Former Indian football captain and Youth Leaders Connect chairman Bhaichung Bhutia has launched their North-East Entrepreneurship Fellowship (NEEF) program at NEDFI Convention Centre, Guwahati on Tuesday.
It is an initiative where top 25 young entrepreneurs from the Northeast region came together to be a part of a fostering community where they can support each other, exchange knowledge, collaborate business opportunities and grow together.
“NEEF seeks to develop a new generation of values-based action-oriented entrepreneurs by providing young entrepreneurs with an opportunity to better understand their own leadership values, networking skills and to engage more vigorously with the challenges of time while exploring ways to work in concerted effort to improve the region and the country”, said Bhutia.
The one year program is for the start of a new journey for North East entrepreneurs to represent a potent force of talent who are dynamic and driven individuals and were chosen from a wide pool of emerging and accomplished entrepreneurs between the ages of 30 and 45.
It would consist a structured series of four seminars conducted across various states every 3 months under the guidance of IEF Entrepreneurship Foundation. Apart from the seminars, fellows will get business engagement and mentorship with senior leaders from the industries and companies and also access to numerous national and international conferences.
The inaugural edition of NEEF was graced by NEC Secretary Ram Muivah in partnership with Youthnet, IEF Entrepreneurship Foundation, North Eastern Council and NEDFI. The list of other attendees included Karma Paljor, Editor at CNN News18, entrepreneur Akshat Rathee and Bobby Hano, co-founder of Ziro Music Festival of Music.