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June - 2011 - issue > STARTUP CITY

Nurture Talent Academy

ST Team
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
ST Team
Amit Grover, an IIT-IIM graduate, started Nurture Talent Academy in January 2010, a firm that trains and prepares budding entrepreneurs and students for all the different aspects of their entrepreneurial journey. With different programs that look into the legal issues, finance, opportunity, evaluation, business planning, and more, the academy provides platform for them to cover the basics of starting a company. It also helps them in getting a perspective of what it is like to start a company and take it forward into success from the industry experts and VCs. The academy started with an aim to train 5000 entrepreneurs and enable at least 1000 of them to start their venture in 3 – 5 years and contribute about 20,000 jobs to the economy.

Ever since their first workshop in March 2010 the academy has conducted as many as 67 workshops, in different cities of the country, that helped train more that 1000 entrepreneurs. In these 1000, 25 – 30 entrepreneurs have already started their ventures and a few more are in the process. The academy provide half day programs, full day programs and online programs for professionals and students and also works closely with universities to help students improve their entrepreneurial qualities. "I am a judge and panelist in many of the businessman competitions, and entrepreneurial events conducted by different universities. I have been to 30 colleges in the last year for these," says Grover.

Grover has plans to expand his academy geographically and increase the portfolio of the programs offered. Now the academy started being more vertical focused. Their first vertical based offering is a program, in association with Microsoft, for software startups. The program's focus will be on business plan, finance and marketing for young developers, professionals and students. The academy is planning to continue this focus on different verticals, explains Grover.

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