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Eminent Academicians, Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs Express Urgent Need for Focused Entrepreneurship Courses

Meet hosted by ISEED- International School of Entrepreneurship Education and Development to deliberate requirements of a focused entrepreneurship course curriculum

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New Delhi, India -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/29/2014 -- “Focused Entrepreneurship courses with an Ideas to launch, practitioner oriented curriculum offering a balance between classroom teaching and experiential learning is an essential need today…..”

“The curriculum for entrepreneurship coursesshould differ from normal management education and focus more on ideas, products, lean ways of building startups, networking and selling with students being exposed to real-life challenges…”

“Entrepreneurship courses should spark creative thinking and focus on design thinking and visual learning to help build ideas into head-turning ventures…”

“Selling ideas and learning to evolve them by failing often within the controlled environment provided by an academic course in entrepreneurship is essential for grooming a successful future entrepreneur….”

“Entrepreneurship courses should have an emphasis on liberal arts and socio-cultural insights to enable building scalable business…”

“The future will see longer 3-5 years focused courses on entrepreneurship also evolving as an essential academic and industry need.”

These were some of the views shared by eminent academicians, angel investors and entrepreneursat a meet to discuss curriculum needs for a focused program on Entrepreneurship Management. The meet was

hosted by ISEED - International School of Entrepreneurship Education and Development, a unique educational institution offering India’s first full time 1-year post-graduate level program in Entrepreneurship.

According to Mr. Sanjeeva Shivesh, CEO and Co-founder, ISEED, “ Our recently  conducted Indian Students Entrepreneurship Aspirations Survey (I-SEAS) nationwide across more than 50 cities reveals that more than 87% students aspire to be entrepreneurs in life, though they list lack of entrepreneurship knowledge (30%), access to funds (28%) and mentors (22%) as the biggest obstacles to student entrepreneurship in India. “Sadly, entrepreneurship education in our country has been largely undertaken as a token exercise in MBA colleges till date. Our endeavor at ISEED is to provide students a supportive framework of a focused entrepreneurship course to help them convert ideas into real business ventures. We at ISEED are working actively with angel investors, entrepreneurs and industry experts to create an enriching learning experience for students coupled with seed capital funding opportunities for in-house entrepreneurial opportunities,” he further added.

The participants at the meet included DharmendraYashovarshan, Angel Investor;  Preeti Singh; Director, National Entrepreneurship Network; Meenakshi Gupta, Co-founder, Goonj; DilipDugar, Entrepreneur, Founder, East West Apparels; Pranay Gupta, Co-founder, 91 Springboards Incubator;  Avinash Raghav, CoFounder, Product Nation and iSpirit Foundation; Shafique Al Hasan, Founder, Sky Advertising; ShyamMalhotra, Chief Mentor, CyberMedia and Executive Coach; Vikram Gupta, Founder, Ivy Cap Ventures; EnayetKabir, Vice President, KSA Technopack; SombodhiGhosh, Co-Founder, Aakar Innovations; BVL Narayana, Fellow, IIM Ahmedabad and General Manager, RITES; Himanshu Gupta, Investment Banker and Founder, Clearview Advisors; KK Sharma, Dean, Ansal’s University; Sujay Sinha, Professor, GD Goenka University; Priyanka Agarwal, Professor, Pearl School of Fashion;  E. P. Pradeep, Founder, Cyber Security; Sanjeev Asthana, Founder, iFarms; S SKapur, Entrepreneur and Founder, PAL Exports andArjunSen, Editor, International Finance Journal.

Recently, ISEED has also announced the results of the 2013 Indian Students Entrepreneurship Aspirations Survey (I-SEAS).The report presents the results of a nationwide survey across more than 50 cities to understand entrepreneurship aspirations in Indian students and a total of 1117 respondents were surveyed for the report. The survey results 12% students are already entrepreneurs - doing some sort of internet business related to education, entertainment, mobile apps. The survey further reveals that Tier III city students are ahead of Tier II, Tier I and Metros in wanting to become an entrepreneur immediately after their graduation. The propensity to take entrepreneurship within 5 years of graduation is higher for Tier 2 students (72%) as compared to Tier 1 students (65%). ISEED had also conducted the National Youth Ideas Challenge 2013 where over 7500 students across 500 colleges of the country participated with ideas that have the potential to benefit humanity by making the common man’s life better, simpler and affordable.

ISEED - International School of Entrepreneurship Education and Development located in Gurgaon is a unique educational institution offering India’s first full time 1-year graduate level program in Entrepreneurship. Founded by a group of professionals from institutes of national repute, ISEED’s vision is to be a world-class educational hub offering a variety of long and short-term programs for budding entrepreneurs and startups at various stages of their journey. The ISEED Advisory Board includes global academic luminaries like Dr. Chris Van Der Hoven, Innovation Strategy Expert, Former Professor at Cranfield University, PhD, Cambridge University and Founder, Crowd Cabin; Dr. JaideepPrabhu, Jawaharlal Nehru Professor, Cambridge University; Prof. R. C. Bhattacharya, Vice Chairman, Globsyn Business School; Prof. Sudhir  K. Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University and Professor, Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi; Dr. Paritosh C. Basu, Senior Professor, NMIMS University; Mr. AmitKaushik, Educationist and Former Civil Servant and Dr. P. Sigamani, Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota.For further details, please visit the ISEED website: www.iseed.ac.in

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