Overview

This B Plan competition is organized to motivate the young minds to create a niche in the market by launching their own start-up in the field of water and sanitation. The topic for the B Plan is “Ecological sanitation: focussing resource recovery and reuse”. The sanipreneurs is expected to identify the opportunity and create and B Plan.

Screening of the entries will be done prior to the event. For the purpose of the screening, the participants have to send the Issue they are trying to resolve along with their business idea. The selected teams/individuals will get an opportunity to pitch in front of the panel. The participants need to have clarity of the numbers for they might require it during the pitch.


Contact Details

Ms.Mrunal Karve : 8208710133 / 02025430061

Background

As per the survey, billions of people consider sanitation systems are either non-existent or ineffective. Most of the waterborne diseases are caused due to mixing of faecal matter into the rivers or any other water body. 1.8 billion people use an unimproved source of drinking water with no protection against contamination from faeces. Globally, 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused. Combined with safe water and good hygiene, improved sanitation could prevent around 842,000 deaths each year.

Dealing with our poo properly is not only about averting danger, it’s also about seizing an opportunity. Poo, safely treated and reused, is ‘brown gold’. “Safely-managed sanitation services” generate jobs, investment opportunities, and valuable products such as energy and fertiliser. Shit can be converted in a goldmine.

To achieve sustainability, we need everyone’s poo to take a 4-step journey:

Containment : Poo must be deposited into a hygienic toilet and stored in a sealed pit or tank, separated from human contact.

Transport : Pipes or latrine emptying services must move the poo to the treatment stage.

Treatment : Poo must be processed into treated wastewater and waste products that can be safely returned to the environment.

Disposal or reuse : Safely treated poo can be used for energy generation or as fertilizer in food production.

Hence looking at the current situation about sanitation system Sanipreneurs are expected to come up with a rock-solid business plan with customer segmentation, market analysis, resources needed, capital investment and operating costs. The B Plan can be focussing towards one or more component of sanitation value chain which comprises of user interface, collection/containment, conveyance, treatment and reuse/disposal.


Instructions
Eligibility criteria Age 18 years and above
An entry shall comprise of an individual or a team of 2 people
Multiple entries are not allowed
Registration due date November 10th , 2017
Registration fee INR 1000 per entry + 180(GST 18%) = INR 1180
Mode of transaction RTGS/NEFT or cash
Registration format The sanipreneur has to fill the registration form and send it to sanivation.wtd17@gmail.com.
Only registered entries will be screened.
Due date for submitting the B Plan November 10th, 2017
Submission format The sanipreneurs has to submit a summary of B Plan of not more than 3 pages in pdf format for the screening process. The B Plan needs to be submitted before the due date on sanivation.wtd17@gmail.com
Results of screening process November 15th, 2017
The Final Pitch! November 18th, 2017