Business Breakthrough Workshop for Entrepreneurship


Women entrepreneurship (WE) in India has substantial scope to contribute to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country and women employment. The ratio of female to male entrepreneurs is observed to be low despite its focus on woman power such as Nari Shakti, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Atma Nirbhar Bharat, Women led Development etc., Financial schemes to support WE are also in plenty. Despite these attempts, WE initiatives, are low and less impactful .This workshop addresses these key issues.

The workshop is a motivation drill for women to engage in entrepreneurial ventures. We look at soft skills, technical and financial aspects of WE which are necessary for initiatives to kickstart and sustain. The workshop is unique with components such as Live video sessions, influential and experienced speakers from policy think tanks for policy interpretation, storytelling of real-life experiences of women who made it big, surmounting crisis in a constrained eco-system, live narration of failed ventures, brainstorming how to approach marketers and financiers, how to create a perfect business- plan complementing it with a creative pitching- strategy. It provides all ingredients necessary to become successful and orients on opportunity Seizure, financial, technological, and unpardonable mistakes in an entrepreneurial journey with suggestive pills on how to reverse a failing business.  The workshop adequately covers all the possible AI tools and automation skills for effective application in all functional areas of business.

The workshop is a seed capital investment to understand women entrepreneurship 360 degrees from a holistic perspective. Shifting the skill set, mindset, and tool sets of women entrepreneurs is a focused paradigm of the workshop. We propagate to the audience to create a snowball effect, of the learnings of this workshop, within their immediate community to trigger entrepreneurial thinking among women. The workshop is a motivational session to master life skills required to tread and come out as a successful entrepreneur. The workshop session is a practical handbook and information encyclopedia of theoretical and practical exposure to all what an entrepreneur desires to know to walk this journey. Post the workshop you become a well-informed decision maker. At the end of the session, you can build a conceptual working business model and prototype your business idea!! This proposed model could ease out the blocks inhibiting your take-off of the venture. The 5- day power packed schedule is a learning experience and experiential learning under one roof. Your One Stop Hub before you embark on a hurdle free, WE Drive!!!

Workshop Schedule 

Day 1

  • Opportunity Gap Identification and Monetizing Ideas- Upcoming Areas where I should Invest.
  • What should be your business model?
  • What can a Mentor and Coach do to your Business?- Live Interaction with a Life Coach
  • What is the Issue- Take Off (Opportunity Seizing and Capture) or Mid Air (Scalable Models and Replicable Models for Business Sustenance) or Landing ( Decision to Continue or Exit) ??
  • Pitching – A Creative Skill.
  • Making a Winning Business Plan/Proposal.

Day 2

  • Trap of Survival- Sail or Sink?
  • Capability Building, Competency Building and Skills Building  for Survival of Business
  • Mechanisms to Overcome Fear of Starting a Business- Imbibing Soft Skills
  • Undertanding Technology Tools to Leverage Information available in the Public Domain
  • Tech-skills you must know for Promotion and Social Media Coverage
  • Technical Training Institutions in India
  • Learning and Training Tech-Skills through Virtual Mode-Institutions offering Courses and the need to pursue these courses

Day 3

  • New Government Schemes and Policies to Support Growth of Women Entrepreneurial Initiatives
  • Understanding the New Schemes to Avail these Schemes-Mapping the Schemes to Personalised /Customized Requirement
  • Who are the Funding Agencies (Government and Non-Government) that provide Competitive Funding to Women??
  • Legal Fulfillment of Formalities to Avail Loans
  • Combatting Legal Aspects and Taxation Hurdles of Starting and Sustaining Business-Right Place and Time to Start a Business
  • Co-Owners, Team Building, Purposeful Cohorts

LIVE CASES of Blunders and Winners

  • Demystyfying the Myths of Entrepreneurial Business- Interactive Discussion by Unsuccessful Entrepreneurs and Reasons what went wrong
  • Women Entrepreneurs TALK- Idea to Execution Journey, Challenges and Gamechanging Attempts
  • Videos

Day 5

  • Interactive Sessions with Government Officials and Policy Makers from Govt. of India
  • Interactive Sessions with Technical Institutes like NSIC


