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Kstart Launches Fellowship 2.0 to Develop Future Leaders

The Fellowship is a 2-year rotational program that offers individuals an opportunity to learn about venture capital, and boost understanding of the Indian start-up ecosystem.

Kstart, seed fund of Kalaari Capital is announcing the launch of Kstart Fellowship 2.0. The Fellowship’s goal is to develop future leaders in the venture capital and entrepreneurial ecosystem and deliver discernible value to the Fellows.

The rapid growth and success of VC-backed start-ups in India has created a growing interest among young professionals in pursuing a career in entrepreneurship and venture capital. However, there are limited number of roles available and access is even more restricted. On the flip side, there is a talent gap when it comes to venture hiring. The Kstart Fellowship is designed to address these gaps. 

The Fellowship is a 2-year rotational program that offers individuals an opportunity to learn about venture capital, and boost understanding of the Indian start-up ecosystem. With the apprenticeship model at its core, the program is designed to be a hands-on learning experience with a structured mentorship and feedback cycle. 

“As part of the program fellows are engaged in sourcing companies for seed funding, structuring investment deals, researching cutting edge technologies, developing sector specific investment thesis, organizing thought leadership events and working with entrepreneurs in our portfolio. They also get to hone their skills in evaluating start-ups, conducting diligence, publishing reports and researching emerging trends and sectors” said Revant Bhate, Partner at Kstart.  

The second edition, of the, Kstart Fellowship will follow the model established during the first edition closely and incorporates learnings from it. At the heart of the program is learning through osmosis.”, said Pooja Gupta, Head Portfolio HR at Kalaari Capital. She also added that “the fellowship will consist of 6-8 self-starters with diverse backgrounds thus enabling peer-to-peer learning. Highly motivated individuals with proven track record of impact from all walks of life are welcome to apply.


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