Participants in the Ānanda Program commit to a rigorous four-month program culminating in writing a business plan and launching a new venture. The journey consists of eight two-week modules on the various aspects of new-venture research and creation. During each module, participants will: learn about the topic at hand, conduct thorough research on particular aspects of the business plan (marketing, competition, finance, etc.), and work on the business plan and the process of launching the business. We will keep a journal of our activities which you can optionally present to your mentor.
Our approach can be summarized as follows:
- The program exposes participants to an unmatched team of business leaders, experts, and entrepreneurs with significant new venture experience. This group has created and sold fast growing, sustainable businesses, advised many successful new ventures, and helped craft innovative new venture strategies for Fortune 500 companies.
- The program’s directors believe that to succeed, companies must execute rapidly by tapping the knowledge capital, creative capital, and financial capital of individuals that have expansive experience in advising new ventures and an extensive contact network.
- The program compresses the time-to-market via mentoring, visioning, researching, creating, inspiring, and learning.