Master Business Skills to Conquer Jobs & Startups

Unlock doors to Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Management, Analyst & Product Roles through Live Mentorship Program

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Harshita Mahbubani
IIT Dhanbad
Mahadev Ambre
DYI Patil University
Harsh Shah
IIT Kanpur

Who is this Program for πŸ‘‡

Want to Kickstart Your Startup Journey

Learn the step-by-step process of building a startup from Ideation to Investor Pitch and save your time, energy, and money by avoiding mistakes already done 1000s of times by others

Want to Get into Marketing, Business & Growth Roles

Mastering business skills equips you with the tools to excel in marketing and business roles by enabling strategic decision-making, effective communication, and understanding of market dynamics.

Want to Get into Finance & Analyst Roles

Mastering business skills enhances performance in finance and analyst roles by having deep understanding of cachflows, business process optimization and informed decision-making,.

Want to Kickstart Your Startup Journey

Learn the step-by-step process of building a startup from Ideation to Investor Pitch and save your time, energy, and money by avoiding mistakes already done 1000s of times by others

Want to Get into Marketing, Business & Growth Roles

Mastering business skills equips you with the tools to excel in marketing and business roles by enabling strategic decision-making, effective communication, and understanding of market dynamics.

Want to Get into Finance & Analyst Roles

Mastering business skills enhances performance in finance and analyst roles by having deep understanding of cachflows, business process optimization and informed decision-making,

Want to Get into Product & Management Roles

Learn the ins & outs of the business that helps you to build better products, build strategy and manage well by making an informed decision which will help your company to grow.

Want to Get into other Business Roles

Business Knowledge opens many opportunities for you that help you to get into other business roles like Operations Manager, Sales, HR Manager, Investment Banker, etc.

Accelerate Career & Startup with Business Knowledge

In today’s world, everything is a business. People who don’t understand business often lags behind and struggle to get on top. One can’t build business without knowing business.

Want to Get into Product & Management Roles

Learn the ins & outs of the business that helps you to build better products, build strategy and manage well by making an informed decision which will help your company to grow.

Want to Get into other Business Roles

Business Knowledge opens many opportunities for you that help you to get into other business roles like Operations Manager, Sales, HR Manager, Investment Banker, etc.

Accelerate Career & Startup with Business Knowledge

In today’s world, everything is a business. People who don’t understand business often lags behind and struggle to get on top. One can’t build business without knowing business.

By the end of this Program you will have

Completion Certificate that you can add in your resume
Hands on experience on Real Business Problem as a Project
5X more demand in the Job Market
Expanded Network among Founders, Investors & Other Participants
Complete Business knowledge of Building a Successful Startup from Veteran Founders

By the end of this Program you will have

Live Lectures + Recording

Well curated live lectures, training & course material to help you dive deep into the fundamentals of business

Solve Real Business Problem

Learn by doing and implement business fundamentals in your Startup Idea & Project Work along with the team of 4 people

Live Doubt Solving with Experts

Learn and get real-time answers to all your questions by the expert himself

Weekly Networking Sessions

Learn, Discuss, Network, Grow with your peers, and jam on different projects so you can learn while having fun.

Access to Community

Become part of a community where you can network, share opportunities, and build relations beyond work.

Meet Your Mentor-cum-Friend

Shivam - First500days
Shivam Pal
Founder & CEO, First500days

Hi πŸ‘‹ Β I am Shivam, Founder & CEO @ First500days, IIT Kanpur Alum & Serial Entrepreneur. I am building startups for the last 6+ years and worked on more than 10+ startups.Β 

In the past, I built UnchaAi and exited via acquisition. UnchaAi was a leading personal 1-1 mentorship platform for competitive exam aspirants.

Connecting the dots backward, I learned three things: Selling, Building, and Leading.

Currently, at First500days, I serve more than 500+ students in their Career & Startup Growth.

Looking forward to connect Β with you πŸ™‚

What will You Learn?

