iMentor is a 3-day residential program organised for up-skilling educators in the areas of ideation, design & innovation, prototyping, customer/market validation, business model generation, business planning & operations, customer acquisition & sales to enable them as innovation mentors.

  • This is the most significant opportunity for educators to enhance the odds of success of innovations (tech/ commercial) and startup / business outcomes of the research and innovation projects pursued by educators & researchers.
  • With substantial skill and competencies development through this program, educators shall guide the student innovators in their pursuits of developing innovative solutions to real-world problems.

During the program the participants shall be mentored to create a roadmap for themselves to become innovation mentors & are equipped with tools and techniques to deliver iSTART by themselves [iSTART - a three day applied design thinking workshop in their respective institutions as a first step towards the journey].
Educators participating shall learn through case-studies, group activities, and individual exercises;

  • how to turn an idea into a PRODUCT IDEA & a BUSINESS IDEA
  • how to validate the potential of a product in the market;
  • how to prepare for product launch;
  • how to make revenues predictable and profitable;
  • how to design a BUSINESS Model;
  • how to prepare a BUSINESS PLAN for execution and launch;
  • how to draft IP/patent;

Convert an ideas into market ready products

Guide students in building innovative solutions

Able to assess the business potential of ideas

Learn the roadmap of idea to enterprise?

  • * Lodging will be provided for two nights on twin sharing basis to all participants.
  • * Breakfast, lunch & dinner, and snacks/beverages shall be provided on all 3 days.

Program Fee

Residential: ₹15,000 + 18% GST
Non-Residential: ₹10,000 + 18% GST

Discounted Fee

Residential: ₹12,500 + 18% GST
Non-Residential: ₹7,500 + 18% GST

[Early bird registration until 10th Feb 2019 | *5 participants from same organisation until 16th Feb 2019]

Program fee waiver

FORGE partner institutions
[Upto 5 participants]

Program fee payment details

You shall pay as Cash / Cheque / IMPS / NEFT

Account Name : Coimbatore Innovation and Business Incubator

Bank : AXIS Bank

Account Number : 914010040254307

Account Type : SAVINGS

IFSC Code : UTIB0000563

For more information, Contact


Ashwini Metri | +91-73977-61208


  imentor@forgeforward.in