  • Constructing the Entrepreneurial -WORKBOOK
  • Tool Kit for Women Entrepreneurs- Content Development and Usage Keys


  • Confidence to embark on new entrepreneurial journey and kindle a similar spirit in other business aspirants.
  • Ability to Generate saleable Commercial Ideas, with a vision 
  • Equipped to design and develop working business models based on product -market fit.
  • Understanding the importance of mastering skills related to techno-tools for sound decision making in an entrepreneurship journey.
  • De-clog the clutter on technical, marketing, financial and legal aspects of business while making a business choice.
  • Confidence to develop an entrepreneurship Toolkit


After pursuing the workshop, the participants would be able to:

  • Demystyfying the ‘Women Entrepreneurship’ Code
  • Inculcate a Renewed Leadership Spirit to Deep Dive into their Passion, Empowered with a Well Informed Decision Making Power 
  • Transforming the Thought Process by sharpening their Skillset, Mindset and Toolset.
  • Creating Positivity and Optimism about the Women Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
  • One Stop Hub to Decode Myths about Women Entrepreneurial Initiatives and Strengthening their Resolve to become a Business Leader


Prof. Dr. Vijayalakshmi Iyengar is a whole- time Professor at Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, New Delhi in Strategy, Policy and Business Analytics Area, and the Chair Professor and Head of LBS Centre for Foreign Collaboration, Learning and International Exchange. She is an alumnus of IIM-Ahmedabad and IIT -Madras.  Prof. Vijayalakshmi passionately engages in the academic triad of teaching, research, and consulting in management education for nearly 18 years now.  Her domain expertise revolves around Strategic Management, Business Policy, Business Model Innovation, Start Ups- Incubation and Entrepreneurship, New Product Development and Business Analytics in Healthcare, Agriculture and Education. She is a Certified Data Analyst from IIM-Indore. She is an Official Mentor, at Atal Innovation Mission, Niti Aayog, Government of India. Read more...

Who can attend

  • All Startup Entrepreneurs
  • All aspiring entrepreneurs from rural, semi-urban, and urban areas, willing to discover game-changing strategies to transform their business ideas into successful ventures.
  • Academicians, Faculty, Postdoctoral /Doctoral Scholars, Students
  • Government Officials, Think tanks and Policymakers

Date of Commencement:  July 8, 2024     Time:  10:00 am to 3:00 PM (IST)    

Class Mode: Online   Frequency 5 hours per day      


Registration Link 

Registration Fee 


SICI's Indian member institutions- 4999 INR
Non-member institutions-  5999 INR

Faculty/Working Professionals 
SICI's Indian member institutions- 7999 INR
Non-member institutions - 9999 INR

SICI's Canadian member institutions- 150 CAD 
Non-member institutions- 200 CAD

Faculty/Working Professionals 
SICI's Canadian member institutions-   300 CAD
Non-member institutions- 350

Bank account details for making payment


Name of the Account holder: Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute                                  
Address of the Accountholder:
5, Bhai Vir Singh Marg New Delhi 110001
Name of the Bank: Indian Overseas Bank
Address of the Bank Branch: 70, Golf Links, New Delhi 110003
Type of Account: Savings
Account No. 026501000009532
IFSC code: IOBA0000265
GST: Not Applicable

Beneficiary Name: Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
Beneficiary Address: 1418 Education Tower, 2500 University Dr. NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Bank Name: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
Bank AddressCIBC Place - Bankers Hall - Box 2585, 309 - 8th Ave. S.W., Calgary, AB T2P 2P2
Institution No: 010
Account No.: 46-01416
Bank Transit: 00009
Swift Code: CIBCCATT


  • BYoP- Bring Your Own Project


Those who successfully clear the evaluation and complete 60% of the attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Completion by Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute.

Cancellation Policy

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute reserves the right to cancel the workshop with prior notice, if the minimum number of registrants required is not met. In case of cancellation, a full refund of fees will be paid to the registrant.

Contact details

Ms Reshma Rana Verma
Programme Officer

Ms. Meenakshi Malhotra
Assistant Programme Officer-Administration