India is a young nation. Every youth here is full of ideas and has the potential to lead the digital revolution and innovation with speed and scale. Keeping this in view, SAP Labs India, through Code Unnati, has brought a first-of-its-kind platform for youngsters to bring their dreams to life. The Code Unnati Young Entrepreneur Ideation Challenge is another step in this direction. It is a unique opportunity for student innovators to transform their ideas into reality. The programme is powered by SAP Labs India in partnership with the Government of Karnataka and UNDP.

So hurry up and take your ideas to the sky.

Who can apply?

  • Students pursuing any course
  • Between the age group of 18 - 29 years
  • Live in Bengaluru Rural, Dakshina Kannada, Raichur and Ramanagara districts
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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has collaborated with SAP Labs India and United Nations Volunteers (UNV) for a multi-year partnership, to empower youth and women for future employability skills and entrepreneurship across the four districts of Karnataka - Bengaluru Rural, Dakshina Kannada, Raichur, Ramanagara.

Youth pursuing any course, between the age group of 18 - 29 years, residing in Bengaluru Rural, Dakshina Kannada, Raichur, and Ramanagara districts can participate in this program.

Only shortlisted students from the ideation challenge can participate in the bootcamp

No, you can submit your own idea (pick themes mentioned in the google form for your reference)

For Example: Sustainable transportation, Media / Entertainment, Food and Beverage, Education, etc.

Login to and tap on the ‘Click to register' button and you will be directed to our google form with all the necessary details required to participate in the ideation challenge

No, any student from any course or sector can participate.

Yes, you can submit your idea even if your idea has already won a prize.

Yes, if you are related to these 4 districts you can submit the ideas.

Sure, you can submit ideas even if you have already raised funding.

Yes, your startup idea will be evaluated by jury members who are successful entrepreneurs.

Code Unnati Young Entrepreneur Ideation Challenge 2022 is an idea submission platform for the youth of Bengaluru Rural, Dakshina Kannada, Raichur, and Ramanagara to pitch their entrepreneurial/innovative ideas. These ideas will be evaluated by the jury members and the shortlisted youth will be selected to boot camps who will also stand a chance to win the cash prize.

15 Best ideas selected as winners of the Start-up Challenge to receive 1 Lakh rupees each, offered intensive linkages to incubation, acceleration, funding, mentoring, and handholding opportunities including with Atal Incubation Centres/Start-up cells/ and other facilities

The duration of bootcamp is 18 days

No, you need not be an entrepreneur, you can just be an aspiring entrepreneur to participate in this ideation challenge

You can submit your ideas through

Yes, you can participate in this ideation challenge.

Yes, you can submit your ideas.

Yes, you can submit multiple ideas in this Ideation Challenge

Sure, you can submit but the founding team needs to have the skills to build their product themselves, rather than outsourcing it to someone else. For most businesses, that usually means you need a technical co-founder.