DiscoverSTEM Entrepreneurship Program (DEP)

A unique seed-funded business incubation program designed to
nurture the ‘Bill Gates’ and ‘Steve Jobs’ of the future! This program is
offered in cohorts where participants use or generate a business idea,
launch a start-up to take their idea to the market, and own shares’;
while we support them at each step of their entrepreneurial journey.

DiscoverSTEM Entrepreneurship
Program (DEP)

A unique seed-funded business incubation
program of 2-year duration

DiscoverSTEM
Entrepreneurship
Program (DEP)

A unique seed-funded business
incubation program of 2-year
duration

Program Details

Over the last couple of years, our young innovators have been generating great ideas that can positively impact the world! But what good an idea will do in the books and patents unless it is commercialized?
Many of our students want to launch their startups to commercialize their innovation. So, we’ve gone ahead and developed an ecosystem of partners worldwide, which include Business Mentors, Technology Mentors, Management Consultants, Product Designers, Product Prototyping firms, Manufacturers, Packagers, Marketing & Promotion firms, Shipping firms, Clearing & Forwarding Agencies, CPA, Attorneys, and the office space.
We’ve taken care of everything to launch an idea into the market! All we need are bright and promising individuals to pick up an idea and run their company! What’s more, over and above, we provide a seed capital between $10,000/- to $30,000/- per startup to kickstart their business.
In short, this course teaches what is missing even in the best management schools in the world; launch and run your own company! Plus, by the time you finish college, you may end up owning a successful business enterprise!

Modules

Entrepreneurs at DEP will go through the following modules in theory (where ever needed) along with hands-on implementation while running their startup.

Eligibility

Individuals aged

15 years

and above are accepted

Admission

Enrollment in this program
is by selection only.

Contact Us HERE to Apply

Selection Flow

Step 1

Send us your interest to join the program through CONTACT US page

Step 2

We’ll schedule an information and Q&A session where we will give more details about the program and answer your questions. Information session is followed by the tour of our Innovation Lab. Applicant and parent must attend to proceed if applicant is under 18 years.

Step 3

If you meet our eligibility criteria and are also interested to join this program, we’ll send the Application Form and schedule the selection interview by a panel.

Step 4

If you make it to our merit list, we’ll inform you via email and text message to allot you a seat! You may now start your exciting entrepreneurship journey!

Learning Outcomes

  • Business idea generation and market analysis
  • Business planning & teaming
  • Start-up pre-launch preparations
  • Developing an idea into a product
  • Product design and development
  • Tooling and prototyping
  • Quality Analysis and certification
  • Vendor negotiations and management
  • Shipping, Customs, and International Trade
  • Finance & Taxation planning
  • Developing marketing strategy / Need creation
  • Developing marketing assets
  • Pre-Sales, Sales, and Post-Sales

Support Provided to Entrepreneurs

Mentoring and Advisory:
Business Innovation Modelling; Business Plan Advisory; Financial Planning; Strategic Execution; Team Development; Industrial Leads and networking

Financial Advisory and Support:
Seed fund and other initial fundraising; Financial Modelling and Evaluation; Valuation Advisory; Subsequent Fund Raising Advisory; Legal and Patent Advisory

Infrastructure Support:
State of the art dedicated Business Office; 24 X 7 operations and Institutional Security; High Dedicated Bandwidth and Network Security; Virtual LAN and Server Rack Space

Investment

$6000/- for a 10% share in the start-up company with an option to acquire additional share at the rate of $600/- for an additional 1% share. Each entrepreneur can have a maximum of 25% share in the start-up.

Parent’s Mentoring

If the participant is under 18 years of age, we recommend a parent to join in meetings initially to handhold them in their entrepreneurship journey.

Investment

$6000/- for a 10% share in the start-up company with an option to acquire additional share at the rate of $600/- for an additional 1% share. Each entrepreneur can have a maximum of 25% share in the start-up.

Parent’s Mentoring

If the participant is under 18 years of age, we recommend a parent to join in meetings initially to handhold them in their entrepreneurship journey.

Duration

2 years

Time Commitment

As demanded

by the team and startup

Additional Information

DiscoverSTEM will own
20% share
in the start-up.

Hisham Ahmad - CMO

I am a 14-year-old freshman attending Brighter Horizons Academy in Garland, Texas. I have extensive experience with marketing, as I have been a part of various companies and mentorships. I graduated from the DiscoverStem program, allowing new doors to open up for me, and change the way I see things. The DiscoverStem program has also given me more experience with concepts such as patents, invention, and innovation, as well as inspiration to use these skills to help the world around us.

DiscoverSTEM founders Mirza Rizwan and Mirza Faizan have made history by becoming the first Indian to win the coveted George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation – USA.

Started in 1949 by former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Freedoms Foundation honors exceptional contributions of Americans towards communities in the USA. Generally reserved for the US citizens, the awarding organization made an exception to recognize the stellar research work and its impact of India’s Mr. Rizwan in designing and implementing a unique STEM & Innovation program for American children, thereby revolutionizing the education system in the USA.

Few of the other notable non-US citizens who have received George Washington Honor Medal include Ms. Margaret Thatcher (Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom), Lech Walesa (Former President of Poland and Noble Prize winner) and world-renowned Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. As the latest recipients of this prestigious honor, Mirza brothers join historically acclaimed group of citizens whose work and dedication advance the American ideals, the award letter says.

Some of the distinguished US citizens who have received this award for their stellar contributions in their field are Walt Disney, Astronauts Sally Ride and John Glenn, Capt. Sully Sullenberger, Athletes like Arthur Ashe, George Foreman and Tiger Woods and famous US educator Jaime Escalante.