Part 1: Business Fundamentals

Module 1

🎯 Welcome to the Thrilling World of Business

πŸ‘‰ Understand Fundamental Principles of Β  Β  Β Business
πŸ‘‰ Overview of Typical Startup Journey & Begin
Β  Β  Β Your Journey
πŸ‘‰ Understand Different kinds of Business Models

Module 2

🎯 Crack Code: Assessing Business Ideas

πŸ‘‰ Understand different methods of Assessing Β  Β  Β Business Ideas
πŸ‘‰ Mastering the Art of Evaluating Market Potential
πŸ‘‰ Decoding Competitors: Learning from the Best
πŸ‘‰ Techniques to get market insights

Module 3

🎯 Starting a Business: Playbook

πŸ‘‰ Unleashing Product-Based Business Strategies
πŸ‘‰ Building Service-Based Ventures
πŸ‘‰ Thriving in the Marketplace: Creating a Resilient
Β  Β  Β Platform
πŸ‘‰ Direct-to-Consumer Magic: Building a Thriving
Β  Β  Β D2C Business

Module 4

🎯 Learn Art of Effective Team Management

πŸ‘‰ How to Build Dream Team for Your Startup
πŸ‘‰ Traits of a Stellar Co-founder: Finding Your
Β  Β  Β Perfect Match
πŸ‘‰ Get things done by distributing the task
πŸ‘‰ How to Manage & Lead Teams

Module 5

🎯 Master Marketing and Sales Skills

πŸ‘‰ Role of Marketing & Sales
πŸ‘‰ Harness Power of Online Marketing Channels
πŸ‘‰ Offline Marketing Techniques
πŸ‘‰ The Art of Sales: Closing Deals and Cultivating
Β  Β  Β Customer Relationships
πŸ‘‰ Mastering Negotiation: Seal the Deal with Style

Module 6

🎯 Empower Your Business: Website & App

πŸ‘‰ Strategizing for Product Development Success
πŸ‘‰ Web Development Made Easy: No-Code Tools
Β  Β  Β Revealed
πŸ‘‰ App Development Demystified: No-Code Tools
Β  Β  Β Unleashed

Module 7

🎯 Power Moves: Excelling in Business World

πŸ‘‰ Mastering the Basics of Financing
πŸ‘‰ Fundraising Fundamentals: Techniques for
Β  Β  Β Winning Investors
πŸ‘‰ Approaching Investors: Building Relationships
Β  Β  Β and Securing Investments

Module 8

🎯 How to Get into Corporate

πŸ‘‰ Kickstart Your Startup Journey: From Dream to Β  Β  Β Reality
πŸ‘‰ Explore Opportunities in Business World
πŸ‘‰ Crack High-Paying Jobs: Unlocking Pathways to
Β  Β  Β Success

Part 2: Startup Kickstarter

Module 9

🎯 Introduction to Startups & Founding Team

πŸ‘‰ Introduction to Startups
πŸ‘‰ Startups vs. Business vs. Freelancing
πŸ‘‰ Typical Playbook of Startup Building
πŸ‘‰ How to Build Founding Team
πŸ‘‰ Types of Founders

Module 10

🎯 How to Evaluate & Validate Startup Ideas

πŸ‘‰ Most Common Mistakes Founders Make
πŸ‘‰ Traits of High-Potential Ideas
πŸ‘‰ Best Ideas from an Investor’s Point of View
πŸ‘‰ Startup Goals while Launching Product
πŸ‘‰ Tips on Building MVP Quickly

Module 11

🎯 Building Product Using No/Low Code Tools

πŸ‘‰ Common MVP Building Mistakes
πŸ‘‰ Right Approach to MVP Building
πŸ‘‰ Why No-Code Tools
πŸ‘‰ No-Code Stack for Varied Purpose
πŸ‘‰ End Game: Product Market Fit
πŸ‘‰ Let’s Build a Quick MVP

Module 12

🎯How to Get Users for Your Product

πŸ‘‰ Why should Growth be your priority
πŸ‘‰ Building GTM: Persona, Message & Channel Fit
πŸ‘‰ How to Get Initial Customers
πŸ‘‰ 7 Startup Growth Models
πŸ‘‰ Different Customer Acquisition Channels

Module 13

🎯 Ways of Making Money in Your Startup

πŸ‘‰ Typical Customer Funnel
πŸ‘‰ Common Business Model Mistakes
πŸ‘‰ Different Kinds of Business Models
πŸ‘‰ Traits of Best Businesses
πŸ‘‰ How Pricing is Determined
πŸ‘‰ What Pricing should you Charge

Module 14

🎯 Art of Building, Managing & Leading Teams

πŸ‘‰ How not to do Team Work
πŸ‘‰ Fundamental Principles of Team Building
πŸ‘‰ Building Team & Organization Structure
πŸ‘‰ How to Lead Effectively
πŸ‘‰ How to Manage Effectively
πŸ‘‰ How to Let Go with Employees

Module 15

🎯 Art of Pitching & Raising Funds

πŸ‘‰ When to Consider Fundraise πŸ‘‰ Fundraising Options
πŸ‘‰ Understanding Investor Perspective
πŸ‘‰ Businesses that are Not for VCs
πŸ‘‰ Building Fundraising Strategy
πŸ‘‰ How to Prepare Pitch Deck

