Certificate in Entrepreneurship

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

Course Highlights

Standard Duration

16 weeks


IfDE Studio, Anusagar, DP Road, Kothrud, Pune 411038

Option 1: Professional Certificate


Saturday and Sunday - Hands on tutorials
Monday to Friday - Practice on live project


Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pm,
Monday to Friday Flexible 15 hours of practice per week with 1-1 mentoring sessions.
Total Effort - 480 hours

Course Fee

Rs 2,25,000* | USD 4100**
Discount: -

* Applicable for India and subcontinent
* * Other Countries

Option 2: Jumpstart Certificate


Exclusively Saturday & Sunday - Hands on tutorials and Practice


Saturday and Sunday 9am to 7pm,
Total Effort - 260 hours

Course Fee

Rs 1,85,000* | USD 3400**
Discount: -

* Applicable for India and subcontinent
* * Other Countries

Modules in this course

16 weeks, 16 modules.

WEEK 1: Personal Introspection & Leadership

Cultivate 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 definition

Cultivate 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 Making

Understand 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 Basics

Create 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 Basics

Experimenting 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 Leadership

Cultivate 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 Design

Envisioning 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 Design

Designing 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 Business

Making 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 Design

Validating 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 Map

Develop 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 Models

Innovation 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 Startups

Raising funds and managing finances effectively

Evaluate your idea and firm

Develop a pitch

Learn negotiation tactics

Fundraising fundamentals

Creating CAP table

Manage your finances effectively

WEEK 14: Legal Basics of Startups

Startup 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 Management

Building 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 Framework

IfDE’s signature teaching framework of Acquire - Assimilate - Apply - Practice has been developed to get rigorous theoretical learning experience along with experiential practice exposure.



Where the coach focuses on helping students understand new content and acquire new skills



Where 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



Where the coach focuses on helping students apply thinking skills so that they can use what they are learning in a meaningful way.



Where 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 Mentors

IfDE’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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IfDE course certificates would be in collaboration with recognised Ajeenkya DY Patil University, Pune.