Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust (Youth Business International)

Website: http://www.bystonline.org
Contact: Ms. Lakshmi V. Venkatesan; Founder Trustee & CEO
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Tel: +91 11 2463 1569
Adress: Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust, c/o Confederation of Indian Industry, 23 Institutional Area, Lodi Road , New Delhi - 110 003, India

About
BYST, a non-profit organisation was set up in 1992 primarily to help disadvantaged Indian youth to develop business idea’s into viable enterprises with the guidance
and support of a mentor. In the span of over 15 years BYST has helped young people in Delhi, Rural Haryana, Chennai, Pune, hyderabad and Rural Mahharashtra. BYST extend support through a combination of money and mentor, thereby giving total assistance to disadvantaged youths who wish to set up, or develop, their own business. This assistance includes finance, professional advice, training, education and guidance till the venture takes off.

Program description
BYST supports ventures both in the manufacturing and servicing sector, turning job seekers into job creators. On approval of proposal applicants are provided a whole range of Business Development Services along with a Mentor, who gives guidance until the venture takes off. Presently BYST is operational in six regions of India - Delhi, Chennai, Rural Haryana, Pune, Hyderabad and Rural Maharashtra. Out of these six regions four regions run the urban programme, while two regions run the rural programme.

Participants
BYST is keen on working with young people in the age group of 18 - 35, who are either unemployed or underemployed. We invite individuals with sound imaginative business ideas, along with the will and determination to succeed.

Applications
Business proposals from potential entrepreneurs are welcome directly or through vocational schools, entrepreneurial training institutions and well established grass root and NGOs. Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust will give assistance to help formulate these proposals. The screening process, done by an Entrepreneur Selection Panel comprises of experts from the industry in marketing, finance, management, etc.