YUTRY 2019 fosters entrepreneurial spirit in students

YUTRY 2019, the fifth edition of entrepreneurship conference hosted by CII-Young Indians, Trichy Chapter, served the intended purpose of stimulating the entrepreneurial spirit of young participants through facilitating interaction with successful entrepreneurs and discovering their potentials.

The conference coincided with a finale of ‘Big Idea Challenge’, a start-up competition where students presented their ideas designed to ignite the entrepreneurial spark in young minds to an audience comprising 450 participants that included members of CII and Yi, non-members, faculties and students.

Inaugurating the conference, Director of IIM Tiruchi Bhimaraya Metri spoke on the easiness for youth to prove their entrepreneurial skills in a digital world.

A panel discussion on ‘Success and challenge faced by women entrepreneurs’ preceded the valedictory session addressed by B. Subbaraman, Associate Vice-President and Centre Head, HCL Madurai, and Sivarajah Ramanathan, CEO, Nativelead.

There were four teams under the student and non-student categories for the ‘Big Idea Challenge.’

The winner of the student category was St. Joseph Institute of Management. The team’s idea, ‘Star Wear’ was about attracting diehard fans by providing accessories and dress designs of film stars.

The runner-up of the student category was Indian institute of Management, Respool, that came up with an application through which they could connect with teachers and trainees to train the students.

The winner of non-student category was Vinod of Smart Ninja for mooting the idea of incorporating qualified unemployed women to assist children in their own community.

The runner-up of the non student category was Sesu Gunaseelan’s Free Data, a mobile application to book for movies a month before and, thus, create a database and promote brands.

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