Mizoram Kailawn in its second year of execution has developed into a brand that encourages, promotes and connects entrepreneurs across the state. Its primary objective to create a statewide entrepreneurial culture is visible to see as it continues to snowball into a larger and deeper community involvement ever since the Memorandum of Understanding was signed back in 22 June 2017. Mizoram Kailawn was implemented by Mizoram State Entrepreneurship Development Monitoring Committee (MEDMOC), a nodal body of the Government of Mizoram, and executed by knowledge partner Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP), with local partner Mizoram Consultancy Group (MzCG). The 2018 edition has spanned into a greater network of institutional support from the Mizoram University Incubation Centre, TATA Trusts, North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd. (NEDFI) and Software Technology Parks of India (STPI). 


            Mizoram Kailawn 2018 was launched on 3 April 2018 by Pu Lalsawta, Honourable Minister of Planning & Programme Implementation. Thereafter, outreach programs were conducted in each district by the MzCG team and the knowledgable support of Master Trainers chosen under the Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (EDS). A total of 330 participants registered for Mizoram Kailawn 2018, an increase in number from the 287 applicants in 2017. IIMCIP evaluators shortlisted 40 Finalists to take part in the Boot Camp/Training program hosted at the State Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (SIRD&PR). Given that the evaluators are only given the business proposal plans and not the applicant name or locality, it is truly significant that all except one of the districts of Mizoram were represented at the Bootcamp. 



             True to the inclusive nature of Mizoram Kailawn, the top 40 Finalist business plans covered a range of sectors, whether at idea stage or start-up phase. The finalists themselves showed a good representation of both men and women of different age groups. The Bootcamp has been famously termed as a ‘Mini-MBA’ by the first cohort of Kailawn finalists. The four day residential program is indeed packed with rigorous sessions by IIMCIP mentors covering business presentation pitches, financial projections, idea valuation and other aspects required of a viable business. The Top 40 finalists were expected to apply their learnings and present their business plans to the evaluators. Top 20 Finalists were then shortlisted at the close of the Boot Camp and were asked to give their final presentations on 19 June 2018.

2nd Mizoram Kailawn Business Plan Contest 2018 Winners
SL. NoName of your Business/IdeaNameCityPhone NumberStanding/Placement
1VB-agriRamdinmawia (Tea)Haulawng8414013994Winner
2Suds - Handmade soapLalhmachhuani Hmar Aizawl9862787460First Runner Up
3Sacha Inchi (Herbal tea leaf)Melvyn VanlalhlimpuiaAizawl9856445442Second Runner up
4GING - Organic Ginger JuicePB LalrinfelaAizawl7630013822Promising Idea
5ZoEi - Value Addition HatkoraK. ThanzamiBilkhawthlir9862536805Promising Idea
6Arecanut Disposable Leaf PlateLalfakkimiBilkhawthlir8415883321Top 20
7Biodegradable multipurpose platesR. LallawmkimaAizawl9774699089Top 20
8Chhawkhlei pickle industryChhawkhlei PariAizawl9862300254Top 20
9City Tiffin ServiceC. LalrinthangaAizawl8974981205Top 20
10City's Laundromat Andrew LalbuatsaihaAizawl8731989432Top 20
11Forging and Tempering of Steel and IronR. RamtinthangaSiaha8731879787Top 20
12Kobbie FurnitureJacob VL AwmpuiaAizawl9862868037Top 20
13Low cost electronic devicesZarzoliana KhawlhringMamit9612126757Top 20
14M HandicraftsZorammuani HmarAizawl9436963444Top 20
15MedicareC. ZothanmawiaAizawl8119965258Top 20
16MizDen (Online Food ordering and delivery service)Laldinliana TuallawtAizawl8256926473Top 20
17Mizo Dance Camp (MDC)Alan LalrinawmaAizawl9958787516Top 20
18Mizoram Agro & Allied Solomon ValaAizawl9862378221Top 20
19SURGE: Social Uplifting & Reaching Goals ExpectationsVanlalchhuanga RenthleiAizawl9862829914Top 20
20Vogue BakesVanlalmalsawma; Applicant: Lallawmzuali HnamteAizawl8118981320Top 20

A total fund of Rs.10,75,000/- was provided as award money.