Learning Components


The components of TEP can be broadly categorised into two areas: Online courses and Practicum.
 
Online Course Modules:

Phase 1 – Basics (Jan-Mar)Phase 2 – Designing product and business models (Jun-Aug)
Introduction to TEP
Introduction to Lean Start-up
Introduction to an Early-stage StartupTalk 3: Designing products versus designing experiences – examples from the industry
Overview of EntrepreneurshipIntroduction to business models
Life of an EntrepreneurTalk 4: The importance of building scalable products and business models
Entrepreneurial VisionDesigning business models using the Business Model Canvas
Opportunity IdentificationBusiness Model Element 1: Business Value Propositions
Talk 1: How to start up?       Talk 5: From design to manufacture OR from challenges while going from research to development
Design ThinkingBusiness Model Element 2 & 3: Customers
Talk 2: Finding the right co-founder for a technology entrepreneurBusiness Model Element 2 & 3: Customer Validation
Phase 3 – Business model in depth (Sep-Nov)Phase 4 – Managing your venture (Jan-Mar)
Business Model Element 4: ChannelsStrategies for building your core team
Business Model Element 5: Revenue ModelsTalk 8: Practical considerations while building a team
Business Model Element 6: Partnerships and SuppliersStrategies for value capture: Pricing Models
Business Model Element 7, 8 & 9: Resources, Activities and Costs
Strategies to Protecting Innovation
Talk 6: Business models for technology based startupsStrategies to compete: Competing with Incumbents 
Business communication for entrepreneurs – mastering the art of story tellingFinance, burn rate management
Acquiring and Mobilizing Resources – FinancingTalk 9: How to incorporate your startup?
Acquiring and Mobilizing Resources - Building the TeamBasic Accounting
Talk 7: How to raise capital for startups?Marketing 101
Introduction to business plans and pitchingHarvesting the Opportunity – Exit Options & Strategies
 Talk 10: Mentorship eco-system for startups in India – How to further develop your idea? 


Practicum:

Phase 1 (Jan-Mar)
5 Day Idea Hackathon
Thematic Challenges:
A set of open-ended problem briefs/scenarios suggested by govt. & corporate entities.
 
Idea Generation:
Ideation tools & techniques for innovative thinking & creative problem solving.
 
Prototyping for Ideation:
Building to Ideate & Evaluate for technical feasibility & desirability.

Output: Low Fidelity Prototype of the Selected Idea
Phase 2 (Jun-Aug)
Idea Validation through Market Research
User Feedback:

Reach out to real time users with prototypes to generate feedback & response.
 

Prototype Development & Iteration:

Implement feedback to improve/refine ideas & prototypes, enhance usability and ease of use.

Output: Proof of Concept Prototype

Phase 3 (Sep-Nov)
Technology Validation Supported By Corporate Partnerships
Technology Immersion:
Learn about industry trends and practices around their tech domains.

Mentoring:
Tech Validation w.r.t feasibility, affordability & access.

Product Improvement:
Refine prototypes based on mentor feedback to create Proof of Concept.

Output: Hi Fidelity Prototypes
Phase 4 (Jan-Mar)
Business Model Generation
Business Plan 101:

Understanding Basic elements of a B plan, creating a business model
& go-to-market strategy.
 

Pitch Deck:

Creating a mock pitch for investors.

Output: Business Plan