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A pioneer entrepreneurship institute with a unique framework and a practical approach, MIDAS Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship is an extensive 1 year program, in collaboration with Vishwakarma University - Pune.
School of Entrepreneurship is an ecosystem where students can envision their ideas coming to life, and learn how to start a business or how to grow their business.
Students looking to kickstart their entrepreneurial journey or aiming to expand their family business, the 1 year Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship course helps accomplish your goal through a structured approach and plan.
To ensure that every student has a thorough understanding and practical knowledge before they kick start their entrepreneurial journey. The course is designed in 5 stages.
The first stage of the program helps each student to think creatively and generate innovative ideas for products/services through real time activities. This enables them to create entrepreneurial opportunities for themselves.
The next stage is a unique step of the course. Here the students are encouraged to understand their personality traits and strengths and understand whether the idea they have chosen is right for them or not,. Thus creating a viable business idea that fits their personality best.
The third stage encourages the students to go out in the market with their business ideas and interact with potential customers. Based on feedback they understand the need for their product and can rework on the product to make it better suited for the market needs.
This phase is all about turning the idea into an actual business. The students have to create a prototype of the product/service with a complete plan for branding, marketing and sales.
This is the final phase of the program. Here students get an opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of industry experts and investors. This is a chance for all the students to persuade potential investors about their business idea and what they plan for its future.
MIDAS has designed its course in line with the International Entrepreneurship curriculum and focuses on the four crucibles of Critical Thinking, Innovation, Effectuation and IncubationOur focus is
Personalised teaching and
Idea Validation and
100+ Industry experts and vendors in the current market
Customized roadmap with clear goals and vision for business venture
Business Incubation support even after the program completion
The 1 year journey at MIDAS was a Rollercoaster ride for me. I am extremely grateful to have been a part of the MIDAS family. The practical approach for training us to become entrepreneurs has been very helpful in the real world. Our wonderful coaches helped us develop a never-give-up attitude and face various challenges with complete determination. I miss the excitement and energy we all shared as passionate budding entrepreneurs pushing each other to do our very best. Not only have I learned some valuable lessons, but also have some beautiful memories that I will treasure lifelong
I have always been passionate about starting my own venture, which led me to MIDAS. I started my entrepreneurial journey with Being Live, a platform that spreads the beauty of live art and helps talented artists get the right reach and connect them directly with prospective employers and agencies. From my time at MIDAS, I realized that I have the capability to achieve more. This brought a new idea to life - @tathastulifestyle. It is a one-stop solution for all lifestyle needs, be it personal, professional, business, public relations, community, or social service. Thank you MIDAS family for supporting & helping me achieve my goals. With the right guidance from our amazing coaches, I understood my full potential and how to make the best out of it
Talking about his time at MIDAS, Vedant says,” From my childhood, I have seen my family running a business and that is why I always knew that I wanted to be an entrepreneur. After completing my training at TAFE, I decided to join MIDAS to learn more about entrepreneurship. I am so glad I made the decision to do so. Not only did MIDAS help me understand the very basics principles of entrepreneurship on which my business stands today, but it also gave me the insight I needed to expand my family business. In fact, Extovate Venture was seeded in my time at MIDAS. I would like to thank my coaches for encouraging me to be where I am today and urge all the budding entrepreneurs to join MIDAS.
My time at MIDAS has been the most memorable period of my life. My family business has always been a reason for pride for me and also taught me the importance of hard work. When it was time for me to join ‘Lensight’ I knew that I wanted to take it to greater heights. My coaches at MIDAS helped me do all of that and more. They were always available to give me the correct guidance and encouragement I needed.
Remembering his MIDAS days, Yash tells us,” I can’t thank MIDAS enough for making my dream come true. Aufla was ideated and launched at MIDAS. On days, when I was unsure, my coaches pushed me to take my idea to the finish line. Without the support and guidance I received at MIDAS, I wouldn't have been able to achieve what I have so far. I will always be grateful for those 1 year I spent at MIDAS.
At ‘Unikraft Packaging’ we are determined to do our bit for the environment. Currently, we convert 8000 tons of recycled paper into boxes every year. We try avoiding plastic in packaging as much as possible. For every 10 tons we convert, we plant one tree every month to ensure a sustainable environment. At MIDAS, I learned some very valuable lessons about making optimum use of resources available, physical and otherwise. Rather than teaching by the book, our coaches gave us practical knowledge and training which I have been able to apply successfully in my business venture and have done well. MIDAS is definitely a stepping stone in the journey to entrepreneurship.