Module 16

🎯 Introduction to Startups & Team Building

πŸ‘‰ Crafting Your Pitch Narrative πŸ‘‰ Creating Investor Target List
πŸ‘‰ Biggest Mistakes Founders Make while Raising
πŸ‘‰ Master Subtleties of First VC Call
πŸ‘‰ How to Choose Lead Investor
πŸ‘‰ Red Flags from VCs

Get Access to an Exclusive Community

Of like-minded people looking to build, accelerate or enhance their careers by learning growth frameworks. In this community, you will have
Regular Industry-Expert Sessions
Regular Jamming & Networking Events
Jobs and Internships Opportunities

How it Works?

Application Process
Fill out the application form to apply for the Program
Selection
Successful candidates will receive an email/call
Build Relations
Meet & Network with your fellows
Application Review
Experts review each application selecting only the people who are aligned with our goal and values.
Fellowship Kick-off & Onboarding
Welcome to the madness, to learn, and hit your goals.
Share
Celebrate your deals with the community

1. Application Process

Fill out the application form to apply for the Program

2. Application Review

Experts review each application selecting only the people who are aligned with our goal and values.

3. Selection

Successful candidates will receive an email/call

4. Fellowship Kick-off & Onboarding

Welcome to the madness, to learn, and hit your goals.

5. Build Relations

Meet & Network with your fellows

5. Share

Celebrate your deals with the community

Early Bird
Price for Early Applicants

β‚Ή 3,999/-

πŸ‘‰ Duration: 6 Weeks
πŸ‘‰ 8 Live Lectures
πŸ‘‰ 8 Recorded Lectures + Live QnA
πŸ‘‰ 1 Startup Project
πŸ‘‰ Weekly Networking Session
πŸ‘‰ 12-Months Community Access
πŸ‘‰ Weekly Jamming Sessions
πŸ‘‰ Startup Presentation Day
πŸ‘‰ Completion Certificate
πŸ‘‰ Internship/Job Support

Standard Entry
Accelerate Your Career

β‚Ή 5,999/-

πŸ‘‰ Duration: 6 Weeks
πŸ‘‰ 8 Live Lectures
πŸ‘‰ 8 Recorded Lectures + Live QnA
πŸ‘‰ 1 Startup Project
πŸ‘‰ Weekly Networking Session
πŸ‘‰ 12-Months Community Access
πŸ‘‰ Weekly Jamming Sessions
πŸ‘‰ Startup Presentation Day
πŸ‘‰ Completion Certificate
πŸ‘‰ Internship/Job Support

LOVE FROM COMMUNITY

Our core preference is Qaulity over Quantity!

Verifiable Certificate of Accomplishment

Upon completing the program, you’ll receive a verifiable Certificate of Accomplishment that you can link to from your Resume and LinkedIn profile. Bingo!

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? We’ve got your answers.
When will the program start?

Next batch is going to start from 4th January, 2024

What is the First500days Business Excellence Program?

Business Excellence Program is a 4-8 week online course that helps learners to master business skills. The entire fellowship is taught online via live sessions on Google Meet. Our instructors and mentors are experienced entreprenpeurs who help you with case studies, doubt resolution and feedback.

Who is eligible to apply for the First500days Business Excellence Program?

This fellowship is open to anyone who wants to learn Business Skills and there is no requirement for minimum experience, CGPA or degree / specialization.

Are there any costs associated with the First500days Business Excellence Program?

Apart from the enrollment fees there are no other hidden costs associated with the fellowship.

What if I miss a live session?

Recordings will be made available for all of the live sessions. Further, please note that we’ve designed our sessions to be participatory and interactive, and recommend that you attend all to make the most of them.

I have my own business/startup idea. Can I work on that?

Yes! you can work on your startup idea and we also support you.

I have a startup idea but don't have a team. Can I get team during fellowship?

Yes! we’ll help you to connect with like minded people who can potentially work with you.

How many hours per week I need to devote for this fellowship?

You need to give 3-6 hrs/week for successfully completing this fellowship.

Is it compulsory to work on Business Project?

Yes it is complulsory to work on Business Project to get certificate.

What's the minimum criteria for getting certificate?

You must have minimum 70% attendance in sessions for getting certificate.

If I am unable to attend the program or need to pull out at the last minute, will I get a refund?

If due to unforeseen circumstances, you withdraw from the program 48 hrs before the program commence date, you’ll be eligible for a full refund. However, please note that the reason needs to be genuine and will be at the discretion of the First500days team