To help early-stage startups to create sustainable venture by prioritizing customer discovery, validating the existence of problem and thereby understanding nuances of entrepreneurship.
EDGE provides first-generation entrepreneurs with the opportunity to test, validate and continuously improve on their business ideas. This 12-week intensive program is centered on customer discovery where entrepreneurs are expected to interact with their customers,
gain insights, and keep pivoting and iterating their ideas.
1 - 4 Weeks
- Problem understanding & intensity of the problem
- Market Analysis - Know your industry & business players
- Customer Analysis - Know your customer
- Design Thinking - Empathy
5 - 8 Weeks
- Customer discovery phase
- 50+ Potential customer interviews
- Customer needs, pains & gains mapping
- Early adaptor identification
9 - 12 Weeks
- Product/ Solution Design
- Value Proposition Design
- Business Model Design
- Business Plan Development
- Investor Pitching
Apply Now For EDGE
WHAT DO WE OFFER
Mentorship from successful entrepreneurs/industry experts
Pitching opportunities to early stage investors/Angel VC's
Access to internationally accepted tools & frameworks
Access to co-working space
EDGE is a great platform where every session was touch down approach where most of the use cases were relatable to our problems. Tools & Frameworks like Business Model Canvas & Design Thinking helped validate the idea through Market Survey.
Founder, Innate Diapers
It was a great experience. I learnt a lot from all the sessions, mentors and peers. Great networking platform also. I have a much clearer plan for my business now and have a lot of people I can discuss it with. Hoping to learn even more. A must attend if you are a start up.
Co-founder, DWAIL Private Limited
Excellent program for startups who are seriously pursuing scaling up. The program instructors have a proven track record and know what it takes to take the leap. Great opportunities to showcase your product and team to eminent personalities from industry and ecosystem.
VIKAS ANAND JAMKHANDI
Founder, Micro Electronic Controls
This program made me explore many different and unexplored business possibilities and approaches. Thank you Deshpande Startups!
We are located at
Foundation For Sandboxstartup Initiatives, Next to International Airport, Gokul Road,
Opp. to Gokul Village, Hubballi, Karnataka, INDIA - 580030
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