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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

About

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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WE NEN

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.
 
 

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WE VFT

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
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Real Commercial Ventures launched
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Startups supported
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Ventures certified by Global Jury
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Ventures certified by NEN
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Testimonials

NEN Beneficiaries

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"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
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“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
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“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
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“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
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“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

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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