ISB fostering entrepreneurship through various academic and support initiatives.The school enables a conducive ecosystem, so that entrepreneurs can build and work on their business ideas during their term at ISB.
ISB, in its one year PGP offers course electives that build a foundation to specialise in entrepreneurship. To know more about the course electives offered this academic year follow this link http://www.isb.edu/pgp/learning-model/specialisations-and-electives
The Entrepreneurship & VC Club (EVC) organises speaker sessions, alumni interactions, workshops and seminars to provide industry and functional exposure to students. The club aims to create a learning environment and enhance the skill sets of the future entrepreneurs in the area of their interest.
ISB investment network
Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE)
CIE projects offer comprehensive guidance to potential entrepreneurs among the students – from idea evaluation to enterprise creation.
PaEV is a single-credit practicum course of 16 weeks duration from Term 3 to Term 5, which will be considered as a Term 7 elective. You will learn to prepare business plans in ten classroom sessions and a few guided sessions. Team size is limited to three or four members. This course provides an exciting introduction to entrepreneurship and new-venture creation. It equips you with conceptual frameworks for identifying entrepreneurial opportunities, evaluating techno-commercial attractiveness for investment, and launching a new venture. The course modules are designed such that you are able to understand and apply the techniques and processes that can be used to identify entrepreneurial opportunities and prepare a realistic business plan based on your ideas. The class size for PaEV is restricted and the selection is based on your presentation of entrepreneurial ideas.
This is an incubation programme to help ISB graduates create and sustain their own ventures. The programme facilitates the following:
- Helps in development and review of the business plan
- Provides initial financial support to set up and operate the business
- Provides mentoring and business resources from ICE, ISB and industry experts
- Provides access to networking opportunities with other new business owners
STEP is an Experiential Learning Programme (ELP) project that has been created for the benefit of entrepreneurs in the batch who can gain value for their enterprise. Student teams of 4-5 members address specific business issues similar to other ELP projects. This two-credit course follows all the guidelines of ELP. Student entrepreneurs are the ‘Clients’ and therefore, cannot be part of the team. They can, however, be part of another ELP student team for a different client. The ELP fee is waived for these projects. For eligibility, enterprises have to be operational and the student entrepreneur should be actively involved in the functioning of the business in the capacity of proprietor/partner. Student entrepreneurs are required to send in their project briefs as per timelines shared by PGP Projects. Final selection of projects is at the discretion of the PGP Projects department. Family businesses will not be considered for STEP.
Here are some of ISB alumni who started off on their own