Inspiring, educating and enabling startup entrepreneurs

About NEN

Wadhwani Foundation’s National Entrepreneur Network (NEN) runs a practitioner’s course on entrepreneurship for master’s and graduating students, and professionals.

The students and professionals are encouraged to start a Practice Venture (PV) where they implement what they learn in theory, thus empowering them with real-world entrepreneurship skills through:

  • Foundational Course
  • Advanced Course
  • NextGen Program

We strongly believe that entrepreneurship is a life skill encouraging intrapreneurship, driving long-term entrepreneurship and enhancing job prospects.

Students from India, Philippines, Indonesia, Egypt, South-East-West Africa and Latin America are currently taking NEN courses.

Our Approach

Learning by doing

Video-based learning

Lean methodology

'Practice venture' launch

Fortnightly entrepreneur sessions

Internships and Corporate Challenges

Global community building

Industry visits

Fortnightly entrepreneur sessions

Internships and Corporate Challenges

Global community building

About Wadhwani Foundation

Wadhwani Foundation’s primary mission is to accelerate economic development in emerging economies and drive high-value job creation through entrepreneurship, innovation and skills development. Founded in 2000 by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, today the Foundation is scaling impact in 25 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Romesh Wadhwani

Founder and Chairman

Leadership Team

Ajay Kela

President and CEO

Rajeev Warrier

Executive Vice President, Wadhwani Entrepreneur

Javier Campos

Executive Vice President,
Latin America

Sunita Singh

EVP, Wadhwani Foundation and Co-founder, NEN

Ajay Kela

President & CEO

Dr. Kela leads the Foundation’s initiatives globally and is driving its expansion across Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Rajeev Warrier

Senior Vice President - Special Projects

Rajeev is working towards enabling a vibrant Wadhwani Foundation Ecosystem Platform which will connect WF beneficiaries (across the WA, WE and WO Initiatives) to peers, mentors, experts, service providers, customers, and others.

Javier Campos

Managing Director, Latin America

Based in Mexico City, Javier heads the Foundation’s Latin American Operations.

Sunita Singh

EVP, Wadhwani Foundation and Co-founder, NEN

Sunita drives the Foundation’s global expansion.