Entrepreneurship program for women from IIM Bangalore

In an effort to boost women entrepreneurship in India, NSRCEL is running several programs for experienced women entrepreneurs who do not have a formal training in entrepreneurship. These programs are going for the last ten years and have benefitted several women in honing their entreprenerial skills. 

IIM has announced a brand new program for women who desire to get into entrepreneurship but do not have any idea of how management and entrepreneurship works. 

“The programme will be conducted in three stages, designed to develop both entrepreneurial as well as managerial skillsets. By leveraging social media, the Bschool hopes to get on board an initial 1,000 women for a five-week MOOC (massive open online course) to help them understand various aspects of entrepreneurship, including idea identification and valuation. The top 50 from the online course will come for a three-week classroom interaction that includes sessions for developing the business id .. 

Women will present their business ideas in the final stage where a selection panel will identify 10 ideas. These women would be offered incubation facility at NSRCEL, along with a monthly fellowship of Rs 40,000 for 12 months. Especially for the woman cohort, NSRCEL will be conducting a number of capability building workshops, mini demo days along with mentoring sessions. Besides regular NSRCEL mentors, Goldman Sachs’ senior leaders will also mentor and share their insights with the participants.”

This is a great program that addresses a big gap in our educational system. Kudos to IIM Bangalore for launching this. 

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