My experience with GDC as a mentor over 4 cohorts has been an insightful experience. The learning process for the young innovators is experiential and prepares the innovators/founders to embark the entrepreneurial journey with a right mindset. The GDC customer discovery process architecture is by far one of the best the ecosystem has to offer today. The program structure meets the highest levels of professionalism. This program qualifies to be a "must have "in the startup life cycle.
GDC has a well structured program. Participating as a mentor in the customer discovery journey of start-ups, has been a rewarding experience. I had the opportunity to learn from young entrepreneurs and share my knowledge, as they develop their problem-solution fit.
My association with the GDC started in October 2020. Since then, I have been involved in mentoring a couple of INCUBATE and INSPIRE cohorts. The fundamental objective of the GDC to open the eyes of the Tech wizards to the most important aspect of business reality – namely the Customers and put them through a rigorous “Customer Discovery” process, early in their start-up journey, is excellent! This is vital for the Innovators, who start their journey with a very high confidence in their brilliant concept’s success and don’t pay adequate attention to this aspect on their own - given their passion to be involved in developing their technology idea. It has been an amazingly learning experience for me to see how the innovators learn from these Cohorts and improve their approach. Very happy that I am able to add value to these future Technology leaders through my involvement as a mentor with the GDC.