What is IFT?
Young minds are a powerhouse of breakthrough ideas, provided they get a platform to showcase them! That's what IFT is all about!
India’s Future Tycoons (IFT) is India’s first-ever entrepreneurship search & mentorship platform for young adults. At IFT, every idea counts. Students aged 13-18 from any school nationwide can register their ideas on IFT throughout the year, & the platform is FREE for all! Participants can access mentorships from industry experts & embark on an experiential entrepreneurship journey like no other.
IFTians go through Five Levels of fun-filled & interactive learning sessions. At each step of the way, participants refine their problem statements, ideas, solution architectures, & venture models. Each year, the TOP 24 Ideas of the Year.....enter the prestigious 'IFT TOP 24 League' & witness a power-packed entrepreneurship experience. Finalists of the year refine their ideas in a three-day residential bootcamp & pitch them to our esteemed panel of jury at the Grand Finale Showcase. It is the pinnacle of innovation for young innovators!
Winners secure exciting rewards, recognitions, & cash prizes. IFT has successfully helped finalists secure funding for their ideas & invaluable launch mentorships. Moreover, IFT opens doors for finalists to showcase their venture ideas on esteemed national & international platforms, such as NFTE & UNGCNI Global Convention.
Unlock the potential of young minds with a platform that celebrates their breakthrough ideas - IFT, India's Future Tycoons! Be a part of India’s Future Tycoons.
The IFT Experience
Every child's idea is unique & has the potential to become a problem-solving innovation that shapes the future.
IFT fosters the ideas of young innovators through structured mentorship, thinking coaches, & expert mentors.
The 'IFT experience' awaits every aspiring innovator.
The Five Levels Of IFT
IFT TOP 24 League
Each year the TOP 24 ideas are handpicked to be a part of the prestigious 'IFT TOP 24 League'.
This is the pinnacle of innovative entrepreneurship in young minds & the rewards are as exciting as the experience…
IFT Grand Finale Jury
Finalists of the IFT TOP 24 League get the opportunity to pitch their ideas to an esteemed panel of a jury with diversely talented entrepreneurs, design thinkers, venture capitalists & leaders. Most viable ventures stand a chance to secure seed funding from these legends !
IFT Transformation Stories
Meet the IFTians who witnessed this transformational journey, reached the Top Finalists & took a leap beyond IFT!
They now harbour an ‘entrepreneurial mindset’ for a lifetime. Here is a glimpse of their achievements after joining IFT.
Here’s why you should encourage IFT at your school!
What’s happening on the IFT platform right now?
IFT helps brands connect with the powerhouse of raw talent in the youth! IFT has built meaningful brand engagement for our partners for the last four years. Their contribution to nurturing an innovative & entrepreneurial mindset in young adults has been extraordinary!
IFT mentors are the makers of India’s future leaders - The brightest minds in the spheres of Design Thinking, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Future Technology & Life Skills! IFT Mentors shape young minds into a generation of social impact innovators & entrepreneurs.
Here are some of our esteemed Mentors on our pannel & Jury from previous IFT seasons.
Nimisha NagarsekarPartner Investments, CFO - Sixth Sense Ventures
Mandar MhatreManaging Director, Epic Investment Partners
Rajendra BhatAdvisor at IIT Mandi Catalyst
Kaustubh DhargalkarAuthor & Design Thinking Coach
Savita RajeevFounder, Springs Innovations
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IFT Journey Highlights
Words Of Appreciation
From students, parents, jury & partners...
A Throwback To IFT Seasons
Witness the action of the previous IFT Seasons
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