MEERY project’s “Pitch-up: Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge”, is a business pitch competition open to all Maldivian young men and women, designed with a goal in mind: to promote entrepreneurship among Maldivian youth.
“Pitch-Up: Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge”, invites Maldivian youth to submit innovative, feasible and sustainable entrepreneurship ideas as solutions to local and global problems.
The competition aims to foster a culture of informed risk-taking through innovation and entrepreneurship, and inculcate valuable skills essential to run a successful start-up.
Applicants whose ideas get shortlisted will be invited to complete a boot camp training where they will work with industry experts to learn essential entrepreneurship management skills and on developing their business ideas into full-fledged business plans.
The competition was launched on 05 April 2021 and is open for applications until 05 May 2021. The competition welcomes innovative entrepreneurship ideas that are aligned with the MEERY project objective and respond to government COVID-19 response priorities.
Winners of the competition are eligible to receive financial grant assistance between MVR 150,000 to MVR 600,000.
For more information, visit https://meeryproject.mohe.gov.mv/pitch-competition
Fostering technical and vocational skills development and promoting youth entrepreneurship in priority sectors is a key objective of the Maldives: Enhancing Employability and Resilience of Youth (MEERY) project. Financed by the World Bank, MEERY project is jointly implemented by the Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Economic Development.