200 entrepreneurs from 10 states participate in fourth edition of the competition
PUNE: The YouthAid’s foundation 4th YESummit got a very good response as it witnessed record participation and ideas by budding entrepreneurs held recently in Pune.
YESummit brings 1st generation rural, tribal and urban entrepreneurs together to equip them to learn the nuances of idea generation, business plan, help them to do a market study and explore business opportunities and finally to provide counseling to link with banks and start-up eco-system in the country and abroad. The fourth edition witnessed which 25 ideas were selected from 5 different categories for support and mentorships out of 85 ideas presented by budding entrepreneurs from different parts of India. Mr. Nawab Mallik, Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of Maharashtra & Youth and Abhinav Kumar, Vice President, Paytm gave away the prizes. The program was organized by YouthAid Foundation in association with various social organizations and support organizations from Pune.
Deepika Patil Pune, Prem Kumar Osmanabad, Neelam Ambre Pune, Kaushal Kumar from Raipur, Murali Krishna Hyderabad, won best idea prizes in the categories such as hospitality and Tourism, agri & allied business, Mirco-Business, social impact, technology and Innovation respectively.
The YeSummit was inaugurated in the presence of Shri Ramesh Thorat, Chairperson, PDCC Bank, Prof. Ujjwal Choudhury, Pro-vice chancellor, Adamas University, Mini Bedi, Chairperson, DST and Cijo Varghese, Manager, Innovation Society, Government of Maharashtra, in the presence of 200 entrepreneurs from 10 states.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Nawab Mallik, Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of Maharashtra Said “YesSummit is great platform for to promote entrepreneurship and in rural and urban areas. It’s a unique blend where NGO and Government work in the future can work together Maharashtra Government will work together on every aspect of support moral and financial to promote this unique initiative.”
Kalpana Dhotre from Indapur was awarded the best entrepreneur of the year. She expressed her gratitude and shared how as a woman who was restricted to the kitchen, motivated to others come out and providing employment to another 10 women from her village.
Mini Bedi, Founder of DST appreciated the fact that women are breaking domestic barriers to become entrepreneurs and added that mentoring and motivation will change the scenario and lead to more women in the entrepreneurial roles and increase their participation in our economy.
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