A Unique Business Idea
Siddharth Doshi of Class 9 B, pitched his business plan, "Dryve", to a 'Shark Tank' style investor panel, which included several top industry experts like Mr. Harsh Mariwala - Chairman & MD Marico Limited, Mr. Amit Chandra and Mr. Samonnoi Banerjee of Bain Capital, Noshir Kaka - Director McKinsey & Co. and many more. 'Dryve', is a revolutionary idea that ensures that drunk drivers never take the steering wheel. The idea was ranked the Second best business, for its unique yet simple mechanism. Siddharth was awarded Rs.40,000 as funds to kickstart his business. The panel of investors was thoroughly impressed by the originality of the product and saw its true worth.
Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) is an educational program with over 100 centres across 40 states in the US. The program provides young children with a hands on experience of being an entrepreneur, with guest speakers and field excursions. The children are mentored to create a business plan which is pitched to a panel of investors to seek an investment. This interactive manner of teaching not only ensures the enjoyment of the programme, but also gives the children a complete view of business and how it works.