Schulich Launches Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and Competition with Startup India
The initiative will bring together 100 student entrepreneurs in India, 150 graduate students from Schulich and 25 students from the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University – mentored by 100 leading business thinkers from India and Canada.
Spread across eight different sectors, this year’s theme calls upon all participants to ideate and innovate solutions that improve people’s lives while addressing areas of national and global importance.
The mentors will help guide and refine the team’s venture ideas through a series of sessions, as well as provide feedback on their key deliverables for the judging round.
“We really hope this opportunity will unlock a next wave of entrepreneurial spirit amongst these talented student innovators from India,” shared Chris Carder, Executive Director of the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Schulich. “We also believe the connections and relationships built here will unlock so many new possibilities for them in 2021 and beyond.”
Through three judging and interviewing rounds, leading venture capitalists and investors will seek the top three venture ideas. The winning teams are rewarded with powerful startup tools, global networks and monetary support to help realize their entrepreneurial dreams.
“In terms of the students from Schulich and Lassonde, I am hoping they gain an incredible experience and personal fulfillment from working on this high-profile global project,” said Carder.
“Our School is proud to partner with Startup India on this exciting new global initiative,” said Detlev Zwick, Interim Dean of the Schulich School of Business. “TOGETHER 2021 recognizes the growing desire of Schulich students to acquire entrepreneurial skills and networks and to develop business solutions that have a clearly defined social purpose.
Special thanks to the City of Toronto for their partnership and ICICI Bank Canada, Leverage Edu, Apollo Hospitals, the Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce (Pramod Goyal – BS, MBA, PFP), Toronto Global, TiE Toronto (Mahendra Naik), INDOCHINO (Drew Green), and YSpace, York University (Sarah H.) for their support.
To register or learn more about Together 2021, please visit the official event site.
To make a donation towards the student prize pool, please go here.