How I Felt When I Knew I was in the Top 50

That is me at the Apharwat Peak in Gulmarg Kashmir, which is at a height of 3747m. When I reached there riding Asia’s largest and highest cable car, I felt a mix of emotions – excited, on top of the world and at the same time shivering inside !!! This is exactly how I felt when I heard that my idea of a smart plastic ATM network has been shortlisted as one of the top 50 ideas from over 62000 entries received nation wide in the Youth Ideathon contest conducted by ThinkStartup. I feel truly thrilled, but also there is a slight shiver inside – on how the next round would go.

But, I firmly believe that just like you need to be prepared to enjoy the snow and have a great experience, you need to prepare well to pitch your idea effectively to an esteemed panel. And, that is exactly what I am doing right now – going through all the notes I have taken during the wonderful week of mentoring that we received from real life successful enterprenuers and renowned professors – and comparing those against my pitch, refining, practicing and getting ready for tomorrow, so that I can successfully climb the next peak in this entrepreneurial journey. Someday, I am sure my idea will live up to the tagline ‘Mera Idea Jo Badal Dega Bharat’.

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