Creating Jobs. Changing Lives

 

Wadhwani Foundation

High-value job creation through entrepreneurship,
innovation and skills development

 

Global footprint across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the US

About Us

Wadhwani Foundation is a not-for-profit with the primary mission of accelerating economic development by driving job creation in India and other emerging economies, and in the US, through large-scale initiatives in entrepreneurship, small business growth, innovation, and skilling. Founded in 2000 by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dr Romesh Wadhwani, today, the Foundation is scaling impact in 20 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the US, through technology, networks and partnerships.

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Our Initiative

Wadhwani Advantage (WA)

Empowers thousands of small and medium size businesses with capabilities to maximize their growth potential through a knowledge and network resources-led transformation.

  • Diagnosing, recommending and implementing transformative actions, to accelerate SMB growth and transform their ecosystems
  • 'Do-It-Yourself (DIY)’ Model (Revenue between $1-50 Mn)
  • Assisted Model for SMBs (Revenue > $10M)

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Wadhwani Entrepreneur (WE)

Inspires, educates, and enables startup entrepreneurs.

  • WE Inspire: Entrepreneurship-led content creation and distribution
  • WE NEN: Empowers students with ‘why, when and how’ to do startups
  • WE Liftoff: Enabling startups to get seed capital > 100K
  • WE VFT: Enabling startups to get Institutional Funding ($250K-1M)
  • WE Champs: Awards and Mentoring program in Silicon Valley

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Wadhwani Entrepreneur (WE)

Inspires, educates, and enables startup entrepreneurs.

  • WE Inspire: Entrepreneurship-led content creation and distribution
  • WE NEN: Empowers students with ‘why, when and how’ to do startups
  • WE Liftoff: Enabling startups to get seed capital
  • WE VFT: Enabling startups to become investment ready
  • WE Champs: Awards and Mentoring program in Silicon Valley

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Wadhwani Opportunity (WO)

Equipping job-seeking students with 21st century employability skills.

  • Focused on ‘Job Ready’ and ‘Job Rise’ skills
  • 700+ hrs of mobile, employer & video-centric, multilingual, scenario & case study based global content on Wadhwani LMS platform
  • Integrated skilling with shop-floor training for vocational careers

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Wadhwani Institute of Technology and Policy (WITP)

Bridging the Gap between Policy and Technology.

  • Helping the Indian government and bureaucracy in becoming world leaders in leveraging technology for public good
  • Focused on empowering and arming Government officials, and policy makers with case-based knowledge of emerging technologies for policy making, policy implementation and policy outcomes measurement

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Wadhwani Community College

Enabling digital transformation of Community Colleges in US.

  • US-based digital counselling, skilling, and placement platform for enabling digital transformation of Community Colleges to skill and place students in jobs of the future
  • In partnership with US Community Colleges and employers for program design and delivery, learner placement, apprenticeship, and progression
  • Short-term (3-12 months) jobs-focused programs

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Wadhwani Innovate (WI)

Funds large-scale innovation in academia and industry through Wadhwani Research Centers.

  • Biotechnology : Wadhwani Research Centre for Biotechnology at IIT Bombay
  • Electronics Education : Wadhwani Electronics Laboratory at IIT Bombay
  • Neuroscience and Cardiomyopathies: Shanta Wadhwani Center for Cardiac and Neural Research (SWCCNR) at NCBS ,Bangalore

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Wadhwani Innovate (WI)

Funds large-scale innovation in academia and industry through Wadhwani Research Centers.

  • Biotechnology : Wadhwani Research Centre for Biotechnology at IIT Bombay
  • Electronics Education : Wadhwani Electronics Laboratory at IIT Bombay
  • Neuroscience and Cardiomyopathies: Shanta Wadhwani Center for Cardiac and Neural Research (SWCCNR) at NCBS ,Bangalore

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Changing Lives

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Prestigious Padma Shri award for Romesh Wadhwani

Govt. of India announced on 25.01.2020 that Romesh Wadhwani, Founder and Chairman, Wadhwani Foundation and Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Symphony AI is being conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri…
True generosity is about changing the lives of others. I chose to create a Foundation focused on accelerating job creation – Dr. Romesh Wadhwani
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True generosity is about changing the lives of others. I chose to create a Foundation focused on accelerating job creation – Dr. Romesh Wadhwani

Dr. Wadhwani addressed the Diamond Jubilee convocation of IIT Bombay after receiving the Doctor of Science degree (Honoris Causa) in the presence of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra…
Dr. Wadhwani has devoted his life to connecting technology with social welfare needs – Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi
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Dr. Wadhwani has devoted his life to connecting technology with social welfare needs – Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi

The Prime Minister was speaking on the occasion of IIT Bombay’s 56th convocation (Diamond Jubilee Year) on 11.08.2018 where Dr. Wadhwani was conferred the prestigious degree of Doctor of Science…