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Workshop on Kick-starting the Entrepreneurial Campus

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From July 12-14, 2012, Dr. Mona Tawar and CA Vijay Thakkar attended Three Days Workshop on Entrepreneurship, organized by NEN at GSIMR, Indore. The program Kick-starting the Entrepreneurial Campus proved to be very helpful and also set the faculty members to supportive entrepreneurship programs that went further than creating understanding and developed key skills and knowledge. It provided a concrete training in entrepreneurship teaching methodologies, with an emphasis on experiential education. Faculty members are now confident to design, develop and run exciting programs on entrepreneurship. The faculty members learned idea generation; opportunity evaluation; business modeling; Develop initial business models using key assumptions; creating back-of-the envelope cash-flows etc. 

The key note speakers of the program were Ms. Vasanti Venugopal and Mr. Raj Shankar. Ms. Vasanti Venugopal is an Educator, NEN, who is a recipient of National Award for ‘Best Entrepreneurship Educator 2008’ and has trained over 1,000 faculty members in Entrepreneurship across India. She has been certified with honors in the NEN-Stanford-IIMB Entrepreneurship Educators’ Course (EEC) and EEDC from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. 

Mr. Raj Shankar, who was the second speaker, is Principal Business Strategist, Ichiban Business Consultants. He is a certified NEN-Goldman Sachs faculty mentor in “Entrepreneurship”. He has been involved in many faculty development programs, mentoring and training of entrepreneurs and students.