Signing of MoU with National Entrepreneurship Network (Wadhwani Foundation) & Launch of Bootcamp Program for CHUNAUTI 1.0 Start-ups

august, 2021

2021wed25aug1:30 pm2:30 pmSigning of MoU with National Entrepreneurship Network (Wadhwani Foundation) & Launch of Bootcamp Program for CHUNAUTI 1.0 Start-ups1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Details

About this Event

STPI & STPINEXT have created a strong collaborative ecosystem and are continuously striving to enhance it for nurturing emerging tech startups into self-sustainable and market ready ventures. For addressing the diversified needs of the startups, STPI & STPINEXT have associated with various organization who excel in their functional areas.

In this endeavor, to further strengthen the ecosystem, STPINEXT is getting into an association with distinguished organization National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), an initiative of Wadhwani Foundation. The forthcoming support in terms of training, mentoring, bootcamp programs, etc. from NEN will be of immense value to STPI & STPINEXT’s startup community.

Wadhwani Foundation (WF) through NEN will be conducting 14-weeks bootcamp program “NextGen Ignite” for startups selected in CHUNAUTI 1.0. Under this program, startups will get business mentoring, development of investor ready pitch, global exposure, etc.

Speakers & Host

Dr. Omkar Rai
Director General, Software Technology Parks of India & Chairman, STPINEXT

Dr. Omkar Rai is Director General, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) which is the premier government organization working for the promotion of IT/ITES/ESDM industry in India. Dr. Rai has contributed immensely in repositioning STPI with focus on Innovation and dispersal of IT/ESDM industry beyond metros. He brings over 25 years of experience in IT/ESDM sector having unique distinction of working very closely with government and IT/ESDM industry. He has been instrumental in formulating an appropriate interface among Industry, Academia and IT/ESDM Industry. He is working for the formulation of Incubation program and Centres of Excellence (CoEs) for IT/ESDM sector to promote startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and software product creation in the country.

Shri Subodh Sachan
Director, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) – HQ, New Delhi

Shri Subodh Sachan, Director STPI Head Quarter and CEO of STPINEXT INITIATIVES, is heading pan-India startup initiatives of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) including establishment of domain specific Centres of Excellence in emerging technologies like IoT, AI, BlockChain, AR/VR etc. An IIT Roorkee and IIM Bangalore alumnus, is a senior professional from the Industry who has joined STPI as Director after working in the Industry at Global level in various capacities. He has worked in diversified areas of the technology industry, a major portion of which is into telecom & related fields. In particular, he has been part of start-ups in leadership role, right from inception to successful listing of the company (IPO). On the other side of the industry spectrum, he has also been part of senior management in MNCs and global telecom behemoths like Motorola and Nokia. He has successfully headed the Bangalore chapter of IIM Ahmedabad’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE).

Shri Rajeev Warrier
EVP Wadhwani Entrepreneur

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

Ms. Niharika Gaur
Associate Director – Wadhwani Entrepreneur

She manages the Learning Journeys for all global entrepreneurship faculty and vocational skills educators training them on Wadhwani Foundation Courses.

She began her career with Banking and Financial Services with HDFC Bank and HSBC being part of both Business Development and Risk Analysis. During this stint she worked extensively with small and medium enterprises analyzing their growth trajectories and funding requirements. The world of teaching and training has always held a certain lure for her and it was this “calling of the heart” and some providence that led to her to change course. She branched out into corporate training and instructional design with a startup for 6 years and helped them grow 5x in revenue through high-value deals and robust operational processes. During this time she was also invited by MBA colleges to conduct courses on Banking, Finance and Strategy, where she interacted extensively with young college students. Joining Wadhwani Foundation in its Global University team has opened up the digital learning world for her and every day she sees herself challenging the status quo and complacency.

Niharika is extremely passionate about virtual learning and making meaning connections in this increasingly digital world. She is instrumental getting educators upskilled on the Wadhwani Foundation Courses and deliver superior classrooms for their students.

Coming from the field of learning and development, where teaching took place in the physical classroom, she is determined to find new and innovative ways bridge the digital divide that separates teachers from their learners. She believes that learning today can happen on the go – anytime, anywhere and superior learning experiences can be created with careful thoughtful deliberation and relentless empathy with the learner.






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