be required towards creating a stronger ecosystem LEMON Ideas would be working in central India for various programs and initiatives.

Few other organizations associated with InC42 alliance are CIBA- Goa, Start-up oasis Jaipur, Coimbatore Innovation and Business Incubator. With this selection and empanelment, LEMON Ideas would get all support from CIIE IIM Ahmedabad for mentoring start-ups in central India and build an entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Lemon ideas empaneled with superpandit

SuperPandit has got empaneled with Lemon Ideas for Idea Mentorship

SuperPandit is a company which seeks to curate the essence of the Indian tradition and culture. We want to transcribe this loud and divine experience of worship into simplified and sophisticated manner.They offer Eco-friendly Ganesh Idols in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, and Thane also provides home delivery service of Ganesh Murti made of Shadu across Mumbai. Team superpandit is aiming to offer novel products and services to fulfil the needs of common people.

Lemon Ideas App-A-Thon

Lemon Ideas in association with TLabs conducted the Appathon 2014, a National competition to develop mobile & web “apps” in 48 hrs over the weekend that ended on 24th August at Nagpur. Contestants from various colleges and organizations competed for $2000 worth awards being offered by Lemon Ideas.

Lemon Innovation Yatra

Lemon Innovation Yatra is a medium through which we are trying to connect to individuals on a single platform to engage experiment and contribute towards innovation. We are looking for strong support in creating the first wave of encouragement for the creative and offbeat talent. Since it is an awareness level attempt by Lemon Ideas, we hope to have heads up in our efforts. There will be specifically five areas of our approach in this Yatra (journey), which will be 60-90 mins seminar;

Innovation Documentary

Lemon Ideas to Innovation

Student Interaction by Team Limon

Start-up Story

Sharing Lemon Activities & Events

Innopreneurs 2014 – A National level Project-Idea competition

Innopreneurs 2014 – A National level Project-Idea competition

An Idea-Project National level contest, ‘Innopreneurs 2014 – a hunt for Lemon Entrepreneurs’ (www.innopreneurs.in) was organized on 8th March at IMT campus. Jointly organized by Lemon Ideas & IMT Nagpur, was a platform that to chance to common, stupid, crazy but innovative Ideas that have potential to create a difference for people in general.

Total of 24 start-up ideas were pitched for the final round and three entries shortlisted for grand finale. Inaugural address was delivered by Mr. Ranjeet Goswami , Dean IMT Nagpur where he appreciated the concept and response. Mr Deepak Menaria Chief Idea Farmer talked about the concept of Innopreneurs 2014. The project udchalo.com by Ravi Kumar Gupta from Pune was declared winner and won prize worth Rs. 50,000,the 1st runner-up team was Langhar.com start-up by Karanpreet Singh & Manisha from Delhi won prize Rs 30,000, the second runner-up team was Gau Anusandhan by Jeetendra Bakhane & Bhagyashree Bakhane from Nagpur has got the prize Rs. 20,000.Special appreciation was given to School Bag cum Study table and Mally.in ideas.The event received more than 150 online registrations from different parts of the country, amongst which 70 novel and unique ideas were shortlisted as eligible.

Dr.Venkatesh Padmanabhan, CEO-EICL, Karan Thapar Group was the Chief Guest of the event, he talked about importance of innovation & adaptability for an entrepreneur. Mr.Shashikant Chaudhary, MD-GlobalLogic India was the Guest of Honour he appreciated the efforts of organising teams from lemon Ideas & IMT & shared his experience on entrepreneur journey and Mr. Vishwas Mahajan, President-TIE Pune chapter was the Special Jury member he shared on the changes happening in country in terms of technology and democracy.


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