The PRIME Pre-Incubation is a free-of-charge certificate program that can help the aspiring entrepreneurs of Meghalaya to take their promising business ideas and concepts to the next level of execution. It is a 4-months entrepreneurship skilling program that guides and motivates participating individuals through the most important steps of building a successful business in Meghalaya.
Pre-Incubation is a very hands-on course that leverages the Design Thinking methodology that is utilized across the world by the most successful entrepreneurs and startups of the current day to implement new ideas, businesses, products and services at a rapid pace. Participants will be equipped with the necessary mindset and skills to validate and pitch their ideas and build a prototype of the product or service they have in their mind.
Additionally, to general knowledge sessions, participants will receive dedicated mentoring sessions through experienced entrepreneurs or industry professionals that will examine the individual participants progress and give practical recommendations and advice. This will enable the participants to avoid common mistakes, learn best practices, set realistic milestones and expectations and transform their business ideas into reality at a fast pace.
Next to entrepreneurs at an idea-stage, Pre-Incubation is also suitable for existing entrepreneurs that are struggling to scale-up their traditional (possibly imitation-based) business and are looking for ways to make their products and services more innovative and appealing to a larger market.
Pre-Incubation is an inclusive program that is open to all the public of Meghalaya incl. youth, students, employees, professionals or existing entrepreneurs. Small batch sizes of max. 50 ensure the maximum progress for every single participant.
The program consists of the following components (subject to change as per the individual availability of resource persons).
During the four-months program duration, sessions are being held once a week (usually on Thursdays). The knowledge and mentoring sessions are usually for a duration of 2-3 hours per week. Tasks that are being assigned by the resource persons to the participants will come on top of that, but can be freely timed as per the convenience and availability of the participants.
To complete the course and be eligible for the PRIME Pre-Incubation Certificate, participants have to attend at least six knowledge sessions/workshops and four mass mentoring sessions.
New batches are started every four-months. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis via the PRIME Entrepreneur Portal. To apply, please register your account on our Entrepreneur Portal and fill in the simple application form for Pre-Incubation