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Idea Validation Hotline with Manoj Gupta
Mentoring (guidance) lies at the core of TiE’s philosophy and culture!
It is said that “Nothing can stop the power of an IDEA whose time has come”
but it is also critical to validate if YOUR IDEA has the POWER in it,
for sustainable execution & growth, before you move on and start-up!
To facilitate this IDEA VALIDATION, TiE Mumbai has launched yet another mentoring format…
“Idea Validation Hotline” (for TiE Members only)
for all aspiring, budding, early-stage entrepreneurs who have a business Idea / concept.
Our aspiration is to eventually have as many Ideas validated within the TiE Membership.
Dial-in to get your business idea validated by a TiE Charter Member (mentor) over a 15 minutes one-on-one telephonic discussion.
1. Submit your idea as per template
2. You will be allocated a Date/time slot (on first-come basis)
3. Call in at the allotted Date/time
4. Present your thoughts for just about 5 mins (the TiE Mentor would already have your business overview)
5. TiE Mentor will give her/his inputs over a 10-min window
6. Based on the inputs, you could move ahead in the TiE Mentoring process or reconnect with the various other TiE programs to reshape your entrepreneurial aspiration.
Your mentor could CHALLENGE or ENCOURAGE your idea ... as a Devil’s Advocate would with hard-hitting inputs, to guide you in the appropriate direction.
To read more about this format and member experience, click here
Manoj is currently founder of Craftsvilla.com where he is building a luxury brand in handicrafts. Before founding Craftsvilla.com, Manoj was Principal at Nexus Venture Partners which is one of the leading venture capital funds in India with a fund size of $320 million. While at Nexus, Manoj was board member of Bigshoebazaar India, Deccan Healthcare, Sohanlal Commodity Management and was board observer of Snapdeal.com. Manoj is very active in Internet, Technology, Wellness and Agri/Rural ecosystem in India and has been involved in grooming highly scalable businesses in these sectors. Prior to Nexus, he co-founded a semiconductor technology company, WIT, in US which was later acquired by Chrontel.
Manoj has an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad, B.Tech from IIT Bombay, MS from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and CPhil from University of California, San Diego. He has has filed several patents in the US.