“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you”
Founder, Chief Mentor
Prof Parag Shah is a dreamer, an entrepreneur, an educator and a coach. He has completely changed the way entrepreneurship education is done by combining Strategy, Critical Thought and Innovation in his entrepreneurship program. He is the Managing Director of Oxford Golf and Country Club, ranked the best golf course in Asia and is the proud recipient of the prestigious award ‘Business Acharya of the Year by Entrepreneur magazine. He is on the jury of International Innovation Centers. Parag Shah has transformed many lives with his guidance and has inspired many individuals with his spirit.
Managing Director, Personal Mastery
In a world where everyone is a job seeker, there are few people who lead the way to create job enablers. Ms. Pooja Shah is someone who has made million dreams come true by successfully moulding innumerable entrepreneurial entities and even better humans. She has completed her Masters in Entrepreneurship from Nottingham University, United Kingdom She has played an important role as the board member of India's first Liberal Arts University FLAME and launched the one-of-its-kind 'Elite Leadership Program’. Currently she conducts the Transcend Module for the Master’s program at MIDAS.
Chair - Entrepreneurship Program
Lean Startup and Design Thinking
Mr Chirag Gulati has successfully been building a commune of entrepreneurs from all walks of life with his prolific and dynamic mindset. He has an extensive academic and entrepreneurial background and currently has three startup ventures under his belt. Mr, Chirag Gujarati has mentored students in the field of Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Strategy at renowned institutes like Independent College, Dublin, Ireland and AURO University, Surat. He has also been a visiting faculty at various prestigious institutions where he talks to students about startups and entrepreneurship.
Mr Rajasekharan is the CEO of Guru Management Consultant and has over 40 years of experience & expertise in his field. He has published a book on Competency Modelling and several papers on Strategic Staffing, Performance Management,etc. He teaches the students the techniques of management & strategy. He guides and helps the new generation to run and manage their startups in a planned method. He has brought cultural transformation in organisations and also has designed and delivered several senior leadership programmes.
Mrs. Shaheen Maniar is an experiential trainer - facilitator who has partnered with companies from various sectors like manufacturing companies Bharat Forge and Volkswagen, IT companies like Geometric and Wipro and financial institutes like Deutsche Bank and SBI Life. She has been conducting workshops for almost two decades now. She believes in constantly updating herself and has several certifications in her repertoire. She holds prominent certifications from Cambridge English, British Council and Junior Chamber International, Seattle, USA.
Storytelling for Entrepreneurs and Branding
Pramod Shankar is known for being a constant learner and a growth junkie. He has been in the field of creative communication and brand strategy for over 30 years. He is a coach, communicator, performer and creative consultant. He has a love for training people and combining that with creativity and visual orientation. Through his programs he nurtures personal and organizational growth, discovery and bonding. He is certified as an advanced communicator and leader by Toastmasters International. His creative spirit has led to become a published author,poet and photographer as well. He has published 2 books, held 2 photography exhibitions and is a poet and performer at The Rickshaw Muse
Yes, the institute offers two kinds of scholarships, merit and need-based.
Students can complete the application process through an online mode by following these steps:
Yes, all expenses are included in the fees.
Any student with a graduate degree from an Indian or foreign university is eligible for admission.
This is a compulsory residential program and the college has a well-equipped residence and dining facility.
Focused on giving our students an environment to foster, the MIDAS campus offers a vibrant space that stimulates your development in and out of the classroom. The lush green campus offers a well equipped academic and residential environment to ensure the students have a smooth learning journey.
MIDAS is affiliated with Vishwakarma University, Pune.
The classes are conducted offline. it’s a full-time residential program.
MIDAS Campus is completely equipped for all your residential and academic requirements. In case of a lockdown or any situation that limits your movement outside campus, we will ensure a required bio bubble is created, and the program can continue running smoothly according to the state laws. With the facility for safe quarantine, we can ensure even the visiting coaches follow the set norms or adapt to a hybrid model of lecture delivery. While activities like industry visits and market visits will be hampered, we will ensure the learning doesn’t stop and plan online activities. More time will be allocated for the external activities later as the situation improves.
MIDAS is a COVID safe campus. Social distancing norms are required to be maintained all the time and wearing a mask is mandatory on campus.
Temperature check would be done twice a day.
Sanitisers are available at multiple locations on campus.
If the situation persists throughout the course, the institute will be forced to follow all the norms as applicable. If allowed, the first preference would be to create a bio bubble, make the campus COVID safe, and continue the delivery as planned. External visits would be however moved to an online delivery model.
If the bio bubble is not an option as per the state laws, the program delivery will be made hybrid