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    Under-25 entrepreneurs unite to take innovation A�forward

    Christ University students, Shreyans Jain and Anto Philip have launched U-25, a platform for young entrepreneurs. Back for its second annual summit, U-25 expects 1,000 delegates and a line-up of inspirational speakers.

    Making a start
    a�?We realised that there were no good platforms to meet other like-minded people,a�? begins Jain. a�?And older players didna��t take you very seriously. Your entire venture could be written off because of your age,a�? adds co-founder Philip.
    So emerged Indiaa��s only youth-centric start-up platform, with an a�?energy and passiona�� that the founders believe sets them apart. And with backing and logistical support from Construkt, Indiaa��s largest start-up festival, U-25 is hoping that this year will mark the beginning of an upward curve for the platform, which they plan to take to other cities in the next 12 months. a�?People are now taking us a lot more seriously,a�? explains Jain.
    Inspiration station
    Speakers include app developer and Indiaa��s youngest CEO, Sanjay Kumaran, Dhruv Visvanat, an acoustic guitar player and a�?one-man banda�� who will perform, as well as speak about making his musical journey into a viable business. Plus Anuj Gosalia, whose company Terribly Tiny Tales specialises in a�?tweet-sizeda�� takes, and standup comedian Kenneth Sebastian. a�?Ita��s not just a platform for networking, but a place for people who havena��t a�?started upa�� but want to.a�?
    Sign up for passes on the website, while well-wishers can also contribute to the crowd-funding initiative on Wishberry, currently halfway towards its one lakh target, and remains open for another week.

    February 28. At World
    Trade Centre, Brigade Gateway. Passes (`850) on u25start
    upsummit.com

    a��Maegan Dobson Sippy

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