Hey Guys, most of you would have seen my Instagram live and Instagram stories. I got to attend this event called Future of Jobs sponsored by Axis bank. For those who doesn’t have an idea what it is all about, sharing a brief with you all.
What is Future of Jobs?
The largest crowdsourcing initiative #futureofjobs for Indian Citizens in the age group of 18 to 30 years who are expected to provide their views in the form of a startup idea to create 1 million jobs in the future. The winning team stands a chance to win Rs. 25 Lacs and 5 lacs seed fund for their startup idea. The first runners-up will get a prize money of Rs 15 lacs (including Rs 5 lacs seed funding for the start-up). The second runners up will get a prize money of Rs 10 lacs (including Rs 5 lacs seed funding for the start-up).
To take a call from the society, the team went on streets across India and asked the working class what they thought would happen to the future of their jobs in India. Will robots take over their jobs in the future? This is what they said:
This time over 21,000 people sent their ideas across the agricultural, IT & ITES and tourism sectors. 11% of these ideas are generated by young working professionals and 89% have come in from students. robotics and automation.
The team of highly intellectual people shortlisted the top 50 ideas through a rigorous selection process. The top 50 finalists got the chance to submit their business plans in greater detail for the top 5 spots in the grand finale. I covered the event right from the start. It began at 10 a.m. and went on till 9 p.m. All the 50 teams went through the jury process. The top 5 were shortlisted to present their idea and business plan in front of an esteemed jury comprising of senior leaders and industry experts. Panelists included:
- Mr.Amitabh Kant – CEO, Niti Aayog
- Mr.Rajan Anandan – Managing Director, Google India
- Ms.Shikha Sharma – MD & CEO, Axis Bank
The final jury members besides senior leaders from Axis Bank also included:
- Ashustosh Pandey – CEO, Tata Cliq
- Renu Karnad – MD, HDFC ltd
- Sahil Vachani – CEO Max Ventures
- Shankar Narayanan – Co-founder, Active Intelligence
- Ved Arya – Srijan
- Rohit Thakur – CHRO, Accenture
- Akash Lal – Senior Partner, Mckinsey & Company
The winners won the award of 25 lakh along with the seed funding. Please find some pictures from the event: