Global Ideas Pitch Challenge (GIPC-2020)


During this pandemic and the global new, students from different schools of India participated in Global Ideas Pitch Challenge, India’s First International Video Pitching Competition for Students. More than 300 students from Middle, High School & College participated & thought of solutions to real world problems in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) declared by the United Nations (UN).

Using innovating thinking and a guided coaching program, students explored various aspects of entrepreneurship. They learnt about problem identification, discovering passion, ideation, solution thinking, business models, customer acquisition, public speaking, and pitching. Over a period of three months, the students also participated in various webinars, entrepreneur interactions and mentoring sessions to sharpen their ideas. The students from India’s premier institution, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C) also volunteered and mentored the students to help them refine their business solutions and pitches; as part of the mentoring program devised by Youth Startup Network.

The program culminated with the organization of the National Finals of the Global Ideas Pitch Challenge. 14 finalists out of many, who participated, presented their pitch decks (presentations) virtually in front of the judges. Important to note is that the current pandemic situation and lock-down did not deter these students and they actually presented some interesting solutions to these problems also.

Unfortunately, the young mind is diverted towards making funny and viral videos and are not using the power of visual media to relay impact full ideas and solutions that may transform the world. The vision of the program is to inspire kids and help them participate through their ideas in rebuilding for the future. In effect they also develop Entrepreneurial Mindset and Skills, which will enable them to be Job Creators in the future.

Through a multi-stage approach, students develop critical 21st Century Skills like:

  • Public Speaking

  • Pitching

  • Creativity

  • Idea Generation

  • Problem Solving

  • Resourcefulness


Who all Participated?

  • Group 1 – Class 6th to Class 8th 

  • Group 2 – Class 9th to 12th 

  • Group 3 – College Students 

  • Group 4 – Out of college and age 25 years or less.