Seattle University Helps Entrepreneurs in Bangalore
To encourage and develop Bangalore entrepreneurs, Seattle University and Kanara Entrepreneurs (KE) Global entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the St. Joseph’s Institute of Management (SJIM). The agreement is one in a series of programs that SJIM has implemented to help their students become equipped with more industry-ready skills and experience. As part of the MoU, students will attend workshops, conferences, seminars and other activities.
”SJIM wants to prepare our students with cutting-edge competencies to begin the next great startup right here in Bangalore. So we are very excited about our MoU with Kanara Entrepreneurs,” Fr Manoj D’Souza, Executive Director of SJIM, said in an interview. ”Traditional MBA jobs will soon become outdated or automated. Therefore, we believe in equipping our students to compete in the Internet economy.”
SJIM will do this by providing their students with access to Kanara Entrepreneurs, a nonprofit corporation established in the Kanara region with the purpose of encouraging entrepreneurship. Through this access, students will gain access to mentorship opportunities as well as potential financing for select startups.
As for partnership with Seattle University, SJIM and SU are collaborating on joint research, exchange of scholars, faculty, students and programs for study and service. SJIM hopes that through this collaboration with a school that’s accredited by the AACSB they’ll be able to take another step toward academic excellence.
St. Joseph’s Institute of Management is Bangalore’s oldest business school. It’s run by the Jesuit Fathers and is more well known for its flagship program: the Post Graduate Diploma in Management, which gives students a foundation in theoretical principles and current industry trends. Other programs offered by the institute include the Post Graduate Certificate of Management, which was developed with young executives in mind and offers students the opportunity to interact and learn from prominent personalities including Rahul Dravid, a professional cricketer, and Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus.