Almost 60% of the population resides in Tier 2 / 3 districts of India. Jagriti’s mission is to empower the entrepreneurs in these districts as part of its vision to ‘Build India through Enterprise’. This can only happen via development of an entrepreneurship ecosystem which nurtures entrepreneurial mindsets. JADE is an innovative program developed as a response to this need, and has been designed to build this robust ecosystem.
JADE is a leadership development program designed for those who want to build an entrepreneurship ecosystem across Tier 2 /3 districts of India. The objective of the program is to identify entrepreneurs in Tier 2 / 3 districts and to support them through the ‘District Hub’ points as part of a long-term action plan. To achieve this objective, developing a cadre of competent and committed leaders and facilitators is of primary importance. Since these carefully-selected individuals act as ambassadors of entrepreneurship in their districts, they are given the title of JADE.
Designed as a career in nation-building, JADE is currently open only to the alumni of Jagriti Yatra. Only exceptional candidates outside the alumni network of Jagriti are considered to be eligible for this program, if they are referred by the alumni and conform to the standards of work excellence set by Jagriti.
The list of 100 JADE ambassadors selected for 2019-20 -
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“ JADE connects youth entrepreneurs effectively through its district level awareness efforts and has brought many quality applications from those areas so they have an opportunity to be part of both the Yatra and its vastly-growing ecosystem. Earlier there was a challenge of reaching out to some places but now because of the dedicated efforts of JADE members, we are helping a number of entrepreneurs in participating and benefiting from the network. ”
“ Every gap is an opportunity and figuring that perspective to fill that gap relevantly is the major big dimension of entrepreneurship. JY gave me the opportunity that I could see the role models not just because of their work but their attitude and mindset towards social and systemic change. For so many years, the ideal perspective of the role models and yatri has kept me closer to jy. Since the past few years, I have been motivating many YATRIS to come in the journey. They not only to build new ventures but a new perspective for genuine growth mindset to enable India to grow socially, economically and also towards entrepreneurial mindset. ”
“ Through being an active JADE member, I have managed to connect with many NGOs, NSS team, local media teams, entrepreneurs & tier 2 and 3 based initiatives. The JADE program gives me an opportunity to scout for deserving talented young change makers and I enjoy doing my bit towards building India through enterprise. ”