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Emerald Heights Hosts an Exclusive Program: Start-up Edge (the Hands-on Business Challenge)

Startup Edge, an exclusive three day workshop on hands-on business challenge was conducted at the Emerald Heights for the students of classes IX to XII on July 14-16, 2018 under the guidance of Ms. Urvashi Goyal and Mr. Hullas Arora. In the workshop more than fifty students participated and were taken through a three day journey in teams wherein they created start-ups and worked on diverse ideas.

First day, the students were required to identify various problems in the society and find the solutions through star-up simulations and design thinking. Once the students identified the market problems in the chosen sector then they need to prepare ideation, prototype and business model according to the groups. Mr. Upadhyay, a budding Geologist wandering with a zeal to discover things and trying to generate his own startup motivated the students through inspiring journey of his life. Once the students were ready with their business models, they were trained to put their elevator pitch before Mr. Karan Kakkar, the owner of Chef’s Alcove. Later the students presented their Pitch Deck, a brief PowerPoint presentation explaining their budding startup ideas Mr. Kakkar then felicitated three best start-up ideas and the special mentions with the excellence certificates. And the students were awarded with participation certificates by our President Sir. The workshop proved to be a success which was an 18 hour rigorous training preparing budding entrepreneurs.

AFS India is an Outreach Partner for Start-up Edge and provided this opportunity to AFS India member schools’ students which can help them develop creative capacity, entrepreneurial confidence and acquire the necessary skills to build scalable start-ups that solve real problems as a part of teams. Start-up Edge was organised by World Youth Council (WYC) and supported by Start-up India, by Government of India. Some of the entrepreneurs involved in the Startup Edge Ecosystem are Ritesh Agarwal – Oyo Rooms, Mr. Saurabh Kocchar – Foodpanda, Mr. Ankit Kawatra – United Nations Young Leader, etc.