Naropa Fellows embark on their Internship Module to learn from real world entrepreneurship ecosystem

New Delhi, Jan 29: Naropa Fellowship, a one year post-graduate academic programme has designed a six week long internship module for Fellows beginning January 2019 in New Delhi. The Internship Module aims to provide the Fellows an exposure to the real-world start-up ecosystem, through an opportunity to work closely with the leading entrepreneurs, innovators, and thought leaders from across India.
With the objective of creating community-spirited young leaders in India, over 25 pioneering start-ups like Nearbuy.com, Young India Foundation, Centre for Civil Society, Harappa, 17000 ft Foundation, Phaze Experience, lal10, World Art Community, 91 Springboard, Habitat for Humanity India and many more have been roped in as internship partners.
Over the course of 45 days, Fellows will be put through rigorous engagement at leading start-ups, where they will gain a first-hand experience in the vertical of their choice and the opportunity to put the knowledge they have gained in the last 4 months to practice.
The Fellows will get the opportunity to interact with industry experts, potential collaborators, and clients to understand what an entrepreneurial life looks like, and what it takes to survive and succeed in the entrepreneurship marketplace along with a regular feedback on their growth, strengths and ideas. Mentors like Ankur Warikoo, CEO Nearbuy.com, Aastha Gupta, Co-Founder, Young India Foundation, Shobhit Arora, CEO, World Art Community, Shreyasi Singh, Founder CEO, Harappa, Sujata Sahu, Founder Director, 17000 ft Foundation, Sanchit Govil, Co-Founder and COO, Lal10 and many more will be advising and guiding the Fellows along the way.
The internship will be followed by execution of the entire entrepreneurial arc which begins with Fellows putting together a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) – a product with just enough features to satisfy early customers and to provide feedback for future product development from their ideas. This MVP will be taken to the market to be tested and improved upon. Once in a relatively robust form the product will be made to compete in the market.
Speaking at the start of the internship module in New Delhi Apoorv Bamba, Master Coach for the Entrepreneurship track at the Naropa Fellowship said, “The Naropa Fellowship is a vehicle to create global leaders who understand the significance of a sustainable and viable planet with ethical business practices. Through this internship module, we believe in giving our fellows an understanding of the entrepreneurial ecosystem by engaging directly with thought leaders from India and abroad which will help them mark their own entrepreneurial journeys”.