The graduation of the second cohort of the Entrepreneurship Program by GAME’s partner Inunity concluded recently. This program, in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industries, Mangaluru, was initiated with the vision of identifying entrepreneurial youth across the Mangaluru region in Karnataka to solve local challenges. The program was launched in September 2021. The graduation program recognized the accomplishments of young budding entrepreneurs and felicitated the shortlisted 54 students from a pool of 500 aspirants who have successfully developed potential solutions in a span of 4 months to help solve various local challenges.

Launched in 2021, InUnity is a pilot program in partnership with Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME) and Confederation of Indian Industries, Mangaluru. It was initiated with a vision of encouraging entrepreneurship among the youth  across the Mangaluru region, to provide scalable solutions to local challenges.

Prominent organizations and institutions such as Syngenta Foundation, College of Fisheries and the Department of Fisheries, and Krishi Vigyan Kendra of Dakshina Kannada, collaborated with InUnity to identify local problems that needed solutions. The program is now poised for further growth and wider adoption across the state.

The program has teams that successfully develop solutions to local problems with a business model that sets the tone for their entrepreneurial journey in several sectors such as agriculture, finance, education, healthcare and others. The program is now poised for further growth and wider adoption across the state.

The program also aims at creating forward linkages for the current cohort, building a network of Investors and Incubators ready to support student startups, and scaling and replicating InUnity’s model. This program will also enlarge the narrative around the success potential of Youth Entrepreneurship and will lend strength to shifting the narrative from job seekers to job creators and problem solvers.

We congratulate all the cohorts who were part of the program and wish them the best!