More than 7100 students across 330 schools from 130 different cities of India have joined India’s Future Tycoons (IFT) programme by Enpower for building innovative solutions to solve water crisis of India.
India’s Future Tycoons is a platform that offers an opportunity to students between the age of 13 to 17 to come up with ideas that can drive change, to kick-start an entrepreneurship venture.
The jury consisting of mentors and investors will pick the top 24 ideas. IFT is hosting a 3-day residential bootcamp for the top 24 teams, which is the first of its kind interaction and mentoring opportunity for students from start-up owners, corporate domain mentors, design thinking experts that helps them to build a robust execution plan around the idea.
Besides rewards and recognition for winning teams, top 3 ideas will get an opportunity to present their ideas on the stage of United Nations Sustainability Development Forum, India Chapter.
ENpower, The B-School for Teens have joined hands with UN GCNI (Sustainable Development Goals Partner), Niti Ayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (Knowledge and Outreach Partner) for India’s Future Tycoons (IFT) Season 2 grand finale to be held in January 2020.
The theme for this season is ‘India’s growing water crisis’ and students across every part of the country are expected to ideate around solving water crisis culminating into top 24 ideas. Water theme is focused on water availability and shortage, usage and wastage, cleaning and sanitation, transportation and shortage and so on- thousands of ideas are waiting to be tapped and turned into a sustainable enterprise.
Commenting on the registrations, Mr. Sushil Mungekar, Founder and CEO, ENpower said, “It is overwhelming to see the response for IFT Season 2. I am not surprised to see some of the great ideas coming from students of tier 2 and 3 cities and small towns. This shows that gen-next of our country has a great potential to innovation and build entrepreneurial ventures given the right empowerment and platform. It’s our mission to empower the teens to re-imagine a new India by providing innovative solutions to real life problems and go one to build ventures that will create a value for themselves as well as society.”