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Building the Ecosystem Stack


Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana (Yuva Udyamita Vikas Abhiyan) is a is a centrally sponsored Scheme on entrepreneurship education and training being implemented by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. The Scheme aims at creating an enabling ecosystem for Entrepreneurship development through Entrepreneurship education and training; Advocacy and easy access to entrepreneurship support network and Promoting social enterprises for inclusive growth.

Specific objectives and deliverables

  1. Educate and equip potential and early stage entrepreneurs

  2. Connect entrepreneurs in enabling networks of peers, mentors, funds and business services 

  3. Support entrepreneurs through Entrepreneurship Hubs (E - Hubs)

  4. Catalyze a culture shift to encourage entrepreneurship  

Vruksh is facilitating and implementing the Pradhan Mantri YUVA Yojana in Maharashtra, from December 2019 until March 2022.

Vruksh project team with women micro entrepreneurs
  • 542 Entrepreneurs mentored

  • 103 New enterprises created

  • 100+ Scaled up enterprises

  • 4787 Students impacted

  • 1500+ Students Certified

  • 44 Faculties Trained

  • 30+ Institutes engaged 


The Misfits Initiative is the community arm of Vruksh Ecosystem Foundation, a non-profit social enterprise built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. We identify leaders who stand to achieve greater social impact with mentorship, leadership coaching and access to capital.

The Misfits is focused on providing a stage for Social Impact Change-makers, be it start-ups, non-profits or innovators who are building solutions (tech or non-tech) that can improve the quality of Life in their respective regions.


The Misfits Initiative started as an online pitch event across 15 cities that creates a platform for social entrepreneurs, innovators and changemakers to showcase, connect and expand their horizons.We realized that building a community is essential to keep the momentum going. A community platform to engage all stakeholders, changemakers and entrepreneurs was launched in December 2020.


Misfits aims to become a Global platform for Social Entrepreneurship, starting with South Asia. 

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  • 440+ Misfits Community

  • 120+ Partners

  • 20 Regions across South Asia

  • 58 Misfits Accelerated across 2 editions

  • 300k+ people reached 

  • INR 3cr+ Funding raised by Misfits

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