Canara Bank

Canra BankNextUp

Valuation of a Startup

About the event


Valuing a startup is believed to be more of an art than a science. NextUp provides you with an opportunity to showcase your valuation finesse before the subject experts and the company's own management. The event aims to judge the participants' proficiency in understanding a start-up's business and estimating its worth in the market. Interaction with the start-up's top management will enable you to better understand the assumptions most suited while conducting valuation.


The valuation competition will have two rounds as mentioned below:


  • Round 1 includes a 75-100 marks question paper consisting of problems on valuation
  • Detailed solution should be provided for each question. At the beginning of each answer, include a small paragraph (3-5 lines) that mentions the assumptions made and the procedure followed at a broad level. Weightage will be given to both the procedure and the final answer.
  • Teams will get 48 hours to solve and send in their submissions
  • Send in your solution in pdf / doc format to
  • All teams should submit the solutions before deadline. No entries will be accepted after deadline
  • Top 5-8 (depending on quality of submission) shall be shortlisted for the final round


  • Shortlisted teams will need to do an in-depth valuation of a start-up, details of which will be sent in the form of a comprehensive case sent two weeks before the event day
  • The teams will be provided exhaustive guidelines and relevant study material along with the case for guidance.
  • The participants need to understand the industry and company and come up with a valuation for the start-up based on quantitative as well as qualitative factors.
  • The final presentation should cover the rationale behind the valuation model used and justification for your assumptions.
  • All the teams that submit their presentation in Round 2 will have to present it on campus to the judges during Eximius 2017


  • Each team can have a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 members
  • Both same college/cross college teams are eligible to participate in the event.
  • A team can submit only one entry and no submissions beyond the deadline would be accepted.
  • Decision of the panel will be final and binding in all cases.


  • 17th July, 2017: Last date of registration. Round 1 launch
  • 23th July, 2017: Submission of Round 1
  • 26th July, 2017: Results of Round 1
  • 27th July, 2017: Round 2 launch
  • 3rd August, 2017: Submission of Round 2
  • August, 2017: Round 2 presentation during Eximius at IIMB Campus


1st Prize: INR 9000
2nd Prize: INR 6000



Round 1: Word Submission
Round 2: Powerpoint submission (not more than 20 slides)


For any doubts regarding Nextup, please contact:

Ritwik Patnekar