Dr. Kuldeep Maity, MD & CEO, VFS, was being invited as a jury panellist during the final round of pitching and showcasing of business ideas in Y4BIZ (Youth For Business) Program Finale recently.
This initiative in collaboration with the American Center, Kolkata and Nexus Incubator; New Delhi is supporting promising and early stage entrepreneurs from eastern India to develop their business ideas. Y4BIZ's is created with a goal to create an ecosystem for nurturing entrepreneurship and encouraging youth to take it as their preferred career and life choices. Promising entrepreneurs, selected through an on-line business idea contest fromWest Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand and Bihar were taken through a specially designed online capacity building program run by the IC Institute, University of Texas, Austin followed by a business skill development program delivered by 'The Strategy Academy'.
A 4 day long residential boot camp was held in May 2018 and 15 participants were shortlisted for the Y4BIZ Program Finale. The business ideas include technology enabled services, health and education, food, lifestyle, energy and others.
The participants were awarded on basis of the most promising business idea, the most innovative business idea and the most impactful business idea The US general consulate was also one of the Jury members with Dr Kuldip Maity.
The US general consulate has appreciated & acknowledged the contribution and work that VFS have made in rural India.
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