The Naropa Fellowship is a one-year, fully-residential, postgraduate, academic programme focused on creating and nurturing agents of change who will work towards fostering an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and growth, while preserving the cultural heritage of Ladakh and the Himalayan region. The driving purpose behind the Naropa Fellowship is the urgent need to not only retain local talent, but also develop entrepreneurial skills that can help foster a robust socio-economic environment in Ladakh and surrounding regions. Additionally, there is also a need to educate the younger generation regarding the importance of maintaining their distinctive culture and heritage.
The Fellowship is thus designed to address the rising challenges of unemployment, lack of training and professional skills, and gradual cultural erosion in Ladakhi and other Himalayan societies. Aimed at creating community-spirited future leaders, the Naropa Fellows will be equipped with the skills and tools needed to successfully promote business, enterprise and civic leadership in the 21st century. A Naropa Fellow will exhibit a strong sense of purpose and commitment, and work towards the development of Ladakh and other such remote Himalayan regions.
This Mashauri programme houses some of the material. links and discussions from the lecture series from Simon Gifford given in Delhi in March 2019.
The EIT Food GFVP Entrepreneurial Summer School
Madrid: June 2019
EIT Food Global Food Venture Programme (GFVP) in conjunction with IMDEA Food and Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM) are hosting a Summer Entrepreneurial School in Madrid in June 2019. Forty PhD students (or graduates) from across Europe will get together for a ten day, life-changing, immersive entrepreneurial experience. While being exposed to food-tech entrepreneurs and ventures, learning the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, they will work in groups creating and launching a new business within that ten day period. The Camp will culminate in a live pitching event in front of a panel of investors, corporates and other judges to determine which groups will win the prizes for the best ventures. The prizes will include further mentoring and incubation of teams to continue with their business ideas.
This initiative has been designed to further imbue the top scientific "food minds" in Europe with an entrepreneurial mindset that will catalyse further innovation activity in this massively important sector in Europe. Mashauri will design and facilitate the event. EIT Food GFVP, IMDEA Food and UAM will ensure input from some of the top professors, mentors, corporates and public sector experts in Europe to challenge and guide the students as they develop an enterprise perspective.
The call for potential candidates for the Camp has been completed and those selected may now enrol below.
The University of the Western Cape have designed an Accelerated Excellence Program for selected high achievement students based on their prior year performance. The entrepreneur theme consists of a 3 day bootcamp that will be run between the two semesters. It is supported by the Mashauri platform that allows for:
- orientation and pre-work,
- capturing of the outputs and activities of the sessions
- project continuity if so desired
- a process where the re-usable elements will reduce costs and improve the outputs of future sessions
The outcome of this blended, 3 day bootcamp will be to give students an entrepreneurial mindset that differentiates them from others.
The project-based objectives of the bootcamp are:
- Within a multidisciplinary group, to create and develop a real venture up to a pre-agreed point
- To convincingly pitch your venture to a panel of experts
- To learn the right (lean) approach to designing and starting a business
- To apply this approach to other innovation processes (eg inside a corporate)
The resulting impact will be to contribute to students obtaining UWC’s 21st century graduate attributes of”
- Knowledge application
- Problem-solving capacity
- Pioneering attitude
- Entrepreneurial capacity for finding opportunities
- Creating livelihoods
- Acting for social good
If you would like to design a similar programme for your institution, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.