Young Entrepreneurs' BootCamp (YEB) 2022 will be held at BITS Pilani's Pilani Campus in Rajasthan from 2nd October 2022 to 7th October 2022. Pilani is the birthplace of Late Shri. G.D. Birla and is the founding Campus of BITS Pilani.
Speaker at YEB 2022
Sonam Wangchuk was born in the trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh in J&K, India. Though a Mechanical Engineer by education, he has been mostly working in the field of education reform for more than 30 years. Magsaysay Award - Asian version of the Nobel Prize (2018), The GQ Men Of The Year Award for Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2017) in India, Global Award for Sustainable Architecture (Paris 2017), The Rolex Award for Enterprise (2016), The Terra Award (2016), The UNESCO Chair for Earth Architecture for India (2014), Real Heroes’ Award by CNN IBN Channel (2008), ‘Green Teacher’ Award by Sanctuary Asia Magazine in 2005, Ashoka Fellowship by Ashoka: Innovators for the Public in 2002, ‘Man of the Year’ by The Week magazine (2001) and the Governors Medal (1996).
Lohit is the Founder & CEO at Edzok. Lohit graduated from BITS Pilani in 2009, and started his company from the business incubator at BITS Pilani. Since then Lohit has worked with governments, chain of schools and higher ed institutions to better different aspects of education. Lohit was also instrumental in executing UDAAN by CBSE to empower underprivileged girl children write JEE. Lohit's was ranked globally among top 25 by the Alan Alda Centre for Communicating Science at the Stony Brooke University. Lohit has also been named the "Star Entrepreneur of the Year" at IIIS and has been the recipient of BITSAA Global 30 Under 30 Award. Lohit has been a speaker at TEDx, Harvard's HUII and others.
Sanskriti Dawle is the CEO & Co-Founder of Thinkerbell Labs and graduated from BITS Pilani with a Bachelor's in Computer Science. She has extensive domain knowledge in R&D for assistive tech for people with visual impairments. She has spent 7+ years taking her innovations to the field and testing them with visually impaired students all over the world. She has looked after Strategy, International Business Development, and Finance at Thinkerbell Labs for the last 6 years. She was a speaker at Raisina Dialouge (2022), VIVA Tech Conference (2022), Kigali Global Dialogue (2022), and Kantipur Conclave (2022). She has also been a TEDx speaker, Mantra awardee (Social Leadership), and a KVPY fellow.
Rashmi Bansal is a writer, entrepreneur, and a motivational speaker. She has authored 10 bestselling books on entrepreneurship which have sold more than 1.2 million copies and been translated in 12 languages, including Korean and Vietnamese.
Rashmi’s first book was Stay Hungry Stay Foolish, the runaway bestseller on 25 MBAs from IIM Ahmedabad who went on to create successful businesses. Her other popular titles include ‘Connect the Dots’, ‘I Have a Dream’, ‘God’s Own Kitchen’ and ‘Touch the Sky’.
Past client engagements: Cipla, NTPC, Morgan Stanley, Tata Motors, IKEA, HSBC, Infosys, Amdocs, Cognizant, Adani Green Power, Philips, GE Edison, Oriflame, Mahindra, VVF India, Software Technology Park of India, Kerala Startup Mission.
Alok has a degree in Engineering and an MBA from the University of Oxford. He is an avid serial entrepreneur, co-founder & business director, consultant, mentor, and public speaker with nearly three decades’ experience both in India and in the United Kingdom. Alok has trained and worked extensively in business and product strategy, leadership, operational management, supply chain, and international trade, in the Automotive, FMCG, Recruitment, and Management Consulting sectors. He has worked with companies like the Tata Group, Mercedes Benz, and MG Rover Group, and was co-founder of a pioneering, multi-award-winning British business. Earlier in 2022 he sold his drinks brand in the UK and now devotes himself to EnCore Mindseek, the Recruitment, Executive Search, and Consulting business that he co-founded in India and in the UK.
Formally trained in mechanical engineering and business management, I gathered extensive experience in operations in international companies of repute. I have lived and worked in India, Oman and China - three countries with interestingly different industrial infrastructure, downstream industry and religious and cultural beliefs. This combination of formal education, 27 years of experience and immersion in diverse cultures helped me to become a change management, operational excellence, business finance and business strategy specialist.
Current Position - On a Sabbatical but helping Choithram Foundation, Indore as an Operational Excellence Coach
Previous Positions - Chief Operating Officer at Microtek International, Shenzhen, China Director (Asia/EU BUs) at Vaupell Inc., Dongguan, China
Areas of specialization - Operational Excellence, Business Strategy
A beach clean-up in Mumbai made the Aditya wonder how environmental damage is REAL. He with his group of freinds found an orange wrapper looking at which one of their parent instantly recollected that it was that of a Chocolate Bar which was discontinued in the 1990s. The mega plastic ban was the “moment of enlightenment” for them which led to the rise of Beco – A company that is eco-friendly inside-out.
Beco uses biodegradable and compostable raw materials like bamboo and corn starch to prepare various SKUs of bags, tissues, straws, toothpicks, cotton balls, and kitchen towels. Beco also claims to use recycled and craft paper to package its finished goods in contrast to the plastic packaging used by most of their competitors, hence they are 100% plant-based, plastic-free supply chain.
