TechAloo Exciting Article Writing Competition 2012


TechAloo Exciting Article Writing Competition – 2012

we have extended the dates till 25 feb 2012 for first phase deadline

After a grand success of the first article writing competition organized by, we are here with the 2nd competition with new zeal and new concepts.

Show your penmanship!!!!
Show your potential on the India’s rising entrepreneurship site!!!
Show your skills on the web world, grab this platform!!!

What is TechAloo?

TechAloo is a platform to foster entrepreneurship at colleges.
TechAloo will identify innovative start-ups budding at college campuses and showcase them at TechAloo. It will help young entrepreneurs with the tools and information to “fail faster to succeed sooner” required in their entrepreneurial venture.

At TechAloo we invite entries for the Exciting Article Writing Competition 2012.
 You have to write an article (max word limit 1200 words) on any college startup in India or abroad. The word “college start-up” means that at least one of the co-founders of the start-up was a student or just graduated from the college and started the company. The company should not be older than 2008.
 Send your entries to with subject line “Entry for Exciting Article competition 2012”, by 25th Feb, 2012 11:59PM (IST).
 For any query, send your emails on the above Mail ID with the subject line “Query”.
 You may use non-copyrighted images in your article.
 reserves all the rights of the article. The articles will be posted under the penmanship of the original author and re-posting them anywhere else without the permission of TechAloo will not be allowed.

The start up company for the article competition should not be already featured at TechAloo. Kindly check it on our site if the start up had been featured at TechAloo before the submission.

Topics to write: You may write on any college startup (social entrepreneurship/for-profit entrepreneurship) in INDIA or abroad.

Points to be covered: (For start-up related articles, although these points are not compulsory, but may help you)
1. Founders/co-founders of the start-up.
2. Journey of the start-up.
3. Initial investment and present condition.
4. Area of work or their products/services.
5. Marketing and business model
6. Traction or awards won by the start-up if any.
7. Future plans

For articles related to entrepreneurship: The article should be original and exciting. You can choose to write any one aspect of entrepreneurship like
• Choosing founding members and issues related to it
• Business plan and start-up
• Entrepreneurial finance
• Intellectual property management and its importance
• Role of advisors, venture capitalists and investors for start-up
• Importance of various kinds of partnership like strategic, mutual benefit, killing the competition, etc. for the growth of start-up
• Analysis of the Indian start-up scene covering 2005-2011.
• Equity distribution among founders
• Getting ventures and its guidelines
• Commitment and conviction of the founders
• Working for start-up, pitching and presenting business ideas in front of the investors, co-founders, partners, etc.
• Any other interesting article on entrepreneurship

Article competition team: A team may have max. 2 members, the members may or may not be a students.

Submission detail: Your articles should reach to us by 25th February 2012, 11:59 PM (IST). Mail your articles to

The subject line must be “Entry for Exciting Article Writing Competition 2012”

Word Limit: Max. 1200 words.

Judging criteria:
Stage 1: Judging will be based on well written original article (plagiarism (copy and paste from other sources) will disqualify from the competition).
After the deadline, the qualified original articles will be posted on TechAloo (under the name of the author(s) of the article(s)).
Stage 2: This step will be based on the popularity of the article which includes
1. No. of Facebook like, shares and comments (from TechAloo Facebook fan page or TechAloo website),
2. No. of tweets on Twitter (from TechAloo Twitter page or TechAloo website),
3. No. of Linkedin shares, likes and discussion (from TechAloo Linkedin group),
4. No. of unique page views from Google analytics and TechAloo server analytics.

Judging will be based on 50% weight-age of TechAloo editorial team and 50% weight-age of the popularity of the article(s) in the stage 2. It is the job of individual author to popularize his articles.
Maximum 3 entries is allowed per author(s). Best of 3 entries will be judged. So you got more chance/choice to win.

