The organization’s mission is to create employment opportunities for young people in the region through entrepreneurship. To achieve this goal, YouthNet has established a range of initiatives and programs that support and nurture entrepreneurs at various stages of their journey.
YouthNet Incubation Centre – Established under Startup Nagaland in partnership with the Dept. of Industries & Commerce, nurturing & supporting innovative start-ups to scale up their business.
Hosting over 150 entrepreneurs, the centralized platform for local entrepreneurs to promote their products and services within and outside of Nagaland. The MIN Centre is located in Kohima, near Nagaland Civil Secretariat.
YouthNet Women Entrepreneurship Fellowship – Established under Startup Nagaland Policy 2019 in partnership with the Dept. of Industries & Commerce, facilitating women entrepreneurs to grow their business.
North East Entrepreneurship Fellowship – Entrepreneurs from the eight North-East states come together over a year long fellowship of knowledge & exposure, networking opportunity and financial access.
First Cut -An intercollegiate entrepreneurship competition equiping students with real life experience of the business world, reaching to 40 colleges with more than 700 participants since 2015.
These initiatives by YouthNet reflect the organization’s commitment to promoting entrepreneurship as a means of creating employment opportunities for young people in Nagaland and beyond. By nurturing and supporting innovative start-ups, promoting diversity and inclusivity in entrepreneurship, and fostering a culture of entrepreneurship among students, YouthNet is playing a key role in building a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nagaland.
To achieve its mission, YouthNet has taken a multifaceted approach to supporting entrepreneurs at various stages of their journey. Through its Incubation Centre and Made in Nagaland Centre, the organization provides entrepreneurs with access to necessary resources, mentorship, and support to help them scale up their businesses.
At the same time, YouthNet recognizes the need to promote diversity and inclusivity in entrepreneurship. By establishing initiatives like the Women Entrepreneurship Fellowship, the organization aims to provide equal opportunities and resources for women entrepreneurs, who often face unique challenges in the business world.
By nurturing and supporting innovative start-ups, promoting diversity and inclusivity in entrepreneurship, and fostering a culture of entrepreneurship, YouthNet is playing a key role in building a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nagaland. The organization’s initiatives have already had a significant impact on the region, creating employment opportunities and promoting economic growth. And as YouthNet continues to expand its reach and impact, it is poised to play an even greater role in driving innovation and entrepreneurship in Nagaland and beyond.