Certificate in Entrepreneurship
Develop an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset to create your own startups through human centered design.
About the course
The focus of Entrepreneurship course is upon creating ‘Enterprising Person/Entrepreneurial Mindset’. This course utilizes our signature experiential process that will not only accelerate your startup idea with business impact but also will drive innovation, empathetic research, design and social impact.
You will get an opportunity to learn Responsible Entrepreneurship with incredibly diverse group of students and expert faculties. You will learn how to implement your acquired knowledge in your startup projects through practice studio.
Upon completing the course, you will gain required knowledge with hands-on practical experience to accelerate your startup. Additionally, the acquired 21st century skillsets from this course will make you job ready in high potential companies.
You will acquire these capabilities:
- Take your startup from idea stage to Investor pitch stage
- Team building strategies and choosing right business partners that will help you to grow efficiently
- Innovating your product/service to have a cutting edge over your competitors
- Understanding your users’ needs, expectations and motivations from your product/service
- Designing business processes, solutions and prototype early and fast, as well as test your prototypes so as to reduce risks and accelerate organizational learning
Option 1: Professional Certificate
Option 2: Jumpstart Certificate
Modules in this course16 weeks, 16 modules.
WEEK 1: Personal Introspection & LeadershipCultivate inside out leadership as a transformative journey to grow yourself and grow others
Learn how to introspect and visually represent what’s in your mind into a visual picture
Lead using an inside-out model and inspire with openness, intelligence, and vulnerability
WEEK 2: Opportunity and Problem definitionCultivate transformative inspired leadership skills to grow your organization
Learn concepts such as Ikigai and “Be,Do,Have” to impact your team
WEEK 3: Empathic Research & Sense MakingUnderstand your customer and other stakeholder to develop insights
Empathetic research to understand stakeholder needs, pain points, gaps and aspirations.
Create insights through analysis of observations and sense making
WEEK 4: Marketing BasicsCreate business value through customer and market segmentation
Learn to segment and prioritze your market through research
Develop marketing personas and principles to design the right product/service
WEEK 5: Growth Hacking BasicsExperimenting Strategies for Business Growth
Learn to analyze, track, improve, and scale your marketing strategies to drive growth
Learn concept from digital psychology, digital social fabric and social media psychology to develop appropriate marketing strategics
WEEK 6: Organizational LeadershipCultivate transformative inspired leadership skills to grow your organization
Learn concepts such as Ikigai and “Be,Do,Have” to impact your team
WEEK 7: Scenario Based Futures DesignEnvisioning future using foresighting, scenario based design and design thinking
Learn design futures techniques which is a combination futures and foresighting with speculative design.
Learn to create not only possible or probable future but also ideate about a preferred future.
WEEK 8: Systems and UX DesignDesigning delightful systems, services and UX
Understand the basics of UX and System Design to apply it to design problems
At the end of this module, students will be able to ideate and develop early prototypes of their solutions.
WEEK 9: Design For BusinessMaking customers desire your products and services using cross cultural, persuasive and emotional design principles
Learn to design your product/service for different cultures, languages, and economy.
Persuasive design, and emotional design from the perspective of creating a better solution and also business success
WEEK 10: Iterative DesignValidating your ideas through prototyping and iterative design cycle
Learn to rapidly create various experiments and evaluate how useful or successful those experiments are till you have the right solution.
Understand topics such design sprints, iterative prototyping and research and experimentation methods for Idea validation.
WEEK 11: Product Ecosystem MapDevelop successful business models using an expanded business model canvas
Get an overview of how business offers its products/services with value.
Learn concepts such as business model canvas, product ecosystem map, dynamic value propostion and responsible design
Learn how to find Customer Niches, Sales & Delivery Channels, Processes and Revenue Models.
WEEK 12: Innovation ModelsInnovation models and processes to develop successful product and services
Learn about various innovation models
Learn to responsibly innovate your products/services to succeed in the game.
WEEK 13: Financial Basics of StartupsRaising funds and managing finances effectively
Evaluate your idea and firm
Develop a pitch
Learn negotiation tactics
Creating CAP table
Manage your finances effectively
WEEK 14: Legal Basics of StartupsStartup legal mechanics
Understand the legal basics for Startups, IP – Protection and creation. Investing- To do’s, Shareholders Agreement, Investment Agreements
Human Resources- NDA’s, What to keep in mind.
Learn about Negotiation- Art of negotiation, Importance of negotiation. Legal Agreement
Mergers and Acquisitions, When to exit and why, Conflicts and resolution, Compliance re various laws- for start-ups and entrepreneurs
WEEK 15: Organizational ManagementBuilding and managing great teams
Design your team
How to lead a team and workplace
Talent management and creativity skills for team and group dynamics.
Teaching FrameworkIfDE’s signature teaching framework of Acquire - Assimilate - Apply - Practice has been developed to get rigorous theoretical learning experience along with experiential practice exposure.
AcquireWhere the coach focuses on helping students understand new content and acquire new skills
AssimilateWhere the coach focuses on helping students use thinking processes to synthesise what they are learning into new understanding and map it to the existing knowledge
ApplyWhere the coach focuses on helping students apply thinking skills so that they can use what they are learning in a meaningful way.
PracticeWhere the coach helps students develop habits of mind and utilise what they have learned to new contexts across disciplines and real life projects.
Who is this for ?
Seed Entrepreneurs and Startup teams
Passionate about product innovation and development
Anyone looking to understand how a business idea can be launched into an actual business
Opportunities After This Course
Create successful Startup as an Entrepreneur
Acquire skills vital in today’s modern entrepreneurial and knowledge-based economy
Play a role of Innovator and Value Creator, Team builder, Business developer/growth hacker
Learn and Work with Your MentorsIfDE’s Faculty and Mentors bring 100+ years of experience in education, training, design & entrepreneurship. Participants will work with industry experts that will improve their skillsets and develop their mindset.
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