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Centre of Excellence for Entrepreneurship (CEE)

The Centre of Excellence of Entrepreneurship was created in order to nurture the entrepreneurship community across the North East region. The Centre aims to become a resource centre for budding entrepreneurs and function as a training facility as well as a counselling centre.

Programs of CEE

  • First Cut: Aimed to equip students with real life experience of the business world, First-cut is an intercollegiate competition which gives the opportunity to students across the State to design a business idea, plan and execute it within a stipulated time period. The initiative has reached 40 colleges with 320 participants since 2015.
  • NEEF:North East Entrepreneurship Fellowship (NEEF) is a fellowship program of 25 entrepreneurs from all 8 states of the North East.It is an annual fellowship. The fellowship brings together some of the brightest and high growth entrepreneurs from across the region.

The fellowship offers the entrepreneurs:

  • Knowledge and Exposure
  • Networking Opportunity
  • Financial access


  • MASTERCLASS: While the rise of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship is new in Nagaland, there is also a group of young people who have been in the business sector for years now. YouthNet in partnership with The Indian Entrepreneurs Foundation (IEF) conceptualized the ‘Master Class’ to address the needs of urban entrepreneurs and organization leaders who have the potential to take their enterprises/organization to new heights thereby creating positive impact on the economy, in particular and the society, in totality.

The ‘Master Class’ is a one year program comprising of 4 workshops. It has trained 35 entrepreneurs till date.


  • The Entrepreneur: Launched in 2013, the program has been designed to impart entrepreneurial, business and leadership skills to select emerging entrepreneurs who have the potential to create economic and social value through their ventures. Under this, participants develop a business growth plan which outlines the strategy and the requisite operational activities they intend to implement in order to expand their business. The business growth plan is evaluated by a panel and the winner wins a prize sponsored by Jupiter Capital.


MADE IN NAGALAND: Entrepreneurship has seen positive growth in Nagaland with many aspiring individuals starting their own initiatives. To support this growth, YouthNet has launched the centre for “Made in Nagaland” with an aim to provide exposure and a centralized platform for local entrepreneurs to promote their products and services within and outside of Nagaland.

The three-storeyed establishment hosts 120 entrepreneurs whose locally produced goods and services are displayed in the Made in Nagaland Expo Centre.


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