The YY Goshti team selected 6 promising social business entrepreneurs who attended a week long boot camp. The Boot Camp included workshops, exposure visits, and mentorship to shape up & transform their ideas into a viable social business. This culminated into the YY Pitch Day, where the 6 social businesses were launched by YY Goshti. The top 6 Entrepreneurs were required to use all they had learned and make a compact business plan and pitch their social business ideas in front of judges and an eclectic audience of investors, social business leaders, young entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and more. After their pitch, they faced questions from the judges as well as the audience.
The business pitches were ranked based on social impact, sustainability, scalability, innovation and financial stability. 2 winners were declared by the end of the program and granted seed capital – a winner selected by the judges and another by the audience. Avijtrik won the Judge’s Choice Award, while EcoTerrace won the People’s Choice Award. The ceremony ended with a networking dinner where all the attendees had a chance to meet and greet.