The Lexicon Entrepreneurship Conclave 2023 – ‘Fuel to Fly’ Showcases Young Innovators with Vision and Determination

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Pune, 10th August, 2023: The Lexicon Schools organized The Lexicon Entrepreneurship Conclave 2023 – ‘Fuel to Fly,’ a prestigious platform that brought together 84 talented students from 15 schools across Pune. It is the first Inter-School Business Pitch Competition conducted by the “Biz Wizards” of The Lexicon International School, Wagholi, in which the students of Classes IX to XII from various schools across Pune presented ‘viable’ business models. Based on the theme of “A Sustainable Lifestyle”, this conclave aimed to foster a spirit of entrepreneurship among young minds and provide them with a stage to exhibit their innovative ideas and remarkable business acumen, aligned with the mission of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat.’ 

The conclave was graced with the presence of Mr. Neeraj Sharma, Vice Chairman, The Lexicon Group, and Director, Pune Times Mirror, Civic Mirror, and MultiFit, who served as the Guest of Honour. His inspiring words motivated and instilled a strong sense of self-belief among young entrepreneurs. Mr. Sharma emphasized, “Entrepreneurship is not merely a destination; it is a transformative journey that ignites the flame of innovation and resilience. Believe in Yourself, embrace your ideas, and propel them into reality.” With this powerful message, he encouraged the students to fearlessly pursue their dreams and venture into the world of entrepreneurship with unwavering self-confidence.

Mr. Pankaj Sharma, President, The Lexicon Group of Institutes, and Chairman and MD, Pune Times Mirror, Civic Mirror, and MultiFit stated, “The Lexicon Entrepreneurship Conclave 2023 has unlocked the gates to a world where ideas know no bounds, and determination knows no limits. These young entrepreneurs are not just dreamers; they are architects of a brighter, self-sustaining future.”

The Lexicon Entrepreneurship Conclave 2023 aimed to facilitate experiential learning and an opportunity to showcase innovative ideas. It sought to unlock the minds of students to interdisciplinary careers in Management and Entrepreneurship, encouraging them to think beyond traditional paths. The event focused on creating awareness about various aspects of entrepreneurship, inspiring students to envision a self-reliant India.

“Inspiring young minds to dream, create, and innovate, The Lexicon Entrepreneurship Conclave 2023 – ‘Fuel to Fly’ has proven to be a truly remarkable platform, igniting the flames of ambition and fostering a profound sense of empowerment among our future leaders. Witnessing these talented students exhibit their exceptional ideas and business acumen has been a testament to the boundless possibilities that lie ahead in the world of entrepreneurship,” said Mr. Nasir Shaikh, Group CEO, The Lexicon Group of Institutes, MultiFit, EduCrack, and EasyRecruit+.

The conclave was divided into two rounds—preliminary and finale—the 28 participating teams showcased their business, each brimming with potential. 

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The esteemed panel of judges, comprising prominent entrepreneurs and business leaders, lent their expertise and evaluated the teams. The panel included: 

  • Ms. Akanksha Sharma, CEO and Co-Founder, CITTA
  • Ms. Sonal Kane, Co-Founder and CEO, Flip
  • Dr. Ashish Polkade, Founder Director, Bharat Eco Solutions and Technologies
  • Ms. Lisa Vongeyer, Partner and Co-Founder, VonGeyer Consulting LLP
  • Mr. Abhishek Kawitkar, Founder and President, Tree Public Foundation, CEO, Mega Scapes India
  • Dr. Santosh Genba Tupe, Founder Director, Greenvention Biotech Pvt. Ltd.

Ms. Akanksha Sharma, CEO and Co-Founder of CITTA, added her insights: “Success lies not only in the idea but also in the tenacity to bring it to life. Embrace failures as stepping stones to greatness.”

The students’ presentations showcased a range of ideas that left a lasting impact. Students from The Lexicon International School, Wagholi, presented the idea of creating compressed plastic bricks and tiles and carbon filters. This concept underlined their commitment to sustainability and environmental consciousness.

Briffin, the braille-engraved eco-friendly tiffin presented by the winning team, stood out as a remarkable product. The core objective of this product was to provide assistance to the visually impaired by easing the challenges they face during meals.

An idea of energy-harvesting sneakers which not only deliver comfort but also harness energy as one walks, making them a stylish and eco-friendly option. Lastly, the concept of De Printer aimed to address paper waste by removing ink from printed paper, making it reusable.

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The finalists at the conclave displayed exemplary skills, confidently presenting their ideas in front of the judges. As the conclave concluded, the three winning teams emerged as true trailblazers, showcasing the power of passion, determination, and innovation. Their remarkable achievements were celebrated with pride:

  • The Most Promising Entrepreneurs: Yash Pratap Singh, Lakshh Sunil Jain, and Aaliyah Shariyarr
  • The Best Research Analysts: Abhilash Kar, Yashvi Hardik Desai, and Annwesha Mukherjee
  • The Best Negotiators: Yusuf Fazal, Nishita Sodha, and Mohit Chopra

The Lexicon Entrepreneurship Conclave provided a platform for young minds to shine, presenting ideas that not only benefit society but also contribute to a sustainable and environmentally friendly future. These concepts inspire hope for a greener tomorrow and showcase the potential for positive change.

“The Lexicon Entrepreneurship Conclave 2023 – ‘Fuel to Fly’ epitomizes the boundless power of youthful innovation and determination. As these young minds take flight with their ideas, they ignite a resounding spark of hope for an eco-conscious future,” said Mrs. Anju Luthra, Deputy Director, The Lexicon Schools.

The Lexicon Schools, with a motto of ‘Believe in Yourself,’ strive to empower students to explore their potential and excel in various domains. They are committed to providing holistic education and nurturing future leaders and entrepreneurs. With The Lexicon Entrepreneurship Conclave 2023, the schools continue their legacy of encouraging young innovators to thrive in the world of business and beyond. The conclave served as a remarkable platform for these young innovators to showcase their potential and dedication to the world of entrepreneurship.

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