Dr. Nandita Sethi
Founder & MD
The skills being incorporated in the organization were - IT, Mechanical, Simulation and Entrepreneurship. The ‘entrepreneurship’ skill-development & consulting wing was later made into a separate unit under the brand name of ‘The Entrepreneur Zone’ (TEZ) in April 2014, which is headed by Dr. Nandita Sethi (Managing Director) and co-founded by Anubhav Tiwari (COO). Today, this unit only and fully caters to developing entrepreneurs
Breaking the Stereotype
“Atop the private organizations, people preferred ITIs & Polytechnics to earn the skills that the industry entailed. But the fact was that even after being trained in these vocational training centres, they were very inadequate in their skills,” elucidates Dr. Nandita. Even though it was difficult to break the stereotype, the company penetrated in and diversified it self into a hardcore entrepreneurship training/incubation provider and equipped the entrepreneurship-savvy candidates with ‘practical’ skills to self-employ themselves first and maybe start a venture next.The company played the incubator role for, but not limited to, Knots & Boots, Nitty-Gritty Software Solutions, G4buy.com, IKVOX, Hearitage Weaves and MahiRuham, to name a few.
TEZ fully caters to developing entrepreneurs and guiding startups through specialized consulting, funding assistance, hand-holding, mentoring, training and incubation
TEZ offers incubation/acceleration services for startups, and consultancy in various individual aspects such as company registration, patent filing, name/logo trade marking, website creation, technology integration, market strategy, business plans,
Been recognized as one of the five help centres for training in entrepreneurship development in Hyderabad, Telangana, the company encourages its employees to become members of organizations which encourage entrepreneurship such as TiE, BYST, COWE, FICCI, NASSCOM and CII, and network with them. The workforce is also sent to attend many startup events, B-Plan pitches, and hackat hons to keep abreast with the startup trends around the world. Reading is also thoroughly encouraged in the organization to keep the consultants ready for the cutting-edge consulting services.
The Bright Future
In the near future, TEZ wants to become the providers of Entrepreneurship Training & Startup Management, right from school to University level. Training would cover practical all aspects of starting up and would be complemented by all associated consultancy/support services, where startups can seek help for any individual service. “If the mindset can be molded towards entrepreneurship at that stage, then it's half the battle won,” concludes Dr. Nandita. TEZ is setting the plot to become a one-stop-shop for startups, where they can walk in with an idea, incubate with TEZ, and walk out as a venture.