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Arundhati Chatterjee, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, September 29, 2013
First Published: 15:45 IST(29/9/2013) | Last Updated: 15:52 IST(29/9/2013)
It’s not uncommon these days for students to spearhead star-ups soon after college or even while pursuing a course. Keeping this growing brigade of bright young, entrepreneurs in mind, a convention in the city aims to bring students on a common platform and equip them with tools to succeed in their ventures.

Youth To Business Forum (YTBF), hosted by the global youth organisation, AISEC will also give younsters a chance to meet the best brains across several businesses and share their views on topics like innovation and corporate responsibility.

“The event aims to connect young leaders and business figures to discuss relevant topics in order to generate new ideas and thoughts,” says Krupa Kapadia, marketing, AIESEC.

YTBF is a global affair, which has already taken place in over 15 cities across India. This is the first time it is being held in Mumbai.

“This year the theme is Breaking Stereotypes. We are looking forward to having over 300 students participate in the final event. We hope to impact over 1000 students through the pre-event workshops,” informs Kapadia.

The conference will feature guest speakers like Devita Saraf, founder of Vu Technologies; venture capitalist Mahesh Murthy; Shailendra Singh, director, Percept India; and young filmmaker and entrepreneur, Varun Agarwal.

YTBF will host three interactive workshops on the day of the event and five pre-event modules. These workshops include sessions conducted by companies like Google Business Group, Blue Ribbon Movement, LinkedIN and Amity University.

“The highlight of the event will include a start-up fair, Global Village, providing opportunities for students to get local and global
internships during the event itself,” adds Kapadia.

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