Wadhwani Foundation (WF) was founded in 2003 by Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, a serial entrepreneur, Wadhwani Foundation (WF) is a global organization with its inception in the USA and with a primary mission of accelerating economic development in emerging economies. WF has launched and supports niche high impact initiatives in job creation and fulfillment in India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan and is now expanding its efforts to East African countries including Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania.
The Wadhwani Foundation has set out to solve these problems and to enable the education and SME ecosystem to function with higher relevance, support, knowledge and know-how so that thousands of young people can develop entrepreneurial skills able to leverage the opportunities in the region and SMEs get the necessary support and networks to grow their businesses competitively.
The Wadhwani Foundation (WF) works in three key ways in the different countries that it operates in:
i.Partnerships with educational institutes including Engineering and Management institutes and Colleges to provide entrepreneurship education as an integral part of the training, exposure and experience for the students, so that they are skilled entrepreneurially.
ii.Support Start-ups and SMEs through learning, connects and other resources for sustainability and growth.
iii.Develop city based entrepreneurship eco-systems with strong networks of mentors, investors, service providers and entrepreneur-peer groups that can support new start-ups and growing SMEs in those cities.