India’s Next 40 is Ycenter’s flagship entrepreneurship focussed program in India. The goal of the program is to use our creative problem solving methodology to help the youth of India create meaningful, human centered businesses.
India has one of the largest youth population in the world. Youth in India are gravitating more and more towards the startup world, which has also received a massive impetus in the last couple of years. But as is often the case, a lot of startups are created following fads, or are not well thought out enough to last more than a year in the market.
India’s Next 40 provides an opportunity to these youth to explore their dreams, solve meaningful problems, and become more empathetic through the journey. Participants learn in small cohorts, helping each other progress by providing feedback and encouragement. Ycenter brings together industry specific experts & investors to help the participants transition from having a vague idea to start with, building it into something specific and then taking it into the real world outside the classroom.
Ycenter has been running the India’s Next 40 program for the last two years and we have had many success stories. Be it a startup that are launched and functioning, or giving somebody the nudge they need to seriously consider spending time to build their dreams into reality.
You can see the pitch day presentations of our last batch of India's Next 40 here.