The Start Your Business (SYB) programme is directed towards aspiring entrepreneurs and early-stage start-ups and seeks to provide knowledge and skills and instil in them the right attitude, which would help them create a sustainable venture. Crafted especially for those with an entrepreneurial streak, the SYB programme is a hands-on, practical course designed to foster an entrepreneurial mindset through experiential learning and give you a head start within four months.



  • Understand what it takes to be an entrepreneur
  • Test the credibility of your idea and whether it could become a sustainable opportunity
  • Develop a business plan with help from mentors
  • Work out a checklist for getting started on your business
  • Pitch Day – Business Plan presentation to investors and experts

Why SYB?

  • Programme conducted over 4 months in hybrid mode. Sessions conducted for 9 weekends. Business Plan Presentation at the end of the 13th weekend.
  • A well-designed curriculum especially for start-ups with an intent to scale
  • Start-up relevant themes, sequenced in a manner so as to facilitate coming up with a Business Plan
  • Concepts, tools, and techniques explained from a startup perspective
  • Sessions/ Activities designed to foster an entrepreneurial and business creation mindset
  • Inputs from SPJIMR’s top faculty, industry experts, investors, and entrepreneurs
  • Access to mentoring and funding networks through vRddhi-a unique venture accelerator platform launched by CFBE
  • Access to incubation facilities post programme with Sardar Patel Technology Business Incubator SP-TBI (, located within the Bhavan's campus. Andheri. Incubation facilities are subject to terms & conditions of SP-TBI
  • Mentors are assigned to each participant, with up to four half-hour mentoring sessions to help them prepare their Business Plan
  • Business Plan presented and vetted by a panel of mentors and experts
  • Opportunity to network with entrepreneurs from the startup eco-system and family business ecosystem and participate in seminars and workshops like Beta Start.
  • Opportunity to earn SPJIMR’s Executive Alumni Status after successful completion of the programme

What SYB participants can expect

  • A programme that walks participants through every step of “Starting your business”
  • Acquire an entrepreneurial and business creation mindset
  • Develop the ability to identify critical success factors for starting and running your business
  • Mentor Sessions offered to every participant
  • Opportunity to interact with mentors/entrepreneurs for guidance on strengthening business proposition
  • Present your business plan to a panel that has a mix of Venture capitalists/Investors/Faculty/Mentors
  • Learn about all functions from Sales & Marketing, Digital Marketing, Funding & Valuation to Pitching skills
  • Learn operations and develop a go-to-market strategy
  • Qualify for SYB entrepreneur-alumni membership, attend networking events
  • Receive a Start Your Business programme certificate having met all programme requirements.
  • Opportunity to earn SPJIMR’s Executive Alumni Status after successful completion of the programme

SPJIMR advantage

  • SPJIMR, a top ten B-School in India, has pioneered the MBA programme for Family Managed Businesses for over 25 years.
  • SPJIMR is among five founding members of the National Entrepreneurship Network initiated by the US-based Wadhwani Foundation to promote entrepreneurship in India.
  • SPJIMR’s faculty is a mix of accomplished academicians with extensive industry exposure and includes teaching entrepreneurs from small and medium enterprises.
  • SPJIMR has been consistently ranked amongst India’s Top 5 B-schools by various reputed international and national B-school surveys. It is recognised by Financial Times Masters in Management (FT MiM) Rankings 2023 as the top B-school in India.

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