FAQs

What is this contest?

This contest is Britannia Marie Gold’s endeavor to help women start their own business. Consumers of Britannia Marie Gold (“BMG”), who win this contest, shall have the opportunity to kick start their dream business venture with a funding of Rs 10 lakhs. Britannia Marie Gold believes every woman has great ideas to start her own venture during her free time, and with some help, she can become a successful entrepreneur too. BMG shall reward few good ideas from the ones received.

Every Indian woman over the age of 18 can participate.

Any and every Indian woman, working/non-working/Student of 18 years or older can participate with her idea.

Start date for Registrations: October 22nd, 2018

End date for accepting Registrations: February 28th, 2019

Step1: Purchase any pack of Britannia Marie Gold.

Step2: Give a missed call to <7026870268> OR Login to the website http://mystartupcontest.com/ and complete your registration.

Step3: If you gave a missed call -You shall receive a reply SMS with further details to complete your registration.

Step4: Britannia will call you back from 7026870268 through an IVR (Interactive Voice Response) and you have to answer the questions asked to you on call to complete your registration. These questions would have already been shared on the SMS (in step 3).

Post the IVR -Only when you receive an acknowledgement that your registration has been accepted is your participation confirmed. IF not please retry by giving a missed call.

The Toll Free IVR gives you the option of choosing a language you are comfortable in.
Language options available are: Assamese, Bengali, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, English and Hindi.
The website allows you to register using English only.

Only a missed call to the prescribed number from an India based cellular operator is the accepted form of registering your intent to participate. Participation is confirmed only once you answer all the questions through the IVR or through the website and receive an acknowledgement for the same.

The questions that are used for evaluation are the same irrespective of the mode – website or IVR.

The save as draft allows you time to complete the entry at a later date however not later than the contest end date to be considered as a valid entry. When completed, please submit the entry. SMS confirmation will be sent to you when the entry has been registered at our end.

On successful registration through IVR you will receive an SMS confirming the acceptance of your registration.

You are welcome to submit more entries and not just one.

This activation is not a lottery. This is a contest and we have judges who will judge the entry based on set criterion. Same idea through different phone numbers will not improve your chances of winning the Contest.

If shortlisted, our team will connect with you for some basic identification to confirm your gender, nationality and age.

Ideally you should do it yourself. Only the person in whose name the entry is registered will be eligible to present the idea, if shortlisted.

Till you click on ‘submit’ tab (with all fields filled in), the application is will not be submitted for consideration. You can save the registration form for modification at a later date and time. However, the completed form must be submitted before the last date of the contest

Yes, two people from the same family can participate with their individual business ideas, provided they are Indian women over the age of 18.

No. after having completed your registration over IVR, you have received an SMS confirming your registration, you do not have to send anything anywhere.

Yes, to make sure only you are making the changes or applying afresh your mobile will receive a one time password which needs to be used to login first and each subsequent time

No. If, after filling your registration form on the website, you have received an SMS confirming your registration, you do not have to send anything anywhere

Unfortunately, no changes can be made to a submitted registration. However, you can register again (new registration), with all your correct details.

Please send an email to mystartupcontest@gmail.com between 10am and 6pm on weekdays for a failed registration related query and you should hear back from us in 48 working hours.

All registered business ideas shall be evaluated basis a set criteria. Post evaluation, shortlisted candidate list will be published within 30 days of the contest end date and contacted too post that for a second round, and if necessary, a third round of evaluation.
The names of shortlisted candidates will also be published on our website http://mystartupcontest.com/

Shortlisted participants should be prepared for

a) Telephonic/Skype interview AND / OR
b) Travel for two days to a central venue, as decided by Britannia Industries Limited, on dates decided by Britannia Industries Limited for the next round of presentation to a jury.

For all your out-station travel related to the contest, in case you are shortlisted, Britannia
Industries shall make necessary arrangements for your travel and accommodation as required. For expenses unrelated to the contest, candidate will have to bear the expenses.

Sorry, considering the number of logistics issues involved, changing dates will not be possible.
If you are unable to present your ideas basis the schedule fixed by Britannia Industries Limited, you will be deemed to have opted to drop out of the next round of the Contest.

Britannia Marie Gold shall evaluate all ideas received and basis the evaluation process, shall reward the top 10 business ideas with Rs 10 lakhs each for the winners to help kick start their dream business. The number can increase or decrease at the jurisdiction of Britannia.

Ten of the best business cases shall receive Rs 10 Lakhs each from Britannia Marie Gold.

Britannia Marie Gold is rewarding the best business cases received from Indian women over the age of 18. Each of the 10 best business case shall receive an amount of Rs 10 lakhs to fund their startups. However, Britannia Marie Gold does not take any responsibility with the execution, success or failure of the business beyond providing the promised amount. This contest is to reward the best business ideas received.