Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (EAP)

COURSE | Started On : Thursday, 02 March 2023 14:26 | 11

Free for IESA Members.

Welcome to the Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program Course.

Course Overview

Energy storage has emerged as a key technology for the transformation of electricity systems and the reduction of carbon emissions around the world. Global energy storage production is expected to increase 20-fold by 2040. India is moving in the direction of electrifying mobility and aims to achieve 30% EV sales penetration in private cars, 70% in commercial vehicles, and 80% in electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers by 2030.

E-mobility services, charging infrastructure, battery recycling, battery swapping, EV equipment manufacturing, and ride-sharing, among others, are some of the business opportunities that have emerged in the EV sector. Additionally, the government is also supporting this sector by easing regulations, reducing battery costs, and encouraging the installation of charging infrastructure for the mass adoption of EVs. A booming electric vehicle market for India preludes economic growth for this sector including the startups working towards it.

While India has gained stature as one of the fastest-growing markets for advanced energy storage technology, it is going to need more energy storage than any other country for its ambitious renewable push, to ensure stable, reliable, and quality power for all consumers. Given this transition, startups will play a key role in the energy storage and EV sector in India.

To support the steadfast growth in the energy storage and EV space in India, IESA academy has designed the Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program acronym (EAP) which will guide all students, aspiring entrepreneurs, and early-stage startups with all the required knowledge and training for setting up a startup in the EV and ES sector. EAP will familiarize participants not only with the basic know-how of how to convert an idea into a reality but also with other important aspects including, understanding of EV and ES standards, testing and certification, formation of a company and the related compliance, prototyping, IPR, financials, target market, creating a business plan/pitch and marketing & branding.


This course will help you understand 

  • The startup ecosystem
  • Startup opportunities, challenges, and availability of resources
  • To build an organization and understand the factors necessary for business growth and sustainability
  • Getting familiar with the essential management tools for entrepreneurs
  • Product development cycle, financing, marketing strategies, and business models
  • The compliance and legal factors, and intellectual property rights
  • An overview of government plans and programs 
  • Understand CSR, funding, and investment opportunities available in the sector

This course is good for

  • Individuals keen on starting an innovative venture in the EV and ES sector
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Working professionals and employees working with EV/ES startups
  • Startups in the ideation/prototype/ product stage

Duration: ~ 8 hours


  • Anil AgrawalAdditional Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Government of India
  • Mahavir Sharma, Chair, TiE Angels
  • Vipul Mehta, CEO, Tipping Point
  • Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, President, CES (India)
  • Vatsal Bavishi, Investment Director, Cornerstone Venture Partner Fund
  • Vinayak Walimbe, VP, Emerging Technologies, CES
  • Avanthika Satheesh, Industry research manager, CES
  • Chetan Pathak, Assistant VP - Business Development, Log9 Materials Scientific Pvt. Ltd
  • Pradeep Saini, Senior Analyst, CES
  • Archana Joshi, Lead, IPFACE Venture Centre
  • Dr. Nikhil Tambe, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Consortium, IIT Madras
  • Rohit Jain, Partner, Singhania & Co.
  • Diviay Chadha, Partner, Singhania & Co.
  • Paras Kaushal, Founder, and COO, Cell Propulsion

Note: To receive course completion certificate you need to clear the test with minimum 5 marks. 


Course Overview
Industry Overview (Energy Storage & Electric Vehicle), Idea Development and Prototyping
Financial Planning and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
Investment and Due Diligence, Investors Perspective