Technology Entrepreneurship Programme (TEP) is a semi virtual programme offered by the Indian School of Business(ISB), tailored specifically to motivate and generate interest in entrepreneurship among 3rd and 4th year engineering students. ISB has partnered with Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) and the Andhra Pradesh Information Technology Academy (APITA), Andhra Pradesh to offer this programme in these two states.
TEP aims to foster entrepreneurship by guiding engineering students in creating technology enabled products and services. Additionally, the programme helps improve their communication, teamwork and problem-solving and decision-making abilities
TEP has three primary goals at its core:
To promote technology entrepreneurship as a viable career option and nurture the culture of entrepreneurship in the region.
Link entrepreneurial and innovative behaviour to educational and career pathways.
To provide an environment/experience for engineering students to create investable technology based start-ups.
For Enrolled Colleges
Platform for enabling holistic development of students by providing exposure beyond techincal skills.
Opportunities to build robust partnerships with corporates and government agencies
Faculty development workshops at ISB for training staff associated with TEP
Collaboration and sharing resources with different colleges across the states
For Enrolled Students
Exposure to Design Thinking Methods and processes
Guidance and support to develop their own product / service and launch their own technical venture
Access to online training sessions from world-renowned experts in management and entrepreneurship
Opportunities to learn from mentors from technology, design and business sectors
TEP was rolled out with the goal of promoting technology entrepreneurship as a viable career option for engineering graduates. As a key stakeholder ISB runs this programme and has developed new courses on innovation and entrepreneurship specifically for TEP. Government agencies, TASK and APITA are the programme’s main sponsors and are instrumental in recruiting colleges across the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. They show continued commitment towards the development of infrastructure to support research and knowledge dissemination and have concrete plans to establish technology labs in areas of relevance to complement TEP learning. The programme is well poised to nationwide momentum and would need the support of multiple stakeholders at various stages of the programme.
TEP would like to partner with individuals and organisations that can offer support to succeed in this endeavour.
We seek out partnerships for:
Knowledge Design and technology mentoring is an essential part of the programme, to this effect our knowledge partners may help during course of the programme.