The 2019 edition of the Leader program was conducted at CMS Business School, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), in collaboration with Ivey Business School from April 8 to April 19, 2019. Leader is a student-driven overseas economic development program, whose mandate is empower promising entrepreneurs in key markets to envision, launch, and/or scale new ventures. Through this approach Leader aims to enable high-potential individuals to develop local business solutions that create opportunities for their communities.
35 students applied and participated in the 2 week course at CMS Business School. The pedagogical approach included lectures, case studies, business plan workshops and individual coaching session with participants. The course also included a special session by Mr. Santosh Rao, CEO of Digiboosters, who guided the participants on various dimensions of a start-up business, including funding and approaching venture capitalists.