Our Initiative

Wadhwani Entrepreneur

Inspiring, educating, and enabling startup entrepreneurs

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

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
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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 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

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 Opportunity

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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Prof. Stanley Waudo,The Vice Chancellor - Mount Kenya University

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. Peter Wanderi,The MKU NEN Program Patron

I compliment WF for bringing the entrepreneurship program to MKU. This will enhance ability of students to fit into the market and enable them become their own bosses, thus creating jobs for future generations

Kahaso Mtana,Senior Consultant at Valley Business School

This WF NEN program is very relevant and timely for the African continent –unlocking minds of the African youth and critical towards mass job creation

Lucy Kibe,Team Leader, MKU Nairobi Campus

I am impressed by the marked improvement in the students’ attitude due to the WF NEN entrepreneurship course and I am looking forward to rolling out the program across the entire campus in the coming semester.

StudentMKU Nairobi Campus

Our confidence has grown among the peers and we look forward to becoming true entrepreneurs and business owners through this wonderful WF NEN program.

John Kamau,The CEO MKU Street Smarter E Cell

The WF NEN program has drawn students from across disciplines and moulded them into one team. Students are benefiting daily from entrepreneurship-led skills, never-before seen in the university. E Cell registration has grown as more students are keen to share ideas on business.