Our Initiative

Wadhwani Entrepreneur

Inspiring, educating, and enabling startup entrepreneurs

Wadhwani Venture Fastrack

Wadhwani Venture Fastrack (VFT) maximizes success rate of early-stage startups.

  • A structured program to fast-track & scale global startups/entrepreneurs with skills, knowledge, connections, content and tools
  • VFT Labs: Content, technology and programmatic offerings delivered directly to early & growth-stage startups
  • VFT Network: Builds capacity of Incubator/Accelerators teams to enhance startup success via VFT Platform
  • AI-enabled Wadhwani Technology Platform for on-demand customized access to knowledge resources, and mentor/expert/customer connects
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Wadhwani NEN

Wadhwani NEN empowers students with knowledge and skills to create high-potential startups.

  • College Program for students with 360-degree transformation and real-world learning
  • Enabling knowledge and skills through Courses and Startup Labs in Colleges to create HiPOs
  • Wadhwani curriculum with emphasis on ‘Do’ pedagogy through videos, activities and assignments, and PV pitches
  • Practice Ventures (PVs) as the seed of entrepreneurship and job creation by fostering venture creation right at the college-level
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Wadhwani Inspire

Establishing a culture of entrepreneurship at a national level.

  • Evangelizing entrepreneurship
  • Inspiring the best and the brightest to consider entrepreneurship as a first/alternate career choice

Wadhwani Entrepreneur Network

  • Incubators
  • Accelerators
  • Mentors
  • Colleges
  • Faculty
  • TV Network / Streaming Media

Wadhwani Catalyst Fund

An emerging market-focused impact fund amplifying economic and jobs impact through scaling global third-party efforts.

  • Catalysing growth and scaling job creation through catalytic capital, and Wadhwani ecosystem support viz. project management, technology and content.
  • Funding Criteria:
    • Qualified non-profits that are led by strong leaders with a clear vision and execution capability in scaling job creation by 5-10x
    • For-profit companies with a robust and scalable business model, where revenue growth drives exponential job growth, and our investment can attract 5x -10x investment
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Wadhwani Catalyst

Wadhwani Academy

Providing high-quality, application-oriented content and training to support Wadhwani Foundation’s Initiatives.

  • Deeply researched learning & content assets, tools and templates, and online consulting for Wadhwani stakeholders
  • Case studies, masterclasses, example scenarios, and skills training on a digital platform for a wide range of consumers via a self-service model
  • Knowledge and application-oriented modules on educational segments to improve future skills, foster entrepreneurship, and create new businesses
  • Comprehensive transformation paths with structured methodologies, dashboards, and solutions for managing businesses on a long-term basis
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Wadhwani Global University

Creating a personalized learning platform for Wadhwani beneficiaries and intermediaries.

Beneficiaries’ Development Programs

  • Clarity of concepts and contextual linkages with real-life situations
  • Cloud and mobile based platform for learning-delivery
  • Processes for better learning experience viz. assessments, assignments etc.
  • Proficiency in experiential pedagogy, in a blended learning environment

Intermediary Developmental Programs

Be a Mentor, Be an Angel Investor, Manage Your Incubator/Accelerator, Be an Entrepreneur Faculty, Innovation and Leadership, Micro-Masters Series


Wadhwani Knowledge & Technology Platform

  • AI-enabled technology platform
  • Powering Wadhwani digital products through a microservices based architecture
  • A key enabler for scaling the Wadhwani Initiatives through mobile and web products focused on user experience and personalization
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A.S.K. Chaitanya Reddy / Srinivas MadhavamCo-founders, VDeliver

The key learning from Wadhwani Foundation is how should we see a problem with different perspectives. As a result, we expect to revolutionize what last mile logistics can do

Pranav PanpaliaFounder, Workly

WEC helped me transform from a student into an entrepreneur with practical knowledge. It gave me a chance to step into other’s shoes and experience entrepreneurship real-time

Anusha K P / Muralidhar NayakCo-Founders, Paymatrix

The one-on-one mentoring sessions helped us to identify channels and crack some key partnerships

Eshwar VikasCo-founder, Mukunda Foods

WEC is a primary school for entrepreneurs. The learning I got from WEC mentoring sessions is useful even today and foundations of Mukunda Foods is based on these learnings