The urge to make your own destiny is strong in all of us but the path to building your own startup business is unpredictable and is filled with challenges.

Hi Everyone Today We Will Talk About How to Be An Entrepreneur Via Startup India Learning Program

Startup India Learning Program bring together some of the most successful, most dynamic and most driven entrepreneurs this country has produced to help you overcome the challenges of entrepreneurship.

Startup India Learning Program is a free online Entrepreneurship program by Startup India, a Government of India (GOI) initiative. Invest India in collaboration with UpGrad has developed this program. The aim is to help entrepreneurs get their ideas and ventures to the next level through structured learning. The program covers lessons on key areas of starting up by 40+ top founders of India in an extensive 4-Week Program.

Here is a Glimpse in to the program and to the struggles of the entrepreneurs journey

“The Reason It’s Difficult to make it successful is that it requires time, it requires patience, that it requires investment, and that it requires getting a lot of little things right.”

Pranay ChuletFounder & CEO, Quikr

“There is a lot of Handwork in Entrepreneurship. Especially when u Bootstrap and start on your own you have to double as a CEO, CTO, CFO everything yourself.”

VSS ManiFounder & CEO, Just Dial

“You have to think about Launching things that others have not done or anyone in the world has not done and be brave about it, and be bold about it, and not be worried about it.”

Kunal BahlCo-Founder & CEO Snapdeal

“You May be often wrong just never be in doubt just go and execute what u have to do.”

Kunal ShahFounder & CEO, FreeCharge

Building a Business is Rewarding

But when You Choose to do What you Love both the journey and the destination have their own rewards

“We won more than 100 Awards, I think it just reinforces there is Not a single moment which can be called the proudest it is the Journey that matters the most.”

Harsh MariwalaChairman Marico

“The Places I have been, the journey I have seen, Overall I feel happy about the way things have gone.”

Pranay ChuletFounder & CEO, Quikr

When is the Right Time to Start!

The Question in everyone’s mind is when should you start what is the best time to start a Business/Startup

“There is NO Best time or right time to Startup, the right time to startup is when u want or you feel that you want to do something, or u want to create a big business if you are passionate about it just get into it.”

Bhavish AggarwalCo-Founder & CEO, Olacabs

“It’s not about Idea, Its Just About the Execution, it’s just about your crazy passion, it’s about your fuel.”

Shradha SharmaFounder & CEO, YourStory Media

If Only I Knew

It’s always easy to look back at something and feel regret about not doing it right and there are times when u look back and think if only I knew but what should u know.

“You Need to have a Right Building Block before you expand, because If you expand without the building blocks then it can put you back”

Harsh MariwalaChairman Marico

“The Entrepreneurial journey will be a long one and a hard one that I can promise you, but this journey will give u the pleasure of achieving the mission of your life.”

Ronnie ScrewvalaFounder, UpGrad

“At Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) We Believe that India needs to grow the Entrepreneurial ecosystem in order to drive economic growth in the future that is why the Government has initiated the StartUp India Hub to empower young Entrepreneurs Across the country to build sustainable businesses. We together with UpGrad Designed this 4 Week Program for You in order to equip you to some of the important frame works that you will need along your StartUp journey. I Encourage You to make most of this opportunity and invite you to be the part of the startup India Learning Program.”

Ramesh Abhishek

Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce

Key Program Features

Industry Insights

Learn about real-life successes and failures from top Indian entrepreneurs across domains.

Business Plan

Get step by step insights in creating a Business Plan for your venture.

Networking & Mentoring

Interact with fellow Entrepreneurs in an interactive discussion forum.


Receive an official Startup India and Invest India Certification.

Program Syllabus


Idea Identification and Assessment

Identify your idea and assess it with respect to your potential customers and the market environment.


Building a Legal Foundation

Define the right legal foundation for your company and explore fundamentals like Company Registration, Compliance, Patents etc.

Understanding Finance Basics

Understand the fundamentals of finance & accounting comprising of financial statements, break-even analysis etc.

Introduction to Business Planning

Learn how to build an effective Business Plan for your venture


Fundraising & Valuation

Understand an investor’s mindset on matters of company valuation, fundraising, equity dilution among other things

Pitching & Termsheets

Learn how to pitch your company to investors and identify the key focus areas in term sheets

Ramesh Abhishek, DIPP Secretary

“With the objective that India must become a nation of job creators instead of being a nation of job seekers, we launched the StartUp India initiative in January, 2016. This initiative aims at fostering entrepreneurship and promoting innovation by creating an ecosystem that is conducive for the growth of Start-ups. As a part of this initiative, we are proud to present the StartUp India Learning Program, a free course in entrepreneurship developed by UpGrad for Invest India. We hope that many budding entrepreneurs of India will benefit from this program and get the right learning to start their dream ventures.”

Ronnie Screwvala, Co-founder, UpGrad

“I started my entrepreneurial journey several years ago, when startup success stories were rare. Today, we are experiencing a somewhat special, even exceptional era in our country’s economic and business history. An entrepreneurial spirit, led by the success stories of Flipkart, Snapdeal and Zomato to name but a few, has been unleashed in this country like never before. To help kindle this entrepreneurial spirit we have tied up with Invest India for StartUp India initiative by Government of India (GOI) and have launched a free program in entrepreneurship called the StartUp India Learning Program.”

Few system requirements for using this platform are:

The platform works well on systems with Windows XP or higher installed. For MAC users, please ensure that you have OS X 10.9 or higher with latest updates. The platform requires a minimum screen size of 976px wide, but we recommend using 1024px or higher. Mobile browsers are not supported. However, If you wish to access the program on mobile, then please download the Startup India Learning Program App from the Play Store.

At the StartUp India Learning Program, we are determined to Nurture, Inspire and Educate the Next Generation of Indian Entrepreneurs.

The Program is the First of its kind Free Online Education Program on Entrepreneurship Developed Delivered and Recognized by leaders in the entrepreneur and academic ecosystem.


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