The main aim of the pilot project is to promote entrepreneurship as an alternate career choice and enable mentoring support through the journey to potential and early stage entrepreneurs, by imparting entrepreneurship education and mentoring support to trainees/ beneficiaries from skilling ecosystem.
Accelerate job creation by providing end to end entrepreneurship education, handholding and mentoring support to potential and existing entrepreneurs who aspire to start or scale-up their existing enterprises.
To promote entrepreneurship as an alternate career choice and enable sustained long-term mentoring support through the journey to potential and early stage entrepreneurs.
The pilot is being implemented across 12 States and Union Territories (Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Telangana, Kerala, West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Meghalaya, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra). The project activities seek to create an enabling ecosystem for entrepreneurship development through entrepreneurship education & training, advocacy, and easy access to entrepreneurship network, with focus on student/ trainees and alumni from the skill ecosystem.
Entrepreneurship education is being imparted through about 300 Institutes (Industrial Training Institutes, Polytechnics, Jan Shikshan Sansthan, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras) across project States, targeting both existing and potential entrepreneurs through specific modules. The pilot is being implemented through organizations having experience in entrepreneurship development, entrepreneurship training as well as mentoring and handholding.