Venture Launch Program

  • The Venture Launch Program is an extended workshop where participants are not only taught the strategies, tools, and processes of creating & launching a new venture but are also required to create and launch their start-up as part of the program.
  • By focusing on practical knowledge and applied learning, this program teaches the participants how to turn a great idea into a great start-up. The program provides practical knowledge about and experience of creating a start-up, running it, and engaging in fundraising. Participants will learn the skills & traits of successful entrepreneurs, visit start-ups, form their own start-ups, recruit mentors, develop minimum viable product (MVP), analyse competition, develop channel partnerships, acquire customers and present their ideas to potential investors and advisors.
  • Program fosters high intensity learning environment, with likeminded passionate & visionary participants, and led by successful entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and subject matter experts.

Who is it for / Who Should Participate

  • Budding Entrepreneurs
  • Start-up employees planning to launch their own venture
  • Young industry Professionals exploring self-employment as a career
  • Game changers – individuals with passion, vision, commitment, and great idea
  • Entrepreneurship educators

Value proposition / Program Takeaways

  • Learn the traits, habits, ethics, etiquette, and communication skills of successful entrepreneurs
  • Understand the attributes of and develop a fundable entrepreneurial business plan
  • Learn key assessment and feasibility techniques including design thinking, product definition, and rapid iteration testing, and designing the minimum viable product
  • Acquire tools for assessing product and market fit including understanding target markets and market segmentation and performing effective industry and competitive analysis
  • Understand the importance of and approaches to building a high functioning team and impactful advisory board
  • Learn about the importance of and approaches to using Big Data, technology, web 2.0, and social media to build a sustainable brand and competitive advantage
  • Gain knowledge of start-up valuation techniques, funding sources, and fundraising strategies
  • Learn about bootstrapping, lean launch strategies, and managing cash flow to navigate funding death valley

Program Structure

  • 4 Modules – Being an Entrepreneur, Creating a venture, Running a start-up, & raising capital
  • A total 72 hours program conducted over 3 months with 2 sessions per week. Each session is of 3 hours.
  • Guest Speakers and Company Visits
  • Lectures, Case Studies, simulations, & Team Working Sessions

Sample Syllabus

Module 1 : Being an Entrepreneur

  • Successful skills, traits and habits
  • Essential ethics, etiquette, and communications
  • Impact of Big Data, Web 2.0 , social media, and technological innovations
  • Elevator pitch

Module 2 : Creating a Start-up

  • Innovative Business models and effective business plans
  • Legal structure and IP protection
  • Internal success drivers
  • MVP and product development
  • Competition and competitive advantage
  • Customer identification, engagement, acquisition, and retention

Module 3 : Running a Start-up

  • Fieldwork – visit start-ups
  • Fieldwork – form a company
  • Fieldwork – developed the MVP
  • Fieldwork – engage and acquire a customer
  • Financial statements, models, and analytical tools for performance analysis, measurement, monitoring, and reporting
  • Post-program completion mentoring support

Module 4 : Raising Capital

  • Intrinsic valuation
  • Market multiples
  • Exit Strategies and requirements
  • Fundraising sources and strategies
  • Investor plan and presentation

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