NextGen Program

Become a successful entrepreneur

The NEN Program christened as ‘NextGen’ is an experiential and immersive digital learning program (in English, Spanish, Portuguese & Arabic) providing skills, tools, and knowledge to transform ideas of youth into real ventures and become a successful entrepreneur.

The NEN NextGen program has designed customized entrepreneurship courses for two types of audiences:

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  • You may be in the early years of your graduate program
  • You have an idea you want to experiment with
  • You want to experience entrepreneurship and add the experience to your resume

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  • You may be in the later years of the graduate program, post graduate student, working professional or pre-incubatee
  • You have a validated idea and you want to launch your venture with an investible pitch deck

Program

Who is eligible for the NEN NextGen Program?

Young people with the willingness to learn and the vision to bring positive change to the world

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Early and advanced semester graduate program students, post-graduate students and working professionals

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A passionate team of 2 to 3 members

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An idea or an early-stage project to solve a meaningful problem

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Ready to take their first step as an entrepreneur

What do we look for in a team?

For being selected to the NEN NextGen Program teams should have the following attributes:

attitude

Aptitude & Attitude

We want empathetic, enthusiastic, bold, and committed participants that can conclude the program till the end.

leadership

Teamwork & Shared Leadership

Can their teams lead this project toward its goals? Do they have unique skills and experiences that will help them succeed?

experience

Purpose & Passion

We want people that can care deeply about meaningful issues and their communities.

balance

Resilience

Demonstrate how they foresee challenges, and avoid or bounce back from them.

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Ability to Attract Resources

Show us that they can attract money, people, and other resources to their venture.

Program Benefits to Participants

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Intangible Rewards And Recognition

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Create a unique differentiator to showcase your startup journey
investment
Startup Internship Opportunities
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Validated MVP endorsed through a Global Jury
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Validated MVP endorsed through a Global Jury
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Pitching Opportunities
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Pitching Opportunities
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Global Community – Asia, Africa, LATAM
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Access to Mentors

Tangible Rewards And Recognition

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Shoutout on Social Media
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Payment Gateway Free Credit
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AWS Credit Worth $5000

Wadhwani Ignite

Intangible Rewards And Recognition

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Venture Launch in 10 Weeks​
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Access to Incubators / Accelerators​
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Validated Investor Pitch endorsed through a Global Jury
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Validated MVP endorsed through a Global Jury
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Pitching Opportunities
Pitching Opportunities to potential Investors​
Global Community – Asia, Africa, LATAM
Access to Mentors

Tangible Rewards And Recognition

certificate (1)
E Certificate
social-media (2)
Shoutout on Social Media
secure-payment (1)
Payment Gateway Free Credit
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AWS Credit Worth $5000

Tangible Rewards And Recognition

certificate (1)
E Certificate
social-media (2)
Shoutout on Social Media
secure-payment (1)
Payment Gateway Free Credit
aws-logo
AWS Credit Worth $5000

Wadhwani Activate

Tangible Rewards And Recognition

E Certificate
Shoutout on Social Media
Payment Gateway Free Credit
AWS Credit Worth $5000

Intangible Benefits

Create a unique differentiator to showcase your startup journey
Startup Internship Opportunities
Validated MVP endorsed through a Global Jury
Pitching Opportunities
Global Community – Asia, Africa, LATAM
Access to Mentors

Wadhwani Ignite

Tangible Rewards And Recognition

E Certificate
Shoutout on Social Media
Payment Gateway Free Credit
AWS Credit Worth $5000

Intangible Benefits

Venture Launch in 10 Weeks​
Access to Incubators / Accelerators​
Validated Investor Pitch endorsed through a Global Jury
Pitching Opportunities to potential Investors​
Global Community – Asia, Africa, LATAM
Access to Mentors

Details About the Program

Milestone 1: Explore

Week 1

Introduction

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Week 1

Empathize

Problem worth solving and assumptions validation

Week 2

Understand

Problem worth solving and assumptions validation

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Milestone 2: Discover

Week 3

Ideate

Product & lovable solution

Week 4

Generate

Competitive advantage

Week 5

Customise

Market validation

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Milestone 4: Activate & Ignite

Week 9

Launch

Skills for entrepreneurship

Milestone 3: Go-to-market

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Week 8

Enhance

Investability, legal

Week 7

Refine

Finance & Metrics

Tools

Business model & sustainability

Week 6

Test

Marketing sales & partnerships

Mode of Delivery

Masterclasses by marquee entrepreneurs and industry experts

Testimonials

Here is what we mean by a Validated Idea:

  • You have identified a problem that is critical for the customer to have a solution
  • You have validated this problem with a ‘sizable’ set of customers
  • There is a ‘considerable’ number of customers that are looking for this solution to make the venture financially viable and feasible
  • There are no apparent existing solutions which can solve the customer problem
  • May have started working on a website to showcase
  • May have worked on prototype
  • May have early traction