FLAME University, the path-breaker of liberal education in the Indian zone, has currently opened up its gates to high-potential early-stage businesses with the FLAME Origins Programme, a concentrated accelerator programme backed by the FLAME Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (FCEI).
About the programme
FLAME Origins Programme is a 5-month-long non-residential programme intended to assist capitalists to get a response on their products from potential clientele and get assistance from people with related experience.
The FCEI squad will work strongly with partakers to make sure that they can get the highest value from the programme. They will hook up entrepreneurs to biz counsellors, subject matter professionals, potential clients and shareholders all through the duration of the programme.
Director Darshan Doshi, who heads FCEI, boasts of a rich experience of top industry pertinent startup programmes including Jio-GenNext and Wadhwani Foundation’s Venture ScaleUp.
Darshan said, “I strongly believe that a warm introduction to prospective customers, advisors and investors is the best support any accelerator programme can provide to startups. Prospective customers either add revenue or provide critical feedback on startups’ offerings, capabilities, price, etc. Our advisors and mentors, who have been entrepreneurs themselves or are functional experts, can provide invaluable advice on specific challenges that the startup may be currently facing – be it fundraising, customer acquisition, or hiring, among others. Through the FLAME Origins Programme, startup founders will receive access to people who have been able to achieve scale in tech, non-tech and social ventures. In addition, the programme is designed to help founders focus on the most critical challenges faced by the startup, coupled with a rigorous review mechanism to help them achieve their milestones. FLAME Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is our commitment to develop and foster a strong entrepreneurship culture on the campus as well as in the local startup ecosystem in Pune. FCEI aims to give high potential individuals the opportunity, the encouragement and the incentive to do their best through its various initiatives.”
FCEI's mentor list comprise Prasanna Krishnamoorthy, Co-founder of Upekkha Accelerator; Sashi Chimala, a serial entrepreneur and EVP Wadhwani Foundation; Suhas Kadlaskar, ex-Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Human Resources at Mercedes-Benz India; Amey Mashelkar, Head of Reliance Jio-GenNext; Kuntal Shah, Partner, Oaklane Capital Management LLP; Akash Sureka, Founder Hoopz (acquired by Persistent Systems Ltd), amongst others.
The FCEI consultants bring knowledge, know-how and business links to assist startups to recognize and unravel problems and get to the next phase of development.
FLAME University got set up with the intention to generate permanent learners who can be organizers and put in value to the social order.
FLAME University eyes to promote the design and nature of studies, mainly in the areas of liberal teaching and management