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Published On:  Thursday, March 30, 2017


Startup Today Enterprise Tomorrow

A Start-up Competition Opportunity



DICE Foundation, is a non-profit organization, registered in Michigan, USA. DICE Foundation in collaboration with its domestic and international partners, is pursuing a DICE Program in Pakistan, to foster culture of Innovation in the country and transform Pakistan into an innovation-driven economy.

DICE Mega Event 2017 is a joint collaborative project of DICE Foundation (USA) and the Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST), Mirpur to foster innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship culture in the country. In this connection, a two-day event, the DICE Mega Event 2017 will be arranged at the MUST, Mirpur on the 18-19 December 2017

March 15, 2017          

DICE 2017 Mega Event Registration Open.

March 15 – May 15, 2017       

Universities will submit project titles, one-page description and team membership, online. 

May 15 - May 30, 2017                                

Proposal acceptance will be sent to all participant teams.

October 30, 2017  

Written report/business plan submission (deadline) by participating teams using a standard template (to be downloaded from the DICE 2017 website) 

November 01 – 30, 2017                                         

Reports reviewed by review committee/judges. Top 10 project teams selected for DICE Shark session. DICE Sharks investors identified, contacted and formal invitations sent.

December 18-19, 2017                                 

Final Event – Opening Ceremony, Innovation Exhibition (acad. / industry display booths in 4 clusters, Academia / Industry speeches/symposiums/panel discussions on various topics,  DICE Sharks session, social evening, Project Judging - Top 3 winners will selected in each of 4 categories. Top Innovations selected for further development and commercialization, closing ceremony - Prize / shield distributions / Wrap-up.


Group-A          Engineering & Technology, Computer Sciences and Information Technology

Group-B          Physical Sciences and Agricultural Sciences
Group-C          Arts & Humanities, Business and Social Sciences
Group-D         Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences and Veterinary Sciences


Academia       HEC recognized degree awarding universities/institutes
Industry          Exhibition booths for Demo/Display of their products and technologies


1st Prize        Rs 100,000/- in each category

2nd Prize       Rs 50,000/- in each category

3rd Prize        Rs. 25,000/- in each category

Details of the event are available on the website and the attached brochure. For further details, please visit following event website. 



It’s a start-up competition. Virtual University of Pakistan does not offer any financial assistance nor take responsible in case of any loss. The team is solely and independently responsible for success or failure. moral support and guidance of Society for Rising Entrepreneurs and Virtual University of Pakistan is available for all participating teams .



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