Ph.D. Candidate, Ivy College of Business, Iowa State University, USA

Entrepreneurship Research, Teaching, Service, and Practice

Talks for Entrepreneurship Students & Practitioners

Over my 20+ years of professional work, I have developed and delivered numerous talks to students and practitioners of entrepreneurship. Most of them are targeted at early-stage technology ventures. Topics range from business development, sales, and marketing to fund-raising, recruiting, and building a startup culture. 

Become an Entrepreneur – Start with Mental Models

I have always loved learning about mental models for decision-making. This started as soon as I came across Charlie Munger’s speeches. I realized that to become an entrepreneur, one must be willing to work across disciplines and departments. To share… Read more →

Entrepreneurship Finance: Govt Funding for Science Startups

Whether it’s India, Europe, or the US, the reality is that early-stage science startups need government support – whether as grants, loans, or even equity capital. Angel investors tend to shy away from the high risk, high uncertainty of science… Read more →

Entrepreneurship Education for Info Tech Professionals

Back in 2009, I taught a course on Entrepreneurship to IBM employees as part of a semester-long program. It was delivered jointly by SIBM and Steinbeis University. This MBA-like course focused on technology innovation & entrepreneurship education for mid-senior IT professionals…. Read more →

Ideas for Entrepreneurs: Technology in Financial Markets

First-time entrepreneurs spend significant time in opportunity identification. They want to know which markets, sectors, and customer segments to pursue. Business ideas for entrepreneurs come from various sources – work, friends, family – even graduate school! Back in 2009, I… Read more →

Entrepreneurship for MBA: From Elective to Major?

Back in 2009, I taught an elective course on Technology Entrepreneurship for MBA students at SIBM in Pune. This is a compilation of the slides for the semester-long course. I also incorporated startup case studies and real-world projects to keep students… Read more →

MBA Research Topics in Entrepreneurship: Corporate Venturing

I was part of the Texas Evening MBA (TEMBA) Class of 2004 at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, Austin. Given my interest in early-stage investments, I looked at various MBA research topics in entrepreneurship. I finally decided to… Read more →

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