Entrepreneurship Development Program

Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) Develop the skills required to become an entrepreneur and it is a12 day virtual dialogue with 192 young social innovators, spread over 12 weeks from 17th February to 5th May 2021 to provide them with tools and resources to take their ideas to social impact.

Session Videos

EDP-1 Session: 17th February 2021

Video: https://class.octa.work/playback/presentation/2.0/playback.html?meetingId=97773503e8e7adc7570914567c5e6c7231b818d7-1613556340755

EDP-2 Session: 24th February 2021

Video: https://class.octa.work/playback/presentation/2.0/playback.html?meetingId=97773503e8e7adc7570914567c5e6c7231b818d7-1614162018110

EDP-3 Session: 3rd March 2021

Video: https://class.octa.work/playback/presentation/2.0/playback.html?meetingId=97773503e8e7adc7570914567c5e6c7231b818d7-1614766223306

EDP-4 Session: 10th March 2021

?Video: https://class.octa.work/playback/presentation/2.0/playback.html?meetingId=97773503e8e7adc7570914567c5e6c7231b818d7-1615371295630

EDP-5 Session: 17th March 2021

?Video: https://class.octa.work/playback/presentation/2.0/playback.html?meetingId=97773503e8e7adc7570914567c5e6c7231b818d7-1615371295630

EDP-6 Session: 24th March 2021

Video: https://class.octa.work/playback/presentation/2.0/playback.html?meetingId=97773503e8e7adc7570914567c5e6c7231b818d7-1616581354610

EDP-7 Session: 31st March 2021

?Video: https://class.octa.work/playback/presentation/2.0/playback.html?meetingId=97773503e8e7adc7570914567c5e6c7231b818d7-1617186250105

EDP-8 Session: 7th April 2021

?Video: https://class.octa.work/playback/presentation/2.0/playback.html?meetingId=97773503e8e7adc7570914567c5e6c7231b818d7-1617791117445

EDP-9 Session: 14th April 2021

?Video: https://class.octa.work/playback/presentation/2.0/playback.html?meetingId=97773503e8e7adc7570914567c5e6c7231b818d7-1618396202981

EDP-10 Session: 21st April 2021


EDP-11 Session 28th April 2021

Video: https://class.octa.work/playback/presentation/2.0/playback.html?meetingId=97773503e8e7adc7570914567c5e6c7231b818d7-1619605618754

EDP-12 Session 26th May 2021.

Video: https://class.octa.work/playback/presentation/2.0/playback.html?meetingId=97773503e8e7adc7570914567c5e6c7231b818d7-1622022902649


Session No.

Date for the Session

Name of the Session



Problem Identification

Week-1 Activity:

Everyone will do this exercise as a group. Each team leader will collect the assignments of their team members and submit to ‘enquiry.i4ts@gmail.com’


Each participant will focus on their ‘problem identified’ for their i4TS program and following the 5 whys technique create 5 “Why’s ”



Problem Solving


Activity-1: Defining the problem –

  1. What is the key issue you are trying to address & why is it important?
  2. Who is it a problem for?
  3. What social/cultural factors shape this problem?
  4. What evidence do you have that this is worth the investment?
  5. Can you think of this problem in a different way? Can you reframe it?

Activity-2: Generating Alternative Solutions

Brainstorming: Is the process of suggesting many alternatives, without evaluation, to solve a problem.

  • Quantity: Team members should generate as many ideas as possible. More ideas increase the chances of finding an excellent solution.
  • No criticism: Team members should not criticize or evaluate ideas in any way during the solution–generation phase of brainstorming.
  • Freewheel: You can’t think outside the box when you are in it. You have to see things from new angles or perspectives.
  • Extend: Team members should try to build on the ideas of others and even take them in new directions.
  • Brainwriting: To eliminate the influence of team peer pressure and other member’s suggestions, participants write their ideas down.
  • Synectics: Creativity is about coming up with novel ideas. Synectics is the process of generating novel alternatives through role-playing & fantasizing.
  • Nominal: It is appropriate to use nominal grouping to ensure that status difference among members doesn't influence the process & decision.
  • Consensus: A consensus is a cooperative attempt to develop a solution acceptable to all, rather than a forced decision on some members.
  • Delphi: The Delphi technique is considered a variation of nominal grouping, without face–to–face interaction at any point, and it also includes consensus

Assignment - 3. Thinking Hats

Use the 6 Hats technique to finalize your alternative



All about Data (Data and Data Collection Techniques)


1. Aim of the research.

2. Define whether your data needs to be Qualitative or Quantitative or both and why.

3. Data collection methodology.

4. Sample size and data collection plan.

5. Data collection.



Data Analysis

At the end of this session, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic concept of data analysis
  • Understand the use of “what did I” template.


Based on your field visit, fill in all the following boxes:

1. What did I see?

2. What did I hear?

3. What did I feel?

4. What did I think?

5. What did I do?

6. What will be my next steps?

Learning Outcome (week 1 to 3)

The problem, Solution, Action Plan (what can I do?), What are next steps



Catch up session



MMC part 1

Introduction to the Mission Model Canvas’


Introduction to the Mission Model Canvas

Forming the Mission Problem statement


At the end of this session, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of a business model.
  • Know how to write mission statement and problem statement.

Assignment: Preparing Mission Model Canvas

  • Mission Thesis
  • Key Partners
  • Key Activities
  • Key Resources
  • Value Preposition
  • Buy-in and stakeholders
  • Deployment /Channels
  • Beneficiary/s
  • Costs
  • Income
  • Impact




MMC part 2

Mission Model Canvas:

Beneficiaries and Value Proposition’

At the end of this session, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand their beneficiaries and the ways to serve them.
  • Understand what is value proposition and its link with beneficiaries.

Beneficiary – Who you serve

Understanding your beneficiary

Value Proposition – what you offer

Link between Value Proposition and Beneficiary


  • Create a chart or take a print out of the MMC on a A2 sheet. Fill up the beneficiary and value proposition modules; See how the two are linked
  • Seek your facilitator’s help as required
    • Understand the key assumptions being made; how can these assumptions be validated?
    • Assess the ‘uniqueness’/key differentiator angle of the value proposition




‘Mission Model Canvas:

Resources, activities and partnerships

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand customer buy-in and relationships, channels /deployment
  • Key activities, resources and partners

Buy-in and Relationships – Nature of interaction

Channels/Deployment- How you deliver

Key Activities, Resources and Partners

TEACHING = Classroom + Teachers

COOKING = Kitchen + Chef

DRIVING = Car + Driver


The essential effort, infrastructure and inputs, and coordination with engaged supporters to deliver value to recipients



MMC review



MMC review



Getting pitch ready



Getting pitch ready



TASK-CEO review-1



TASK-CEO review-2



TASK-CEO review-3