Help Desk

We’ve compiled the most commonly asked questions our participants may have about the Britannia Marie Gold My Startup Contest 3.0!

Britannia Marie Gold My Startup Contest 3.0 is Britannia Marie Gold’s endeavour to help women start their own business. Consumers of Britannia Marie Gold (‘BMG’), who win this contest, shall have the opportunity to kick start their dream business venture with a funding of Rs.10 lakhs (Tax inclusive). Britannia Marie Gold believes every homemaker has great ideas to start her own venture and with some help, she can become a successful entrepreneur too. BMG shall reward multiple good ideas from the ones received.

Start date for Registrations: 5th September 2021

End date for accepting Registrations: 5th November 2021; Campaign end date has now been extended to 20th November 2021

Step1: Purchase any promotional pack of Britannia Marie Gold/ Britannia Vita Marie Gold

Step2: Give a call to 8095 669922 from a cell phone (only) OR Login to the website www.britannia mystartup.com

Step3: While on call pick any of the below modes of participation.
(a) Web (b) WhatsApp (c) Phone call

For all your out-station travel related to the contest, in case you are shortlisted, Britannia shall make necessary arrangements for your travel from major cities (Airports/Train stations) and accommodation as required. All expenses in order to reach the major cities (Airports/Train stations) shall be incurred by the candidate. For expenses unrelated to the contest, candidates will have to bear the expenses.

All dates pertaining to the contest will be fixed by the organizers and the right to reschedule/change the date is reserved exclusively with Britannia Industries.

Subject to the other criteria mentioned here and the terms and conditions of the contest, every Indian woman who is a citizen of India over the age of 18 years & residing in India at the time of entry can participate.

Subject to the other criteria mentioned here and the terms and conditions of the contest, any and every Indian woman who is a citizen of India over the age of 18 years & residing in India at the time of entry can participate with her idea.
She could be a homemaker or an employee or self-employed or a student.

When you call 8095 669922, you will be given an option of choosing a language you are comfortable in.
Language options available are: Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, English and Hindi.
Phone call method allows you the convenience of participating in any of the 9 languages stated above.
WhatsApp & website mode of participation will only allow selective regional languages.
Language options available are: Hindi, English, Bengali, Kannada, Assamese, Tamil & Telugu.

The number that you call from should have WhatsApp installed. If you do not have a normal call dialling facility on the number on which you use WhatsApp then please use the website or call back as a mode of participation. We do not accept data/WhatsApp calls on 8095 669922.

Employees and consultants (including their immediate families) of Britannia and its service providers / agents / sponsors working on / sponsoring this Contest (including their immediate families) are not eligible to participate in this Contest.

Yes, two people from the same family can participate with their individual business ideas, provided they are Indian women over the age of 18 meeting our contest participation criteria and using their own separate phone numbers to participate.

You should do it yourself. Only the person in whose name the entry is registered will be eligible to present the idea, if shortlisted.

If you pick ‘Over a Call’ as an option when you call 8095 669922, you will receive an SMS stating that you will get a call back from Britannia. This SMS will also have the questions of the contest that you need to answer.

When we call you back from 8095 669922 through an IVR (Interactive Voice Response), you will have to answer the questions that were shared with you over SMS.

When the call is successfully completed, you will receive an SMS acknowledgement that your entry has been successfully registered with us.

Upon calling 8095 669922, if you choose ‘WhatsApp’ mode of entry, it would mean you have ‘opted in’ for communication from us over WhatsApp messenger. You will then receive a SMS on your phone number with a link to the Britannia Marie Gold WhatsApp chat. Please start the conversation by typing MarieGold. The questions will be asked one by one. You need to answer the questions and do as the system prompts you to do.

When the question and answers are completed, you will receive a message on the same chat window acknowledging that your entry has been accepted along with a registration number.

When you opt in for participation through WhatsApp on the call to us- you will need to pick your preferred language. However, WhatsApp allows selective regional languages only. The WhatsApp message that you receive from us will be in that preferred language or if the language is unavailable, then the message will be in English. If you have the language keyboard installed on the phone, you can conveniently respond in the same preferred language.

Should you choose ‘Website’ mode of entry when you call us on 8095 669922, you will receive an SMS from us with the URL details (web page link). On the Participate Now section, you will have to login with your mobile number and enter the OTP that will be shared on your mobile number. You can select the language of your choice (English, Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Assamese, Tamil & Telugu) & answer all the questions asked to complete your registration.

Please submit your entry when you have satisfactorily answered all the questions-else they remain as a draft. Upon doing so, you will receive a registration number, which confirms your entry is successfully registered.

