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Community comes together to build your next big idea

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BuitlForFree Winter 2016

Entrepreneurs are hard-working people. They are go-getters who remain unfazed even when they are hit by a storm of problems. They often have to step out of their comfort zone to make things work and are very often thrown out of gear. But they get up, dust themselves and come back even stronger. These qualities make them a ‘success story’.

Who does not want to be an entrepreneur! While all of us have our grey cells working overtime, there are very a few who see their ideas turn into reality. The struggles are inevitable. However, it is not every day that you get a chance to become an entrepreneur without making any investment. Providing an opportunity to aspiring entrepreneurs is BuiltForFree, a concept that works at launching your product with zero investment.

BuiltForFree, an Egghead Creative initiative, is an open platform that was started in the year 2015 to assist people in making their debut in the start-up world with the help of their own ideas. The concept revolves around submission of an idea, its validation and then building a free working prototype for it.

Egghead Creative, a technology boutique based out of Hyderabad, works closely with startups and encourages entrepreneurship by the way of strategic advisory and technology consulting. As a company with authentic prowess in building end to end web and mobile solutions, they bring industry expertise and a proven prototyping process, to the BuiltForFree community.


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BuiltForFree first tasted success with its campaign called ‘Summer 2015’, which saw 120 idea submissions. During the campaign, H2O Cabs (a cab sharing service) was adjudged the winner. BuiltForFree is also the first-ever platform offering a free beta version to encourage entrepreneurs to lead from the front and therefore, it developed the beta version of H20 Cabs that was launched in Play Store.

The campaign was an opportunity for struggling entrepreneurs to come forth and present their ideas and realize their dreams. Collective efforts of the team have been instrumental in launching the H20 Cabs.

With the same mission, BuiltForFree will be holding its next edition in Winter 2016. It will be a month-long campaign. You can submit your ideas between January 15 and February 15 to participate in the campaign.

The collective experience and efforts of the team at Egghead Creative, along with BuiltForFree, brings together mentors and volunteers on one platform to provide cross functional advice and help you simplify and execute your first crucial step.



Srinivas Aki is a senior technologist based in Hyderbad, working with entrepreneurs and startups advising them on technology, products, and strategy. As an Indian born and US-bred technologist, he brings a formidable outlook to software-driven endeavors. If you are an early-stage startup looking for advice, reach out to the author at


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