The Entrepreneur - 3

The Entrepreneur - 3 2016 is being organized as part of Young Leaders Connect -5 with the Theme 'Start-Up North East, Stand-Up North-East' in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh on the 28th and the 29th of October 2016. ‘The Entrepreneur-3’ is a Business Competition to identify and reward a young entrepreneur from the North East whose business is creating value. The entrepreneurs competing have to be from the North-East i.e Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland, Manipur, Sikkim and Assam. This event will give them a common platform to Connect, Exchange and Establish Networks and Partnerships.

Why North East States?

The Entrepreneur-3 is an offshoot of the YLC conclave which is focused on the North-East region of India. Riding on the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 'Start-up India, Stand-up India' and ‘Make in India’ campaigns, the two day conclave will focus on ‘Entrepreneurship in the North-East region’. In accordance to this, the theme for the 5th edition of YLC is ‘Start-Up North East, Stand –Up North-East’.

Though India’s North East Region (NER) has been acknowledged as the ‘Eastern Gateway’ for the Government’s ‘Act East Policy’, the reality is that the region still lacks entrepreneurism and continues to have a weak ecosystem for businesses to flourish. A thriving entrepreneurship has the power to revolutionize the economy dramatically by transforming the job seekers into job creators. With the employment requirement ever-increasing, entrepreneurship is the only way forward to sustain economic growth, and provide jobs to our ever increasing youth population.


The initiative is a step to encourage more young people to take up entrepreneurship as a career and also build the eco-system that businesses need in the North- East. This is also to recognize and reward the entrepreneurs who have worked extremely hard over the years as they work towards scaling their businesses.

The Winner of ‘The Entrepreneur-3’ stands a chance to win:

• A Cash prize sponsored by Jupiter Capital

• Business Mentorship support

• Feedback on business idea from CEO’s and top industry leaders

• Branding and marketing Support for your business

• Introduction to network of global entrepreneurs and potential partners


The Entrepreneur-3

The following rules & guidelines apply to ‘The Entrepreneur-3’ Business Competition conducted during the Young Leaders Connect.

• Submission deadline: Business Profiles (Download Here) must be submitted to YLC via email at ( by Midnight, Tuesday 18th October 2016

• On the 20th of October, 2016, 10 Business Entities that have made it to round 2 will be announced

• These 10 semi-finalists will be interviewed over Phone/ Skype on the 21st October. (Timings will be individually intimated over Phone/ Email)

• The 5 (Five) finalists will be announced by Saturday 22nd October 2016 who will then be invited to Itanagar to for the Young Leaders Conference 2016 on the 28th - 29th October 2016. YLC will cover accommodation and travel expenses for 2 people from the 27th to the 29th October (3 nights)

• The finalists will interact with the Judges on the 28th of October and pitch to Mr. Rajeev Chandrashekar on the 29th of October in front of a Live Audience

• One Entrepreneur will finally be declared as ‘The Entrepreneur 2016’ on the 29th of October at the Young Leaders Connect Conference 2016.

Some Guidelines:

• Registration fee: Free

• Business Venture: Min 2 years old since official registration of Business

• Entity: Registered as Sole Proprietorship/ Partnership/ Private Limited.

• Business Location: Anywhere across the Country

• Only 1 (One) individual will be invited to represent the entity. This person (Proprietor/ Partner or Director) must be from any of the 8 (Eight) North-Eastern states and of 35 years of age or lower

• The last date of submission: 18th of October, 2016

• The Business summary should be e-mailed to

• The subject of the e-mail should be ‘The Entrepreneur-3’ – YLC 2016


Important Documentss

Important Dates

  • 18th October 2016 - Last Day of Submission of Entry
  • 28th-29th October 2016 - YLC 2016

Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Chief Mentor - The Entrepreneur


Mr Rajeev Chandrasekhar is a Member of Parliament (RS) and an Entrepreneur


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