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Foundation Course for Entrepreneurs

Gurgaon | November 5 – December 24

In line with the goal of 91university and the successful launch of our first course we bring you the second edition of the “Foundation Course For Entrepreneurs”

The same course is also being offered to 30 chosen women entrepreneurs as part of the WEE Mentorship programme. More details are available at http://weefoundation.org/

All our participants enjoyed our first course and found it very useful. Read what they have to say on the 91university page.

Context

It’s a favourable time to become an entrepreneur in India. This is due to a number of factors including but not limiting to:

  • Growing domestic market
  • New business opportunities and models
  • Availability of funds
  • Ease of starting

that have led to a positive environment for entrepreneurs. A new breed of 20 something entrepreneurs have created a wave of entrepreneurial activity and are shunning well paying jobs to follow their dreams.

The current education system does not really prepare an individual for this entrepreneurship journey. Even the best of MBA’s do not focus on the basic practical needs of a young entrepreneur.
Even though this journey is different for each individual, we think a holistic perspective can help these young entrepreneurs pick up the threads faster and be better equipped for the journey ahead.

Course Objective

Our extensive and constant interaction with entrepreneurs has given us a unique perspective into the ecosystem and the challenges it faces. This practically relevant course will address these challenges by leveraging our experience and that of a stellar faculty consisting of industry leaders and alums of IIM’s & IIT’s across the country.

This is a holistic course and will be relevant for both existing and budding entrepreneurs, irrespective of their earlier education or amount of work experience.

Takeaways

  • Develop an understanding of how start-ups are funded
  • Understand what a Venture Capital is looking for
  • Be able to build a robust business plan and winning presentation for investors
  • Develop an understanding of basic management principles in the context of helping you build and run your business better
  • Understand the various nuances and intricacies of running an efficient business
  • Interact and brainstorm with professionals in a learning environment
  • Opportunities to informally network with industry leaders and investors.

Why should you consider this course?

It is not easy to be an entrepreneur and unfortunately your current education and experience has not prepared you for the holistic perspective. The passion and risk taking ability of entrepreneurs needs to be backed by a practical education that equips them for the journey. This is exactly what this course will do for you.

Course Content

The course will have sessions on the following themes:

  • Building a business plan
  • Communicating with investors
  • Marketing and customer behavior
  • Digital marketing
  • People and getting the best out of them
  • Operations and quality
  • Supply chain and logistics
  • Control systems and managing your businesses remotely
  • New technologies and how they can work for you
  • Information technology
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Basics of accounting
  • The legal aspects of business
  • Leadership skills
  • Personal effectiveness
Faculty and Teaching Methodology

The instructional methodology is simple and will focus on discussion rather than lectures.

The faculty is drawn from the industry and nearly all of them are alumni of the Indian Institutes of Management. They have been chosen based on their knowledge of the subject and their experience of working with entrepreneurs.

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Program Director

The course has been designed by Salil Agrawal who is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Salil is extremely passionate about education and training. He has rich global experience across industries and functional areas and has spent many years consulting for small businesses and mentoring entrepreneurs. All this gives him a unique perspective of the issues faced by young entrepreneurs.

He is also the course director for the WEE Mentorship programme offered by Wee Foundation to selected women entrepreneurs. More details at http://weefoundation.org/about-us/wee-team/

Course Details

This course will be carried out over 30 sessions with each session running for 60 minutes. These sessions will start on November 5 and will be held across eight consecutive Saturdays between 2 – 7 pm at the 91springboard Gurgaon hub.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Date: Every Saturday, 5th November – 24th December
Time: 2pm to 7pm
Application Deadline: 30th October

We have limited seats and the seats will be offered on a first cum first served basis. Once you have applied we will evaluate & screen your application and confirm your eligibility within 2 working days. Once we confirm we will expect you to pay the fees within 2 days.

Fees

We have a very special pricing and amazing early bird discount for those who register early.

The fees for the course is Rs.30,000 plus service tax a total of Rs.34,500.

There is a early bird discount of Rs.2000 for those who pay before the 15th October. Total amount payable inclusive of service tax is Rs.32,200.

In addition, there is a special discount of Rs.10,000 for additional members of the same team if you register together.

The fees has to be paid within 2 days of receiving a confirmation of your application being accepted. The payment can be made using credit card, debit card or bank transfer. Payment in cash is possible at our office in Gurgaon.

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Contact

Address: Plot 23, Maruti Industrial Area, Sector 18, Gurgaon, Haryana 122015 
Phone Number: +91-9015419191
Email: 91university@91springboard.com