Today, young minds have to prepare for jobs that have not yet been created, technologies that have not yet been invented and problems that we don't yet know will arise. An innovation-driven and entrepreneurial mindset is critical to succeed in the complex world we are growing into.
The Zero2Maker program uses a framework developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to get you started on the journey.
Can an innovation-driven and entrepreneurial mindset be nurtured?
The Zero2Entrepreneur framework developed by Professor Rajesh Nair as a part of his research at MIT suggests that the answer is YES.
The Zero2Maker program has been developed on this premise. It covers the journey of a young mind from being uninitiated to being immersed in the art and science of making.
Feasibility & Desirability
Feasibility Desirability & Viability
The uninitiated population, with unrecognized potential.
The creative thinker and doer who can think outside safe spaces, connect disparate ideas, and design and make things.
A Problem Solver Who Can Synthesize Observations And Interactions To Identify Unmet Community
Or Human Needs And Create And Validate Desirable Solutions For Social Impact Or Financial Gain.
The value creator who converts a problem into a commercial opportunity through creating an organization, a team, suppliers, and sales channels, all from resources that s/he did not have earlier.
A vibrant community, consisting of makers and entrepreneurs as role models and mentors. The community attracts new candidates and nurtures them to be a pre-entrepreneur. The pre-entrepreneur is someone who has the skillset and mindset required to be an entrepreneur and confidence and aspiration to take the first step. The ecosystem provides the necessary support for participants to learn, fail, and recover on their journey towards becoming successful entrepreneurs.
Professor Rajesh has used the framework and aligned programs to empower over 2,500 learners in 7 countries. The interventions have resulted in over 25 start-up ventures so far.
COMPREHENSIVE & MEASURABLE
Self-Efficacy, Resilience, Opportunity Sensing
Value Realization, Systems Thinking, Adaptability, Decision Making
Critical Thinking, Creative Confidence, Problem Solving
Digital & Physical Design, Fabrication, Prototyping, Validation
Self-Learning, Curiosity, Research
Digital Fluency, STEM, Application of Theory