|Topic 1: Entrepreneurship â€“ Formalizing an understanding.||This interactive session will allow participants to explore
their own definitions of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial
role models. To make this an energizing class, the discussion
will be promoted by inspiring entrepreneurs that can engage
the student by sharing their stories. Key takeaways for
students are: How does an Entrepreneur earn wealth? Pro and
Cons of being an Entrepreneur.
How can Entrepreneurship become an effective career option for Women?
|Topic 2: Gender Bias â€“ Recognition & Resolution||Gender bias can exist within families, in the market place,
within sources of funding and within pools of employee talent.
This topic will discuss how women entrepreneurs pro-actively recognize Gender Bias and address it.
|Topic 3: Business Model Canvas||To promote participants thinking about their business
ideas, it is important to give them a context, a business
lens, to look at new opportunities and assess their
viabilities as a business. The goal of this session is for the
students to start thinking about their revenue model â€“ who
is my customer and how do I get paid for my product or
service? By exploring the different types of business models
and understanding their value proposition, students will see
new opportunities to make money for their products or service.
A business model canvas is a very important tool.
|Topic 4: Marketing||Any business needs to find the way to reach its customers.
Here the participants will be encouraged to think about the
essential purpose and thinking that goes with marketing their
service or product to its key customers.
A special focus will be put on digital marketing methods to reach out to a broader, potentially global target customer base.
|Topic 5: Finance||Probably the toughest and most important aspect of the
course is to give these participants an appreciation for
financial requirements in a business plan and operation.
Additionally, local speakers from within Indian banks and
other Non-banking Financial Intermediaries will be invited to
discuss â€œIndian Government â€œSchemesâ€� to support the
launch and growth of small enterprises and those backed by
Additionally, growth through strategic alliances will be discussed.
|Topic 6: Legal Considerations||This session will provide the students with the overview of
legal aspects of a business and protecting their ideas so that
participants gain an appreciation for the legal requirements
to launching and starting a business.
TiE will seek to invite a local practicing lawyer to the extent possible, to answer participants questions.
|Topic 7: HR & Operations||Mentors will leverage their experience in running businesses to address challenges within HR and operations. How best to optimize supply chain and run their company effectively.|
|Topic 8: Elevator Pitches: Presentation & Communication Skills||An Elevator pitch is critical for a business owner for all
stakeholders including customers, employees, suppliers and
In addition, it is critical that the participants learn keys skills they are required to build and present their business ideas and will sustain after the conclusion of this journey. Some of the key long-term skills are
» Teamwork & Team building skills
» Leadership & listening skills
» Project management
» Presentation skills
|Topic 9: Business Plans||Finally, in order to provide the students with an ability to coalesce the learning and also put into action what they learnt, they will be given a road map of the entrepreneurial journey for which the starting point becomes a business plan.|