The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) launches the Youth Ideathon 2023 at its New Delhi headquarters. Youth Ideathon is India’s largest competition of startup concepts for college college students, based in 2021 by the Management Entrepreneurship Professional Skills Council (MEPSC) and SupposeStartup.
Last 12 months’s profitable college students with dignitaries
The third version of Youth Ideathon was inaugurated by Dr. Biswajit Saha, Director (Skill Development), Dr. Joseph Emmanuel, Director (Academics) and Dr. (Mrs.) Praggya M Singh, Director (Academics Assessment) on sixth Oct 2023 at CBSE Headquarters within the presence of Top 5 winners of Incubation and Fellowship grants of Youth Ideathon 2022, who showcased and introduced the small print and progress of their revolutionary startups over the past one 12 months of incubation by SupposeStartup.
Principals of collaborating colleges in Youth Ideathon 2023
Speaking on the gathering of educators, Dr. Biswajit Saha, Director (Skill Development), CBSE stated, “Youth Ideathon strives to encourage and construct change-makers who can take India to world management. This multistage competition of innovation not solely strives to establish, showcase and have some of India’s brightest younger entrepreneurial minds however may even work in direction of inculcating the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship amongst colleges. Youth Ideathon prepares younger college students to navigate the complexities of dynamically altering world by specializing in societies ever altering wants.”
Dr. Joseph Emmanuel, Director (Academics) CBSE emphasised, “Since time immemorial, India has been a supplier of easy revolutionary options to the world. For any society to be a world chief, it has foster a tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship. We need this to be launched in colleges. Youth Ideathon is an initiative in that route. It is a complete program that runs over 6-week interval the place MEPSC and SupposeStartup runs Faculty Development Workshops on instructing innovation and entrepreneurship in school rooms. Schools should take most profit of this chance.”
At the launch occasion, Dr. (Mrs) Praggya M Singh, Director (Academics Assessment) CBSE stated, “Youth Ideathon is a marathon of concepts. It introduces college students, lecturers and colleges to the world of innovation and startups. The 5 staged competition is a good studying alternative for all.”
Ms. Shivani Singh Kapoor, Founder, SupposeStartup, stated, “Building entrepreneurial pondering in younger minds is the crying want of the hour. This can occur solely in colleges. Youth Ideathon is an endeavor in that route. We have been impressed by the clarion name given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to construct Atma Nirbhar Bharat. This can occur solely once we construct the spirit of inquiry and innovation in kids whereas they’re in colleges. Through the Youth Ideathon, we incentivize the efforts of college college students and lecturers within the kind of Prototyping Award alongside of ₹15,000 every for the highest 25 groups and an incubation grant of ₹100,000 every to prime 10 groups.”
On this event, Sanjeeva Shivesh, Programme Director, Youth Ideathon stated, “Youth Ideathon is a complete program designed to construct and energize a startup ecosystem for high-schoolers. The 2022 version had attracted participation of 95,000 college college students from over 7000 colleges. We additionally skilled 12000 college lecturers in instructing innovation, design and entrepreneurship in school rooms. This 12 months, we’re seeing a larger curiosity amongst colleges and college students. The total program is free for all. This has been made attainable by help from our sponsors Bajaj Allianz Life, CONCOR Limited, Sheatwork, TIDES Business Incubator of IIT Roorkee, Macmillan, Unlock.match and several other different companions.”
Youth Ideathon 2023 is a 5-stage competition of entrepreneurial pondering with thrilling rewards and recognition alternatives for college students, mentor lecturers and colleges is powered by Bajaj Allianz Life and CONCOR to indicate their dedication to the trigger of new age schooling. The pinnacle of Youth Ideathon contains a bonus sixth stage the place Top 10 scholar groups are incubated into real-life enterprise ventures. Through this initiative, SupposeStartup and MEPSC attempt to information kids, assist them establish societal issues, suggest options which can be succesful of addressing these issues and most significantly assist in turning these prototypes into actual time options by offering them monetary help and related trade publicity.
Youth Ideathon is a team-based competitors the place any college scholar from courses 4th to twelfth from throughout India together with CBSE affiliated colleges in overseas international locations can take part within the Youth Ideathon for free by submitting their concepts on the next hyperlink – youthideathon.in/submit-your-idea.