Youth Ideathon is India’s largest Festival of IDEAS for Class 6-12 students. It aims to develop a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship in school students.
The competition encourages our youth to dream big and gives their dreams wings.
An Ideathon is like a marathon. It starts with a simple exciting innovative idea that could solve people’s problems. That’s why we are asking you to share “Mera idea jo badal de Bharat”.
In stage 1, we will short-list 500 most powerful ideas that can potentially have most impact for India. The selection made by our jury shall be final.
In stage 2, short-listed participants shall be video interviewed to understand more about the idea and also to validate, if the participant has made any progress with the idea. By progress, we mean, if the participants has made any conceptual model, working prototype, product or working venture. At this stage, the jury shall shortlist 100 participants.
Our experts and mentors will work with Top 100 participants over a period of five days to systematic help them brainstorm and develop their idea. During this stage you will receive a lot of suggestions to modify and build your idea. At each stage of the journey, the choice to accept or reject the suggestion is yours. Further, if any investment has to be made to build the product during the stage of Ideathon, that should come from you.
At the end of day 5, we will short-list Top 10 ideas who shall make a pitch to a high level jury comprising of experts, scientists, innovators and investors. The jury will decide the winners.
To put simply, in an Ideathon is a process of researching and brainstorming to develop innovative solutions for common people’s problems.