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About NEN


The National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) is Wadhwani Foundation's flagship initiative in India. It was established in 2003 with a mission to inspire, educate and support high potential entrepreneurs while driving entrepreneurship as a catalyst to create millions of high-value jobs. NEN does this by building institutional capacity for entrepreneur support and a robust entrepreneurial eco-system. It was co-founded with IIT Bombay, IIM Ahmedabad, BITS Pilani, SP Jain Institute of Management and Research and the Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology.

NEN Programs


For Capacity Building
Content and Curricula
Faculty and Mentor Development
Consultancy for Advanced Infrastructure
Experts Bureau and Networking
National Platforms

For Entrepreneurs
Knowledge and Skills-Building
Experts Bureau and Networking
National Platforms
Online Entrepreneur Academy

NEN's Approach

NEN aims to create impact at scale in a sustainable manner. Its model for entrepreneurship development rests primarily on a partnership approach, through which it

  1. Builds institutional capacity for creating entrepreneurs: developing and inspiring a pool of aspiring entrepreneurs at more than 450 academic institutes; enabling access to leadership and skills-building programs; providing access to expert, mentor and capital networks


NEN achieves this primarily by:

  1. Building content, curriculum and pedagogy for entrepreneur education and support
  2. Developing and training a premium network of educators and mentors
  3. Expanding entrepreneurs' access to capital, technology and expert networks