What is the ‘IFT Experience?’
Young minds are a powerhouse of breakthrough ideas! All they need is a platform to showcase them India’s Future Tycoons (IFT) simulates an exciting journey of an entrepreneur for every child to experience first hand & feel empowered. Here’s what children experience with IFT:
Experiential learning paths designed for all participants
Curated learning sessions, videos & expert interactions
Personalized mentorships to convert your ideas into ventures
Five levels of idea progression aligned with mentorship
Powerpacked 3-day residential bootcamp for Top 24 teams
Top 12 teams compete at the Grand IFT Finale Show
Seed Funding, Launch Mentorship, Industry internships, & IP support
Access to reputed national & international competitions
It’s absolutely FREE!
What Is India's Future Tycoons?
IFT is a free platform for all young adults between ages 13-18 years across the globe to register their ideas, gain access to mentorship from industry experts, & embark on an experiential entrepreneurship journey like none other!
At IFT every idea counts! The platform offers five levels of fun-filled, interactive & simulated learning experiences at every step. At each level, participants get mentored to improve their problem-solving skills, creative idea generation, solution architecture, & venture building. Ideas that promise a breakthrough solution, qualify for one-on-one mentorship with our domain experts. Eventually, the Top 24 ideas of the year that make it to Level 5, witness a power-packed three-day residential boot camp. During this boot camp, participants have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a grand jury, vying for a spot among the Top 12 ideas that advance to our prestigious Annual IFT Mega Finale Show. The finalists pitch their ideas to an esteemed panel of industry experts, competing for rewards & recognitions, seed funding, cash prizes, & invaluable mentorship opportunities....
Our platform opens avenues for finalists to showcase their venture ideas across national & international platforms like NFTE & UNGCNI Global Convention.
Don't let innovative ideas go unnoticed. Unleash your potential, gain recognition, secure funding, & build real ventures. Be a part of India’s Future Tycoons…
The Five Levels Of IFT
The Annual Grand Finale Show
The IFT Grand Finale Show is not just a competition! It is an exhilarating showcase of innovation, talent, & entrepreneurial brilliance. It's the culmination of months of hard work, dedication, & the relentless pursuit of excellence by our young visionaries. Groundbreaking ideas step into the spotlight at the highly anticipated IFT Grand Finale Show & dreams transform into reality.
What’s happening on the IFT platform right now?
IFT Brand Connect
IFT is a platform that engages corporates, governments & foundations to encourage entrepreneurship & innovation in young minds. Our partners for the last 4 years have enabled us to create engaging mentorships & search interventions.
Meet Your Mentors
Meet the seasoned experts who will mentor you through the step-by-step journey of entrepreneurship.
Sushil MungekarDesign Thinking & Entrepreneurship Mentor
- An Education Transformist
- Corporate Strategy Expert
- Engineer & MBA with 24 years of experience
- Loves music, reading, writing & social work
Chethana HitnalliTech Mentor
- Training & Technology Expert
- B. E(E&C) with 5 years of experience
- Loves dancing & traveling
Vishal VadhiyarTech and Digital Manager
- A Lifelong Learner
- Technology Expert
- B.E.(E&C) with 7 years of experience
- Loves robotics, chess, cricket, & traveling
Shyna GuptaManager- Digital Skills
- An Enthusiast
- Training Expert
- Education - B Tech, B.ed with 13 years of experience
- Loves spending time by herself & training children
IFT Journey Highlights
IFT # Season 4 - 2022
Social Techpreneurship #ReimaginingIndia
- Top teams received ‘Tech mentorship’ with seasoned Tech experts
- Top 400 teams across India attended a two-day virtual bootcamp competitions.
- Top 24 teams mentored by eminent entrepreneurs
- Top 12 teams pitched their ideas to the jury in a grand showcase
- Top 3 winners received seed funding for their ideas
IFT #Season 3 - 2021
- First-ever season conceptualized & executed virtually.
- Snapchat Inc & Microsoft hosted wild card entry competitions.
- 3 Lakh+ views for the Digital Feature of TOP 6 Teams.
- TV Channel Mirror Now broadcasted the grand finale.
IFT #Season 2- 2020
Solving India’s Water Crisis
- TOP 24 teams experienced a Residential Design Thinking Bootcamp
- The TOP 6 pitched ideas to an eminent jury in a reality show-like finale
- 4-episode web series on YouTube crossed 5 Million+ views
IFT #Season 1 - 2019
Building Ventures Around UN SDGs
- Top 10 teams attended the Finale Pitch Event in Mumbai
- TOP 3 teams competed at UNGC National Conference, Mumbai
- Winners got mentorship with industry experts
Words Of Appreciation
From students, parents, jury & partners...
I congratulate team ENpower for giving an opportunity to teens in building entrepreneurial ideas addressing SDGs.
Mr. Kamal Singh
Former MD, United Nations Global Compact
ENpower's initiative to introduce a design thinking mindset in the school ecosystem has the potential to give transformational outcomes.
Dr. Kaustubh Dhargalkar
Design Thinking Expert, Author, TEDx Speaker
I congratulate team ENpower for giving an opportunity to teens in building entrepreneurial ideas addressing SDG's.
Mr. Ramannan Ramannan
Former First Mission Director, Atal Institute
Young minds are full of ideas. IFT helps students convert ideas to reality. Entrepreneurship at this age will certainly shape them in the right way.
Teacher, Delhi Public School, Sonipat
IFT has given a chance to a science student like me to dream of becoming an entrepreneur. I didn’t know that was possible.
Student, Dayavati Modi Academy, Meerut
IFT is a great platform for students to be the change they want to see in the future.
Founder & CEO Sixth Sense Ventures
IFT is a solid platform for children to become world leaders. It is a whiteboard for students to express themselves.
Teacher, Podar International, Mumbai
The concept of finding solutions to real-world problems is empowering for 13-year-old children.
Parent, IFT #2
Coming to IFT & attending a Bootcamp was a great opportunity for us. We learned how to my idea can become a real product.
Participant IFT 2, Palijor Namyang Girls School
Exposing today's children to crucial life skills along with academics will put them in the next orbit while managing future uncertainties
Mr. Raj Bhat
Entrepreneurship Development Practice Head, Wadhwani Foundation
ENpower nurtures entrepreneurial mindsets in school children through a comprehensive learning ecosystem. Focusing on 21st-century life skills, design thinking, & entrepreneurship, we offer modular interventions with a structured curriculum, gamified learning, simulations, assessments, & competitions. Having impacted over 53,000 students, we've witnessed transformative changes in their thinking & approach.... Our goal is to empower children as 'job creators' rather than 'job seekers,' aiming to reach 1 million students by 2030. We are fostering an entrepreneurial mindset among school children, shaping their future & enabling them to make a positive impact in the world.
The Social Connect
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