Only a call to the prescribed number from an India based cellular operator is the accepted form of registering your intent to participate. Participation is confirmed only once you answer all the questions through the IVR/ WhatsApp/ Website and receive an acknowledgement for the same.

This activation is not a lottery. This is a contest and we have judges who will judge the entry based on set criteria. The same idea sent through different phone numbers/modes will not improve your chances of winning the Contest.

When applying through the web, you have the liberty to save your answers as drafts and submit whenever you want to, within the contest dates.

In the case of WhatsApp, you will have to submit your answers within a time limit. However if you are unable to complete the entry then feel free to restart the process by calling on 8095 669922 or simply type MarieGold in a separate line in the same chat window.

This is to ensure that only you are making the changes or applying afresh. Your mobile will receive a one time password which needs to be used to login and authenticate your session.

Step1: Purchase any promotional pack of Britannia Marie Gold/ Britannia Vita Marie Gold

Step2: Give a call to 8095 669922 from a cell phone (only) OR Login to the website www.britannia mystartup.com

Step3: While on call pick any of the below modes of participation.
(a) Web (b) WhatsApp (c) Phone call

No. After having completed your registration over IVR and website, you have received an SMS confirming your registration; you do not have to send any physical copies.

All registered business ideas shall be evaluated based on a set criteria. Post evaluation, a shortlisted candidate list will be published within 60 days of the contest end date and contacted post that for a second round, and if necessary, a third round of evaluation.

The names of shortlisted candidates will also be published on our website www.britanniamystartup.com

Unfortunately, no changes can be made to a submitted entry. However, you can register again (new registration), with all your correct details. It is advisable to check & enter details accurately the first time itself.

Shortlisted participants should be prepared for

a) Telephonic/Online interview AND / OR
b) Travel for two days to a central venue, as decided by Britannia , on dates decided by Britannia for the next round of presentation to a jury.

Only text messages will be accepted as valid inputs. No voice recordings, gifs, images, video files, or other attachments will be considered as valid answers to the questions.

You can directly log in through the website to participate. If you choose to call 8095 669922 then pick website as your preferred mode of participation. You will get an SMS with website details.

The ‘save as draft’ allows you time to complete the entry at a later date, however not later than the contest end date in order to be considered as a valid entry. When completed, please submit the entry. SMS confirmation will be sent to you when the entry has been registered at our end.

If shortlisted, our team will connect with you and you will need to share identity/ address proof to confirm your gender, nationality, age, and other relevant details.

On successful registration through IVR you will receive an SMS confirming the acceptance of your entry with a registration number.

You are welcome to submit more entries and not just one, be it through IVR/WhatsApp/ Web.

If you are unhappy with your responses or are unable to complete your answers within a given time frame, you can start the process of entry again by calling 8095 669922 or by writing MarieGold on the same chat window

You will be asked to share some basic information like your age, state etc. depending on mode of entry.

Please send an email to startupcontest3@gmail.com between 10am and 6pm on weekdays for a failed registration related query and you should hear back from us in 48 working hours.

No calls will be accepted on WhatsApp. You need to call 8095 669922 and then choose your mode of entry (IVR/WhatsApp/Web). Only when you receive a message in your WhatsApp number will you be able to complete your registration by answering all the questions.

The questions that are used for evaluation are the same irrespective of the mode – Website, WhatsApp or IVR.

Only a call to the prescribed number from an India based cellular operator is the accepted form of registering your intent to participate. Participation is confirmed only once you answer all the questions through the IVR/ WhatsApp/ Website and receive an acknowledgement for the same.

This activation is not a lottery. This is a contest and we have judges who will judge the entry based on set criteria. The same idea sent through different phone numbers/modes will not improve your chances of winning the Contest.

Britannia Marie Gold understands that millions of hopes are attached to this endeavour. For Britannia Marie Gold My Startup Contest 3.0 thus the prizes are not just monetary.

A maximum of up to 10 business ideas will be rewarded with Rs.10 lakhs each
Every participant will also be given access to a digital business training program from Google. In order to avail the digital business training program, the participant can visit our website- www.britanniamystartup.com. Terms of access & related criteria of Google shall be as applicable on https://policies.google.com/terms & https://policies.google.com/privacy
Online mentorship lectures for the top (upto) 10000 participants

Yes, applicable taxes shall apply & have to be borne by the winner of Britannia Marie Gold My Startup Contest Season 3.

The digital training program provided by Google contains multiple lessons to help you get the necessary skills to run & grow your business.

The lessons are available in multiple languages- English, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil & Bengali

The results for the online mentoring program will be published on our website where you can verify the same through your phone number. We will also send you an SMS communicating whether you have been shortlisted.

The online mentoring program will be a series of guest lectures from eminent industry professionals who will share their experiences & understanding of how to set up a business.