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DO Your Venture: Entrepreneurship For Everyone

Provided by Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMBx)
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3–4 hours
per week, for 6 weeks

Learn a systematic, scientific and iterative process for identifying, evaluating and testing entrepreneurial opportunities.

Before you start

Open to all educational and professional backgrounds!
Course opens: Jan 24, 2019
Course ends: Jul 25, 2019

What you will learn

  • How to integrate a strong action philosophy in developing entrepreneurial ideas, focusing around the "DO Your Venture" ideology
  • Common paths taken by successful entrepreneurs
  • Pre-venture idea creation and evaluation
  • How to rapidly develop and test ideas by gathering quick customer feedback
  • Tools to successfully launch your venture including Lean Canvas
Week 1: Introduction to DO Your Venture

You will learn about Do Philosophy, myths of entrepreneurship, equifinality, and types of entrepreneurs


Week 2: Opportunities and Idea Generation

You will be introduced to multiple toolkits for Idea Generation, Antecedents Of Opportunities and Jobs To Be Done Framework


Week 3: Idea Validation and Evaluation

Introduction to importance of Idea Evaluation and also tips from entrepreneurs and mentors on Idea Validation


Week 4: Lean Canvas

You will learn about traditional Business Plan versus Lean Canvas model and how to use effectively use Lean Canvas to document your venture progress.


Week 5: Effectuation

Introduction to effectuation and how effectuation principle helps in entrepreneurial intent and action


This hands-on, action oriented business and management course will introduce you to a systematic, scientific and an easy process of testing your ideas and opportunities you envision.

You will learn the “DO your Venture” ideology, which will teach you common paths entrepreneurs take when launching their own venture. You will also learn the tools and techniques for generating ideas and then test your ideas in the field and gather feedback.

Meet your instructors

Suresh Bhagavatula
IIM Bangalore

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