We believe that anyone can be nurtured to develop the mindset and skillset required to be an entrepreneur. These qualities of a Pre-entrepreneur are primarily Self-efficacy, Inventiveness, and a sense of enterprise.
The Research at MIT by Prof Rajesh Nair was to study if these qualities could be developed in youth who did not have exposure to existing entrepreneurship environments. We did experiments in rural colleges where we trained selected students in making, critical thinking, problem-solving, and elements of entrepreneurship and showed significant changes in their outlook.
A substantial number of these students went on to create their first startup within the first year. The students who attended the workshop attracted others to the culture of making and entrepreneurship and helped create a Ripple Effect that led to the creation of a sustainable ecosystem for entrepreneurs.