Director's Message


Prof.M Chandrasekhar


A key milestone that IIM Visakhapatnam crossed in its journey of constant progress and development over the past three years is the launch of the Women Start Up Program 2018 (WSP 2018) under the aegis of the Mentor Institute, IIM Bangalore.

We take pride that the number of applicants and successful enrolments in the IIMV catchment area have been the highest among the partnering institutions, next only to that of IIM Bangalore! This speaks high of the entrepreneurial and enterprising spirit of the women in the AP and Telangana states! IIMV is therefore happy to mentor a cohort of about 26 aspiring women-entrepreneurs, whose ideas will be incubated in the Institute’s facility, over a period of one year.

A useful vehicle for the knowledge-support being extended would be this portal, which will be a good resource of informative and insightful content. It will also be a platform for the cohort to exchange ideas, share knowledge and experiences and imbibe industry best practices. Interaction, collaboration and co-creation will be substantially facilitated through this portal. After all, TEAM connotes – Together, Everyone Achieves More!

The richness, currency and vibrancy of any information source depends on its content and contemporaneity. I therefore call upon all stakeholders to update and use the portal meaningfully, frequently and effectively, in a manner the information available is always indexed to the current context and the efforts of the aspirants gain greater traction and support.

We do look forward to the portal emerging as yet another enabler of the endeavours of the aspiring women-entrepreneurs, in their journey of translating ideas into innovations.

The state of Andhra Pradesh being ranked consistently at No.1 position in the Ease of Doing Business reflects the intellect and initiative; industry and innovation; entrepreneurship and enterprise available in abundance in the region. The endeavour of IIM Visakhapatnam is to leverage this conducive ecosystem of passion and professionalism to facilitate the aspiring entrepreneurs realize positive performance from their potential and emerge as a centre of excellence.

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