Entrepreneur in Residence

Entrepreneur in residence (EIR) program is a 6 months cross departmental program, during which one gets to work across functions – Marketing, Expansion, Operations, Finance, Mentors/Incubators). It is an excellent opportunity for those who are looking to be entrepreneurs in future and/or want to get a deep dive experience in Indian startup world, or are looking to get into a high impact leadership role sooner in their career.

The program also includes learning modules on Lean Startup principles by Eric Ries and Customer Development by Steve Blank. The EIRs will get an opportunity to put these learnings in action during the course of this program, by working on specific projects at BHIVE. EIRs will also be working as associate in the CEO Office on various tasks, including general management.

At the end of this 6 month period the EIR would be self-reliant to follow his/her entrepreneurial drive, may get a chance to work at BHIVE Workspace or to be a part of an incubator. This program is an ideal opportunity to network across all stakeholders – Investors, partners, supporters.

Mentored by

A. Suryanarayanana, Head – Incubator Consulting Services at BHIVE Workspace
Suryanarayanana began his career working for companies such as Union Carbide and Nicholas Laboratories. He then began his entrepreneurial journey with pharmaceutical company Recon in 1988, successfully taking it public through an IPO. He also founded Medybiz and LIFEKEN, which were acquired by Reliance ADAG and Religare respectively. Later, Suryanarayanana served as the COO at N S Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) at IIM Bangalore. He then spent 3 years as CFO of Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS). He continues to be involved with NSRCEL as a pro-bon mentor. He is also on the governing board of TiE Bangalore. Suryanarayanana is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has a Masters in Management from McGill University, Canada.


Why us?

BHIVE Workspace is a creative and flexible workspace solution for all-entrepreneurs, start-ups and businesses. Housing over 150 start-ups we take pride in being Bengaluru’s largest co-working space. You are exposed to a host of benefits by being a part of our Entrepreneur in Residence program:

Opportunity to work on some key projects and tasks of the CEO Office:

  • General management
  • Handling projects of BHIVE Incubation services
  • Co-ordinating with legal and accounting teams
  • Dealing with senior executives of partner companies, and negotiating new deals for the company
  • Preparing monthly and quarterly reports
  • Helping with executing new business strategies

Additional Benefits:

  • Access to our mentors and partners
  • Access to all the BHIVE Workspace centers and services

Who can apply to the Entrepreneur in Residence program at BHIVE?

Budding entrepreneurs, start-up enthusiasts, people who want to get rich work experience across departments in a dynamic and fast-paced start-up environment.

The first batch of this program has started from mid October 2016. All members will be awarded a certificate on successful completion of the course along with relevant stipend.

If you wish to be a part of this program please watch this space for more details on next batch.