YI23 is a 5-tiered innovation competition with a unique 5th tier that focusses on incubating high-potential student ideas into ventures.

YI Stages

Stage 2 is also crowd engagement where teams upload their pitch on YouTube to get recommendations. Our algorithm gives a “Crowd Score” based on recommendations, comments, likes and views. In parallel, our Expert Panel then screens each idea and give an ‘Expert Score” based on “Idea Impact” and “Implementation Potential”.


Stage 3 is Top 100 Teams based on TOTAL SCORE of Stage 2. To create the Top 100 List with shall be Top 10 Teams from (9+1) regions namely Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Mumbai. These are mapped to following States and UTs.


RegionStates and UTs
AhmedabadGujarat, Daman & Diu, Dadra Nagar & Haveli, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan
ChandigarhPunjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh & Chandigarh Delhi
LucknowUttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and Jharkhand
KolkataWest Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Tripura
HyderabadAndhra Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha
ChennaiTamil Nadu, Kerala, Pondicherry and A&N Islands
BengaluruKarnataka, Goa and Lakshadweep
MumbaiMaharashtra and Chhattisgarh


In addition, Organizing Team shall have the liberty to select 10 more meritorious teams left out from any region due to competition. Thus, Stage 3 shall have a total of 100 teams.