Gemini New Media Ventures announced the launch of their module based startup certification program for entrepreneurs in India. The program in itself will act as a guide, mentor and sounding board for the entrepreneurs as they build the foundations of their businesses.
The modules are spanned over a period of 3 months and 6 months, basis the requirement and preference of the startup. The program is a combination of infrastructure and mentorship support. The centre is situated in Chembur over an area of 6400 sq.ft. in a new age glass façade building. The designer office has a capacity to seat 50 entrepreneurs along with providing them with internet, office assistance services and multiple breakout areas. The facility also has a 20 seat conference room facility.
Each startup, enrolled for the program, will be conditioned by a mentor and pathfinders to finally present before a VC Bench. The mentors are the hands on industry experts who are closely associated with the startups as they move through the module. The pathfinders are veterans from various fields who would come in an advisory role. The VC Bench would compromise of selected VCs who would be looking at the startups from an investment point of view. On successful completion of the module, each startup receives a certification from GNMV. Each module has a nominal registration fees.
Deep Malhotra, Founder & Managing Partner, GNMV said, “The GNMV startup program marks our foray into an area which is the biggest need of any startup in India today. The intent is to provide a holistic environment to startups based on learning, infrastructure support and mentorship. We are going to be extremely stringent in our selection process to ensure that we spend our efforts towards building only serious businesses. The GNMV team is busy getting more mentors, pathfinders and VCs on board and we should be announcing their names soon. We at GNMV believe that startups are dreams built on real surroundings and we are here to create the apt surroundings for you.”
GNMV has now started accepting applications for the program and the last date of application is on or before 15th November 2013.