Genuine learning is when you come across an insight or knowledge that just makes so much sense..that it sinks in. You don't need to make notes ..never need to recollect it . It stays with you forever.. Artha sessions had many many such nuggets.. Any why ? Because genuine people were speaking distilled information from their vast knowledge bank and truly trying to help... Heartful heartful thanks to Hari TN Debleena Majumdar Hars Saraf Vivekananda Hallekere and Nishchay Ag and all my fellow entepreneurs in the cohort. :) Looking forward to many more opportunities to spend time with the lovely bunch !!!
I learnt how culture building, uncluttered thinking , laser focus is important to an organisation and other nuances of building a company from Hari T.N , Suruchi Maitra. The best part is that his knowledge is not restricted to just big corporates. With this programme, anyone can learn about founding and running a great business.
A few days back I attended a Workshop on Startup Scaling by the Artha School of Entrepreneurship. It covered many aspects of Culture, Leadership, Hiring etc... Amazing sessions by Hari T.N and Suruchi Maitra. Most of the areas were covered by citing real-life examples which made it more interesting.
Johns T Mathai
Thanks to Hari T.N and Suruchi Maitra for leading the workshop with your full heart. Let your journey of giving back help improve more and more entrepreneurs around the world. I thought there would be tips and tricks on how to grow a startup, but instead I heard some great, deep insights through real-life stories and self-assessments.
Some programs are more meaningful and give practical inputs. Had the opportunity to attend - ARTHA SCALEUP workshop conducted KSN Global. It was an awesome program, which gave real perspective on how small and scalable business can be shaped to achieve the objective. Hari is so clear about what he delivers and its bang on the target.
#THub was glad to partner with Artha School of Entrepreneurship to co-organize a scale up program. We congratulate the founders on successfully completing "Artha Scale Program".
Artha Scale Program was hosted by KSN GLOBAL at Kochi on 19/20 Aug 2022. The 2-day program provided early-stage start-up founders the know-how & tools to deal with the most common challenges of scaling. Hari and Suruchi come with decades of experience having built & scaled many successful high growth start-ups. Workshop created a great bond among the founders and the positive vibes will stay for a long period.
I attended intense and invigorating weekend session at the Artha School of Entrepreneurshipand learnt something new that I wish I had known in such detail a few months ago! As an entrepreneur I have been immersed the various aspects of PMF (product market fit) - from having a deep understanding about the need for PMF to actually proving PMF and scaling after having achieved PMF. Fundraising can be an all-consuming part of a founder's life - immersive, exhausting and illuminating....I have never before had to think about "Capital - Business Fit" The two day session outlined not just the importance of finding the right investment partner but also helped us think through which aspects of our business make us a good fit for a certain type of investor. It's a lot more complex than we know - from ticket size to business stage - from industry to business models - there is capital to be had - assuming you knocking on the right doors. These are lessons early stage and first time entrepreneurs would do well with... Thank you Debleena Majumdar and Hars Saraf for your time. Debleena made me think long and hard about the story we are telling; there are lessons I have taken away for life (Purple Prose - IYKYK) and Hars, there was so much more we could have grilled you on! Reach out to Hari TN and Suruchi Maitra to join the Artha School of Entrepreneurship right away - you can thank me later!
A cluttered thought process could potentially spell disaster for your business. Unless you cut through the clutter in the way you plan your business activities, friction and a lack of effectiveness will be your constant companions says Hari T.N. This is going to be massive and will have a large impact on the indian startup ecosystem.
Haani Hashim S V P
Attended Startup Scale Program Organised by Artha School of Entrepreneurship at Cochin. Great sessions from visionary leader like Hari T.N & Suruchi Maitra . Learned & discussed on problem solving through frame work, uncluttered thinking, self awareness and hiring related clarifications and lot more.
Truly one of the best acceleration programs every attended, which addressed the real pain of every first-time founder.From Founder readiness to building the right culture to attract & retain top talent (at low cost), Hari TN & Suruchi Maitra from Artha School of Entrepreneurship helped us navigate such challenges through uncluttered thinking.
