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Concept Of YES 2017

CYDA this year has identified huge opportunities to support the budding entrepreneurs through a six month long entrepreneurship program to identify, train and build capacities and finally fund potential grassroots entrepreneurs. This nurturing program has the following components:

1. Young Entrepreneurs Incubation (YEI)
2. Young Entrepreneurs Training (Boot Camp) (YET)
3. Young Entrepreneurs Summit (YES)
4. Young Entrepreneurs Fund (YEF)
5. Young Entrepreneurs Network (YEN)


CYDA strongly believes that entrepreneurship and start-ups are ideally suited to changing Indian market landscape and global economic realities.

Hence, it is an imperative to nurture the entrepreneurship culture in order to build an ecosystem that supports and mentors creative, hardworking, risk takers and shapes their dream into successful business and social enterprises. Below is an account of last year’s achievements....Read More

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YES 2017 Schedule

08.00 AM Breakfast at the venue
09.00 to 9.45 Registration
10.00 to 10.15 Welcome Song
Chairperson, Kavita Gandhi, Country Director, SwissAid, India
10.15 to 11.00 BR Venketesh, CEO, I Create, Mumbai
11.00 to 11.45 Rahul Mani, CEO Loanlo, Pune
11.45 to 12.15 Dhananjay Khire, DeAsra, Pune
12.15 to 13.15 Cyrus Dastur, Founder, Shamiana, Mumbai
13.15 to 14.30 Lunch & interaction with all
14.30 to 16.15 INAUGURATION
  • Introduction to the Summit by Mathew Mattam, Convener, Organizing Committee
  • Inauguration of the program
  • Inaugural address by Mr. V. Suresh, Head HR-CVBU, Tata Motors
  • Key Note Address by Samir Chabukswar, CEO YUJ Designs
  • Speech by an Entrepreneur, Dr. Pooja Kadam, Director, OIHRC, Pune
  • Chief Guest, Ms. Varsha Usgaonkar ( to be confirmed)
  • Chairperson Dr. Ganesh Natrajan, CEO, 5FWorld, Pune & Global Board Director, SVP.
  • Vote of Thanks by Pravin Jadhav, Manager, Programs, CYDA
16.15 to 16.45 Tea & Snacks,
SUNDAY the 19th NOVEMBER 2017
08.00 am Breakfast at the venue
09.00 to 11.00 ENTREPRENEURS SPEAK: Chairperson, Mini Kakar, NFI, New Delhi
09.00 to 09.15 Youth Song, Youth4Chage, Pune
09.15 to 09.40 Story of a business Entrepreneur, Vishal Terkar, CEO, BTW Group, Pune
09.40 to 10. 00 Nitin Jadhav, Entrepreneur, Aurangabad,
10.00 to 11.00 Anil Chhikara, Motivational speaker on Entrepreneurship
11.15 to 11.30 Tea Break
THEMATIC SESSIONS, Chaired By Mr. Vishwas Sonawane, Project Officer, TPCDT, Mumbai
11.30 to 12.00 Business opportunities in Hospitality Sector by Mr. Vivek More, BTW Group, Pune
12.00 t0 12.30 Agri based Business Opportunities by Mr Yogesh Sawant, BAIF, Pune
12.30 to 13.00 Opportunities in Sanitation sector for Entrepreneurs, Mr Pramode Dabrase, CEO, CSEDI, Mumbai
13.00 to 14.00 Lunch
TECHNICAL SESSIONS, Chairperson, Dr Pankaj Das, Professor, Social Work College, Satara
14.00 to 14. 45 Legal and statutory requirements for an Entrepreneur, Sachin Raskar, Chartered Accountant, Praj Consultancy, Pune
14.45 to 15.15 Importance of Digital Financing for Entrepreneurs, Vidhu Chitranshi, National Payment Corporation of India, Mumbai
15.15 to 16.15 Why Startups fail? by Anil Chhikara, Co-founder and Director at 24x7 Learning Private Limited.
16.15 to 16.30 Tea & Snacks
MONDAY the 20th NOVEMBER 2017
08.00 AM Breakfast at the venue
09.15 to 09.30 Song by Youth4Change, Chhattisgarh & Pune
09.30 to 11.00 Room1 Best Business Idea Presentations. Chaired by Prof. Ujjwal K Chowdhury
Room 2: Mentoring Entrepreneurs discussion with Anil Chhikara
Room 3: Developing Women Enterprises: A case Study from Tata Motors Grihini Social Welfare Society, Pune,
11.00 to 01.00 CONCLUDING EVENT
  • Lessons from the Summit,
  • Key Note Address by Ujjwal Kumar Chowdhury, Advisor, YESummit 2017
  • Ms. Mini Kakar, Guest of Honour, NFI, New Delhi
  • Mr. Sawpnil Bhondave, CEO Addmax, Pune
  • Speech by Sarada Sing, Guest of Honor, RGP Foundaiton
  • Speech by CSR, Tata Power, Guest of Honor, TPCDT,
  • Speech by Vinod Kulkarni, Guest of Honour, Tata Motors Ltd
  • Concluding Remark from Anil Chhikkara, Bangalore
  • Speech by Chief Guest, Mayor, PCMC
  • Speech from Chairperson, Dr NG Hedge, Trustee, BAIF, Pune & Member, Advisory Board, YESummit 2017
  • Vote of Thanks, Mathew Mattam, Convenor, Organising Committee
01.30 to 02.30 LUNCH

Our Workshops at various locations:


  • Learning from best entrepreneurs

  • Building networks

  • Exploring funding opportunities

  • Access to Legal assistance

  • Meeting up with successful entrepreneurs

  • Mentoring by experts