Professors turn students to learn startup tricks - Times of India

Professors turn students to learn startup tricks - Times of India

  • AHMEDABAD: Gujaratis may have earned a reputation of being top-class entrepreneurs and businessmen, but in startup scenario, the state has yet to prove its acumen - none of the Indian unicorns (startups having market valuation of $1 billion or above) such as Ola, Zomato , Swiggy, PayTM, PolicyBazaar and OYO, are based in Gujarat .
  • The five-day training is imparted at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) where faculties are taught aspects such as identifying a good idea, training students in thinking out of the box, different sources of funding, making a better market pitch, identifying the right incubation and connecting market need with the research.
  • "It's part of the overall initiative to strengthen the ecosystem comprising of policy, incubation, funding support and market access," he said.
  • Focus is on creating faculty mentors who can develop new ideas.


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