Ken42 is one of the largest ed-tech firms in the country. Within less than a month of launch of its StartNXTIdeathon programme, SuperappKen42 has recorded over 13,000 registrations from students. The ed-tech firm announced the launch for the startup acceleration programme in the beginning of July itself, inviting students to submit their ideas across the country.
Over 30 universities have participated across the country with leading names including IIT Kanpur, Indian School of Business (ISB), IIT Delhi, St. Xaviers Kolkata, Vellore Institute of technology, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, National Institute of Technology Delhi, IIMT College of Engineering, BITS Pilani, IIT Bhubaneshwar, IIT Varanasi, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Birla Institute of Technology Mesra Ranchi, IIT Jammu.
The entries also include international institutions like RMIT University, Melbourne and James Cook University Singapore International Campus.
Ganesh Raju, Founder & CEO, Ken42 said “We are delighted to receive such an overwhelming response from leading institutions across different cities in India.Thecorepurposeforkickstartingthis6-monthaccelerationprogrammewastoprovide a solid impetus to generate a new wave of future-ready leaders. However, we are hoping to double the amount of entries by the end of the registration period, with more students to share their ground-breaking ideas.”
Ken42 is awarding the Top 3 winners with funding up to Rs 2 crores each, and Rs 10 lakh each to the runners-up as well, along with internship opportunities with leading startups and firms.
Registrations for the StartNXTIdeathon closes on 31st August.