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FutureSkill: Entrepreneurship & Business | Being Entrepreneurial


Entrepreneurs are not limited to start-ups; they are essential in corporations, governments, NGOs and also in academics. Successful entrepreneurs, apart from skills and knowledge, have one thing in common, an entrepreneurial mindset. It’s not only the most important ingredient for running successful ventures but is also an important skill to navigate the unpredictable world and master one’s own professional journey. Join us in traversing the exciting world of entrepreneurship to learn this critical skill that transcends industries. Our live, certified course, spread over 4 weekends, explores real-world tales of startup triumphs, makes a deep dive into India’s buzzing entrepreneurial scene, and unlocks the power of AI in building ventures. Get ready for hands-on experiences in solving real problems, validating ideas, and developing products that could shape the future. With exciting project-based learning, this isn’t a typical course, it’s a roadmap for developing a robust entrepreneurial mindset.

This course is for high schoolers (Grades 9-12) who aspire to thrive as entrepreneurs, equipped with the knowledge and skills to build successful ventures in diverse career paths.


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Dates Eligibility Fees 
Application extended deadline- May 15, 2024


Course dates– Sat, May 18, 2024- Sun, June 9, 2024

16 Live Teaching Hours over 4 weekends (11AM- 1PM on Saturdays & Sundays).

  • High schoolers studying in grades 9- 12 as on the course commencement date in May, 2024.
  • Students from India and abroad can apply.
  • Students from all boards can apply.
  • Prerequisites: High level of proficiency in written and verbal English communication.
  • You will be required to submit your latest marksheet in the application form.
Rs 22,000/- +GST
*Refer to fees section of website for inclusions & exclusions

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for high school students and aims to spark an early interest in entrepreneurship and in developing an entrepreneurial mindset, across any future stream or career choice.

Prerequisites: High level of proficiency in written and verbal English communication. You will be required to submit your latest marksheet in the application form.

What’s in it for me?

  • Entrepreneurial Foundations: Grasp the ABCs of entrepreneurship principles, from industry jargon to personality traits that make a good entrepreneur.
  • Problem Solving: Hone your practical problem-solving superpowers, tackling real-world challenges and creating superhero-like user personas for potential game-changing ventures.
  • Hands-On Projects: Dive into entrepreneurial action with projects crafting value propositions, mapping out product features, and understanding the thrilling ‘user journeys’ in the world of startups.
  • Storytelling Mastery: Become the wizard of digital storytelling, injecting the ‘X-Factor’ into the spellbinding tale of your venture idea.
  • Expert Feedback: Gain from the sharp insights and feedback from experienced faculty and industry leaders.
  • Diverse Career Launchpad: Equip yourself with skills adaptable to diverse career paths, gearing up for the dynamic demands of the professional world.

What do I take away?

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Get exposure to some of the key concepts and steps involved in creating an entrepreneurial venture
  • Learn how an entrepreneurial mindset helps in dealing with complex and ambiguous situations
  • Understand the powerful impact of good storytelling in promoting an entrepreneurial venture
  • Learn to work efficiently in a team to achieve a common goal.


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Session outline

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Lecture module Entrepreneurial Insights: Stories, Era of the Indian Entrepreneur, AI Trends, and Mindset Adoption Explored Passion Pursuit: Challenges, Feedback, and Building Personas for Entrepreneurial Success Go Build’ Magic: Crafting a Value Proposition, Mapping Features, and User Journey Storytelling Mastery: Infusing the ‘X-Factor’ into Venture Tales, Art, and Science Explored


Project module Inspiring Entrepreneur Tale: Explain Lessons Learned in Success Problem Solving: Describe ‘Customer Voices,’ Present Entrepreneurial Insights Feature Mapping & Journey: Craft the Blueprint for Product/Service Excellence Pitch Your Story

Grading, Assessments & Certification

All Ashoka Horizons courses offer a certificate on satisfactory completion of the course. The 3 components of student assessment are-

  • Two MCQs in each class – 20%
  • Final submission after four weeks: A (max) two-page note summarising the ‘Problem’; the ‘Voice of Customer’ insights; a brief description of product/service features & user journey; and the ‘story’ –  50%
  • In-class participation and attendance – 30%

Class participation will be assessed based on your active engagement in live sessions, contributions to discussion forums, and involvement in Teaching Fellow-led activities. Letters of Appreciation will be issued for select students based on exceptional performance in the course.


Have a question about Horizons courses? Write to us on horizons@ashoka.edu.in

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IT Requirements

This course is administered through an online platform. Students are expected to have a foundational understanding of computer usage, including but not limited to sending emails and conducting Internet searches. Consistent access to the Internet and a computer that aligns with the recommended minimum specifications are also requisite for participation in the course.


Small cohorts. Apply early to secure your seat.

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