The Startup Leadership Program (SLP) Chennai held the graduation ceremony of its 2018-2019 batch on 13th April, 2019 at Amazon Development Centre in Chennai. The graduation day was titled “Emerge 2019”.
The batch of 2018-2019 have 21 startups. Startup Leadership Program Chennai's current batch of fellows are in domains like HyperLocal Commerce, Agriculture, Education, Mental Healthcare, Tourism, Food and Technology. Each startup has an exciting story to tell and unique problem to solve. The Following startups are part of Current Cohort – Delightz Inn, Xacro Experiences, Upshotly, Some More foods. Bizcos, Zucca Pizzeria and Shakes, Black Pekoe tea, Ontro,Whizcookie,YOLO Box, Grocer Mail, Ferry, Kencil, Getset Ventures, Eros Psycon services, Pre Loved Books, Shakthi Retails India, Sano Holistic Nutrition Clinic, Nobo, Rain Man & Shiksha Juniors Playschools.
Startup Leadership Program (SLP) Chennai's partenered with leading organisation in startup ecosystem including ZOHO, Eco Organic Farmstay, Batman Society, That Madraskaran, Kencil, Social Eagle, Baker’s spring, Black Pekoe, Juco, ZuccaShakes, Eros Psycoun services, Amazon, StartupKaram, StartupByte, Cheers Chocolates, YOLO Box, Pre Loved Books & Some More Foods.
The “Emerge 2019” event began with a keynote and interactive talk by Balachandar – Founder and CEO of wassup, Eminent Investor Panelist like Vijay Anand of Sulekha, Bhoovarahan Thirumalai of Aspiration Energy, Chakravarthy of menterra Venture was available to listen pitches.
Guest of Honour like Lena Kannappan – COO of 8K Miles Software Inc.USA, Shajeevana - additional Director at EDI was available for graduation ceremony.
Overall, it was a positive day for Chennai’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to showcase startups. The event also saw participation from past SLP alumni who are running successful startups today like Green wrap, Bot Minds & Chaikanth.
The Startup Leadership Program (SLP) is a highly selective, global, world-class startup training program and lifelong global network for outstanding founders, leaders, and innovators who want to become startup CEOs. The program began in Boston in 2006 with seven Fellows (participants). It has grown to 28 cities in 13 countries. Every year 15-25 Fellows join the program in every city. SLP Fellows have founded nearly 1600 successful startups & raised more than $500M in funding.
Startup Leadership Program (SLP) is an educational experience for entrepreneurs to learn from the startup ecosystem. In this startup mentorship program entrepreneurs building startups range in different sectors and at various stages get together as a batch for duration of 6 months. The SLP sessions usually help the fellows dive deep into their ideas through peer learning, case studies and feedback from real time entrepreneurs. The final day of SLP would be a demo day where the fellows will pitch and present their ideas to an investor panel.
The SLP batch of Chennai has been active for the last 6 years.
While there are several courses offered to create startups, SLP is unique for various reasons. What started as a learning program ended on a happy note where the batch mates felt more like an extended family. The peer learning and the impact of real learning from people who have “been there & done that” is something that stands out among other fellowships or courses.
The applications for the next year 2019-2020 will be open soon. All previous SLP fellows highly recommend this program and are willing to guide future participants. More details about the Startup Leadership Program can be found at the website.Website - Startup Leadership Program