Clusters have gained increasing prominence in debates on economic development in recent years. Economies worldwide regard clusters as potential drivers of enterprise development and innovation. Cluster development initiatives are also considered to be efficient instruments for economic development. Relatively few clusters in the developing countries like India have been able to achieve high and sustained growth rates. In many cases, they are trapped in a cycle of cut-throat competition, stagnation and poverty and are unable to spontaneously achieve the transition to innovation and growth.
HDFC Bank Parivartan in association with ICT Academy has launched "Aspiring Entrepreneurs Program" for youth in the age group of 20 - 25 years in the rural and backward districts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, focused on the entrepreneurship cluster development initiative. The program takes the young aspiring entrepreneurs into a journey of three stages, to equip them with Competence, Confidence and Connections to build a strong foundation for their entrepreneurial journey. Participants receive practical knowledge and guidance on how move from an idea to start-up using a three-stage framework that is aimed starting with solid foundation and at improving long term sustainability and profitability.
Expert Live Online Sessions (4 Hours) and Self Learning Sessions (12 Hours) aimed at developing inspiration and confidence among youth to pursue entrepreneurship. Complete final assessments to get qualified into the Stage 2.
Expert Live Sessions (20 Hours) and Self Learning Sessions (60 Hours) by experts aimed at providing knowledge to improve the competence of youth on the entire entrepreneurship process. Learn end to end process of entrepreneurship right from idea generation to building your enterprise. Submit your Business plan to get qualified into the Stage 3.
Mentoring by experts and Facilitation sessions to support aspiring entrepreneurs in creating their enterprises and running the venture successfully. Mentoring and guidance will be provided in Domain specific areas, Marketing, Finance, Digital, IP, Government Funding and other Funding opportunities.
The following districts of Tamil Nadu & Kerala are focused for Entrepreneurship Cluster Development Program