Beco is expanding its retail outlets to 10K across India and also, increasing its product offerings by launching new cleaner products and personal hygiene products.
What you will get at
KnowledgeFoundation of Science and basics of Engineering in developing a technology Entrepreneurship and its role in Indian Economy Skills required to be an Entrepreneur Success stories of BITSian Entrepreneurs Foundations of Computers and Programming Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) and their Impacts on Society Internet of things (IoT) and its applications Design Thinking Tools Innovations in Biotechnology Financial Concepts and Demonstration of Bloomberg Terminal Team ideation for defining and solving problems from the customer perspective Business Plan Preparation
Hands-on Experience/DemonstrationLearning Factory 3D printer CNC – (Computerized Numerical Control) Machine AI/ML-based software/ Applications by CS/IS faculty members Solar PV/Thermal Equipment Prototype Development of an IoT-based weather monitoring system using NodeMCU High Performance Computing (HPC) Facilities
Interaction with BITS Students’ Technical Team (STT)1. 100% Ethanol based Car 2. Inspired Karters – Human Exploration Rover 3. CRISS – All-terrain Autonomous Mars Rover 4. Team Anant – Design, Build & Launch of Nano Satellite
Interaction with BITS Students’ Team making Social Impact1. Students Union 2. National Service Scheme (NSS) 3. Nirmaan 4. Pilani Atma Nirbhar Resource Centre (PARC)
Visits1. Engineering Workshop 2. Central Library 3. Birla Science Centre 4. Pilani Gallery 5. Aditya Birla Memorial 6. Animal House
Fun/Sports/Entertainment activity - Daily Evening (1 to 1½ hrs)1. Campus Tour (Sarasvati Temple, Sports Facilities, etc.) 2. Playground activities: Matches of Basketball, Volleyball & Football 3. Fun Quiz 4. Night Sky Session: STT – Astro Club 5. Musical Programme 6. Session on Yoga / Aerobic / Dance
Network1. Interacting with the best young minds of India 2. Mentoring by Founders of startups incubated at BITS Pilani 3. Internship (½ day) at Startups incubated at Pilani
Certificates & Awards1. Participation certificate to every student 2. Awards to the winners of Innovation Pitching Competition
Transport, Accommodation & Meals1. Transport via Bus from Delhi/Jaipur to Pilani (both ways) 2. Accommodation at BITS Campus 3. All meals (breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner)
Who can participate at
YEB is designed for school students who are excited about innovations and entrepreneurship. To participate in YEB 2022, you must be a student in any Grade between 9th to 12th (or equivalent). You need to submit your application before 13th September 2022 as an individual or in a group. Since there are limited seats, we will keep selecting students as and when we receive there application and evaluate. So, it is advised to submit applications as early as possible, and not wait for the deadline.
Application fee is Rs. 500 per student.
Subsidized Fee for YEB 2022 (8-day programme) is Rs.10,000 per student.
This fee is inclusive of both way transfer to Pilani from Delhi/Jaipur, Accommodation, Meals, Access to campus facilities (like gym, swimming pool, sports etc), Access to YEB Lecture Sessions, Access to YEB Hands-On Sessions. This fee is exclusive of your travel from hometown to Delhi/Jaipur.
YEB 2022 Edition 1 Shortlist
Indus International School
Head Start Educational Academy
Aayushi Manoj Chaudhari
Aditya English Medium School
Smt. Sunitidevi Singhania School
Mount Carmel School, Dwarka
Indus International school Bangalore
Podar International School Chinchwad
Birla School Pilani
G.D. Goenka Public Rohini sec 22
St. Joseph's Boys' High School
Vikaasa world school
The Ashiana School
Venkateshwar International School, Sector - 10, Dwarka
RN Podar (Khar)
Step by Step Noida
Jasudben M L
Jasudben M.L. School
Venkatesh International School, Dwarka
Vidya Niketan birla Public school
The Shri Ram Universal School Palava
Aditya Birla World Academy
Blue bells Model School
R N Podar School
Keerthivaasan N M
Indian school Muscat, Muscat
Gyanshree School Noida
Saupins School Chandigarh
CEERI Vidya Mandir
Neelay Makarand Puranik
Euro School - Airoli
Aditya Birla World Academy
The PSBB Millennium School, OMR
Euro School, Airoli
Base PU college
Preetam J N
Prarthana Central School
Venkateshwar International School
Revanth Karthik Aradhyula
CP Goenka International School
The Shriram Universal School
National Public School Indiranagar
The Indian Public School
The Shri Ram Universal School, Palava, Dombivli
Sarvajith M Raghunathan
Vikaasa World School, Madurai
Aditya Birla World Academy
R N Podar School, Khar West
Vidya Niketan Birla Public School, Pilani
Global Public School
1. Written Questionnaire (100-150 words, Opening Statement, pointers, closing statement)
Why you are a good fit for the program?
Which engineering innovation has impressed you and why?
2. Video Questionnaire (1-2 min)
If you had a chance to solve one problem in the whole world with technology, which problem will you choose and why?
Parameters for assessment :
Knowledge in the field
YEB at Pilani Campus
Deadline to submit Application
Candidates Arrive at Pilani
Departure from Pilani Campus