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VentureStudio Fellowship Opportunity

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VentureStudio is a new initiative by Ahmedabad University in collaboration with Center for Design Research at Stanford University to create a fellowship program to launch team-based business ventures. Click here to learn more - http://www.venturestudio.in/

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VentureStudio Fellowship Opportunity

  1. 1. Ve n t u r e S t u d i o Center for Innovative Business DesignAn opportunity to learn and practice designing you own business venture N e t w o r k P a r t n e r s
  2. 2. VentureStudio is an institute that practices and develops design processes to createinnovative, scalable businesses.We offer a full-time six-month fellowship program for aspiring innovators/entrepreneursto learn and practice designing their own companies. Fellows will work in teams toidentify critical market needs, generate and prototype novel solutions, and developbusiness models to launch scalable business ventures.Throughout this process, VentureStudio fellows will be coached by an internationalteam of coaches drawn from Ahmedabad University and Center for Design Researchat Stanford University.We invite you to apply for our first batch of fellowship program starting September 2011
  3. 3. Who are you? An innovator/entrepreneur passionate about creating new products From any professional discipline - engineering, science, art, business, humanities A hands-on person used to building things - art, craft, products, companies Values teamwork and is good working within teams Possibly have some ideas you would like develop further into products and companies. Applicants will not be judged on their idea, but rather on their capacity to create new ideas. Willing to commit full-time to starting a company
  4. 4. 6 months full-time venture creation fellowship program - starts Mid-September 2011 Expertise in the venture designVenture Design Process 6 months full-time effort processCreative studio environment A tested working prototype of 6 months living expenses to your productFounding team to accelerate be borne by you*venture success A business plan supported by + = The ideas, knowledge and coaches from industry and financeDesign and engineering skills you bring to the teamdevelopment Technical and financial data needed to pitch to investorsCoaching from AU, Stanford, TUDelft, Indian industry and finance Competitive analysis of the market you are enteringAccess to global pool of technicaland business information *Scholarship considered on a need A team committed to starting a basis company with you What we offer What you are investing What you will have at the end of 6 months
  5. 5. How to apply? Mail toCover
le(er
‐
indica/ng
your
name,
contact
details
(address,
email
and
 Venture
Studio
Admission, telephone),
and
how
you
heard
about
the
program. AES
Bungalow
number
2,
HL
 commerce
six
road,
Navrangpura,Resume
–
The
resume
should
outline
your
qualifica/ons,
experience
and
 Ahmedabad,
Gujarat interests.PorEolio
–
A
porEolio
can
be
a
collec/on
of
your
inven/ons
and
 OR crea/ons
related
to
your
work
and
art
‐
sketches,
photographs
of
 Email to vs@ahduni.edu.in things
you
have
built,
photographs
of
artwork
and
ar/facts
you
have
 created.
Please
include
a
short
descrip/on
of
the
items
included
and
 the
role
they
played
in
your
life.
The
porEolios
will
not
be
returned,
so
 please
do
not
include
original
pieces
you
wish
to
retain
with
you.
 The
applica*on
deadline
is
August
Two
le(ers
of
recommenda/on
–
The
recommenda/on
le(ers
should
be
 20,
2011.
All
applica*ons
should
 from
people
who
you
have
worked
or
studied
with
and
who
can
speak
 reach
us
by
midnight
of
August
20,
 to
your
individual
and
team
behavior. 2011.An
essay‐
or
a
drawn
sketch
describing
your
vision
for
a
poten/al
venture
 that
you
would
like
to
create
that
would
address
a
cri/cal
need
in
 Indian
society
–
Please
limit
to
essay
or
the
sketch
to
2
pages
 Short‐listed
applicants
will
be
 maximum. called
for
a
one‐day
workshop
 towards
the
end
of
August
  6. 6. How to nominate? Nomina/on
Process:
If
you
know
of
any
person
who
you
think
 would
be
a
great
fit
for
the
VentureStudio
Fellowship
program,
 please
forward
us
their
email
address
or
mail
address
along
 with
a
brief
descrip/on
of
why
you
think
that
person
is
suitable
 for
VentureStudio.
We
will
send
an
invita/on
to
apply
to
the
 person
you
have
nominated. Email to vs@ahduni.edu.in

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