I recently got an opportunity to participate in the scale up program conducted by Artha School of Entrepreneurship and Kerala Startup Mission.Topics like organizational culture, hiring, storytelling, funding, founder growth and strategy were discussed in detail. All the participants could deeply connect to the faculties Hari TN and Suruchi Maitra since they had immense experience in the start-up ecosystem.Would highly recommend the program for first generation founders like myself.
The best of my entrepreneurial journey has been unlocked in this session. Deeply thought through and well-structured program to learn the early nuances of the entrepreneurship which will be the strong base for an inspiring entrepreneur. Hari TN, Debleena Majumdar, Hars Saraf patiently answered all my questions and inspired me to the core to believe that they are the best and it is very much true. Vivekananda Hallekere and Nishchay Ag - wow, it is not their success story, but the growth journey is what we get a chance to hear and learn from. Very fascinating story and lot of insights to take away in a common man language. And the room filled with inspiring founders, which was energizing and motivating me in a way - "long way to go and it's time to bring the best out of you".
Daniel Gopinath C
What a nostalgic experience being in a classroom session after 4 years, surrounded by brilliant and innovative entrepreneurs, and learning from the expertise of Hari TN & Suruchi Maitra from Artha School of Entrepreneurship!Every word from them resonated with us and helped us navigate our daily startup struggles.Three highlights from yesterday:1) An enthusiastic and vibrant group with brilliant zeal,2) Realizing that we're not alone in our start-up journey, as everyone is sailing in the same boat, and3) Gaining insights from Hari TN's real-life experiences across Big Basket, Daksh, Virtusa, and TaxiForSure.It was truly an inspiring learning session, and I truly appreciate Maharashtra State Innovation Society for making it happen. Excited for the next three days of learning! "Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger or more resilient!"Yesterday's session was all about founder evolution and growth, and it began with this power statement. I quickly returned to thinking about how much stronger I'd become in the last two years. The severity of problems has only increased, but my approach to dealing with them has evolved so much! Hari TN and Suruchi Maitra reminded us yesterday that there is still so much more evolution to come, so much more to deal with!Thank you so much for the most insightful, relevant, detailed & motivational session, Artha School of Entrepreneurship and Maharashtra State Innovation Society! Day 2 couldn't have gone any better 😊
I am writing to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for the wonderful opportunity provided by the Maharashtra Startup Accelerator Program in association with Artha School of Entrepreneurship.The program has been an incredible experience, and I cannot thank you enough for the expertise, knowledge, and guidance that have been imparted throughout the program. The program not only helped us to learn about the latest innovations in the industry but has also helped us gain insights into the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Maharashtra.Thank you for your unwavering support and dedication to promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in Maharashtra.
We at Offee, Orage Digital Private Limited, are extremely grateful to the Maharashtra State Innovation Society and the Artha School of Entrepreneurship for giving us the opportunity to participate in the first edition of the Maharashtra Startup Acceleration Program. It was a fantastic experience, and we learned valuable insights that will help us grow and succeed in the future.Hari TN sir's remarkable ability to convey deep concepts in an easy-to-understand way helped me gain clarity on how to express my thoughts and ideas more effectively.As sir, you mentioned: "If you can't express your ideas/thoughts in a single line, you are not clear." - Hari TNTrying to express my gratitude in one simple line:Hari TN went from being a speaker to becoming a mentor in just four days for me.To Suruchi Maitra, I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation for your valuable contributions to the program. Your insights and expertise were instrumental in helping us identify key areas for growth and improvement.Thank you once again to the organizers and speakers for such an amazing program. We are excited to apply what we have learned to take Offee, Orage Digital Private Limited to new heights.
After providing certified courses to more than 2000 design professionals through Delopus, I got the opportunity to be a part of a wonderful course myself with the Artha School of Entrepreneurship. Here are my key takeaways from the program:1. Access to Experienced Startup Mentors: The program had experienced startup mentors, such as Hari TN, Suruchi Maitra & Gargi Raychakraborty, who mentored us about scaling up and provided detailed feedback on our ideas, future plans, and various other aspects of our startups. It was an amazing experience to learn from their insights and experiences.2. Refining Our Pitch: The program helped us to refine our pitch. On the third day, we presented the latest version of our pitch after incorporating the feedback and corrections we received from the program. This was a game-changer for me, thanks to the changes we made, the pitch received great reviews, which was very encouraging.3. Opportunity to Connect with Other Founders: The program provided a great opportunity to meet other founders. It was interesting to see that most of the founders with early revenue or early steady revenue stage faced similar challenges in scaling up. The program's content addressed these challenges and provided us with valuable insights and practical strategies.Overall, I highly recommend the Artha School of Entrepreneurship program to any founder who wants to grow and scale their business. Thank you to the Artha team for a wonderful experience!
