YouthSpark Live is a forum held by Microsoft and its partnering organization to introduce young people to technology, thereby opening up their minds to future educational and employment opportunities in computer science.
The forum presented its participants with insight on the significance of entrepreneurial skills as well as a panel discussion on the successes and challenges of business.
Budding entrepreneurs had a session on building a business using the SMART guide (Specific Measureable Attainable Realistic Timely). The most interesting and interactive for participants was the opportunity to pitch business ideas to a panel of judges. Of the innovative ideas, some included:
- Efficient water management through apps
- Solar-powered public transport vehicles
- Basic computer literacy and skills teaching centers
- Builders and construction workers skills-based workshops
The forum presented its participants with insight on the significance of entrepreneurial skills as well as a panel discussion on the successes and challenges of business – knowledge that will take them into the future.
The 100+ participants of YouthSpark engaged in a forum that highlighted the importance of learning and developing entrepreneurial skills to take them into the future.
Manju DhasmanaLead Community Affairs, Microsoft India
“As we listened to young people we found a shift in how they think of themselves. Many were no longer thinking about gaining skills and getting jobs; they thought about being job creators themselves.”