30 May 2017 16:22 IST

TiE, Woxsen School of Business launch programme for start-ups

This will give entrepreneurs an opportunity to connect with each other

The TiE-Hyderabad and Woxsen School of Business have jointly launched an entrepreneurship development programme for start-ups.

The programme will give start-up entrepreneurs an opportunity to connect with each other and improve their entrepreneurial skills.

Under the programme, 20 start-ups will be chosen and taken through a rigorous six-day workshop. It includes knowledge sharing sessions by the faculty of Woxsen School of Business and seasoned entrepreneurs and captains of industries from diverse sectors.

There is no age criteria for the programme that will be held on July 14 to 16 and July 28 to 30. The deadline for applications is June 20.

"TiE Woxsen Entrepreneurship Development programme’s specially designed syllabus and structure work as a backbone for start-ups when it's most required,” Veen Pula, Chairman, Woxsen School of Business, said in a release issued on Tuesday.

“Today’s start-up trend tells us that many start-ups are not seeing the light of the day as the mortality rate is increasing. This can be caused by many factors. The most important one being preparedness of the start-up founder which needs to be continuously nurtured. This programme is one step towards this,” Pradeep Mittal, President, TiE Hyderabad said.

A recently released industry study revealed that only one in 10 start-ups manage to survive for more than five years due to entrepreneur’s lack of ability to solve multiple testing factors in the entrepreneurship cycle.