Artha is essential learning for any company with the ambition to grow. Hari, Suruchi and Debleena bring their vast experience of the startup ecosystem which makes it easy for a founder to know what to prepare themselves for. Their actionable frameworks on making decisions when it comes to growth, hiring and funding gives us a realistic picture on what best practises might suit us at each stage.
I cannot recommend the Artha Program enough! It is truly a gem for Indian entrepreneurs for scaling their businesses to new heights. The course material is incredibly well-researched and presented with clarity. The instructors are passionate and knowledgeable, as well as helpful in answering questions. I would highly encourage anyone interested in learning more about business to take this program - you won't regret it!
Paramdeep Singh Anand
Grateful for the transformational journey at Artha School of Entrepreneurship. I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to the Maharashtra State Innovation Society for this incredible initiative. The four-day acceleration program, guided by mentors Hari TN and Debleena Majumdar, was truly a game-changer. Their wealth of knowledge and insightful guidance have not only enriched my entrepreneurial spirit but will undoubtedly benefit all the fellow founders who were part of this remarkable experience.
Tarrun Ramesh Agarwal
I recently did the Scale Program with Artha, an online course with weekly online sessions. I must say there was something very valuable to learn in each session. The entire team at Artha, bring their best with industry examples they helped me out personally as well. Suruchi, Hari, Debleena & Yanesie make a great team and they make sure that individual attention is given to all participants. The course material or Artha Library is an ocean with all important things and each module is made with a lot of research and it shows. The experience is a must for all founders whether early stage or in expansion phase there is something for all.
I want to express my deep gratitude for your leadership and mentoring at Artha School of Entrepreneurship. Learning over this weekend has significantly improved my ability to think critically and altered my perspective on how to create a sustainable startup.Your mentorship has given me a new insight into how to boost a startup's growth factor by making little perspective changes. Building a Sustainable Business, Org & Culture, Story/Brand-Building, Funding, and Founder Growth & Evolution were the main areas of concentration for me at Artha School of Entrepreneurship.I sincerely appreciate all of the contributions Team Artha is making to the startup ecosystem. I would like to express my gratitude to Vivekananda Hallekere and Nishchay AG for sharing their startup journey experiences, have gained a lot of knowledge.Being a part of Artha School of Entrepreneurship is both an honour and a true pleasure.Thank you, Hari TN, Suruchi Maitra, Debleena Majumdar, and Hars Saraf.
Fox 🦊 or Hedgehog 🦔How apt is the Product Market Fit if the journey is not profitable for the Business? Should discounts and Sales become a pattern where revenue comes in, but profits could come later? How long?Many Qs and threads of discussions by Hari TN and Suruchi Maitra formed the weekend mentoring session by Artha School of Entrepreneurship as part of Maharashtra State Innovation Society acceleration program 2023. THANK YOU, ‘MARCH’ MUCH: The financially heavy month of March 2023 has been refreshing and insightful - simply because some visionaries led the way with their honest guidance. Artha School of Entrepreneurship acceleration series with Maharashtra State Innovation Society : We had the leading IAS Heads including Manisha Verma Ma’am sitting amidst us and giving her focussed analogies at times too. She is a star! Hari TN and Suruchi Maitra brought along a wave of trust.
Dear Team Artha,It is with great honor and pride that we write to thank you for the support and mentorship you have given us . Your belief in our work and team has been a great boost to our confidence as we continue our mission.We are truly grateful for your continued partnership with Rozgarkart and look forward to many more successes together.Hari TN , Suruchi Maitra 🙏 T-Hub
Recently, I attended a four-day learning program offered by ARTHA School of Entrepreneurship. The program was well-structured and covered various aspects of the startup ecosystem, such as ideation, product development, funding, marketing, and growth.The main aim of the program was to equip participants with practical insights and tools that they can apply to their own startup.Throughout the program, we had the opportunity to learn from experienced startup promoters and subject experts who have firsthand experience about startup-world.
