Gain the expertise to set your business  on a growth trajectory

Equip yourself with strategies, action-plans, case studies and a whole lot more

The BUSINESS SCALE-UP BOOTCAMP (BSUB) organised by TiE Kerala in association with leading financial training institutes Mentorguru and Finprov, invites highly motivated entrepreneurs to attend this intensive 2-day session to learn how to accelerate business growth.

It’s not unusual for business owners to feel stuck at times. True… your business wheels have been churning… but do you feel like you’re caught in a rut? When this happens, you need a fresh set of eyes to help you re-energise your business, and put it back on the growth trajectory.

Spearheaded by thought leaders and industry experts, this scale-up bootcamp will equip you with tips and strategies to address your scaling-up challenges and set you on the path of accelerated growth. More importantly, you will leave with an actionable plan customised to grow your specific business, and a lifelong connect with mentors to help you throughout that journey!

 Our Objectives 

  • To help you realise your potential and evaluate the current scalability
  • To help you work around growth inhibitors and leverage growth accelerators
  • To share methodologies and frameworks adopted by successful entrepreneurs
  • To empower you to work towards a mature business scale-up 

BSUB Value-Adds

  • Learn first-hand from mentors, thought leaders, practitioners, and entrepreneurs
  • Gain unique and proven perspectives directly from business scale-up professionals
  • Listen to scale-up success stories across industries, business models, and regions
  • Get insight into strategic frameworks and tactical methodologies to prepare your business to scale-up
  • Tips on management and strategy innovations necessary to manage growth
  • Learn how venture capitalists would evaluate your scalability
  • Learn to work effectively with partners/investors, customers
  • Get valuable feedback from your facilitators, mentors, visiting experts and peers

Subject-Matter Focus

  • Learn to read your financial statements
  • Strategies to SCALE-UP your business
  • Build an impressive business plan
  • Insights into how investors value your company
  • Learn how to pitch your company to an investor

Bootcamp Basics

Get ready for two days of intense learning, that can extend late into the evening. But be rest assured, it will be well worth your time, effort and money.

  • Interactive activity programs, case studies and creative homework
  • Collaborative workshops, group learning, brainstorming and presentations
  • Own Laptop/PAD devices will enhance their productivity.
  • Participants are expected to be fully dedicated to the program
  • Distractions from phone calls and aside communications are strongly discouraged



Nageena Vijayan

Co-founder and CEO – Imtell Brand Consultants

Though many of us call ourselves entrepreneurs, we are mere intrapreneurs or self-employed. In most cases, we start a firm or a business with different priorities… for flexibility, freedom or in case of a woman. to find enough time to take care of family responsibilities. The last thing we have in mind is making a profit or even making any money…. the reason why most of us have no clue about the difference between a cash flow statement, balance sheet and a P&L. Or how to calculate IRR (Internal Rate of Return which is not as same as ROI) which a potential investor looks at or the importance of identifying and reducing perceived risks. Until today I shied away from the numbers and matrix as much as I can and believed that it was my CA’s job. But after attending the Startup Bootup camp by Tie Kerala, JAKSandAssociates and Mentor Guru, now for the first time, I can make sense of the numbers. I really wish I had attended such a program before I had started.

What I have gained from the Boot camp:

1) Balance sheet, P&L are not as intimidating as they may seem. We have enough maths in us to understand that. The cash flow statement, P&L and Balance sheet and reading all of them in relation with one another every month is important to understand the health of the company

2) Founders agreement is different from partnership deed or company incorporation contract; Its perhaps more important to have that first especially if you are starting with your friends of or family

3) It’s not a waste of money to hire a CA or an experienced CEO early even if it may seem unaffordable for starters as doing things the wrong way will cost us even more leakage

4) Valuation is an art more than science and math; but it is important you familiarize with different, methods of valuation so that you don’t blink in front of investors

5) It’s important to do due diligence of investors before you waste time on pitching

6) Never get attached to the company. A business that is forced to close down is not a failure, maybe market or time in which you operate is not good enough. So don’t feel like a loser if you have to quit what you started

7) It’s as important to have the courage to close down the business at the right time as it is to fight for its survival

8) Always choose partners with complementary skills

9) It’s good to dilute stakes to somebody who can help you scale than holding on to it limiting the scale and speed of opportunities

10) Respect and support fellow entrepreneurs and competitors; you become more valuable by co-creating the value than fighting for it

11) Never put your family into risk

12) Don’t mess up with your personal CIBIL score

I had attended a few training sessions before, but nothing this practical and effective. SR Nair, the startup mentor delivered the sessions with so much of energy and helped us how to do reality checks without getting discouraged or intimidated. The entire team at JAKS made an excellent crash course on entrepreneurship. We also were introduced to some of the fastest-growing startups, real investors and senior people of KSIDC etc which truly helped us understand different perspectives and options. Never knew KSIDC give 25 lakhs to entrepreneurs at 6% simple interest without collateral.

I recommend that all entrepreneurs who wish to pick up a few practical lessons should enroll when they announce the next session.