MK 2017

Mizoram Kailawn 2017 was Mizoram’s first ever business plan competition and entrepreneurship summit. The primary goal of Mizoram Kailawn is to recognise and award recent and prospetive entrepreneurs from Mizoram, and encourage and inspire the youth to become successful entrepreneurs.

Mizoram Kailawn launched the call for business plan idea proposals in July 2017. There was an overwhelming response with close to 300 aplications submitted. Forty finalists were shortlisted and invited to take part in the Boot Camp / Training program which took place from 4 October through 7 October at Mizoram University. The business plans / ideas spanned various areas from agriculture to construction, from skill building to handicrafts, and tourism to recylcing to name a few. Not only was there great diversity of ideas, but finalists represented seven districts of Mizoram, ranged in age and background, and a third of the finalists were women.

Finalists were connected with mentors who helped them develop their ideas. Mizoram Kailawn 2017 culminated with the Entrepreneurship Summit on 10 October at Mizoram University, with panel discussions on entrepreneurship development in Mizoram and felicitation of award winners of the business plan competition.

Top 3 

Lalsiamthara – Papyrus Mizoram

Lalhlupuii Ralte – Mizo Medicinal Plants Processing Center

Lalawmpuia Pachuau – Portable Home Bio Gas


Promising Ideas

Lalnunsiami Pachuau – SIAMI

Michael Hmingthanpuia – Alternative Tourism in Mizoram


Top 20 (in no particular order)

Evangeline Hmar – Bamboo Pulp Products

Rokimi Khawlhring – Tinreng

Lalramsanga – Utilisation of Construction and Demolition Waste

Mark Lalduhsaka – Mizoram Sport Management Agency

Raymond Remlalmuana – Believing Is Seeing Projek

Patricia Zadeng – KimKimi

K. Lalmuanpuii – Manufacturing Industry of Handwoven Readymade Garments

Franky Sailo – Thermal Composting and Waste Management

Lalrikhuma Pachuau – Ria Food and Medicinal Processing

Lalpekliana Chhakchhuak – Woodland School of Woodworking

Esther Khiangte – Salad Farming/Aquaponics

Lalramengmawia – E-Grocery

CL Zabiakthara – Mulen Farm

Zoramchhana Chawngthu – Hydro-Power Pump

HV Lalzuimawia – Lalzui Research Foundation


Top 40 (in no particular order)

Zosangzeli Chhakchhuak – Lushai Adventures (adventure tourism)

Lalzarzova – Button Mushroom Cultivation and Marketing in Mizoram

Daniel Hmar – Rubber Processing Business

KC Malsawmtluangi – Fresh and processed meat

Sudeep Subba – SudsShroom

Lalbiaknungi – Precast Cover Block for RCC Building

Lalrosiami Hlawnchhing – Promotion and Placement of Domestic Workers

Lalmuanpuia Chhangte – Autoclave Aerated Concrete (AAC) Plant

Lalhlenkima – Chawnga Industries

Lalremruata Pachuau – Compressed Stabilized Earth Block (CSEB) for Construction Works

Pahrua Nohro – Corn Products Supplier

Laldintluanga Hmar – Design and Construction of New Reliable and Performing Road (NRPR) for hilly region

RM Zodinthara – English Tabloid-Entrepreneurial Journalism

Lalbiakzuala Ralte – Extraction of Wild Banana fiber

FN Zonunmawia – FNZ Safety Belt

Lalkhawngaiha – J.J.Security Service

PB Lalnuntluanga – Making of Bio-Degradable Items

Lalrindika Hnamte – Recycling

Lalkhawsiama Hmar – Fresh Tiffin

Laldinpuii Chhangte – Chhangte Knitting