Summer at Woodstock – Entrepreneurship
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Summer at Woodstock – Entrepreneurship

Learn how to build and idea into an enterprise

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


Who should take this course?

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.


Highlights and learning


  • How to prepare a business model/presentation for a profitable business
  • Understanding the journey of an entrepreneur from real life entrepreneurs
  • What investors look for, when funding a tech/social impact business
  • How to pitch your business idea and to be part of a real life pitch session
  • Understanding all things good and bad about being an entrepreneur and is this the best career idea for you
  • A hands on charpoy (a traditional South Asian woven bed) weaving workshop from artisans of Sirohi village

Age range – 14-18

Distance Learning Sessions

Distance Learning Session 1 – April 12 to May 21, 2021

Fee for one distance learning course: INR 40,000 (inclusive of GST)
Fee for two distance learning courses: INR 70,000 (inclusive of GST)
There is no application fee for the distance learning sessions.


Virtual Summer Camp

Two week intensive distance learning session – June 7 to June 18, 2021

Fee for on intensive two-week session: INR 80,000 (inclusive of GST)


Gauri Malik

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, 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 Malik

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, 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.