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The Yopreneurs Challenge is a global, virtual entrepreneurship program for teenagers that culminates in a pitch competition.

The challenge expects to attract hundreds of teenagers from all over the world, who shall undergo an intense online training program, form teams, create their startup plans and then pitch their ideas to a grand jury during the Finale Event.

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Student Reach
Semi-finalist Teams
Winning Teams

Entrepreneurial skills and mindset are critical to succeed in today’s fast-changing world.

Entrepreneurship education empowers young learners with 21st century life skills, such as problem-solving, collaboration, communication and creativity, which are essential to succeed in any career path they choose.

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Curriculum of the Entrepreneurship training program

All participants shall go through a 25 hour training program – ‘Empower’, where they shall learn the basics of entrepreneurship, generate ideas, build teams and create business plans. The program shall be conducted in six live sessions of two hours each, with approximately 13 hours of courseware and team activities. The key topics covered during the program are –

DAY 1 : Introduction to the program

Ice Breaking
Introduction to entrepreneurship
Developing an entrepreneurial mindset

DAY 2 : Idea Generation

Identifying real-world problems
Generate ideas and solutions
Create Dream Team
Startup Identity

DAY 3 : Implementation

Unique Value Proposition
‘Minimum Viable Product’
After-class meetups

DAY 4 : Business Modelling

Marketing Plan
Revenue Model
Financial Plan
Sharpening Communication

DAY 5 : Pitch Preparation

Review & Feedback
Preparation for final pitch presentation

DAY 6 : Pitch presentation

Q & A
Feedback and shortlisting
Team presentations to jury members and guest entrepreneurs

Value for Participants

  • 10 cohorts with 20 learners each, encouraging team bonding

  • 25 hours of training by experienced facilitators which is a great resume booster

  • Participants learn crucial entrepreneurial skills, participate in team discussions, real-world assignments and deep-dive videos

  • Participants interact with potential future employers, receive feedback and mentoring from real entrepreneurs

  • Fun of competing globally. Exciting prizes to be won and certificates for all participants

  • Access to global learning community for teenagers “YoTribe”

Event Timeline


April 20

April 2021

Applications Open

May 7

May – June 2021

Selection and assigning of participants into cohorts of 20 learners each

June 16

June – July 2021

Implementation of cohort-based entrepreneurship program

August 3

August 2021

Conducting the Quarter Finals with 40 teams and shortlisting 10 for the Semi Finals

September 14

September 2021

Conducting Semi-Finals. Shortlisting 5 teams for the Grand Finale

October 21

October 2021

Grande Finale

Key Points

The program is open to anyone who has completed 12 years of age and has not exceeded 20 years of age at the time of application. Participants can be from any country, any educational system or unschooled

Participation fee per person is USD 150. Need-based scholarships are available. Write to for more information

All participants are to apply as individuals. Even in the case that you already have a team and a startup idea, each person is to apply separately, mentioning the common name of your team in the application form

All participants shall go through a 25-hour training program – ‘Empower’, conducted by professional facilitators

The sessions shall be conducted in English language

You DO NOT need to have a startup idea to apply. Ideas shall be generated during the training sessions

The entire event, including the initial training program shall be conducted online through live cohorts and would require each participant to be connected through video calls

The training sessions shall take place through June and July 2021. We have a limited number of seats, for which the selection is already underway on first come first served basis

Schools or groups may please get in touch to avail group registration benefits. Write to

All participants shall be inducted into Yotribe, where they would connect with many like-minded individuals and gain access to a treasure trove of interesting content, learning events and courses.

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