About us

Founded in 2000 by Dr.Romesh Wadhwani, the Foundations primary mission is economic acceleration in emerging economies. The Foundations is driving economic growth in India and other emerging economies through large-scale education led initiatives driving skill development and job creation. To achieve this the Foundations has launched five high impact education, training and research focused Initiatives in India that will lead to creation and fulfillment of 25 million jobs by 2020. [...]

Our Initiatives

Creating and supporting entrepreneurs
Skill development and vocational education
Employment of educated disabled in corporates
Data driven research for POLICY actions
Role model research centres


The quest for creating an Indian Silicon Valley persists – Dr. Ajay Kela to Outlook Magazine

Starting For Beginners
Less than 15 years back, if a group of 200 engineering students

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Founder & Chairman

Romesh is a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist with passion for wealth creation. After building three large scale successful companies in three decades, the last of which was sold for over $9 billion, Romesh founded the Wadhwani Foundations in 2000 to which he has committed to donate most of his wealth. He is also a member of the Gates Buffet Giving Pledge. Romesh envisioned high impact social change in emerging economies through sustained economic acceleration. This vision led to the launch of Wadhwani Foundations five Initiatives through which the Foundations drives large scale job creation and skill development in multiple countries. [...]

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