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Wadhwani Entrepreneur
Igniting entrepreneurship across emerging economies to create jobs
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Wadhwani NEN
Experiential and practice-based program in entrepreneurship
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Wadhwani NEN
Empowering students and aspiring entrepreneurs with knowledge and skills to create high-potential startups


Wadhwani Entrepreneur (WE)

Inspires, educates, and enables thousands of startup entrepreneurs.

  • WE NEN: Empowering students with ‘why, when and how’ to do startups
  • WE Liftoff: Enabling startups to get seed capital
  • WE Champs: Awards and mentoring program
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Our Programs

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NEN empowers professionals, post-college, college and pre-college students with knowledge and skills to create high-potential startups.

WE Liftoff
WE Liftoff

Enabling thousands of startups to get seed capital.

WE Champs
WE Champs

An awards and mentoring program.


Enables startups to enhance their investment readiness.

Our Experience

We have worked across the globe to build, grow, and nurture exceptional ideas and venturs.

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Incubator Leaders trained
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Years of Startup Ecosystem experience
Real Commercial Ventures launched
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Startups supported
Faculties trained
Ventures certified by Global Jury
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Ventures created
Students registered


NEN Beneficiaries

"The Wadhwani NEN Boot Camp gave us two key learnings --building a startup pitch deck and presenting sophisticated topics in a short & simple manner"
Shailesh Kumar Sahu
Student Venture: DAWN, IIT Kharagpur
“The entrepreneurial boot camp by Wadhwani NEN turned out to be a starting point of my journey as an entrepreneur and helped me transform my idea into a real venture”
Sukesh JR
CEO & Co-Founder, Chef@Home
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“WF NEN program is being offered to all students as a free package to enhance their abilities and to become self-reliant at the close of their campus life.”
Prof. Stanley Waudo
The Vice Chancellor - Mount Kenya University
“Given the magnitude of resources, networks and wisdom that the Wadhwani VFT brings to the table, there is a lot that can be accomplished in creating and scaling startups”
Ravi Narayan
CEO, T-Hub
“Wadhwani VFT provides growth companies with mentoring and network support in hiring senior talent, acquiring customers, going international, raising private equity or going public.”
Samir Kumar
MD & General Partner,
Inventus India
“The AI-led technology platform of the Wadhwani VFT program facilitates collaboration with peers and investors. Also, the quality of mentors that VFT has on-board is a huge asset.”
Ish Anand
Investor, Founder CEO, Mentor

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Apply Now to Wadhwani Entrepreneur Programs

If you have a validated idea, then you can apply to the NEN IGNITE program

Are you looking to fine-tune strategy, organization & performance to get seed capital? You can apply to the WE Liftoff program

If you have a well-developed MVP, a small team and demonstrated customer traction, then check-out your full eligibility for the WE VFT program here

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If you have a validated idea, then you can apply to the NEN IGNITE program


Are you looking to fine-tune strategy, organization & performance to get seed capital? You can apply to the WE Liftoff program.

Here is what we mean by a Validated Idea:

  • You have identified a ‘customer type’ that you are dealing with.
  • You have identified a problem that is critical for the that customer type
  • You have validated this problem with a ‘sizable’ set of customers so you know that it is a ‘real problem’
  • Your research and customer discussions shows that There is a large enough number of customers that are looking for a solution to this particular problem, and the venture can be financially viable and feasible
  • There are no apparent existing solutions or good enough solutions that are serving your customer type at this time for the problem
  • May have started working on a website/facebook/Instagram page to get customer reactions
  • May have worked on a prototype solution already
  • May have early traction with some customers