The TYE program will be for school students of grades 9-12.

TiE Hyd launches Young Entrepreneurs program to foster innovation in school students(L-R): Viveck Varma, Co-Chair TYE and CEO, Anaptyxi People Consult; Venkatesh Narasimhan , Co-Chair TYE and Sr VP, Red Pine Signals; Jayesh Ranjan, ITE&C secy, Telangana; Sreedevi Devireddy, executive director, TiE Hyderabad.
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TiE Hyderabad has launched the Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) program for school students of grades 9-12. TYE is a focused training workshop to nurture young minds and encourage them to be entrepreneurs. The program was formally launched by Jayesh Ranjan, ITE&C secretary of Telangana in Hyderabad Friday. 

The TYE program will have 12 sessions of four hours each on Sundays. The idea is to stimulate entrepreneurial thought process through entrepreneurship coaching to young students and help them experience entrepreneurship. 

“If we want to see more entrepreneurship creation and witness true economic impact, we need to support schools and help their students engage with the business community in entrepreneurial education in a sustainable manner. TYE’s business education initiative is a step in this direction to inspire young minds to be entrepreneurs through mentor-based workshops by established industry leaders, acknowledged for their innovation, leadership skills, creativity and self-confidence,” said Pradeep Mittal, president TiE Hyderabad.

Unveiling the TYE 2017 poster, Jayesh Ranjan said that there is a strong need to encourage job creators and catch them early.

“TYE is a good supportive opportunity for young students to nurture their passion early and groom themselves to become young entrepreneurs while being a student. The important point here is TYE is starting right at the school level and will go on to support them as they grow up to become entrepreneurs in the future,” he added.

The course finale will include a business plan competition with cash prizes at the regional level.  Winner of the local business plan competition will get an opportunity to win a cash prize of $10,000 in the Global Competition and network with contenders from around the world.

Applications for the program are now open and will close on July 31.