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International Mentoring Program

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This program aims to provide high quality mentoring and connections to aspiring student entrepreneurs  that will help them in developing their business ideas and establish their startups.

 

The process involves selecting up to 3 students per institution having promising startup ideas, by means of an online contest. Who would then be virtually mentored for a period of 6 months by professionals having extensive work experience and who have been educated at best international universities like University of London, Oxford University, University of Chicago and similar. 

The Program helps Mentees in the following ways: 

Areas Covered in Mentoring: 

  • Idea: Validation, Development, Business Plan prep

  • MVP: Creation, Testing

  • Pitching: Preparing Investor Pitch, Elevator Pitch

  • Finance: Prepare for Pre-Seed / Seed funding – Where to find Investors - How to Approach/Pitch to Investors

 

Mentoring Period: 6 months (virtual mode)

Mentor Profiles

UREKA will be deriving suitable set of mentors from the alumni of the following international institutions where it has direct access by way of it’s founders, employees or partners having studied in the institution:

  • London Business School, UK

  • University of London, UK

  • University of Chicago Booth School of Business, USA

  • Yale University, USA

  • Oxford University, UK

  • Babson College, USA

  • University of British Columbia, Canada

  • University of Geneva

  • IESE, Spain

  • IITs and IIMs alumni

 

All these institutions are amongst the best in the world and UREKA hopes to, through this program, connect students especially from non-metro cities and towns to the best mentors possible who otherwise would have been difficult or even impossible to access.

 

Mentees Get: 

  • Expert Guidance by a Dedicated Mentor

  • Opportunity to Pitch to Real Investors*

  • Opportunity to get free entry to a Business Incubator*

  • Flexi-timings due to virtual (Skype, phone, email, etc) mode

  • Access to international professional network and connections of Mentors

  • Access to services like app development/market research/co-founder search etc

  • Preparation for Business Plan Competitions

  • Career Advice – help in answering questions like

    • Is entrepreneurship for me or not?

    • What’s the best way forward for me in the given circumstances?

*conditions apply

Benefits for the host Institution:  

  • Promote entrepreneurial thinking and interest in students

  • Create opportunity for students to work & network with international experts

  • No costs involved for the institution

  • Helps further develop the entrepreneurial eco-system on campus

  • Strengthen your Entrepreneurship Development Cell

Requirements from the Institution:  

  • Help us spread the word amongst your students by nominating a faculty to act as the focal point and coordinate with us (the faculty get a Certificate of Appreciation from UREKA Ltd UK for their efforts)

  • Students will have to submit their entries online by the given deadline, UREKA Ltd will evaluate and select up to 3 ideas per institution.

  • Minimum 50 entries required from the institution to be able to run the program

  • Will need very little time and resources from college administration except in promoting the program on their campus and ensuring student participation

  • UREKA to provide marketing support in only designing artefacts like poster/flyer/mailer to colleges who will have to arrange these for promoting the program on campus

  • Eligibility: Students (all disciplines) who will like to seriously work on their startup ideas and take them forward

Important Note: Our services under this program are totally free except a one time ‘Seriousness Fees’ of INR 150 payable (online only) by students at the time of making initial submission.

 

Seriousness Fees: Small litmus test to ensure that only those who are serious about pursuing their ideas further, submit entries. We are very serious about our work and would like to devote all our time and energy to work with only those students who have the ‘fire in the belly’ to make it happen for themselves.

Contact: Please fill the form (click here) and we will get in touch with you within 24 hours to take the discussion forward. For any queries please write to Mr Raabit Ahmad at raabit@ureka.co.uk