As an entrepreneur, one of the best things about our journey is the continuous learning process we go through. Recently, I had the incredible opportunity to attend a four-day learning program conducted by Kerala Startup Mission in association with @Artha School of Entrepreneurship.Led by Hari TN, co-founder of Artha School of Entrepreneurship, an IIT-IIM alumnus, angel investor, advisor to VCs, and mentor to numerous startups, the program was an incredibly enriching experience. It brought together early-stage startups for four days of intense learning and interactive sessions, structured to offer valuable insights and knowledge to help us reach new heights.The program was expertly organized and structured, offering a unique opportunity to step outside of our daily routine, gain fresh perspectives, and re-energize our entrepreneurial spirit. It was an inspirational experience, and I feel grateful for having had the opportunity to participate.As entrepreneurs, we must stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies, and learning opportunities like this are a great way to do so. It's also an opportunity to learn from experienced professionals, network with other entrepreneurs, and gain new insights that will undoubtedly benefit our startups and our personal growth.I encourage all entrepreneurs to take advantage of opportunities like this, and I look forward to continuing my learning journey as an entrepreneur.
Best recommended for every MSME Entrepreneur. Amazing learning opportunities. A program can't get structured and organised more.
Jacob M George
In pursuit of learning to become a great leader, I have recently completed the Artha Scale Program by Artha School of Entrepreneurship. It was an eye-opener, running a startup is not just survival and numbers, but building a strong culture, core values and a great team goes a long way and balanced growth. There are many frameworks and self-assessment tools which I am going to run among my teams at Greenworms. I got an opportunity to meet Hari Tn, Suruchi Maitra and Debleena Majumdar from Artha. Must recommend my fellow founders to enrol for this program.
'Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher' What an amazing session with Hari TN Debleena Majumdar Prateek Jain regarding story telling, goal settings and culture. The time we spend there was worth valuing and we got many insights , unlearn a lot and finally got the right crux of what we are... Thanks Kerala Startup Mission for arranging such a wonderful session and once again appreciate the effort and way of approach by the coaches... #startup #storytelling #culture #pitching
Exciting News! Just wrapped up an incredible cohort experience with 18 other startup founders organized by Kerala Startup Mission and Artha School of Entrepreneurship under the guidance of Hari TN sir and Suruchi Maitra ma'am. As a first-time startup founder, this cohort has been an eye-opener for me in more ways than one. Not only did it provide valuable insights into various frameworks that can help build a scalable business, but it also created a platform for us to connect with fellow startup founders and the esteemed startup specialists, Hari Sir and Suruchi Ma'am. During our meetings, I had the opportunity to present my company NearHat and receive invaluable feedback from both our peers and the experts. It was a remarkable journey that enabled us to identify both our strengths and areas for improvement. The energy, dedication, and passion behind each idea were truly inspiring and moved me in profound ways. It reinforced the notion that startups exist not just for financial gain but for something greater. Moreover, what I found truly amazing about this cohort was the opportunity to forge new connections and find like-minded individuals who share similar interests and ambitions. It's incredible how these cohorts not only foster professional networking but also provide a platform to make lifelong friends. I am immensely grateful to Artha School of Entrepreneurship, Hari Sir, Suruchi Ma'am, KSUM, and my fellow cohort members for this enriching experience. I cannot wait to embark on future opportunities like this, where we can continue to learn, grow, and support each other on our entrepreneurial journeys. If you're a startup founder or aspiring entrepreneur, I highly recommend exploring similar programs. It's an experience that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact and open doors to a vibrant community of like-minded individuals. Here's to the power of cohorts and the endless possibilities they bring!
