Get Set Learn, an Arvind Mafatlal Group Company, in collaboration with TiE Bangalore, is excited to launch Future Unicorns Launchpad 2023 (FUL), a groundbreaking entrepreneurship initiative for K12 that seeks to inspire high school students to embrace entrepreneurial thinking, drive innovation, and cultivate essential 21st-century skills including creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.
This partnership has created a robust platform for over 15,000 students and 100 schools to explore their potential and lay a strong foundation in entrepreneurship with the help of Future Unicorns Launchpad program.
In the flagship edition of Future Unicorn Launchpad program (FUL), the organizers conducted a national-level Entrepreneurship Quiz in June, garnering registrations from over 15,000 students across 100+ schools from Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Gujarat, among others, in its first cohort from across the country. The shortlisted students will undergo a mentorship program with top B-school graduates, entrepreneurs, and faculty members from TiE Bangalore to help students sharpen their pitch ideas, acquire valuable business insights, and finally present a business plan pitch to a distinguished TiE Bangalore jury on a virtual platform.
“The idea is to nurture our partnership with TiE Bangalore to discover entrepreneurial talent in schools (grades 8 to 12) and to convey the importance of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking in k12 learning. The students will also get an opportunity to network with other young entrepreneur-peers who have built their startups at an early age, unicorn startup founders, academicians, and mentors from across the country who can expose them to different cultures, ideas, perspectives, and attitudes perceived in the global economy,” explained Ameet Zaverii, CEO and Co-founder, Get Set Learn, co-organizer of the FUL program.
The program will culminate fittingly in Bengaluru, the start-up capital of India on 22nd and 23rd August, where the budding entrepreneurs will participate in an engaging Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. The top 25 teams will pitch their ideas to investors, which will be followed by an award ceremony where the top 3 teams will be felicitated by top industry leaders in the startup and business ecosystem.
"The FUL program is at the heart of TiE Bangalore's mission of expanding and nurturing a vast ecosystem of entrepreneurs in India. There is today a heightened enthusiasm and curiosity among high schoolers about entrepreneurship. The FUL program intends to channelise this curiosity among students into definite interest and structured knowledge and awareness by leveraging TiE Bangalore's decade long expertise in this area. Our vision via this program is to inspire and educate a million young students in the next five years and hence, create future entrepreneurs and founders. Our experience shows that such a program not only spurs creative ideas and expression, but also helps students to build critical 21st century skills like Initiative, Teamwork, Organization, Communication and Presentation skills - all of which are very useful for students in their future life," said Madan Padaki, President, TiE Bangalore.
The top three winning teams will receive cash prizes, a coveted trophy, TiE Bangalore subscription for one year, and certificates along with a field visit to top Fortune 500 companies in Bengaluru. At the end of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Bengaluru, schools will get an opportunity to set up entrepreneurship cells by Get Set Learn apart from additional fostering of ideas and mentorship from TiE Bangalore for students.
Future Unicorns Launchpad offers a 3-step program comprising a compelling entrepreneurship quiz followed by interactive mentor sessions featuring industry leaders, successful startup founders, critical thinkers, and top B-schools, to help students present their startup pitches to a distinguished TiE Bangalore jury. The shortlisted students from the online pitch round participate in a 2-day mega entrepreneurship bootcamp It provides students with a transformative learning journey, enabling them to showcase their entrepreneurial skills and gain valuable insights from experienced professionals.
The program has the support of other prestigious partners, such as Corporate Gurukul (AI Learning Partner), Rizee (Content Partner), Soundarya Group of Institutions (Gold Sponsor), Lodestar Career Guidance (Outreach Partner) and Deccan Herald (Media Partner), who have come together to promote and encourage education and entrepreneurship in the country. Collectively, this extraordinary network now forms an integral part of our vision to nurture young minds, shape future leaders, and create a transformative tomorrow.