“This Women Startup Program has been a wonderful experience for all of us at NSRCEL. We would like to thank Goldman Sachs for supporting this initiative. It gave us opportunity to design and test a blended learning model where large number of people with high entrepreneurial intent can be trained to start their ventures.”
“Women start-up programme: This programme is about taking an idea, adding some ``secret ingredients`` to it, whipping up the energy and baking it into a venture.
The programme has exposed me to the tools, processes and mentor-ship that are necessary to take my idea to the next level. Being part of this wonderful and diverse group of co-entrepreneurs has given me the confidence that anything is possible.”
``As the first ever batch of the Women Startup Program the fifty of us started out as a bunch of women who were too diverse in profession, age, education, and background.During the 4 weeks that we were enrolled for We attended sessions by the amazing faculty of IIMB, participated in fire-side chats, submitted assignments, took one-on-one mentorship sessions, attended networking dinners with been-there- done-that
entrepreneurs and pitched to each other every single day during tea-time. I have seen how every lady around me evolved one step at a time and how we influenced each other to think not just like 'women entrepreneurs' but 'entrepreneurs' Without a doubt,I had grown more in those few weeks than I perhaps did in the couple of years before that.``
“Women Start-up programme has mainly taught me about ``DOING`` the venture. The ideas which were just thoughts are now real ventures. This course has put us into action mode right since the day we started it. The structured training modules and coaching has boosted my confidence in carrying out any venture in the future. I am thankful to IIM-B and GS for providing this great opportunity to be a better entrepreneur.”
The programme gave me the three important things that a first- time , early stage entrepreneur needs - Vision -Focus to structure the problem and craft a solution that is larger than me or my team Mission - a Big kick to get on the field and start testing Brand - Introduced me to people I could only dream of.
I am certain I would build Penbound without the programme too. And I am also certain that it would not have the achieved the scale and status that it has in a short span of time without the programme.
“Thanks to IIMB and GS for curating this course for women. The 5 week MOOC helped in setting the stage and helping us in understanding the idea generation phase. I am so happy to have made it into this program and looking forward to the experience of learning from the professors, mentors and peers. There are some amazing women here and this will surely change my career.”