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Wadhwani Entrepreneur

Inspiring, educating, and enabling thousands of startup entrepreneurs

NEN Think Startup

A workshop series which simulates the startup journey in just 14 hours through 9 interactive online sessions spread over a period of 8 weeks.

Student Eligibility

  • Interested in developing an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Interested in understanding the journey from idea to startup
  • Interested in launching a startup

Program Structure

  • Fireside discussions, entrepreneur case stories
  • Mentoring and access to rich learning resources, tools and frameworks
  • Driven by master facilitators (entrepreneur/startup mentor/investor)
  • Real-life case studies and interviews with successful founders
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WE Inspire

NEN Ignite

Empowers and activates thousands of professionals, post-college, college and pre-college students by teaching them the why, when and how to do a startup through case-study-based experiential education.

Student Eligibility

  • Those in later years of the graduate program and post-graduate students
  • With a validated idea and planning to launch a venture with an investable pitch deck

Program Structure

  • A 14 weeks’ journey with 3 sessions per week conducted by the partner institution or NEN faculty
    • Session 1: Case discussion facilitated by faculty
    • Session 2: Masterclass (live or recorded) followed by class discussion facilitated by an experienced entrepreneur
    • Session 3: Open Office with faculty, mentors, and peers for students to review the application of the frameworks and learning to their practice ventures
  • Students elect to submit their ventures for Jury Certification
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Wadhwani-NEN

NEN Liftoff

Helps early-stage startups to create a compelling venture story for investor pitch aimed at various grants/startup schemes/pre-seed capital under the guidance of consultants & mentors by improving their business strategy, organization, customer acquisition, brand visibility, product roadmap & GTM strategy, and computing the venture’s valuation to develop a funding plan.

Eligibility

  • Registered startups with a scalable idea
  • Having a committed full-time team
  • With a 6 months’ runway

Program Structure

A 14 weeks’ structured journey facilitated by Wadhwani Faculty, Program Managers, and Mentor Support focused on an outside-in theme of customers, competition, and investors.

  • Goal setting​
  • Two weekly Sprint Sessions​
  • Pitch sessions every 4th week
  • Masterclasses​
  • Peer-to-peer discussion​s
  • Platform support
  • Refined startup pitch
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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