“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Greetings from LEAD-BI
LEAD is crafting next generation Young Entrepreneurs through its exclusive Entrepreneurial Development support along with the MBA program to aspiring Entrepreneurs for nurturing the entrepreneurial talent among the younger generation and to reiterate our claim that ‘LEAD’ is synonymous to “Leadership and Entrepreneurial Academy, Dhoni”. LEAD intends to focus on the entrepreneurial journey and to transform young talents to entrepreneurs tuned to become ‘Job giver’ rather than the ‘Job seeker’.
Any initiative in this domain calls for providing substantive and diverse support, skilling and advisory which includes nurturing a Business idea, Market research, preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR), Technology support, Cost Benefit Analysis, Financial tie up, Interaction with Government machinery, Registration of the Company, facilitating Licences, Organisational set up, Workflow management for the business ventures, marketing etc. This is a sine qua non for delivering success and thereby realising the dream of incubating a Business.
LEAD’s flagship program lends itself to this valuable facet of providing the right environment by embracing the culture, competencies and support necessary to build successful businesses.
Embedding Entrepreneurship Culture@LEAD
LEAD is the B-School of its kind among all B-Schools in India to run such a flagship program like this:- to groom would-be entrepreneurs during their studies at LEAD . This will be a trendsetter and a precursor for a transformation of B-School (Business School) to E-School (Entrepreneurial School). It is relevant in the current context of unparalleled support from Governments, Institutions and Business community in promoting Entrepreneurship in India, such a move would be welcomed. There cannot be a better time in India to pursue entrepreneurial ventures for aspiring minds and LEAD is keen to create and support such a platform .
Currently LEAD is nurturing 28 start-up firms (spinoffs) in campus and 15 have graduated successfully. Examples include
The way forward
LEAD has pledged its journey from present B-School fame to E-School excellence in future to craft the vibrant entrepreneurs. It holds the special privilege bestowed on the aspiring young men and women to avail the opportunity of doing a recognized university MBA Degree and simultaneously chasing the dream of becoming an entrepreneur within a span of two years of education and training at the campus. LEAD invites all aspiring youngsters to avail this excellent opening and fulfil their dreams. LEAD-BI’s all under one roof viz: Incubation, Mentoring, Modelling, Funding etc will facilitate as a catalyst to achieve it. Thus, within three years the dream of having an E-School in place of a B-School will come true, of course with the help of all stakeholders concerned with Entrepreneurship Development. If you are an entrepreneur, or aspiring to be one, you probably spend a huge amount of time dreaming about your big idea. And it makes sense! You have a vision of how you can impact the world. You want to build a better future by solving a huge problem, and the dream of how you can do that consumes you. Lead provides ample opportunities to pursue your dreams.
Dr P Rajan
LEAD BI FOUNDATION
LEAD College of Management
Dhoni, Palakkad , Kerala-678009