Masters in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

Chinmay S.

PRIME Class of '22
Hometown: Roorkee, India
Undergraduate School: Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Undergraduate Major: Bachelor's of Technology in Mechanical Engineering

What aspects did you enjoy while completing your undergraduate degree?

During my undergraduate degree, I thoroughly enjoyed the fast-paced environment that constantly pushed me to excel. The opportunity to learn and apply my knowledge to build tangible things was incredibly fulfilling. Moreover, connecting with a diverse and competent group of individuals enriched my experience and broadened my perspective.

What led you to apply and choose PRIME?

What led me to apply and choose PRIME was my burning desire to become an entrepreneur. After facing multiple setbacks in my previous attempts at starting businesses, I realized the importance of gaining comprehensive knowledge and practical insights into the world of entrepreneurship. PRIME's reputation for providing a holistic education and fostering a supportive environment for aspiring entrepreneurs convinced me that it was the ideal platform to equip myself with the skills and experiences necessary to succeed in my entrepreneurial journey.

How has your PRIME experience made a difference for you?

My PRIME experience has truly transformed me. It's honed my communication skills, empowering me to convey complex engineering concepts with clarity. Moreover, the program introduced me to invaluable skills like marketing and strategy, bridging the gap between technical expertise and business acumen—a transformation I never thought possible as an engineer.

What is your fondest memory of your time at Brown?

During my time at Brown, my fondest memory would undoubtedly be the vibrant connections I forged with fellow undergraduates. The opportunity to engage in numerous hackathons across various settings was exhilarating, fostering an environment of collaborative innovation. Moreover, the unforgettable parties sprinkled with camaraderie added a perfect blend of excitement to my cherished memories.

What advice would you have for new PRIME students and PRIME graduates?

As a PRIME alumnus, my advice for new PRIME students and graduates is to actively engage in networking with fellow undergraduates, as these connections can lead to lasting collaborations and friendships. Additionally, I recommend enthusiastically participating in hackathons to foster your problem-solving skills and gain practical experience. Lastly, don't forget to balance your academic pursuits with some well-deserved relaxation – attending parties and social events can provide a healthy break from your studies and help you build a well-rounded college experience.

Did you pursue a startup after the program? If yes, tell us about it.

After completing the program, I indeed embarked on a startup journey in the field of ed-tech. Our venture was centered around harnessing the power of AI to revolutionize online learning. With a clear vision, we aimed to tailor educational experiences through personalized AI-driven approaches, catering to each student's unique learning style and pace. This endeavor not only challenged us intellectually but also resonated with the ever-evolving landscape of education.