What it is to be an entrepreneur today? What is entrepreneurship?
What are the driving forces behind it? How to be a successful
entrepreneur? What are critical to the success of the start-up and
survival of an entrepreneurial venture?
How do you transition from a “good idea” from a “good start up ”
to a great company ? How do you define a “good idea ” for you?
How to set up a good , successful, well functioning management
teams for their new ventures?
What about the sources of funding? How to identify them, assess
their importance to the particular ventures, and then obtain the
necessary commitment of these resources?
What types of financing are available to the entrepreneur – debt,
equity, etc? How do successful entrepreneurs obtain this financing
and how do they negotiate and structure the deals?
What about the legal and contractual aspects of deal structuring,
employment and investment agreements, vesting schedules,
non-compete and proprietary rights agreements?
What strategies and tactics are possible for those who aspire to
an entrepreneurial career? What constitutes "entrepreneurial
success"? What is a game plan?
How to write a good business plan? The biz plan basics, element
of a good biz plan, examples and templates
What is the future of management? Are new rule being written
/rewritten in the new economy?
Professor Nandini Vaidyanathan, an alumnus of Delhi School of
Economics and London School of Economics, spent 20 years in the
corporate sector with MNC’S all over the world. She has worked in a
cross-section of industries, ranging from security, media, pharma,
gas, office automation, equity market and animation. She is India’s
leading strategist in crisis management and has been associated with
corporations and governments in sensitive negotiations and
settlements. She is also one of the original proponents of
outsourcing, having set up call centres, nearly thirteen years ago
for a TNC in UK (British Gas). She has been teaching
Entrepreneurship and International Biz at premier Business schools
in India, US , and UK such as IIM-B, Princeton, and London School of
Economics, for the last three years. She is Mentor-Promoter of a
company called Startups (forstartups.blogspot.com) which mentors
young entrepreneurs with management inputs such as structuring
capital, incorporating the company, acquisitions, sources for
funding, marketing and biz strategy, scalability, global expansion,
etc. Her clients include cutting edge technology companies in the
telecom sector, software companies with applications in hospitality
and group networking, advertising agencies, publishing houses and
construction materials companies. Startups is also actively involved
with micro finance institutions in facilitating biz models in the
micro enterprise development space that transcend poverty lines and
loan recovery. She has been working with socio-economic aggregations
in economies as plural as India, Afghanistan and the Sub-Saharan
Region. Startups is always involved in handholding companies in
intrapreneurial initiatives, and several of them are well on their
way from morphing from good to great companies. She is on the Board
of several companies. She has published articles and book reviews in
leading international journals. She has written a series of books on
entrepreneurship which will be in print early next year. She also
hosts talk and chat shows on World Space Radio.