MINT in Professional Practice in Impact Entrepreneurship

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Program Description

MINT in Professional Practice in Impact Entrepreneurship

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

M.A. in Professional Practice in Impact Entrepreneurship

dli-22Sabras, an impact enterprise owned by salt pan farmers in Little Rann of Kutch Market driven businesses that bring together, Business Strategy, Design Thinking, Execution, Leadership, inclusive ownership and Capital can be a decisive force to bring an end to global poverty, ultimately creating a new gentler capitalism for more purposeful lives. The 2 year MINT program is unique in that looks to bring business and design thinking together in an incubation framework. It seeks to create the next generation of design-led Impact Entrepreneurs to solve some of the big social problems that India faces. The MINT Program guides active and aspiring entrepreneurs to:

  • Transform a business idea into a business plan with design thinking and understanding of end customers with unique value addition
  • Develop the business skills necessary to lead a business venture;
  • Use design to create compelling solutions to social needs and aspirations
  • Sensitizes Corporate CSR professionals, impact venture, philanthropic foundation professionals and NGO leaders to build up leadership skills

Disciplines

This program is informed by related learning disciplines like

  • Branding and Communication
  • Design Thinking
  • Strategic Communication
  • Sustainability
  • Systems and Service Design

Research and Collaboration

The Professional Practice in Impact Entrepreneurship course offers its students opportunities to connect with artists and designers from a range of research and practice labs and centers based at Srishti. These include:

  • Center for Education, Research, Training, and Development (CERTAD)
  • IMPACT EDGE
  • Srishti Labs (Slabs)
  • Srishti Films

Key Values

The MINT program is based on the following key values:

  • Power business strategy with design thinking
  • Create transformative models not the merely incremental
  • Equipping participants with actionable business design tools
  • Bridge the gap between business ideas and business investment
  • Team Work, Collaboration and Partnerships
  • Environmental, Social, Economic and Cultural Sustainability
  • Creative working and Leadership
  • Enabling people to be entrepreneurs

Course Structure

The 2 year MINT program is unique in that looks to bring business and design thinking together in an incubation framework. It seeks to create the next generation of design-led Impact Entrepreneurs to solve some of the big social problems that India faces. The MINT Program guides active and aspiring entrepreneurs to:

  • Transform a business idea into a business plan with design thinking and understanding of end customers with unique value addition
  • Develop the business skills necessary to lead a business venture;
  • Use design to create compelling solutions to social needs and aspirations
  • Sensitizes Corporate CSR professionals, impact venture, philanthropic foundation professionals and NGO leaders to build up leadership skills

A unique and flexible blend of class lessons, distance learning, and coaching to help MINT participants to apply what they learn to their business, while they keep working on their projects/businesses.

Year 1 and Year 2

BOOTCAMPS
Three Intensive 8-day long boot camp weeks of full-time classroom and networking sessions (24 Days)

LONG WEEKENDS
Four Long 4 day Weekends of full-time classroom(16 days)

DISTANCE LEARNING

  • Webinars
  • Online Master Classes
  • Online tutorials

MENTORING
Every student will be assigned a mentor who is a domain expert.

COACHING
Every student will have access to a business coach, who will help in fine tuning business models and leadership traits.

PITCH SESSION
The last boot camp will end in pitching the business models developed to potential investors for both feedback and potential investments. The format of bootcamps and workshops with distance learning and mentoring, allows practising impact entrepreneurs, startup impact entrepreneurs, NGO leaders, CSR professionals and Corporate Executives working in BOP (bottom of economic pyramid) markets to pursue a professional qualification while building up their enterprise. A learn-experience-apply- practise method while building their business model and testing it in the field brings an immediacy to the learning.

Learning Approach

Learn - experience - apply-practice

Learning in the classroom is accompanied by experiencing the learning through workshops and quick exercises and then piloted in the field through a quick design, rapid prototype, fail forward through iteration model. The toggling between classroom and enterprise in action with mentoring allows for a rapid “pilot and hone“ business model building. Peer learning opportunities are provided by the boot camps and the long weekends.

Capability Sets

SENSE MAKINGs

  • Understanding Market and Customer
  • Product- service- delivery system
  • Business Research Methods and Statistics
  • Design Research methods and qualitative analysis
  • Need finding

CLARIFYING

  • Design thinking
  • Aspiration fulfillment
  • Strategy and building Business Models
  • Business Ethics for Entrepreneurs
  • Leadership and Innovation
  • Systems thinking
  • Creativity, Play, Brainstorming

CAPACITY

  • Lean manufacturing techniques
  • Human Resources Management
  • Attract Engage and retain smart creative talent
  • Agile project management
  • Logistics

CONNECTION

  • Creating Organization culture and behavior
  • Understanding brand and communication
  • Marketing
  • Networking
  • IT for grass root applications

CAPITAL

  • Pitch preparation
  • Financial projection
  • Accounting and finance basics

CONFIDENCE

  • Presentation skills
  • Pitching
  • Business & Law
  • Scaling Strategies
  • Meet Successful Entrepreneurs
  • Corporate Governance, Legal Issues and intellectual property
  • Business Communication

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Opportunities

  • Entrepreneurs with existing businesses strengthen their businesses and link up with potential investors.
  • Idea stage entrepreneurs build up concrete and viable business models that they can launch.
  • Intrapreneurs interested in the sector get to work with Impact Enterprises or NGOs.
  • As Investment managers in Impact funds
  • As Program managers in NGOs
  • As CSR manager in corporates

Specific Requirements for MINT

Candidates must be strongly oriented to being an entrepreneur. Specifically, prospective applicants must have:

  • A feasible business idea (start-up or existing, profit or non-profit) with strong social/environmental impact;
  • A minimum of a three-year University degree; work experience is preferable
  • English Proficiency;
  • Computer and internet literacy;
  • Regular access to IT resources.

Enquiries

This course is led by Jacob Mathew.
For further information, kindly email Jacob Mathew at jacob.mathew@srishti.ac.in

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 18, 2018
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2 years
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