I have experienced lots of things in the last few days..... Thank you KSUM for such a wonderful opportunity, actually it was my first business related learning program. It was really useful for our future journey and I got a great opportunity to spend a few days with the great Hari TN sir and Suruchi ma'am.... Moreover I enjoyed being with other experienced founders... Thank you Artha School of Entrepreneurship .... Thank you Kerala Startup Mission
Expressing my sincere gratitude to Kerala Startup Mission & Artha School of Entrepreneurship for the 4 amazing days which gave me more energy, more confidence, and more ideas.🙏 The words of Hari TN sir(Ex Hr head of Bigbasket ) , Suruchi Maitra ( Ex chief HR officer of lenskart )ma'am & Debleena M. (founder of kahaniyah) ma'am made me think more and explore the unexplored sides of my business.
Exciting Learning and Growth at the ArthaScaleProgram!Recently, I had the fantastic opportunity to attend the innovative Artha Scale Program, organised in collaboration with Kerala Startup Mission in Calicut. The program beautifully amalgamated intensive, interactive workshops focused on sustainable scaling and impactful problem-solving.Key Themes Explored: ✅Founder Growth and Evolution: Enhancing personal development and leadership skills. ✅Organisation and Culture: Fostering a positive, growth-centric environment. ✅Funding and Storytelling: Mastering the art of effective communication and securing investment. ✅Building a Sustainable Business: Crafting resilient, eco-friendly business models.My Takeaways:The rich dialogues and thought-provoking interactions were enlightening, providing invaluable insights into building robust, sustainable businesses.The camaraderie amongst like-minded professionals and founders was inspiring, creating a conducive atmosphere for learning and collaboration. Learning & Sharing:The exchange of knowledge and experiences at the workshops was mutually beneficial, adding substantial value to my professional journey, and I believe, to my fellow cohort members as well. Gratitude & Looking Forward:I extend my sincere thanks to Artha School of Entrepreneurship and Kerala Startup Mission for curating such a transformative experience. I am eager to implement the acquired knowledge and insights and look forward to contributing to the development of sustainable and resilient businesses.
I've been struggling to put my thoughts into words regarding the program since yesterday. My mind seems to be blank, leaving me without much to say. However, I do know one thing: this program will be a turning point in my journey. It's truly the finest program I've ever been a part of, and I genuinely miss all of you amazing people: TN Hari, Suruchi Maitra, Debleena Majumdar You guys are simply awesome!
I like to express my sincere gratitude to Hari TN, Deblina and Vinod for all the outstanding experience you have given to us for the past 4 days.Your wisdom and advises have been invaluable in helping us navigate through various challenges and opportunities, and we are truly grateful for the positive impact you have had on our life as an entrepreneurs.Your selflessness and training have inspired me to be a better person and an entrepreneur. I hope it will help us to make a difference in someone else's life, just as you have done with us.Thank you again for being an amazing mentors and story tellers. I feel honored and privileged to have in your session along with the enthusiastic group of entrepreneurs from Kerala.Thank You very much Kerala Startup Mission for make it happen.
Entrepreneurship poses many challenges. One of them being losing focus of what you are doing. This last week had been quite enlightening where we went back to classroom to refresh many of the basic things of entrepreneurship. This was enabled by Maharashtra State Innovation Society and Artha School of Entrepreneurship through the 2nd edition of Maharashtra Startup Acceleration Program. Proud moment for THE FILLING STATION, INDIA to be one of the Startups selected for this program.
Hari, Debleena and team Artha, thank you for the invaluable lessons and value thoughts. Such mentoring is indeed very rare. To all my colleagues and new friends, you all are awesome! I'm glad having met and known you all, and I'd be happy to be useful to you anytime you feel so. Keep rocking.
Inspiring and encouraging to witness and be part of 𝘔𝘢𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘴𝘩𝘵𝘳𝘢 𝘨𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵'𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘱𝘴.So important to understand the 𝐖𝐡𝐲, 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭 of your startup to move ahead in testing times and not give up. You have to find your own silver lining and continue the journey.Most organizations become stagnant after few years in their growth cycle, and it is so very important to break that cycle and innovate, pivot to achieve further heights.Big thanks to Artha School of Entrepreneurship and Maharashtra State Innovation Society for this opportunity.Special mention to Hari TN and Debleena Majumdar for such interactive sessions.Best of luck to all my fellow founders who joined in this program.