The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), one of the largest entrepreneur networks in the world with over 14,000 members, asks students: What do you want to be when you grow up?

If the kid says, “I want to be an entrepreneur”, TiE will take them on board an intensive programme to groom them as entrepreneurs.

TiE, in association with the Indian School of Business, has announced TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE), targeting students from Classes 9-12, in over 100 schools in Hyderabad and Secunderabad. After vetting the proposals from students, TiE-ISB will take them through a 10-day course, spread over Sundays, which covers issues involved in building an enterprise. “The idea is to democratise entrepreneurship by making it open to students. After the nine classes, the selected students will be asked to prepare a business plan in February,” Safir Adeni, President of TiE (Hyderabad Chapter), told BusinessLine , while announcing the launch.

Aruna Reddy, Head of Entrepreneurship at ISB, and Sanga Reddy Peerreddy, Founder-CEO of Setuserv, will take the lead in rolling out the programme.

Besides translating ideas into business plans, students will also be taught how to build a team and how to become a leader, he said. The programme will tell young entrepreneurs how to get started, how to identify target customers, how to fix unit price, and how to monetize. “To start with, we are planning to take 30 students on board. They will be divided into groups and each group will be mentored by a set of experts from TiE,” Safir Adeni said.

Those interested may submit their applications by November 5. The first class will start on November 15. The fee is set at ₹7,500.