If you’ve ever dreamt of becoming an entrepreneur, then this course is for you! Learn the journey of an entrepreneur, from conception to launching a high0impact enterprise. This is a fast-paced, immersive experience of learning that requires participants who are driven, ambitious, and creative!
"It gave us a lot of exposure to the intricacies of running a sustainable organisation. We also had an opportunity to observe the ways of people in villages.” 2019 participant
Gauri and Rishab are an entrepreneur-investor duo who have deviated from the norm to follow their own calling, so this course is for anyone who wants to create large-scale impact and make tangible change. The course is open to students aged 14-18, who are budding entrepreneurs and want insight into building a tech or social impact business. Whether it’s an app that helps people with disabilities do math and complicated calculations, or a company that provides solar lighting solutions to people from low-income backgrounds, this course can help talk them through the steps to make an inspired idea a reality.
This course will help you think creatively, get hands on learning experience from real life stories of entrepreneurs, and help you strengthen any business ideas you may have.
Distance Learning Session 1 – April 12 to May 21, 2021
June 7 to June 18, 2021
Fee for on campus session: INR 135,000 + 18% GST
Inspired by the immediate action needed on multiple fronts coupled with her personal frustrations of being surrounded by educated and skilled women who lacked opportunities due to socio-cultural norms, Gauri Malik founded Skilled Samaritan (SSF) in 2012 after she quit her job as an investment banker at Deutsche Bank.
While SSF’s initial model focused on working with local communities in Northern India to implement solar lighting solutions that impacted 25,000 lives, today their brand Sirohi.org, creates income opportunities for women from marginalised communities by using an innovative tech based design approach to train women to make sustainable and well-designed products from ropes made from discarded plastic and fabric from the packaging and fashion industries. Her passion lies in sustainable livelihoods and circular design for impact.
Gauri has a post graduate degree in Finance and Economics from Warwick Business School, UK. While she has volunteer and corporate experience across geographies including South America, Japan and the UK, she has extensive hands on experience working with low-income communities in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
Rishab brings over 16 years of experience in the US, UK, Southeast Asia and India markets across the telecom, technology and the investment management industry. He spent the last 5yrs as Co-founder and SVP at Droom.in, one of India’s leading online automobile marketplaces funded by Lightbox, Beenext and Toyota. He also co-founded a digital receipts and data analytics platform in Singapore and was the Founding Partner of GSF India – one of India’s first and most successful technology accelerators with over 90 companies as part of the portfolio.
He has a passion for building businesses and working closely with entrepreneurs through key inflection points in their journey. As an angel investor with 15+ companies in his portfolio, Rishab loves rolling up his sleeves and working with these founders on product, go-to-market and fundraising aspects of their journey. Rishab leads all initiatives in India across deal sourcing, evaluation, and portfolio development.
Rishab has an undergraduate degree in economics from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from INSEAD. When not working Rishab loves to play golf and is a fitness enthusiast and triathlete.