Idea 2 exit workshop for curated startup founders.

I2E is a curated workshop property for startup founders by Open Delta, an initiative of Rethink Foundation. The pilot workshop was hosted in March and the next I2E is scheduled for August 16th & 17th at TIZ, Cochin.

About I2E

Startups offer an unprecedented opportunity for positive wealth generation for individuals & society. The objective of I2E is to help founders understand startups as an asset class and its lifecycle until the point of exit. This is facilitated in an informal context and alongside founders who have been there and done that. We understand that founders having access to such curated knowledge & network early on in their startup journeys lays the foundation to set them and their organisations on a path of good growth & long term outcomes.

I2E happens once a quarter and each cohort comprises of a maximum of 10 - 12 founders or founding teams. Speakers are identified from the Open Delta network based on the cohort selected. I2E graduates are also invited to be part of the Open Delta network & portfolio.

I2E Workshop

16th & 17th August, 2019 (9am - 5 pm)

Venue: TIZ, Kochi

Who can attend/ benefit?

All startup founders are welcome to apply. Selected startup founders will get a one-one guidance sessions (other than general office hours) prior to the workshop to prepare them well in advance for the session to gain maximum out of the workshop.

The workshop will feature the following sessions over the course of 2 days

  • Session: Getting to Ramen Profitability

Profile of speaker: Early stage founders.

  • Session: Getting to Product Market Fit

Profile of speaker: Growth stage founders.

  • Session: Growth Hacking / Innovation Led Organic Growth

Profile of speaker: Growth stage founders.

  • Session: Enterprise Sales

Profile of speaker: Head of enterprise sales at a scale up startup.

  • Session: Legal aspects & best practices

Profile of speaker: Experienced legal professional.

  • Session: Institutional Fundraising

Profile of speaker: Founder with institutional fundraising experience and typically raised series A or above.

  • Session: Investor Interaction

Profile of speaker: Seasoned angel investor.

  • Session: Scaling up

Profile of speaker: Scale up stage founder typically with an exit.

  • Session: Exit stories

Profile of speaker: Founders with exits.


  1. Express interest -Now (Apply below)
  2. Application Close - August 7
  3. Final selection result - August 10
  4. I2E workshop - August 16th & 17th - TIZ, Kochi

Why this format?

The idea is to give a holistic view of the startup cycle for founders to get better relatability and figure out where they stand in the process. This will help them identify what needs to be done to move forward and get to next stage.

The workshop will end with community gathering including the speakers and key stakeholders.

Program Anchor

Jibin Jose

Director, Open DeltaFounder, Flipmotion.

Program Advisor

Sijo Kuruvilla George

Founder, Rethink.Founding CEO, Startup Village.

Open House

As a part of I2E, three open house sessions are planned startup founders. Open house sessions to cover the following:

  1. Introduction to I2E Masterclass Workshop.
  2. Introduction to Open Delta network.
  3. Making use of office hours & applying to I2E.


13th July 2019

Venue: IAMAI (10 am - 12 pm)


25th July 2019

Venue: KSM, Technopark (10 am - 12 pm)


27th July 2019

Venue: TIZ (10 am - 12 pm)