1st Prize (1): Rs 2000/- and e-certificate
2nd Prize (1): Rs 1000/- and e-certificate
3rd Prize (1): Rs 500/- and e-certificate
Consolation Prize (5): Fiction/non-fiction book via Flipkart + e-certificate
Others: Every valid entry (qualified the stage1) will receive e-certificate of participation.

At the end of the competition, we will post the results and the names of the winners on our website. Winning authors will be invited to join TechAloo (as voluntarily) as an entrepreneurial writer. This will be a great value addition to the author’s profile and subsequent opportunities in their careers.

Query: For any query, mail to us at, with the subject line “Query”

Stage 1- 25th Feb 2012, 11:59 p.m (IST)

Stage 2 – 7th March 2012, 11:59 p.m (IST)

Result notification – Before 10th March 2012

Please join us at :


Twitter:: @techaloo –!/techaloo

Disclaimer: The decision of Our Team will be final. And we reserve the rights to reject your candidature at any step under circumstances of plagiarism, misrepresentation, incorrect information and discrepancies. TechAloo current authors/guest authors are not eligible for this event.

Mohit Bansal(23) is B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India. He has interest in business and entrepreneurship and has published couple of research articles. He is also associated with various NGOs. He is with Techaloo when it was just in concept stage. The Techaloo site was not existing even then. Currently Mohit is working with Mu Sigma as a Business Analyst Profile.


  1. Palash Gupta says:

    Jo  risk  lekar  ek  achcha  business  establish  karte  hai unhe  hum  ENTERPRENUER  kehte  hai,   to  hume  unke  baare   me  likhna  hai.Usme  unke  struggle,  hardwork,  aur  problems  aur  difficulties  jo  unhone  face  ki  ho  wo  sab  kuch  is  article  me  likhna  hai.

  2. Palash Gupta says:

    Yaha  Aapko  aisi  kisi  Company   ya  Business  Organization  k  baare  me  batanaa  hai  jo  kisi   College   Student  ya  students  k  group  ne  milkar  banayaa  ho,  jo  college  me  study  karte  samay  hi  bana  liya  ho ,  ya  phir  just  college  khatm  karte  hi  banaayaa  ho,  khud  k  dum  par  banaya   ho.

  3. Mohit Bansal says:

    Hi Niraj,Go through the previously asked questions.Best of luck

  4. niraj says:

    i am not able to understand about what we have to write.. could you pls brief me abut tat??

  5. kavya says:

    sir can we imagine about a company and write or it should be necessary tat the company is in still progress…

    • admin says:

      Dear Kavya,

      Imaginative company really does not make any sense for Techaloo platform. Its for real company no matter its small or big and very young company.

      Best regards,

  6. arun says:

    sir,here is doubt that why you are asking the details of that and write article aout newly developed organisation ?can i know pls?

  7. megha deora says:

    Sir,I want to ask if i d’ont know about any such company which has been started recently by any student can i write a imaginary article or it should be about a true company ??

    • admin says:

      Dear Megha,

      If you do not have idea about any start up then you can write about topic related to entrepreneurship. Some sample topic is given on the event page, you may write about any other topic of your choice which is related to entrepreneurship. Fictitious or imaginary company article is not allowed.

      Best regards,

  8. Amit says:

    Sir,We have to write a real story of some successful entreprener and how he achieved success.Can we not write on the latest business scenario and how one can use it to be successful business person?

    • admin says:

      Dear Amit,

      You can write on any topic related to entrepreneurship or college startup(successful/unsuccessful). Topics given in above detailed article is just for an overview.

      Best regards,

  9. Mohit Bansal says:

    Dear Majo,You can write on any topic related to entrepreneurship or college startup. Topics given in above detailed article is just for an overview.thanks and best of luck 

  10. Majo Daniel says:

    sir i couldnt understand what i have to write….can i select my own topic or is there any particular topics?pls reply me fast.Thanking you. 

  11. Manyata,

    You are allowed to write.

