The Indian Institute of Management-Visakhapatnam and Moonpreneur jointly run the Entrepreneurship & Leadership Development Program (ELDP) for students from 300+ colleges in Andhra Pradesh.
The selected students from this program will get an opportunity to incubate their ideas at IIMV FIELD for nine months.
IIMV Foundation for Incubation Entrepreneurial Learning and Development (IIMV FIELD) is the Incubation and Startup Hub of IIM Visakhapatnam, which started in 2018. IIMV FIELD has its center in Visakhapatnam – a Smart City, an aspirational district, and an industrial hub in the state of Andhra Pradesh. As of now, IIMV FIELD is one of the fastest-growing incubators in the country.
IIMV reached out to the colleges leveraging the APSCHE platform, inviting nominations from each of these colleges.
The ELDP program received an overwhelming response, with 2,000 students registering. A total of 163 students were chosen and divided into 26 teams to create an effective learning environment. Each team consisted of five to seven students.
This program was preceded by a one-month certificate program titled 7 Habits of Effective Teens by Franklin Covey Institute.
This program was fully sponsored by Silicon-Valley based non-profit organization Fortune Fund. The program will come to an end at the upcoming PitchFest where each team will pitch their ideas in front of global leaders.
The selected students will get an opportunity to Incubate their ideas at IIMV Field for nine months. During the nine months at IIMV FIELD, the participants would have access to:
– Incubator physical and intellectual resources
– Mentorship & networking support
– Mentor classes, Workshops, Knowledge sessions & Networking events
– Merit-based prototyping fund
– Media coverage & investor access (demo-day pitch event), among others.
Department of Science & Technology
State Council of Higher Education
Founder of S2Tech and
Development at Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam
Vice-Chairman, Million Air
CEO & Chairman,
President & CEO,
Nathan Research Inc
Fortune Makers LLC
Entrepreneurship Development at IIM Visakhapatnam
Chairman, Blubirch and Co-creating Isha Leadership Academy at Isha Foundation
Psychologist and Therapist
Founder & CEO -
Banyan Data Services
Advisory Board Member,
Director Supply Chain, P&G
Startup Leader, Cognizant Accelerator
Co-founder/Head Innovation, Moonpreneur
Global Technology Leader, Accenture
DC Office of State of Education (OSSE)/IMF/World Bank
Washington DC, USA
Vice President Game Development & Product Development,
Light & Wonder
Executive Vice President & Global Leader,
Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd
Life Skills Coach
Project Guide, Bachelor of Technology (Electrical and Electronics)
Project Lead (Robotics), M.Tech (Electronics and Communication Engg.)