Everyone can be Entrepreneurial
This belief guides us.

Zyeal believes entrepreneurship isn’t just about starting companies. It is a skillset and a way of thinking. It involves identifying needs, brainstorming creative solutions, taking calculated risks, learning from failure if that happens, recalibrating and persevering.

Entrepreneurship is about having a vision and making it a reality. Everyone can be entrepreneurial. That’s why we focus on nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset - be resourceful and confident and bring your ideas to life.

Entrepreneurship brings learning to life through the real-world application of what is learned in School and College in any domain - science, liberal arts, or engineering.

Zyeal helps a student realize the value of their learning beyond the classroom. They, as entrepreneurs, can solve real-world problems using all their education in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, and experience the value of learning.

What Students Gain?


Learning Outcomes -  Students Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset


Entrepreneurial mindset refers to a disposition or orientation that influences persons towards entrepreneurial activities and outcomes; they are drawn towards opportunities to solve real-world problems using their ingenuity. Entrepreneurial mindset consists of – having a growth mindset, being curious, observant, optimistic, persistent and resourceful, and the ability to empathize.


Learn more about why you should develop an entrepreneurial mindset?
Entrepreneurial  Experience
 





Students learn by living the entrepreneurial experience in a classroom. 


The Zyeal Entrepreneurship Program focuses on developing abilities of idea generation, opportunity recognition, creating product ideas, testing ideas and products with customers, assessing prices and costs, and constructing business models while working on a new venture. 
The program creates: 

  • A real world, hands-on learning on what it͛s like to start a business.
  • Zyeal Entrepreneurship Program is an experiential class – essentially a lab. Students will talk to customers, partners, and competitors, and encounter the uncertainty and creativity of how a startup actually starts.
  • The goal of Zyeal is to create an entrepreneurial experience with all of the pressures anddemands of an early stage startup. 
The students will: 
  • Learn how to start a business͛ within the constraints of a classroom and limitations of time with access to faculty as guide and coach



Online curriculum
 







The Zyeal curriculum gives students the experience of how entrepreneurs think, a mindset that they will be able to use in their lives believing that they will live in a world where they will be actively creating a future. The program encourages problem-solving to make entrepreneurship applicable to the world around them. It creates opportunities for risk-taking and confidence-building. The program provides opportunities for group work, prototyping, and hands-on learning. 



Overview of the curriculum





        • Are entrepreneurs special?
        • To see and think like an entrepreneur
        • Identifying opportunities
        • Problem definition versus problem solution
        • Describing customers
        • Creating the product
        • Defining value
        • Why customers should notice you?
        • How customers buy?
        • Reaching customers
        • Is the business worth my time?
        • Art of pricing
        • A model of my business






Program design









The entire Zyeal program curriculum is online. The course consists of 20 lessons. The curriculum is in the form of edited videos, quizzes, practical activities, and a learning journal. The Learning Management Platform has conference facilities to enable Zyeal to remotely support the teachers and the classroom.









Program methodology and learning













The program is designed for self-learning. Students identify a business idea and take all the steps to start it. Teachers act as facilitators. Every question or ambiguity experienced by the students has to beresolved through discovery. Reflection after each activityis a critical component of learning to deepen understanding.








The figure on the left depicts how self-learning proceeds. All tools for the learning are in the Learning Management System.

• Each module has a written introduction.
• Learning in between modules and require students to note their reflections in a learning journal.
• A valuable exercise is tracking business news that ‘speaks’ to ideas learned and discussed and showing how and why it relates to the topic.
• Exercises are to learn practical useof lessons.
• The learning is based on what is done practically and supported by reflections of their utility.
    Zyeal Learning Tools
Videos
All lessons are videos that have been curated and edited for learning
Quizzes
Quizzes are designed to scaffold and reinforce learning. Quizzes are for learning. They are not scored
Activities
The lessons are designed for action-learning, doing exercises in the field.
Discussion Forum
Where students and teachers share ideas, ask questions and assess practical challenges etc.
 
Learning Journal
Students maintain a learning journal in the 20-weeks program.
Self-learning by starting a business 
Students learn through guided self-discovery. Teachers are facilitators.
 
Digital Business Incubator
Students use online digital incubator as a learning resource.
Surveys
The program collects feedback to understand student learning to help them adapt and learn better. 
Certificates
Zyeal philosophy - execution is the graduation of entrepreneurship. The program has no evaluation.  
 
Instructor resources 





The Zyeal Entrepreneurship Program has detailed lesson plans in the form of an ‘Instructor Guide’ to help instructors start teaching the Zyeal Entrepreneurship Program with two days of training.