iKEN Program Structure

What is it ?

It is a boot camp aimed at folks planning a start-up or in the early stages of the startup. It is by entrepreneurs for entrepreneur model and based on effectuation model put forth by Prof Saras Saraswathi. (http://www.effectuation.org/)

What is the duration and format ?

Its actually a toastmaster format, one is encouraged to attend the meetings even after the camp gets over. The mandatory part is a 6-week exercise/task oriented course designed at gaining clarity and action plan on the ideas. The participants do most of the work during the week and review of the task happens at 2-hour meet every weekend. Once the graduated the community continues to meet to help each other through the journeys.

Who conducts the sessions ?

It is by the entrepreneur for the entrepreneur model. Usually conducted by entrepreneurs who have gone through the model.

Where is it held ?

Various chapters have different locations.
In Bangalore we hold it at Microsoft Ventures Office (Courtesy MV team);
We have also held it at IIMB NSRCEL, Axilor venture and other eco system places.

When is the next one ?

A new batch starts every 5 week in Bangalore, but as the chapters grow we expect more availability elsewhere. If you want to create a chapter connect with us.

How much does it cost ?

For Bangalore chapter it is INR 5000. We can waive off the fee for folks who cant afford the fee, reach out to us through application. In certain cases few institution have reached out to us for dedicated programs, which are priced differently.