IRMA's team pitching their social enterprise to YSE's panel of judges
IRMA's students excelled at the Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) 2017, a social entrepreneurship workshop and competition conducted every year by the Singapore International Foundation in March.
Five teams from IRMA were shortlisted for the first round of YSE from a pool of 64 teams from all over the world. In the next round, 16 teams were selected including two from IRMA, teams DHAAN and Auctorem Solutions that progressed to the final round.
Finally, the team from IRMA - Chaitanya Powar (P37118), Harikrishnan Santhosh (P37021), and Abhishek Sharma (P37095) - won along with five other teams the final pitching session in the presence of a panel of judges on November 3, 2017. Auctorem Solutions is a sustainable venture based in the Western Ghat region of Kolhapur, Maharashtra and works with tribes to facilitate collection, extraction, purification, and sales of natural and medicinal honey from the forests.