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"The 'Founders Talk' webinar series aims to promote the practice of entrepreneurship and innovation by bringing together entrepreneurs, students, professionals, business leaders and investors.

Covid-19 has adversely impact the society at large, but it also brought with it immense opportunities! In this time of high volatility and uncertainty, entrepreneurs need to be equipped with the relevant/contextual knowledge, decision making frameworks and tools to take action. With this mind, we bring you Founders Talk webinar series to seek guidance from stalwarts who have successfully overcome business challenges. The objective is to encourage people to build an entrepreneurial mindset and skillset, resilience, and help make better business decisions to achieve their goals.

This webinar series is free and open to all who register. Previous Founders Talk sessions

Founders Talk - 01

Zero to One: How to Convert your Startup Idea to a Product?

Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020 | 6:30 pm-7:30 pm IST

Dr. Bharat Damani | Faculty - Entrepreneurship

Ideas are dime a dozen. If you Google 'Startup Ideas', you are likely to get pages and pages of business ideas. The difference between an idea and a thriving business is execution. In this session, Dr. Bharat Damani will share frameworks and experience of converting an idea into a product or service. Join us to learn how you could build strong execution skills to turn your startup aspirations to reality.

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Founders Talk - 02

Overcoming Family Business Troubles to grow across Generations

Wednesday, 9th December, 2020 | 6:30 pm-7:30 pm IST

Dr. Amarpreet Singh Ghura | Faculty - Entrepreneurship

Family businesses are the backbone of our economy. Over the last few decades, family businesses in India have grown in size and their socio-economic impact. However, the challenge that many family businesses now face is survival across generations. Join this session to learn how some of the best family businesses around the world have successfully transitioned across generations while growing their businesses.

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Founders Talk - 03

Educating Entrepreneurial Global Citizens 

Wednesday, 16th December, 2020 | 6:30 pm-7:30 pm IST

Dr. Amir Reza | Dean of the Babson Academy

Given today’s economic and social challenges, educating interculturally competent leaders who understand self and context is critical, but if we can combine global education with learning that promotes an entrepreneurial mindset we can empower the next generation of problem-solvers who can meet the grand challenges of the 21st century through thoughtful action.

Amir will also share what makes Babson unique and how students from FLAME University can benefit from the Babson Build program.

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Founders Talk - 04

Idea vs. Opportunity: The startup starting point

Wednesday, 6th January, 2021 | 6:30 pm-7:30 pm IST

Dr. Rajkumar Phatate | Professor in Entrepreneurship & Strategy & Head-Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Mahindra University, Hyderabad

"There are good business ideas and bad business ideas. We’ve all had both! What separates good from bad depends on various factors. In this session you can use the frameworks to evaluate if your idea is a real business opportunity and how to capture the opportunity through quick but strong execution.

Have questions? Join us for this session and get them clarified."

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Founders Talk - 06

Building your startup go to market strategy and brand

Wednesday, 20th January, 2021 | 6:30 pm-7:30 pm IST

Dr. Dwarika Prasad Uniyal | Faculty - Marketing & Dean - Faculty of Business

Early days of a startup means doing everything yourself as a founder - be it product development, sales or raising funding. In this session, Dr. Dwarika will share frameworks to develop the go-to-market strategy for startups in its early days. How do you identify and pursue customer acquisition channels? How do you put together a plan with a small budget and limited resources? Join us for this powerpacked session.

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Founders Talk - 07

A Life Changing Experience at FLAME University

Wednesday, 27th January, 2021 | 6:30 pm-7:30 pm IST

Dr. Virender Sharma | Registrar of FLAME University

FLAME University is the pioneer of liberal education in India with strong undergrad programs and experiential postgraduate programs such as the one-year PGPEI. Join us in this session with Dr. Sharma to learn about life as a student at FLAME University. He will share an overview of the student activities, approach to learning, world-class infrastructure and sports facilities, and answer any questions that you may have.

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Founders Talk - 08

Leadership Lessons for Leaders

Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021 | 6:30 pm-7:30 pm IST

Dr. Dishan Kamdar | Vice Chancellor of the FLAME University

Covid-19 crisis has exposed some of the biggest leadership failures of our time. Join us for this session to learn about some of the leadership lessons and best practices followed by top leaders around the world, and why strong leadership matters for the years to come. Dr. Dishan will also share key takeaways on how you can become an effective leader and more.

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