MIDAS is an institute where one can envision startup ideas coming to life. The institution provides the essential ingredients of startup mentorship, incubation and a product/business development centre under one roof. This approach ensures the holistic growth of an individual into a successful entrepreneur and also equips them better to solve daily business challenges whilst avoiding common startup mistakes. The courses are inspired by international research and specifically designed to suit the needs of budding entrepreneurs & individuals with family business.
MIDAS is an eco-system for dynamic and aspirational individuals who view education as a path to creating better lives, not just for themselves but for society on the whole. MIDAS philosophy is reflective of its core values and principals as below:
We create entrepreneurs. Our vision is to reach out to every dreamer who wants to make a difference and leave a mark on this wonderful journey called life. Further we believe in challenging the status quo by using the path breaking and unique framework of coaching methodology. At MIDAS we bridge the gap between dreams and reality.
MissionWe are in the business of coaching entrepreneurs, we coach students and existing businesses by innovating and designing products, services, and processes. At MIDAs we challenge the status quo constantly by using the four crucibles of Innovation, Creativity, Critical Thinking and Incubation.
Prof. Parag Shah, Chief Mentor, MIDAS
As a Chief Strategy Coach, Prof. Parag Shah has a distinguished leadership style exhibited through his hybrid coaching method not just apt for the business, but also the entrepreneur running it. Prof. Shah works on the entrepreneurs’ ability and intrinsic talents to create the best ways of running his or her business. He has successful mentored and coached SME and corporate setup business owners, charting their way from a small time business to creating a visionary entrepreneur.
Prof. Parag Shah’s inspiring journey is documented in the form of a book called ‘Antarprerna’ where he reaches out to everyone to ‘Dream Big, Dare to Fail’.
Prof. Parag Shah is an entrepreneur by profession but an educationist at heart. He was the Founding Chairman of FLAME University which was India’s first Liberal Arts University. He traveled the world to culminate all his learnings and various forms of teachings available in this liberal arts format, partnering with the best institutes and faculties.
Critical Thinking, Creativity, Effectuation and Innovation are the key areas Prof. Parag Shah teaches and promotes through his form of education. These facets of education are now practiced by him as a Chief Mentor of MIDAS (Management, Innovation, Design, Arts & Social Sciences), an institute dedicated towards creating entrepreneurs. Prof. Parag Shah has won accolades for his work in education like being awarded the ‘Visionary Leadership Award’ by DNA Group, being on the jury of International Innovation Centres, being awarded the ‘Icon of Education’ by Minister of Education, Maharashtra and winning the ‘Business Acharya of the Year 2016″ by Entrepreneur Magazine. His TEDx talk is nothing short of a preview to his passion of igniting minds and energy towards creating something new everyday.
Prof. Parag Shah is a serial entrepreneur who started off with a chain of Photo Finishing Labs called SNAP, was India’s biggest distributor for Nestle Vending Machines, is a pioneer in real estate industry with close to 100mn sft being worked upon through his partnership with the Oxford Group in Pune, where he is also the MD of the award winning Californian style Oxford Golf Course.
Prof. Parag Shah has a dream of making 10,000 entrepreneurs who would thereby contribute to the livelihood of crores of people. He wants to empower young men and women to not just survive but thrive in their work and their lives. His dream is a result of his passion towards interacting with people and enabling them to become masters of their decisions, their lives.
Giving wings to an entrepreneur comes with great responsibility. At MIDAS we have curated the ideal eco-system with the Coaches being the air beneath every aspiring and established entrepreneurs wings to make them fly! The "Student to Founder" pathway at MIDAS enables every aspiring entrepreneur to turn his dreams into a reality. We know and believe that a mere idea is nothing by itself unless executed and brought to life. The emphasis is always to ideate, execute and launch in the real world at the earliest to begin business in totality. While undertaking my Masters in Entrepreneurship from Nottingham University, UK, I realized the big gap in India's higher education system – the lack of formal training to become an entrepreneur. Starting one's business requires proper direction, skill-set and a market to grow. While India is popularly thriving with job seekers, we at MIDAS create job enablers.
Welcome to MIDAS where Magic is just not a word, but the very essence of how we make you feel.