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Have you got a revolutionary social business plan?

education Updated: Jun 15, 2011 09:35 IST
HT Horizons correspondent
HT Horizons correspondent
Hindustan Times

AIESEC Delhi IIT, part of AIESEC, the world’s largest and oldest “student-run organisation” will organise the Youth to Business (Y2B) 2011 Forum, Delhi, an initiative towards social entrepreneurship on June 20.

To be held at the IIT, Delhi, the event aims to bring together a mix of 300 graduate and undergraduate students along with equity, marketing and HR heads of around 50 companies.

Following the AIESEC ideals of promoting the spirit of leadership and entrepreneurship, the “Youth to Business Forum 2011”, seeks to provide the youth with an opportunity to realise the dream of executing a successful venture.

The highlight of the Y2B 2011 will be the AIESEC-IIT Delhi and United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)-powered Social Innovation Competition (SIC), for the young population to discuss their thoughts and opinions through revolutionary business plans, based on the MDGs. Participating students of SIC will present a revolutionary business plan in their endeavour to make this world a more pleasant place to live in. The best of the social business plans will then be opened to a variety of venture capitalists and corporates to arrange for financial sustainability. To name a few, venture capitalists such Indian Angel Network and LGT Venture Philanthropy will be present at the event.

Eminent panelists at Y2B 2011 include include Rajiv Chandran, national information officer; Rita Soni, CEO, NASSCOM Foundation; Dilip Chenoy, MD, National Skill Development Corporation; and Kamini Kinger, director, National Social Entrepreneurship Forum.

The MGDs encourage youth to integrate their developmental ideas with the business world. These issues, adopted as a part of the global action plan to achieve the eight anti-poverty goals by 2015, include issues like women’s and children’s health and other initiatives against poverty, hunger and disease.

The Youth to Business Forum 2011, in partnership with United Nations Information Centre will also witness workshops conducted by partners like Artemisia and Ericsson. The audience for the same will be comprised of 250+ students and 100+ corporates. After the workshops time for networking is scheduled over tea.

Partners for the event include United Nations Information Centre, as the collaborating partner, Artemisia International, as the learning and content partner, NASSCOM Foundation as knowledge partner, TBW Anthem as another knowledge partner, Youth Ki Awaaz.com as the online youth partner along with International Conference & Exhibition Services, among others.