Clever Harvey's new course to help high school students pitch business ideas

Our Correspondent
Our Correspondent
Posted on 02 Mar 2022
14:57 PM
The JuniorMBA Entrepreneurship programme is the most popular option among parents looking to give their children a firm base in the business world.

The JuniorMBA Entrepreneurship programme is the most popular option among parents looking to give their children a firm base in the business world. Source: Shutterstock

Inspired by popular reality show Shark Tank, the 15-day programme aims to inculcate entrepreneurship skills in students
The industry-certified course is called JuniorMBA Entrepreneurship

Education platform Clever Harvey has collaborated with Multiple Ventures to offer an entrepreneurship programme for high school students aimed at helping them pitch business ideas.

The 15-day programme, titled JuniorMBA Entrepreneurship, is inspired by popular reality show Shark Tank that provides a platform for sharing entrepreneurial ideas to youngsters. The programme is aimed at offering hands-on experience of pitching business ideas to students of Classes VIII to XII.

Sriram Subramanian, co-founder, Clever Harvey, said, “With the introduction of the new education policy, the entrepreneurship-centric curriculum and the booming start-up culture in India, it is important for students to understand what goes into being an entrepreneur. The newly launched programme teaches the students to build a company while thinking through concepts like value proposition, business models, revenue streams, business costs, and scaling challenges.”


“The students can apply these concepts to pitch their own business plans. We are excited to welcome Multiply Ventures as a partner in building up this new category of experiential career discovery. A team of former founders who set up and scaled brands like Myntra, Flipkart, and PayTm now play the role of investors. Their inputs are invaluable for aspiring entrepreneurs – teens or adults,” he added.

Raveen Sastry, founder of Multiply Ventures, said, “We are delighted to have collaborated with Clever Harvey to teach entrepreneurship skills at the high school level. Students will benefit from building a broader problem-solving mindset to understand people’s needs and develop solutions. Furthermore, it will be interesting to see how students develop ideas and develop solutions to turn them into viable business plans. We are excited to see the teen start-ups that emerge from this programme.”

Clever Harvey currently offers programmes for high school students in marketing, technology, entrepreneurship, data analytics, UX design, digital marketing and finance.

“One might think an entrepreneurship programme is intended for those who wish to build businesses. But did you know 65% of jobs that will exist in 2030 aren’t invented yet? So how do you prepare the younger generation for that world? There is a distinct need for an entrepreneurial skill set irrespective of career choice in today’s constantly evolving business environment. Critical thinking, influencing skills, and business acumen are key skills required to succeed in any career they choose to pursue,” said Subramaniam.

Last updated on 03 Mar 2022
11:29 AM
Read Next