The ISB Centre for Business Innovation, in partnership with the IntelstartupProgram, hosted an exclusive residential workshop, “Path to Global Entrepreneurship,” for select growth-stage startups on November 14-15, 2022, as part of their ongoing GrowthTunes Leadership Series, under the aegis of the collaborative Emerging Technologies Centre (ETC).

Hosted at the Hyderabad Campus of the Indian School of Business, the workshop welcomed the participation of around 30 founders and CXOs of growth-stage technology-focused companies that are exclusively shortlisted Intel startup partners and the ISB alumni network.


The interactive workshop was specially curated to enable the high-impact growth-stage startup ecosystem to leverage the insights shared by expert industry professionals and ISB faculty members to help them overcome business challenges, and scale and expand in global markets. Experiential learning sessions were designed and conducted by academicians from ISB and were spread out into six modules over the two days of the programme. Day 1 kicked off with a session on Value Creation and Migration in tech-enabled growth markets by Rajendra Srivastava, former dean and the Novartis Professor of Marketing Strategy and Innovation. The day progressed with sessions on International Market Expansion by Anusha Sirigiri, Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship, and Mindsets and Change Management for Business Transformation and Innovation by Ramakrishna Nidumolu, Practice Professor of Organisational Behavior. Deepak Jena, Assistant Professor, Strategy, started Day 2 with discussions on Growth Strategies for Global Expansion. Vijaya Sunder, former head of Business Process Excellence, World Bank Group, and Assistant Professor (Practice), Operations Management, focussed on the Nuts and Bolts of Organizational Capabilities toward Growth. The workshop concluded with Rajendra Srivastava’s session on Value Appropriation and Assessment to Enhance Market Value.

The workshop also included an animated discussion with panelists such as Karthik Reddy, co-founder and managing partner, Blume Ventures; Gokul Dixit, venture partner, Dallas Venture Capital; Sandeep Goel, managing director, Strategy and Operations, Moglix; and Anand Aravind, SVP and GM (core business) and founder, Zenoti. Moderated by Professor Shashwat Alok, the conversation revolved around the nuances of growth financing and valuation strategies for international market growth. Understanding and extracting maximum value from such discussions are part of the key learnings of the workshop.