They will benefit from the online version of DDQIC’s “QyourVenture”. This is an eight-month accelerator program that provides:
-Access to the Discipline Entrepreneurship Toolbox for five months. This is an online entrepreneurship training program with 24 steps developed by the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.
-Access to an incubation support for three months. The Fellows will be onboarded into a company creation process with access to mentorship and coaching from DDQIC’s network. They will compete to win seed funding grants from DDQIC’s network of investors.
• The recruitment process has been designed to be practical and to democratize entrepreneurship among the student community from participating universities. It will provide an opportunity for the best students – from the performance-based online training programs– to not only validate ideas and assumptions they have around the business ventures they are working on, but also to qualify for the Fellowship. It will be a competitive process involving three levels:
– Level 1: Approximately 1,000 students will be recruited in partnership with the Scholars Program Network. These students will go through the online Disciplined Entrepreneurship training, unlocking 11 steps/topics such as understanding customers and markets. This will be for a period of two months.
– Level 2: Out of the 1,000 students, a minimum of 30 students with 30 promising business ideas will be selected to continue with the online training offering 12 topics, such as designing products and scaling businesses. This will be for a period of 2-3months.
-Level 3: Out of the 30 business ideas, the 15 most promising ones, as selected through a pitch competition, will receive the full Fellowship. After the eight-month Fellowship program, the Fellows will continue to have access to the DDQIC’s network. Where appropriate, they will be linked to local resources that will help accelerate the growth of their ventures.
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