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YOUTH IDEATHON 2022: Students pan-India can pitch an entrepreneurial idea and win



Management Entrepreneurship Professional Skills Council (MEPSC) under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) in association with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and ThinkStartup (TS) has announced the launch of India @75 (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav): ‘YOUTH IDEATHON 2022’.

Students of classes 4th to 12th from all over India including CBSE affiliated schools in foreign countries can participate for free by submitting their entrepreneurial ideas on the link – It is a team-based competition in which students can participate only in teams of 3 to 5 members.

According to a press release issued, this 4-stage festival of entrepreneurial thinking will feature exciting rewards and recognition opportunities for students, mentor teachers and schools. This year, there will also be a bonus 5th round that focuses on incubating high-potential student ideas into real-life business ventures.

Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Former Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog said “India has been the cradle of innovation for centuries and as we move into a new era, it’s time to build an ecosystem that supports entrepreneurship and innovation. The growth possibility for an initiative like this is limitless owing to the fact that this new era will be led by innovations induced by youngsters”

For the top 25 teams, the organisers of the Ideathon will declare a Prototyping Award and prize money of Rs. 10,000 each. Out of these, the shortlisted top 10 teams will be offered an incubation grant of Rs. 100,000 each. For women entrepreneurs, Sheatwork, a knowledge hub, has announced prize money of Rs. 25,000 to recognise the best Student Innovator (Female).