  12. MANYATA GOYAL says:

    Respected sir,I would like to know that “Can I write about the company which has been started by students after two years of job experience?”.I will be grateful to you if you give me this opportunity.THANK YOU

  13. vikas says:

    Hi sir,I want to know that can i write a article  on the how my organization came  into existence and how it groomed in it market.

    • admin says:

      Dear Vikas,

      Yes. How the company came into existence and how it progressed its current status, future plan recognition if any.

      Best regards,

  14. RICHA,


    FIRST ROUND: 25 FEB 12



  15. Richa says:

    deadline shifted??!!

  16. AEMAN WAGHOO says:

    Will the worthiness or organisation be judged or the writing skills. 1

  17. AEMAN WAGHOO says:

    As mentioned here .. we can add pictures … so it should be added in the doc itself or different folder altogether and can the article be in interview format.1

    • admin says:

      Dear Aeman,

      You can add pictures in word doc in the doc itself.
      Yes article can be in the interview format.

      Best regards,

  18. AEMAN WAGHOO says:

    As mentioned here .. we can add pictures … so it should be added in the doc itself or different folder altogether and can the article be in interview format. 1

  19. AEMAN WAGHOO says:

    I have sent my queries on long long back. Do any one care to reply 🙂

  20. prashant says:

    do we have to write the entire article in the text box of email or we can attach a doc file containing the article???????????please reply immediately as the deadline is reaching near!!!!!!!

  21. akshay says:

    Admin, 1- What does the condition “should not be older than 2008” mean? Does it mean that we can write about start ups in 2011?2- Start up may be by a foreigner?

    • admin says:

      Dear Akshay,

      The company about which you will write should be new company and not older than 2008. Yes you can write about company started in 2008/2009/2010/2011/2012.
      The company should be started by someone who was student when he/she started the company or he/she started the company immediately after his/her graduation.
      The company can be foreign company and can be started by foreigner if satisfying the above two criteria too.


  22. Vaibhav,

    Go through our judging parameters…we are not cutting the criteria of public meter

  23. Vaibhav Patni says:

    We dont want to disclose our article publically,dont you cut the criteria of public meter during judgement ????

  24. Kumar Rajgeet says:

    A start up is a fledgling company that has just begun.An example of a start up is a new technology company who has a great product they want to begin making and who is just looking for investors to help them grow their business and get the product made.

  25. Ramkumar says:

    Respected Sir, We have to give a start up about the institution from when we joined the institution till now  am i right sir. 

    • admin says:

      Dear Ramkumar,

      Techaloo is all about fostering entrepreneurship. At this article writing event you neither have to write about how your college started nor how was your journey from Day 1 of your college to your final Year.
      You have to write about a company started by a student of any college who was student when he/she started his company or he/she started the company immediately after his/her graduation from the college. The company you will write about should not be older than 2009.

      Best regards,

  26. saumya says:

    do we need to register for this competition??

  27. Chunky says:

    How can i make sure that the startup i am choosing
    for the article is not already published on techaloo?

    • admin says:

      Dear Chunky,
      Three option you have.
      1. Explore the techaloo site
      2. Search the company at Techaloo on top right side of any page
      3. Mail your queries to

      All the best.

  28. Dear Sri,

    For your queries please see the above comment, if you still have any doubt feel free to contact us.


  29. sriram` says:

    i am not able to understand about what we have to write.. could you pls brief me abut tat??

  30. sri says:

    i am not able to understand about what we have to write.. could you pls brief me abut tat??

  31. sneha says:

    Are topic on technology welcomed???

    • admin says:

      Dear Sneha,

      Topic on technology are not encouraged. Techaloo is not yet tech news site. Its currently start up news site.

      Thanks & best regards,

  32. sneha says:

    Hello!!!Can you please elucidate on the type of article one can write??And the written article must sent on or before the deadline??Thank you in advance!!!

  33. M.Anil kumar says:

    Hai !Nice ,I like it.

  34. ABHISHEK GUPTA says:

    Sir ,I dont understand what exactly we have to writ…plz eplain it in detail…with example if possible

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