INSPIRING YOUTH ACROSS MAHARASHTRA TO UNDERTAKE START UPS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
With the ‘SIMACES Leadership Development’ Program we will provide a platform of inclusive growth for rural and urban students to undertake entrepreneurship and business ventures through entrepreneurship training and mentorship from experts as well as financial support by identifying venture capitalists and investors to invest in the winning ideas.
The program will target at least 75% of undergraduate students from colleges across Maharashtra, India.
The Initiative will kick-off in August 2017 with an online on-boarding session and registration for 3,00,000 students in 2500 colleges, followed by a three day workshop on design thinking for 75,000 participants in 500 locations. Post that, local districts will select top venture ideas, at least 1500, which will be paired with local mentors to improve and finalise their business case. Out of those ideas submitted, 150-300 ideas will be selected to participate in curated incubator sessions. The program will conclude with three day finale for final pitch and announcement of 3 state level winners, which will receive funding.