Sparkpluggers Entrepreneurship Masterclass Goa

im4Goa has been synonymous to palm trees and sunny beaches for quite a while now. Every year thousands of tourists come down here to let their hair down and take a breather from the hectic city life. But for the past few years, Goa has become a haven to many up-and-coming startups which are immensely varied in their scope and industry. What they all have in common is an immense love for Goa and the conducive environment it provides for quality growth. A few years ago, entrepreneurs would dream of settling down in Goa after retirement. Now, they are looking to get away from the immensely crowded, ultra-competitive business culture of the metros and setting up their venture in Goa, where they can grow at their own pace, while not being alienated from the business world.

A testament to this philosophy is Sparkpluggers Entrepreneurship Masterclass Goa. Organized on the 9th and 10th August, this masterclass is all about giving guidance and direction to budding entrepreneurs from Goa. Participants will get to meet and interact with industry experts, pitch their ideas and learn how to create and present a professional business model to an investor. Sparkpluggers professes a ‘learning by doing’ methodology, rather than a theoretical seminar format for the program. As most people starting out in the world of business will realize, learning by doing is the only relevant learning one can achieve.

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Participants of this workshop will not only enjoy priceless mentoring and guidance from experts, they will also get to meet and network with key startup founders and talented individuals in the field of business.  Existing startups will also receive a free startup kit from Nasscom, worth $10,000. After the participants give the initial pitch, their ideas will be evaluated and the best startup idea as judged by the experts will get free business plan creation worth Rs 50,000 from the Hub for Startups and a free assessment of business plan worth Rs 10,000. The best web idea will get a free Amazon Web Services worth Rs 50,000.

The Sparkpluggers Entrepreneurship Masterclass Goa happens on the 16th and 17th August 2014, from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm at the Centre for Incubation and Acceleration, Verna, Goa. Since the seats for the program are limited, you are advised to confirm your participation as soon as possible. For further details regarding the program, get in touch with Mr. Rohit Lalwani, Tel: +91 98505 09366 or write to [email protected]

Here’s an amazing offer, if you mention the code ‘STARTUPGOA’ during registrations, you can get a Rs. 500 off on your registration fee.

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