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Do Your Venture

The focus of this online course will be on ‘Doing’ rather than ‘Planning.' Through the course journey, participants would be introduced to mainly two entrepreneurial methods: Lean Startup Method and Effectuation. Both methods lay more emphasis on action than on prediction. In the early part of the course, participants will be exposed to simple techniques to identify and evaluate opportunities.

About This Course

This course is the first part of a three stage Women Startup Programme that IIM Bangalore is offering, supported by Goldman Sachs.

Fifty women will be selected from this course to participate in a 3-week Course on IIMB Campus in January and February 2017 to further develop their idea. Finally, after a Business Idea Competition, twelve of these women will be given Support for Incubation for twelve months on IIMB campus.

If you have just identified an idea or are not clear about taking your idea forward or even if you have not thought of an idea and would like to, this programme is for you. Let us "Start Your Venture."

What You’ll Learn

  • How to identify and evaluate ideas
  • How to use Lean Canvas, a latest documentation process as your idea evolves
  • How to use frameworks to take decision under uncertain conditions.


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Course Staff

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Professor Suresh Bhagavatula

Professor Suresh is passionate about teaching entrepreneurship and has been associated with NSRCEL ( at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore since 2007 where he has been interacting with many different types of entrepreneurs, but mostly operating within the technology domain.

His interest in entrepreneurship has genesis in his formative experiences with helping Women Entrepreneurs help set up micro-ventures in Kenya while pursuing his Masters. These experiences have set him on a life-long pursuit of understanding the determinants of entrepreneurial success, and more importantly entrepreneurial failure.

Professor Suresh hails from Vizag, did his Bachelors in Engineering from Shivaji University, pursued a Masters from University of Flensburg, Germany and earned his PhD from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. At a personal level, he enjoys traveling, knowing more about traditional arts and crafts and biking around the verdant IIM Bangalore campus during his free time!

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  2. Classes Start

    Nov 14, 2016
  3. Classes End

    Jan 02, 2017
  4. Estimated Effort

    4-5 hours/week