Dineout, the Indian dining out and restaurant tech platform, has launched ‘Dineout Techpreneurs’, an initiative aimed at training and mentoring software engineers to become future business leaders. The programme will provide an opportunity to candidates from a software engineering background to work in Dineout’s fast-paced environment, gain exposure to the business side of the brand’s technology, receive guidance on MBA applications, such as GMAT/CAT tips, application essay reviews, interview practice, and so on, and intern in product management roles before they get admitted to a business school of their choice. Interested candidates may apply at http://bit.ly/applyDineoutMBA
This programme will offer B-school aspirants a chance to shadow and partner with product managers to convert their innovative ideas into actual product features and come up with solutions for real-life problems in business. They will receive guidance, mentorship and recommendations from engineering heads, product leaders, and even the Company’s founders before they begin their MBA course. Once they get admission, they will undergo a 6-8 week pre-MBA product management internship at Dineout, before joining the B-school. This internship will set them apart from the other students while applying for internships or full-time roles post their course.
Amit Bhatnagar, chief product officer – Dineout reveals that the Company realised, “that a large number of bright young techies aspiring to transition into product management or business roles in tech companies lack the critical edge of building real products that support rapid business growth.” Therefore, Dineout’s “dynamic mentor panel” will “help these sharp young minds grasp the tenets of product management, such as first principles problem-solving, customer-focus, data-driven decisions, and stakeholder management” that can be applied in their careers.