Being an entrepreneur is a personal challenge and great opportunity. Entrepreneurs let visionary ideas become real, drive the economy and development of their countries, create jobs and endlessly thrive for the wellbeing of their families and communities. The EU-funded project ”Future Young Entrepreneurs” helps school-to-work-transition by providing business mentoring and first hand practical work experience for young people from India, Indonesia, Malawi, Netherlands, Romania, Vietnam and Germany. The project is planned and managed by Goethe-Institut e. V. read more...
This summer the winners of the Indian national competition spread throughout the country and beyond to complete their internships. All of the students oriented towards the industry of their product idea. One student even undertook a long journey to do his internship.
Last June the students of the winning teams of the Indian national finale, PEEK-A-BOOK and INFUTURE: Infrastructure of the Future, completed their interesting and multi-facetted internships as part of the project “Future Young Entrepreneurs”.
Manan Rai from PEEK-A-BOOK even left his home country for some practical experience and travelled to the USA to join the MIT Launch Summer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. There, he had not only the chance to listen to lectures of well-known personalities from the US economy, he also joined a business simulation game. Within four weeks he and other participants founded the company ordyr that optimizes the time management of restaurants by reducing the waiting through prior order using app technology. Before departing to the USA the student emphasized the meaning of his participation in the MIT Launch for his further performance in the project: “The summer program will help me gather necessary skills that will give a boost to my entrepreneurial venture, Peek-A-Book.”
The other students of PEEK-A-BOOK worked in the book market during their internships. Medha Mathur, Ansh Aggarwal and Nikhil Kalia discovered the working life of the online book store Tagon. In their reports, all three stress that the internship at Tagon was very useful. Medha Matur states: “I am glad to have gotten this opportunity as it has been helpful to understand the nuances of the industry we plan to work in.”
Yash Gupta spent his internship at the international publishing house Dorling Kindersley and reports that his internship was “most informative and beneficial” for his undertaking. He particularly underlines how interesting the “broad insight into the e-commerce world and the functioning of a publishing house” was.
The four members of the team INFUTURE: Infrastructure of the Future completed their internship at TERI - The Energy and Resources Institute, a New Delhi-based research institute that specializes in energy, environment and sustainability. Adity Gupta, Shryans Goyal, Avnish Roperia and Divya Labru got an insight into the project GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) that assesses buildings with regard to their environmental sustainability and sustainable use of natural resources. Monika Bhatia from Amity International School Gurgaon reports that the internship “increased the learning capabilities of students” and the staff of TERI had “valuable inputs” for them.
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