About course

Entrepreneurs create value by fostering and commercializing innovation and by seeking and pursuing competitive advantages. The course aims at providing requisite inputs to curious and impatient minds that dream of an exciting future.
Summer School Program in Entrepreneurship is a ‘Level ‘1 course that incorporates insights about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship process through a series of live lectures, activities, case discussions and simulations. This is an important and core course for those aspiring to become Entrepreneurs . This course offers an exciting hands-on approach to experiencing entrepreneurial approach to solving problems and creating value. It also combines the knowledge of Design thinking that begins with defining a problem and understanding unmet customer needs. From that insight emerges a process for innovation that encompasses concept development, applied creativity, prototyping, and experimentation. When design thinking approaches are applied to business, the success rate for innovation improves substantially.

Course Objective

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Skills you will gain

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Creativity

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Innovation

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Good listening and valuing others POV

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Ideas and Insights

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Problem Defining and Problem solving

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Course Format

Most videos will be lectures with instructor talking. Each lecture will be illustrated with PowerPoint slides, Videos, discussions, quiz and Meet the Expert session during the week. The learning week will have one quiz that will appear as stand-alone homework. All resources beyond lectures will be available online to students at no charge. Most of these will be in PDF, slides and reference video form archives of the University managing this course.

Essential for the course

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Course requirements: As such there are no pre-requisite requirements. However, there will be certain reading materials and assignments.

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System requirements: PC, laptop or mobile device and broadband connectivity.

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Course tutor

Dr. Sundar Raj Vijayanagar
Professor
Area: Digital Business

An alumnus of IIT Bombay and a topper at the Institute in Bombay University. Dr. Sundar is a top-notch IT professional with a successful track record of nearly 32 years in Manufacturing, Logistics and BFSI domain. With over 12 years of academics/ teaching experience in various capacities, Dr. Sundar has presented papers and case studies at national and international conferences organized by the likes of Gartner, Microsoft, IBM, CII, INFOCOM, Audit Council of India, SunGard, ASSOCHAM, CeBIT. Dr. Sundar was also appointed as the Head of CODR (Cente for Open Data Research) on a consulting basis and will be playing the role of Director-CODR. CODR is an exclusive Centre of Excellence for Data Research, Analytics, AI and ML formed jointly by Public Affairs Center (PAC), Govt of Karnataka and IIIT-B. CODR will be physically located in IIIT-B campus with funding from Karnataka Govt. He also works a technology advisor for Chinmaya mission hospital and technology advisor for CDE (Center for developmental education)

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Course tutor

Prof Pravin Mishra
Dean, Vijaybhoomi School of Design, Vijaybhoomi University

Prof. Pravin Mishra is a communication designer, an award-winning filmmaker and an accomplished painter. His numerous accolades include ‘National Critics Award’ at the prestigious Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF’04) by Government of India and 'Best Documentary Film Award' at Ahmedabad International Film Festival (AIFF’09). An alumnus of National Institute of Design (NID), Prof. Mishra has conducted courses/ lectures/ workshops/ screenings at various educational institutes in India including IIMA, NID, MICA and CEPT, University o Southern California (USC) and Michigan State University (MSU) in United States of America.

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