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Mr. Shashank Mani

Founder - Jagriti Yatra, Jagriti
Enterprise Centre Purvanchal
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A 16-year-old initiative, Jagriti Yatra is leading a unique movement of ‘BUILDING INDIA THROUGH ENTERPRISE’ focused on Middle India (Tier 2/3 India).

A non-profit initiative, Jagriti Yatra is a 15-day, 8000-km entrepreneurship train journey to inspire youth to become entrepreneurs. It has been running since 2008, impacting 7500+ youth from India and 23 countries globally. It focuses on Tier 2 and Tier 3 districts of India, (what is termed Middle India), and it is also creating an enterprise ecosystem in Eastern UP.

Refined over years, Jagriti Yatra is an innovation that been running for 16 years and has been replicated successfully in four other countries. Today, “Yatris” (Travelers) are a growing community of entrepreneurs in India and abroad.

Designed in an experiential format, Jagriti Yatra will give you unique insights into understanding Inclusive Entrepreneurship by immersing yourself in India of small towns and villages in company of 450 other participants, providing a unique learning and networking forum.


Join us for a wide-range of experiences to foster, nurture and actualize the spirit of entrepreneurship



Impact Summary

Jagriti Yatra has been executed successfully since 2008 and has impacted the lives of more than 7000+ Yatris till 2021 yatra

Total number of Yatris

7000+ | Youth trained through Jagriti Yatra

Enterprises Created

28% Entrepreneurs | These 28% turned into entrepreneurs after participating in the Jagriti Yatra

41% Entrepreneurs | 41% of these enterprises have completed 3 years and are in the scale-up phase.

Influence of the Yatra

10% respondents | 10% of the respondents consider the Yatra as a "significant influence" in their personal & professional lives.

The Yatra has had an above average impact on the decision making & communication skills, and the overall confidence of the Yatris.

Effectiveness of Jagriti Yatra Network

89% Yatris | 89% of the Yatris found the Jagriti Yatra Network to be above average.

Nature of Enterprises

83% | For-profit enterprises 17% | Non-profit enterprises


For-profit enterprises

62% Enterprises | have a team size of around 10 people.

73% Entrepreneurs | Reported an annual turnover of over Rs. 10 lakhs.

Not-for-profit enterprises.

20% Enterprises of the not-for-profit enterprises have more than 30 members on their team.

47% Enterprises of the not-for-profit enterprises are funded by family and friends,

27% Enterprises of the not-for-profits have received funding from the government or CSR &institutional agencies, or both.

This is summerised exctract from an independent evaluation report by Impactree in 2016.