Built For Free – Convert your ideas into reality for free4 years ago Shalini B
One out of (maybe) 10 dreamers, would actually work towards turning their dreams into actions. Lot of us have interesting and creative ideas to startup, but seldom do we take them forward and convert it into a business venture.
If you are one of those with a great idea and the zeal and determination to execute it, but are unable to do it due to lack of technology, Built for free is the platform that will help you realise your startup dream. Built For Free is an community driven online campaign powered by The Egghead Creative which focuses on helping budding entrepreneurs to walk on the entrepreneurial road. No strings attached!
After the success of their first edition, the team is back to make it a bigger and better second edition of the Built For Free event. Last year, H2O cabs was declared the winners of the event. Tejasri Darsi is extremely proud that her idea got selected out of all the ideas submitted in the built for free campaign.
“While working as a Research Analyst, I found it difficult to commute to the office and faced a lot of safety issues during the travel, so I thought there should be an organized system for transportation. I had this basic idea about the app but didn’t know what to do next? Where to start? Whom to approach? How much it would have cost me and all. I was stuck. At this crucial time, I came across Built For Free and submitted my idea and won the campaign. I felt it’s a great launchpad for any early stage startup.” Says Tejasri when asked about her experience with the highly experienced team of Built for free.
If you wish to take part in this campaign, all you have to do is go online and submit your ideas. All ideas (that can be technology enabled) that are submitted before the deadline will be judged by the jury. If your idea gets selected you will get a chance to work on the ideas and turn it into a reality.
Here is a step by step guide on how you can participate in the Built for Free contest –
Step 1: Log on to their website
(You will observe that all the steps are clearly mentioned over their website as well. )
Step 2: Register yourself and submit your idea in the format that is allowed. This is a golden opportunity for anybody out there losing sleep over a pestering idea. This contest welcomes you to submit your idea and encourages you to bring all your ammunition: random scribbles, wireframes, presentation decks, target analyses etc., just about anything that gets the whole community excited. Don’t worry, you can selectively reveal your idea as well as per your preferences.
You can submit your ideas from Jan 15th 2016 to Feb 16th 2016
Step 3: Out of all the ideas submitted, the most powerful ones will be forwarded to the jury for review. The eminent panel of experts will do a careful evaluation of the top 10 ideas and pick a winner. This is your chance to validate your idea against other ideas.
Judging will happen from Feb 16th 2016 to Feb 29th 2016
Step 4: The winners will be announced on 29th Feb 2016 and necessary arrangements will be made thereon for the winner to work with the development team and get for the next 60 days and get the idea into production.
Step 5: The team at Built for Free will extensively collaborate with the winners to develop a prototype. The best part about this is that the team of built for free will bear all expenses that goes into building the winning product.
Time frame for this step: March 1st 2016 to April 30th 2016
Step 6: Now that the winners will have a working prototype, they can chose either to showcase that to a prospective investor or launch in beta on May 1st 2016. The Built for Free team will be there to assist you further in your journey.
While submitting your ideas, you can explore the ideas of your co-participants and see what level of ideas is being submitted. Plus, this will also give you a chance to see if somebody else has similar ideas, and that is when you can modify your plans to make it unique.
The panel of mentors includes 9 eminent personalities in the startup ecosystem including Srinivas Aki, Ravi Korukonda, Dr. Ranga Reddy, Sai Kiran Reddy, Aditya Vuchi, Nitin Agarwal, Rahul Musunuri, Ashok Reddy, and Dinesh kokka.
So, let your ideas see the light of the day! Go online, and submit it. Who knows you might just be the one to win this contest and get a chance to turn your dreams into reality.