Young Volunteers Organisation Invites Applications For Social Venture Idea Contest

Entries are open for YVO’s ‘Youth to Independence’, a social venture idea contest for youth aged 16 - 29 years who have an idea or an existing business in social entrepreneurship

Young Volunteers Organisation (YVO) is inviting applications from students, youth, startups and budding social entrepreneurs from across India to take part in its social venture idea contest - Youth to Independence. It is targeted toward youth aged 16-29 years who have an idea or an existing business in social entrepreneurship. 

It is to be noted that Ideas should be on social entrepreneurship only. The idea can be non-profit or for-profit. Individuals or teams can apply for the contest.

Social entrepreneurship is the process by which individuals, startups and entrepreneurs develop and fund solutions that directly address social issues. These are business opportunities that have a positive impact on their community, society or the world. 

Every year, World Youth Skills Day is marked with a certain theme set by the United Nations. The theme for 2022 is ‘ Transforming youth skills for the future'. The main goal of this day is to equip young people around the world with essential skills for employment, work, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development. YVO’s ‘Youth to Independence’, a social venture idea contest, was initiated to support and promote the theme, keeping the SDGs in mind.

Candidates who wish to apply can fill the Google Form.

The last date for submission is August 5, 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be provided an opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of established Angel Investors and Founders at the ‘Youth to Independence - social venture idea contest’ event, to be held virtually on 12th August 2022.

Final results will be announced on YVO’s social media pages on Independence Day - August 15, 2022. 

The individual/team with the best Idea gets to accompany an Investor to the Investor pitch. The second best idea winner will spend a day at a startup with the Founder. The third best idea winner will have a rendezvous opportunity with an investor over a power meal. Amongst the entries, 20 more ideas will be awarded an inspiring book autographed by an investor. E-certificate will be provided to all participants.

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