GIIS’s Unique Programme Exposes Students to Entrepreneurship Early On

April 14, 20178:02 am743 views

Global Indian International School (GIIS), one of Asia’s leading international schools, announced the launch of its first entrepreneurship bootcamp. An initiative under the Global Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (GCIE), this bootcamp is currently for students aged between 14 to 17 (Grades 9 to 12).

GCIE’s first intensive three-day entrepreneurship bootcamp ended on Sunday with a “pitch day” where students pitched their startup ideas to potential investors for their final presentation. The weekend session is the first of many being led by Ash Singh, Adjunct Professor and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the INSEAD Business School’s Singapore campus.

The bootcamp comprises hands-on workshops and takes our students on an experiential journey that starts at the creative spark of an idea, through the development of that idea to finally pitching it to real-world investors who may end up investing their capital into the business proposals.

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Professor Singh said, “Exposure to entrepreneurship, especially at the high school level, is important for equipping our future generation with the confidence and uninhibited creativity that will be necessary to deal with the future. I applaud GIIS for this initiative as it will inspire young entrepreneurs and give them a head start in their future careers.”

Rohit Ambekar, Director Business and Strategy, Global Indian International School, said, “At GIIS we believe that entrepreneurship and innovation is a critical future skillset. We are dedicated to creating more of these kinds of non-traditional learning models available for our students and help prepare them to become future global leaders and thinkers.”

The weekend bootcamp saw 26 enthusiastic participants from GIIS, pitching with passion to potential investors – Paul Kewene-Hite, Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship INSEAD and Prashant Agarwal – Director -Edge (AIA Group Innovation). The winning team was Soul Tunes, a group of 6 students whose idea was to connect aspiring musicians to the music industry.

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