The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore today announced the launch of Women Start-up Programme (WSP) which will be India’s first customized online and classroom initiative for aspiring female entrepreneurs.
The programme launched by the institute’s NS Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL).
The programme is being jointly funded by finance company Goldman Sachs and Centre’s Department of Science & Technology (DST).
In-depth training to foster managerial and entrepreneurial skills through mentoring, incubation, and financial support will be provided
WSP is expected to provide training to nearly 12,000 aspiring women entrepreneurs through its five-week “Do Your Venture” Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
After this, 300 women entrepreneurs will be shortlisted for a boot camp to be held at partner campuses in the towns nearest to them, where they will receive classroom instructions on communications and customer interaction