NEW DELHI: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday held a review meeting on the second round of the Delhi government’s flagship Business Blasters program for public school students. In a published statement, Sisodia said around 1,000 teams were shortlisted from the first round itself.
“On February 25 and 26, these teams will present their ideas at the centers established in 28 public schools in Delhi, in front of a panel consisting of industrialists, education department officials, among others,” he said. .
Business Blasters is a hands-on component of the Entrepreneurship Mindset (EMC) program for grades 11 and 12. It aims to provide students with the experience needed to work in teams, reflect and identify social challenges. It will also help them research business opportunities and prepare business plans.
All participating students will receive start-up capital of Rs 2000 per student. Teams will use this seed capital with a clear goal of making a profit or creating social impact. He added that the top 100 selected teams will be showcased at a government-organized investor expo, where ideas will be evaluated by renowned entrepreneurs.
“Investors will invest in these ideas, and members of the top 10 teams selected at the Investor Expo will be directly admitted to BBA courses at government-run colleges and universities,” he said.