MIDAS is an entrepreneurship ecosystem for aspiring as well as established entrepreneurs. Founded by Mr. Parag Shah in 2013, MIDAS has an 11 months PGDM program for students who want to start their own business or join their family business. Their Business Coaching program is for established SME business owners looking to structure and scale their businesses.
The MIDAS PGDM in Entrepreneurship is uniquely designed for students who dream of becoming entrepreneurs in the future. The curriculum is divided into phases of idea generation, idea validation, entrepreneurial fitment, incubation and pitch to investors. These phases are accompanied with classroom as well as applied learning from all aspects, required for an entrepreneur to develop not just his idea or business, but also his entrepreneurial quotient.
Experiential learning in the form of outbound activities where students meet actual business owners at their offices to understand real-world functioning, Discover India Entrepreneurial Program, Bootcamp and MIDAS Bazaar are the key differentiators
With Business Coaches who have an entrepreneurial background and a cumulative experience of over 200 years, MIDAS is more than just an institute. With great involvement of the family of students, especially the ones working on succeeding the family owned enterprise, MIDAS has been a catalyst for businesses from various industries. The institution provides the essential ingredients of startup mentorship, incubation and a product/service development centre under one roof. The courses are inspired by international research and specifically designed to suit the needs of budding entrepreneurs & individuals with family business.
The Founder and Chief Mentor, Prof. Parag Shah has a distinguished leadership style and he works on the entrepreneur’s ability and intrinsic talents to create the best ways of running their business. He is a successful serial entrepreneur himself with various businesses in real estate, photo fast retail and education.
The Managing Director, Ms. Pooja Shah believes that a mere idea is nothing by itself unless executed and brought to life. The emphasis is always to ideate, execute and launch in the real world at the earliest to begin business in totality. She has completed her Masters in Entrepreneurship from Nottingham University, UK.
MIDAS Bazaar is an annual flagship program where students starting up get a platform to launch their businesses, and the ones with family business showcase their achievements of succession planning. This year it was held on 1st June at the MIDAS Campus in Mundhwa. The Bazaar hosted 17 different businesses, presented by their students, with categories mostly focusing on B2C industries, E-Commerce, Urban Farming, FMCG, Construction Material, Health and Sanitation, Logistics, Fashion, Footwear, and more. The students at MIDAS come from various regions across India including Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai and Raipur.
MIDAS is into creating entrepreneurs and impacting lives, where entrepreneurial dreams are nurtured to become a reality.