Entrepreneurship and Innovation are not a choice but an imperative to build a sustainable future of India in a rapidly changing world. India is aspiring to be a $5 Trillion economy in the next few years. There is also a need to create 300 million jobs by 2040, which is roughly 10 million jobs a year. The aspiration and needs of India cannot just be fulfilled by existing large enterprises alone. We need next-generation high impact entrepreneurs and ventures.
India has begun its journey to become one of the fastest growing startup hubs in the world, and it has third largest start-up ecosystem today. To fulfil the goal to create 10 million jobs per year through startups, India will require the current startup ecosystem to mature rapidly over the next few years.
FLAME University aims to create the next-generation of high impact entrepreneurs through its one year Postgraduate Program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (PGP EI) and is inviting applications for the academic year commencing July 2020.
Reshaping Entrepreneurial Education
FLAME University has developed a unique model of creating next generation of high impact innovators and entrepreneurs.
The curriculum is designed by renowned faculty, industry practitioners and innovation experts. Program participants will get an opportunity to interact and learn from our advisors and mentors such as Hari Menon, Rupen Jhaveri, Manish Chokhani, Saras D. Sarasvathy, Prasanna Krishnamoorthy, Dishan Kamdar, Darshan Doshi, Aravind Chinchure and more.
With our four-module program, we provide an opportunity to work on LIVE Startup projects over the first two modules followed by incubation of new ventures either individually or in groups in the second half of the program. The program is practice and outcome focused. Participants learn and practice decision-making frameworks such as 'Effectuation' and 'Lean Startup' that have helped established entrepreneurs succeed.
Participants are given exposure to exponential technologies including AI/ML, Blockchain, Robotics, IoT, AR/VR and offered coaching to identify high potential opportunities and develop execution capabilities.
We present our participants a springboard to launch new ventures, by hosting startup pitch events to investors, entrepreneurs and business leaders at the end of each module and win seed capital. The program participants have an option to visit Babson College for an international immersion and explore local startup hubs in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune and Hubli. Lastly, the participants receive access to the FLAME Origins Program, the startup accelerator by FLAME Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to scale up their ventures.
Learn about the program structure, faculty and mentors here.
FLAME University is inviting applications for the Postgraduate Program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (PGP EI) for the academic year 2020-21.
Postgraduate Program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a one-year full-time residential program located on the beautiful FLAME University campus in Pune. A range of merit-based scholarships to the best performing candidates at the time of admission are awarded in the form of partial to full fee waivers.
The selection process for the program includes an application form, statement of purpose, personal interview, an entrance test, amongst other parameters. Recently graduated students, young professionals with one or two years of experience and corporate intrapreneurs looking to launch high impact ventures are well suited for this program. Next-generation family business entrepreneurs who are motivated to diversify and scale their existing family businesses can benefit from this program.
Applications are received and evaluated on a rolling basis. Personal Interviews are conducted on campus and across major cities in India. Below are the application deadlines.
|Campus Cycle I||20th - 21st January, 2020||PGP EI||FLAME Campus, Pune||16th January, 2020|
|Campus Cycle II||24th & 25th February, 2020||PGP EI||FLAME Campus, Pune||18th February, 2020|
|Campus Cycle III||17th & 18th March, 2020||PGP EI||FLAME Campus, Pune||10th March, 2020|
|Campus Cycle IV||16th & 17th April, 2020||PGP EI||FLAME Campus, Pune||5th April, 2020|
To apply visit: https://application.flame.edu.in/application