Young Hyderabad-based entrepreneur Arshh Azad says the best way to learn how to run a start-up is to run a start-up. He has come up with an entrepreneurship series with no gyaan or lectures titled creator accelerator program. In a first-of-its-kind project, the city will be home to the world’s first crowd-funded start-up that will have hundreds of co-founders.
Arshh trained himself by taking courses and then founding his start-up. That was when he realized that the courses didn’t come close to reality. The best way to learn how to run a start-up is to run one and learn from it. He strongly feels that entrepreneurs are not born or made, but they happen as they are just people who can take the risk to start.
He shares that once he was part of Linkedin’s creator accelerator program, he wanted to use the platform and opportunity to launch this program. Arshh explains that crowd-funded is a learning program for all aspiring entrepreneurs to become a co-founder or rather crowd-founder in his upcoming start-up. The ‘learners’ will be involved in every step of the business, from coming up with a name to deciding all vital strategies. The program will be recorded for everyone else to watch along the lines of a reality show.
Every week, a video will be posted as a part of the Road to Startup series. As a part of this series, the focus will be on the theoretical aspect of learning, where Arshh will talk about an aspect of a start-up, and the learners will get to know the basics of every skill needed to be an entrepreneur, from design and tools to excel and project management and reporting.
Also, towards the end of the week, Arshh will define the problem statement, and the learners will vote on the best solution and move on to the next step. The crowd-founders will come together to make decisions on hiring, funding strategies, etc. Arshh explains that it will be the first-ever truly democratic private-run start-up.
To conclude, he says that more entrepreneurs are the solution to the problem of rising unemployment rates.