Got a dream idea? Here’s your mentor
Have a business idea? Dream of becoming your own boss? A new platform for youngsters promises to nurture their entrepreneurial dreams and mentor them...
Have a business idea? Dream of becoming your own boss? A new platform for youngsters promises to nurture their entrepreneurial dreams and mentor them to help them realise it
“If only someone invested in my idea, I could have become a billionaire”… A common refrain heard amongst youngsters. Dream:In, an online platform which works on the premise that youngsters are brimming with great business ideas which have the potential to become a big business, is inviting youngsters to share their dreams.
The new platform is for youth between 18 to 35 years with an entrepreneurial dream and a burning desire to realise the same. A team from Dream:In visits various universities and colleges to interact with students. Their entrepreneurial dreams are then captured on camera and are sent back to another team which watches and analyses every dream.
Every dream is evaluated based on a 3I test – Innovation, Impact and Inclusion. A few dreamers are invited to attend Dream Camps (entrepreneurial boot camps) in Bengaluru where they get to interact with mentors from technology, business, design, etc, who evaluate their dreams and provide feedback on day one of the camp. Then, based on their evaluation, a few dreamers are invited back for day two of the Dream Camp where they get to work with a team of mentors and designers to crystalise their ideas. At the end of the camp, they are briefed on a business plan format and work with their assigned mentors and the Dream:In team over the next few weeks on various aspects up to a point where they are investment ready or are ready to start operating,” Kush Medhora, CEO of the company.
The programme is based on the premise that youngsters want opportunity and the mentorship from innovative thinkers who look at them with fresh eyes, who see possibility, fire, energy and the spirit to chase big dreams. “In case any entrepreneur needs mentorship for a longer period, we also are willing to help them for as long as they need us to. In addition to this, we are in the process of tying up with incubators that would be able to provide incubation and mentorship support to the entrepreneurs post the Conclave,” he adds.
The entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas in front of representatives from various foundations, incubators as well as the investment community. So youngsters with a dream can email their idea to email@example.com and our team will then get in touch with him/her. DREAM:IN will take a small percentage of equity (for private limited companies) or work on a royalty based model (not-for-profits, NGOs etc.).