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TotalStart Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Developers is a section 8 not for profit company focused on

building entrepreneurial ecosystems to sustainably nurture and develop home grown entrepreneurs and enterprises in entrepreneurially less developed regions in the world, networked with resources from entrepreneurially developed regions in the world, in domain specific business areas relevant for the region.

Conceptualized and created in 2002 at the StarterZentrum of the University of Saarland, Saarbruecken, Germany. Present Strength of 200+ Direct/Indirect or Co-Founding FTEs in its incubated, co-incubated, co-created and mentored companies.

TotalStart endeavors to promote, aid, encourage, develop, protect and secure the interests of the start-ups by providing education, training, guidance, mentoring, learning, research, marketing, advisory services including legal, administrative, financial and connects to industry associations, business leaders, relevant corporate entities, government organization & financing agencies to incubatees/mentees and to provide and procure requisite physical / IT / administrative / financial / legal / HR / sales & marketing infrastructure for the same.

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MAJOR RUNNING PROJECTS/PROGRAMS

TotalStart Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Developers is a section 8 not for profit company focused on

CREATING & NURTURING ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT  ECOSYSTEMS  IN UNDER-DEVELOPED REGIONS & IN UNDER-PRIVILEGED COMMUNITIES

 

MAJOR RUNNING PROJECTS/INITIATIVES:

OUR GOAL ALONG WITH ALL STAKEHOLDERS FOR YEAR 2017 & 2018

  1. 24 MONTHS
  2. 25 REGIONAL DISTRICT HUBS across 12 states (each regional district hub comprises of select adjacent districts with the core district HQ acting as the HUB)
  3. 12 STATES
  4. 50  REGIONAL DISTRICT HUB LEVEL 2 DAYS MENTORING WORKSHOPS ON SCALING AND FUNDING
  5. ABOUT 1250 LOW ENGAGEMENT MENTORING CONNECTS WITH MICRO AND SMALL DISTRICT LEVEL ENTREPRENEURS, 50 IN EACH REGIONAL DISTRICT HUBS
  6. 300 DIRECT MENTORING INTENSIVE ENGAGEMENT WITH MICRO AND SMALL DISTRICT LEVEL ENTREPRENEURS ACROSS 25 REGIONAL DISTRICT HUBS
  7. 100 TO 150 DAYS OF DUE DILIGENCE OF 4 TO 6 DISTRICT ENTREPRENEURS PER REGIONAL DISTRICT HUBS FOR ALL 25 OF THE HUBS
  8. AT LEAST THE DISCOVERY OF 100 POTENTIALLY SCALABLE AND FUNDABLE DISTRICT LEVEL MICRO OR SMALL ENTREPRENEURS
  9. 1 GRAND BUSINESS MODEL COMPETITION FOR MINIMUM SELECTED 100 DISTRICT ENTREPRENEURS WITH MINIMUM 4 FROM  EACH 25  REGIONAL DISTRICT HUBS
  10. AWARD OF PRIZE INVESTMENT OF RS 50 LAKHS, RS 30 LAKHS AND RS 20 LAKHS FOR THE TOP THREE
  11. EXPOSURE TO ALL 100 DISTRICT ENTREPRENEURS TO TOP VCs, ANGEL FUND NETWORKS AND INVESTMENT HEADS OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
  12. AND A MAJOR BUZZ ACROSS ALL 25 REGIONAL DISTRICT HUBS FOR GOING THE PATH OF BECOMING SCALABLE ENTREPRENEURS AT DISTRICT LEVELS WHICH CAN TARGET A GROWTH OF RS 50 CRORES IN NEXT 5 YEARS AND RS 100 CRORES IN NEXT 10 YEARS
  13. CREATION OF REGIONAL DISTRICT HUB LEVEL WHATSAPP GROUPS FOR POTENTIALLY SCALABLE DISTRICT ENTREPRENEURS; STATE LEVEL FACEBOOK GROUPS FOR AGGREGATED REGIONAL DISTRICT HUB LEVEL ENTREPRENEURS FOR THE STATE – FOR CONTINUOUS ENGAGEMENT, SHARING AND INTERACTION
  14. WORKING WITH THE 100 SELECTED POTENTIALLY SCALABLE ENTREPRENEURS ON A 2 YEAR LONG FOCUSED SCALING AND INVESTMENT ENGAGEMENT FOR GROWTH WITH INVOLVEMENT OF IMORTANT CONTRIBUTING STAKE HOLDERS FROM THE NATIONAL. STATE AND DISTRICT GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIONS, VCs AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, EXTENDED GLOCALIZED MENTOR & EXPERT NETWORK

(Note: 2017 is our 3rd year of this campaign, we started in May 2015 formally with 2 states)

 

TotalStart runs a Blind Youth Entrepreneurship Development Center and a Blind Youth Hostel in Sheoraphuli, Hooghly, West Bengal. That is initiative I. The Initiative II is working with Blind Boy’s Academy, Narendrapur Ramkrishna Mission Vidyalaya’s 2 batches of students of the agriculture and animal husbandry training department to develop and nurture them as sustainable entrepreneurs. The first batch of 7 blind entrepreneurs are already up and running their startup focussing on cultivating and processing mushroom in a scalable form in a river island in Coochbehar North Bengal www.mushroomers.in . Goal for Mushroomers.in : Create a Food Processing Unit focussing on Mushroom and related agro products backward integrated with Mushroom and related agri-outputs with Blind Youth as a main workforce, shareholders and cofounders, with extension of the model in several states.

 

Because of the deep expertise and experience we have in our Mentor and Governance Board and our Mentor Network in deep tech innovation space we have taken on the responsibility to create a strong result oriented focused approach towards deep tech innovation lead research and creation of new technology which will support deep tech based solutioning globally viable enterprises.

A little bit on our focus and approach:

TotalStart is developing the first Deep Tech Innovaion & Incubation Networked Centers in India focusing on Artificial Intelligence, IOT and Business Intelligence. Discussions have been kick-started with several state Governments in India for support. This will be the first and one of a kind in the country where there will be strong cross country collaboration between Germany, Israel, Canada and India both across Research Institutions and Industries  to develop Collaborative Solution using AI, IOT and Business Intelligence directly applicable for the industry. VCs and deep pocketed Tech HNIs has also been lined up to support. We are reaching out to some of our networked friends who we believe, believes in excellence and would like to support the pursuance of it. We strongly believe in getting national and global level support and already seeing early signs for it in our endeavour to create a world class Deep Tech Networked Incubators in India with cross industry and cross top Indian and global research collaboration to bring in excellence to our world of creating deep innovation led technology solutions resolving real world gaps or probing into new areas to resolve problems which lies in the future. We are closely working out with Niti Aayog, and DIPP of GOI on this.

 

TSFE’s unique program for 2 years discovers and develops THE RIGHT ASPIRANT with THE FIRE IN THE BELLY and THE DREAM IN THE EYES, chosen through a gruelling selection process to become an entrepreneur at the end of the 2nd year running an enterprise which is built with the foundation of a scalable enterprise, which can in due course be funded by both financial institutions and/or Angel or VC Funding, with the running companies kick starting the POC or on the next stage. Their Select Faculty Mentors are either high level intrapreneurs or entrepreneurs who are on their hard path of success and growth, and many serially failed and successful entrepreneurs who knows best the path of entrepreneurship. They have max 20 seats each in five of their centers: Agartala, Delhi, Gangtok, Kathgodam and Kolkata but prefer to run a batch of 10 for their 2 year program