Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

The Ultimate Insti Pitch War

Registrations Closed

A Business Plan pitching competition for institute startups, where the winner will be etched in E-Cell’s startup hall of fame.

The shortlisted startups will pitch their business plan to a panel of eminent entrepreneurs and investors, along with the opportunity to be a part of a closed room networking session with VC firms, incubators, and successful entrepreneurs.

Apart from the shortlisted startups for the pitching round, a few selected participants will also get the opportunity to take part in Networking Day!

Why Participate?


VC firms

Networking with various VCs and angel investors like Elevation Capital, Venture Catalyst , Inflection Point Ventures


Judging panel

Pitch in front of esteemed personalities from the startup ecosystem


Innovation Funding

Opportunity to receive idea funding up to ₹ 75K



Interview of the winner and article on the E-Cell blog


The Winner

Earn the title of Most Promising startup in Insti & etch your name in the E-Cell Startup Hall of Fame


The startup founder should be a current IITM Student

Startups should have a working prototype

Startups should have a customer base in a testing or active phase


  • Registration

    24th Oct to 30th Oct
  • Announcement of finalists

    1st Nov
  • The Pitch War

    6th Nov
  • Networking with VCs

    7th Nov
  • Announcement of Results

    8th Nov to 10th Nov


What is the Entrepreneurship Cell’s Startup Hall of Fame?

It is the board of honours where the winning startup’s name will be etched.

Is it okay if one of the co-founders is not from IITM?

Yes. At least one of the founders has to be a current student at IIT Madras (to validate).

If I am not a participant, can I watch the Pitch war?

Yes. The event will be live-streamed on E-Cell IIT Madras’ Youtube channel.

Is the event paid?

No. There is no registration fee.

For queries, contact:


+91 83049 42496 Gregory
+91 72078 77290 Swapnali