Sri Lanka Edition

A 2-week online program for students (ages 17-23)

From the 18th -29th January 2021
6 pm to 8 pm Sri Lanka Time

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Mobile: +94 768909983
Email: team@ivyplusnetwork.com

About the Program

Jan 18-29 2021
6 pm to 8 pm Sri Lanka Time

Ivy Young Entrepreneur

Our Online Entrepreneurship Program taps into the potential of ambitious high school students, supporting you to learn the process of launching a startup.

Join a highly curated group of promising young students from around Sri Lanka for two weeks. You will learn from industry experts, successful entrepreneurs and work with your peers to solve business challenges. You will learn how to discover innovative opportunities, backed by market research, develop prototypes, do user testing, and find customers.

We will train you in the innovative thinking that enables founders to create successful businesses. Through the course, you will build several skills, including how to be entrepreneurial, impact, oriented, decisive and to be a team player as you set out on your journey of pursuing higher education and further building your career. The program is co-organised by IvyPlus Network, a professional network of alumni from the top global universities and the Academics Group, an education think tank focused on creating an open and connected education system in Sri Lanka.


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Learning in the
Virtual Classroom

Interactive lectures and workshops with industry experts, case studies and group work, with your peers

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Support & Mentoring

Weekly check-ins with your lead instructor. Mentor meetings to provide you with individualised feedback

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Learning from
Experienced Professionals

Our instructors are successful entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts

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Demo Day

Showcase your business plan to the entire community through a video pitch and live Q&A with panellists


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A Step by Step Process -

Identify opportunities, learn about your customer, create your offering, and design your business plan.

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A Mindset for Success -

Develop leadership, collaboration skills, and grit while navigating team and product challenges.

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Skills for Your Future -

Experience simulations and learn from real-world case studies of companies to build relevant skills.



An overview of the content
that we will cover through the
2 weeks

Week 1

  • Developing the foundations of entrepreneurship
  • Identifying your purpose and problem
  • Understanding the customer - segmentation, primary market
  • Research and personas
  • Formalising the idea Designing mockups

Week 2

  • Determining how to acquire customers
  • Developing marketing and operational strategies
  • Introducing business plan including pricing and costs
  • Crafting your pitch
  • Closing with demo day - celebration and feedback

HOW IT Works

Your Ivy Young Entreprenuers experience will be challenging. It will be intense. And it will be worth it. Join us for this groundbreaking and life-changing experience

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2 hours of online masterclasses
through the 2 weeks to learn
various aspects of building a
business. Interactive class
discussions, instructor check-ins,
and feedback sessions.

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Dates & Timings

2 weeks: Jan 18 - 29,
6 pm to 8 pm Sri Lanka Time.
Expected commitment is 2 hrs
per day. You will be split into
teams, taking into account your
geographic considerations,
skills, interests, and preferences

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What you need

Students must have a
computer with Internet access
that allows video streaming
for the duration of the
program to attend our
interactive classes online.

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The program will be taught by alumni
of Ivy League and other top global
universities. Entrepreneurs who have
built successful companies will share
their insights on building startups &
scale them up.

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Who is it for

The program is for students
between the ages of 17-23 from
across Sri Lanka. We are looking for
students who display
initiative, impact, resilience, and

How To Join

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Course Fee

Your investment for the course is Rs 35000/-inclusive of the full program experience. There are a limited number of partial scholarships available for deserving students.

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How to Apply

We want to get a sense of you, your goals, what inspires you, and what you want to accomplish. Apply before 10th January, and our team will get in touch with you.

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Participants will receive a certificate on completion, which can be included in your college portfolio.

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If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at team@ivyplusnetwork.com or (+94) 768909983

What Our Students Say


"The 2 weeks helped me learn a lot. I always wanted to be an
entrepreneur and this program has helped me come closer to my goal.
The program was very interactive and helped me to mingle
with students from different backgrounds "

Bhavishya Sharma

Grade 12, KC High International School


" The summer program was a great experience for me as it taught
me the basics of Entrepreneurship which is a subject not taught in
most schools. The masterclasses were very informative and
beneficial. "

Jagrit Agarwal

Grade 12, Lakshmipat Singhania Academy


" The Ivy Young Entrepreneur program taught me the basics of
entrepreneurship through various masterclasses. I attended the classes
with relish and especially enjoyed the pitch deck
competition because it gave us hands on experience in building a
company from scratch "

Aanya Soni

Grade 11, Sahyadri School, KFI


" The masterclasses facilitated by entrepreneurs were extremely useful
and interactive. The business plan competition provided us a platform
to show our entrepreneurial skills, including everything we learned in
the program such as how to deliver an elevator pitch. This was a truly
unique & great learning experience! "

Sameera Nanda

Grade 12, DPS RK Puram

Meet Our Program Director


Swati Sahni

Swati Sahni is the Founder of IvyPlus Network, a professional network of alumi from the top global universities. Swati has worked in the school education space for the last decade internationally with organisations such as the UNICEF, World Bank and Ministry of Education, Government of India. She has also worked with prominent civil society organisations and been a teacher herself. Swati graduated with a Masters in International Education Policy from Harvard University, where she was a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar. Swati loves hiking in the Himalayas, riding her bike and cooking Mexican food.