Since its inception in 2011, IIM (Indian Institute of Management) Udaipur has had a firm focus on building a strong entrepreneurial culture and ecosystem through its course structure and extra-curricular initiatives. The institute hopes to inspire and support the new generation of founders and entrepreneurs, by providing them with resources that are otherwise not easily accessible.
The Institute applauds the courage of students and aspiring entrepreneurs who are ready to leave the comforts of stability and a steady employment and leap into the competitive and risky waters of entrepreneurship. IIM Udaipur has taken a lead in a host of areas to support the startup fervor in the country and the most recent addition is the upcoming incubation program—Launch n Zoom, 2018.
Launch n Zoom: Giving Budding Startups The Nitro-boost they Need
IIM Udaipur’s Incubation Center invites all aspiring founders and entrepreneurs, from all over India, to participate in its upcoming Cohort – Launch n Zoom, 2018. The program aims to help build the required skills and capacity for idea-level ventures and startups and for their founding team to hone their entrepreneurial skills to build capacity and scale their startups. Launch n Zoom will address all the areas necessary to build such competency by providing aspiring entrepreneurs with sessions on:
- Product/Service development
- Establishment of venture
- Planning their finances and logistics efficiently
- Building robust teams that will make their startup ready for funding and investments
- Identifying and pitching to the target investments.
The program will have an intensive 52-week Business-Mentoring, Technology Connect, Prototype Development and venture building Continuum for startups which will be selected in the Launch n Zoom Cohort, to help launch their venture at the IIM Udaipur Incubation Centre.
Who Should Apply?
IIM Udaipur Incubation Center invites startups of all backgrounds and industries, from all over India, to apply to the Cohort.
The event expects to see quite a number of students startups in the areas of AI, ML, Cryptocurrency, Digital Technologies, Agritech, Fintech, and FMCG in 2018.
The center is encouraging institutes pan India to send the startups of their students / faculty /alumni and also aspiring entrepreneurs from the professional community to apply for a chance to be in the Cohort and benefit from its network and resources.
What Can You Expect From Launch n Zoom?
Launch n Zoom will provide aspiring startups and entrepreneurs what they need to help their business/idea take off: quality mentorship from Industry Practitioners and academics with real-world and relevant experience. Also, business ideas and startups that make it to the cohort stand the chance of a lifetime of gaining thorough assistance and business handholding and access to a community of startup founders, prospective investors, various ecosystem partners, and a network which will spell victory for any entrepreneur who is serious about their product/service and is ready to give their venture a cent percent.
Once the startups are ready and show promise of a sustainable and scalable future, either post handholding or even during it, the Incubation Center will organise a series of pitching events for the startups and entrepreneurs to present their proposals and business plans to investors.
All-in-all, the cohort will provide 360-degree support to entrepreneurs who want to make it big in the Indian startup ecosystem and recognize the need of such end-to-end support to make it happen.