Fellowship Programme

Fellowship Programme

VentureStudio Fellowship Programme is a programme to support student startups at Ahmedabad University. For students it is the equivalent of a final year project or internship and is designed to enable an aspiring entrepreneur to not only have a 360 degree appreciation and insight of most aspects needed for enterprise creation and growth but also to apply the concepts real-time to their idea/ innovation such that at the end of the fellowship the idea/ innovation has matured considerably and is ready to result in the genesis of a well thought out, researched enterprise. The rigorous fellowship program will enable the journey through ideation, problem-solution fit determination, product-market fit determination and business model-market fit determination. 
The program consists of lectures by both faculty and industry experts, augmented readings, studio mentoring sessions by faculty/ industry experts, field work exercises enabling application of the concepts to their innovation/idea.  The 360 program covers multiple modules spanning: Evidence based Unmet Need Determination & Solution Conceptualisation, Market Analysis, Solution Design, Value Proposition and Validation, Business Model Canvas, Go to market strategy, Financial Overview & Planning, Pitch Deck & Fund raising techniques, Teal building and Legal aspects to businesses

This program will allow the students greater experiential learning to create a potentially winning venture during their studies. The duration of the program is six months with the option for the student to incubate the venture at VentureStudio after graduation.


  • Typically final year students from any undergraduate or integrated master’s program at Ahmedabad University but could be taken in earlier years with due permission and process.
  • Applications accepted across multiple domains but special consideration to be given to product based ventures with tangible/novel intellectual property in areas such as life sciences/healthcare, defence related applications, smart city and inclusive technologies.
  • Idea/ Product /Venture should be innovative, substantially differentiated from competition and have the potential to scale up to the national/international market.
  • Applications accepted at an evolved ideation stage with an initial hypothesis/ line of sight to final product/service based on research/analysis.
  • Willing to be physically incubated at Ahmedabad during the program.
  • It should not have received formal funding from investors



Network & Domain Expertise
Structured Learning & Tool Kits

To Apply online – Click Here
Please email the duly filled application form to [email protected]
Applications will be screened and evaluated by an Expert Committee and selected Startups will be called for an in-person conversation.