Pune: To give teenagers an early preview into future careers, Clever Harvey has collaborated with Multiply Ventures to launch a new industry-certified course, ‘JuniorMBA Entrepreneurship,’ specifically for high school students (Classes VIII to XII).
The 15-day program aims to provide students practical exposure to what startups founders do as they learn to create Shark Tank-style business pitches. Working in groups of two or three, students take a ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour of one of the most challenging functions in the world of business – entrepreneurship, guided by a Clever Harvey facilitator. As they learn to develop business strategies with step-by-step guidance, students develop a strong foundation in business acumen and critical thinking.
Speaking on the launch of the new program, Sriram Subramanian, Co-Founder, Clever Harvey, said, “With the introduction of the New Education Policy, the Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum and the booming start-up culture in India, it is important for students to understand what goes into being an entrepreneur. The newly launched program teaches the students to build a company while thinking through concepts like value proposition, business models, revenue streams, business costs, and scaling challenges. They then apply these concepts to pitch their own business plans. We are excited to welcome Multiply Ventures as a partner in building up this new category of experiential career discovery. A team of former founders who set up and scaled brands like Myntra, Flipkart, and PayTm now play the role of investors. Their inputs are invaluable for aspiring entrepreneurs – teens or adults.”
“One might think an Entrepreneurship program is intended for those who wish to build businesses. But did you know 65% of jobs that will exist in 2030 aren’t invented yet? So how do you prepare the younger generation for that world? There is a distinct need for an entrepreneurial skillset irrespective of career choice in today’s constantly evolving business environment. Critical thinking, influencing skills, and business acumen are key skills required to succeed in any career they choose to pursue,” he added.
Commenting on the launch, Raveen Sastry, Founder at Multiply Ventures, said, “We are delighted to have collaborated with Clever Harvey to teach entrepreneurship skills at the high school level. Students will benefit from building a broader problem-solving mindset to understand people’s needs and develop solutions. Furthermore, it will be interesting to see how students develop ideas and develop solutions to turn them into viable business plans that can scale. We are excited to see the teen start-ups that emerge from this program.”
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