About Capacity Building Programs

Capacity building programs are series of short-term courses that are developed to train the participants in various skills that are required to effectively lead a new venture. These programs consist of rigorous sessions/workshops which aim at the following outcomes:

  • New product Development & Design thinking
  • Cost Management: Estimating, Budgeting, and Cost Controlling
  • Developing the problem-solving skills of the participants by taking them through various decision-making managerial tools.
  •  Understanding of basics management tenents.
  •  Implementing various business-related concepts and tools in setting up a new venture and effectively managing it.
  • Developing Leadership qualities and becoming efficient in handling a team.
  • Effective communication for startups: Developing great Business Plans, Story Boards, Pitch Presentations, etc.
  • Developing Sales & Marketing Strategy
  •  Lean Operations and Project management for startups
  •  Human Resource Management for Startups: Hiring and nurturing the a winning team, creating a effective group dynamics at the work place, knowledge management, etc.

Each program focuses on one or more of the above outcomes.


The learning methodology may include combination of one or many of - Lectures (In-Residencies, Online & hybrid); Pre- readings ; Case studies; Group Discussions; Hands-on Activities/ Fieldworks; Demo Pitch infront of IIM Faculty and Industry Experts.


Benefits of the Programme

  • Developing the problem-solving skills of participants for various decision-making managerial tools and essecial management precepts.
  • Opportunity to interact and work with IIM faculties and students across programs.
  • Interaction with industry experts, successful Entreprenures, CEOs of leading compnaies and IIM Alumni
  • Networking Opportunities: Investor and media connects
  • Peer learning and Synergies
  • Certifcate of participation from IIM Visakhapatnam


Who can apply

Entrepreneurs at any stage can apply for such programs. However, each program would highlight the target audience (most suited for the respective program, as per the program objectives and level)

How and When to Apply

Time to time such programs would be notified on the portal. Prospective participants are requested to fill the interest form for timely updates/notifications.


Selection Process

The selection process will be announced well in advance which may vary from program to program.

 Past Programs


 Focus Area

 Application Status

 Bootcamp  2/4/2018-8/4/2018  Women Entrepreneurs (Ideation stage)  Closed
 4Startup  3/11/2018  Marketing for startup  Closed

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