Maruti Suzuki announced the winner of its hugely contested WagonR Think Big Challenge Season 3 today. Varun Chandra from Guwahati won the coveted title with his Big idea of a Voice Biometrics Platform. Mr R Madhavan, noted film actor and Mr Manohar Bhatt, VP, (Marketing), Maruti Suzuki India Limited were present at the ceremony to felicitate the winners. The winner was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh, a brand new WagonR and an opportunity to win venture capital. In addition to this, the winning idea will also get an incubation worth Rs. 50 lakh for a year.
The winner was selected by an eminent panel of judges which comprised of Shailesh Vickram Singh, Executive Director, Seed Fund Advisors; Arvind Jha, Director & Co-founder, Movico Technologies (P) Ltd / Director, LAVA International (P) Ltd and Abhik Ghosh- CEO & Co-founder of AG Knowledgetech. Maruti Suzuki will provide “incubation support” worth Rs. 50 lakh to the winner for one year. During this incubation period, the support given will include monetary and infrastructural funding that would help to determine the feasibility of the business in the long run.