Jio Vichaar Entrepreneurship Challenge

Congratulations to the 8 teams who will compete as finalists for the JVEC Summit. The in-person summit for this inaugural year of the competition was postponed due to COVID-19, but we will hold a virtual celebration in January 2021.

The business plans submitted by all student teams this year displayed incredible potential. All student teams are invited to hone their business plans by applying to the next Jio Vichaar Innovation Bootcamp. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and will provide you with more definitive details on the next competition by January 2021.

Congratulations to every team that participated this year!

The Jio Vichaar Entrepreneurship Challenge (JVEC) is a secondary school entrepreneurship competition bringing together a dynamic community of innovators and entrepreneurs in India to develop extraordinary and viable solutions to impact our world in one of four impact areas: Culture, Community, Connectivity and an Open Category. Through leadership, creativity, innovation, problem-solving, and critical thinking, teams develop ideas that will make an impact.

Teams compete for the opportunity to be nationally recognized in addition to anticipated awards from sponsors that may include investment opportunities, scholarship opportunities, and internships to support the scholars as well as the growth of their solutions into a real business.

Brought together by Reliance Jio, the leading company for mobile innovation in India, Next Genius Foundation, the largest undergraduate study abroad scholarship fund, and Wheaton College, the leading institution in the United States linking social entrepreneurship to the liberal arts, this annual competition challenges teams to think outside the box and develop innovative ventures that will make an impact in India.

If you have been eagerly waiting for the opportunity to exercise your creativity, make an impact and bring your idea to life, then the Jio Vichaar Entrepreneurship Challenge is just for you!