Young Founder Summit

FICCI FLO Kanpur Presents

Are you the future 18 Under 18

Young Founder?

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why you should join


Community of Young Founders


More than 20 Cities


Below the age of 18 from 5 countries


Average age 16

Young Founder Summit is a one of its kind 3 day entrepreneurship competition for high school students of class 9-12 who aspire to be entrepreneurs. No prior knowledge is required. YFS is a practical experience where interesting workshops, mentorship and real world practical experience is provided.

YFS is an experience. It’s difficult to put it into words … you’ve to join it to understand its true value and understand running a business!

Watch YFS 1.0


Kaashvi Gulati

Hey Navya, I just wanted to thank you for the best three days. It was absolutely amazing. We didn’t win but all of my team members walked out with a lot of encouragement to continue with our work. It was a wonderful experience.


Hello! Thank you so much for this opportunity, I know for sure that this is the platform I’d look back to for lighting the young entrepreneur in me. Even though we didn’t win, we are not disappointed and want to work on our idea further, so kudos to you.

Aanya Bindlish

Thank you so much for providing a “once in a lifetime experience” here at YFS. I am glad that I got to be a part of this summit. I got to learn a lot and made so many great memories here

Anusha Dhuria

Hello Navya, you are truly an inspiration to all of us.At such a young age,being a founder of 2 organizations is such a big thing! I didn’t interact much with you but witnessed every potential of yours to bring each one of us do something out of the box. Though our team didn’t win,I am carrying great mentorship, experience, motivation and great friendship. Being an introvert I never thought that I would have the power of presenting myself in front of so many people.Thank you for organizing this event, you are really a young founder. I love YFS


Hi Navya! This was one of the most life changing experiences I have ever had. All the 52 hours were worth it as we learned each day. One on One mentorship with mentors or even with you literally opened my mind and I can’t even wait to explore and learn more about it! Loved it! Thank you!

Chevonne Bansal

This was definitely one of the most wholesome and exciting experiences I’ve ever had, I’ve taken a lot from these 3 days. It was a room full of amazing people and unique minds, and I really did have fun and learned tons of new things. I think I have grown intellectually within these three days. Honestly, you and your team did a great job in executing this event, it was really a thrilling experience. The excitement, knowledge, ideas, it was truly an exhilarating experience.Thank you so much for the memories and the knowledge.

Saanvi Chaudhary

Hi! I just wanted to thank you for giving me the platform to present my ideas and even work on them as a business. Although I didn't get to work on my idea, the real life experience of becoming an entrepreneur is just amazing. Also, I loved the ice breakers especially the heart game wherein you were taking everyone’s hearts but we took yours.All I want to say is it was really fun. Thank you!

Suhani Garg

Hey Navya Just wanted to thank you for the amazing opportunity. It was an amazing platform and I carry with me a lifetime experience, motivation and confidence. It was absolutely amazing. You are a true inspiration

Gouri Goyal

Hey Navya, YFS experience has been wonderful for me it was beyond what I had expected, I don’t think I’ll ever have an experience as good as YFS. I wish I could participate again, too good, I don’t think I’ve ever felt this confident. Thank you for giving us a platform and opportunity.


I genuinely loved the event and am going to take this idea forward,because of this summit. Kudos to you for organizing and managing it all.

Gurbani Kaur Mann

I woke up feeling like a different person, thank you for giving all of such a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. They have been the best three days of my life. It was fun, informative and really enjoyable. Thanks a lot

Hargunn Mumick

Can’t ever thank you enough for this wonderful experience! The determination and the amount of encouragement I have now,it’s all because of YFS. Can’t wait to set up my own startup someday soon with the guidance of the amazing mentors I met at YFS!

Arnav Bajaj

Thank you for such a great experience ma'am. I am glad to be a part of this wonderful event. I still can’t believe that our team came first, it’s still a dream come true for me.

Umika Verma

Thanks a lot ma’am, this summit gave me a superb experience. I will also be waiting for YFS 2.0.


Thank you for the 3 most amazing days of my lifetime. These will forever be cherished and I honestly can’t wait for more jam sessions, workshops, and memories to cherish in YFS 2.0

Shaurya Kapur

Thank you so much for the amazing summit. I know how people say they learnt a lot in the last 2 years but frankly I learnt a lot more in the last 3 days. I can’t wait to be a part of the next one.


8. I am really grateful to YFS, and I really can’t express it through this chat system,but I promise my actions will show my love and gratitude for you all. We’ll keep making you feel proud and more proud! Lots of love and wishes!

What all can you win at YFS

Young Founder of the Year Award

18 under 18 Young Founder- awarded to 18 students

1st winning team

2nd winning team

Continuous mentorship post YFS

An experience of a lifetime

Are you the Young Founder of the Year
in your region?

How it works:

Steps to win the award

Register to Participate for the next YFS

Share your picture with us via DM on @youngfoundersummit on instagram

Ask as many of your friends to vote for you by filling out this form

Duplicate and spam entries will be removed

How the winner is selected

Top 5 Young Founders with maximum votes are shortlisted before the 3 day program starts

Young Founder of the Year is carefully selected by the jury during the 3 days and awarded on the finale


Presented By

IIM (Lucknow)

IIT (Kanpur)


Explore our event agenda to plan your participation.

  • Registrations
  • Ice breaker
  • Individual pitching (Top 24 ideas selected)
  • Stage pitching (Top 12 ideas selected)
  • Lunch
  • Teams formed
  • Teamwork 
  • Workshop 1

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  • Icebreaker
  • Workshop 2
  • Team work
  • Market validation
  • Lunch
  • Workshop 3
  • Mentorship
  • Social evening

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  • Finale guidelines
  • Mock pitching
  • Lunch
  • Finale with parents invited

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Past Winners

Discover the remarkable individuals and teams who have achieved greatness in the past.

YFS 2023, Chandigarh

Team I - V-Stree

Founder: Hunar Ohlan, Harmandeep Singh

Team II - My Content Factory

Founder: Sankarshan Sharma

Bisman Kaur

Udayvir Singh Sidhu

Somayata Bansal

Keshav Singla

Shranya Garg

Nyoshika Garg

Young Founder of the Year 2023, Chandigarh

Anushka Sharma

Harmandeep Singh

Harshita Garg

Kanisha Arora

Meher Kumar

Nyoshika Garg


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