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Mentoring New or Budding Entrepreneur

Mentoring New or Budding Entrepreneur

Extending the “Self Employment Opportunities” workshop, held on 7th July 2013, Voice Vision in collaboration with Global Shapers Launchpad had started an initiative of mentoring new or budding blind or visually impaired entrepreneurs.

Global Shapers Launchpad (GSL) is a project initiated by The Mumbai Hub of Global Shapers Community. The objective was to support social/early stage entrepreneurs/start-ups with necessary resources for them to take off their ideas.

Voice Vision in collaboration with GSL support the early stage entrepreneurs of visually impaired community through a 3 month mentoring program.

The applications were invited for the same. The responses received included both innovative & regular business ideas.

Members from Global Shapers Launchpad & Voice Vision did the finest analysis & concluded the individual whom mentorship from their side is possible at the current scenario.

This does not by any chance mean that the other applicants ideas were less in any way. We all wish them great success.

The individual receiving the mentorship for now (2013) is Ms. NAMISHA MANOHAR MANWATKAR, who wish to start a Massage Center.

Lets join to congratulate her for this beginning.

Launchpad works as:
• One-on-one mentoring/coaching: One Shaper will exclusively work with one entrepreneur for 3 months (October to December).
• ‘Mixers’: Once in a month all the shapers who are part of this project and the entrepreneurs they work with will come together for a peer learning session.
• Closing presentations: After 3 months, we will get all the entrepreneurs who are a part of the Launchpad to meet with the entire shapers community. Entrepreneurs will share their progress, challenges and decide on the future course of action.

This program delivers:
• Help in refining the ideas.
• Connections to a wide range of networks.
• Work on specific skills required to start up.
• Support in filling out application forms/preparing business plans.
• A friend you can count on.

*No financial support is being provided at this stage.

20 July : Last date of application submission.
August & September : All the interested candidates were called for interviews,
1st week of October: Mentoring begins.

About The Global Shapers Community:
An initiative of World Economic Forum, The Global Shapers Community is a network of hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities. There are now 265 Hubs and 2,671 Shapers worldwide.
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