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Wadhwani Foundation’s flagship initiative, National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) is launched in Indonesia to provide a systematic and structured strategy towards building an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country. Over the last decade, NEN has demonstrated a highly successful model that promotes entrepreneurship through both creating and supporting entrepreneurs, and facilitating job creation in the process. With a network of over 600 colleges, 4000 mentors and 3200 faculty, NEN has resulted in 2,000 new startups and is now tracking 1,500+ new companies each year.

The scalable model of NEN, its resources and IP are contextualized for emerging economies like Indonesia and deployment of these will facilitate development of entrepreneurship. Currently most of the entrepreneurship development programs in Indonesia are directed towards High Networth Entrepreneurs and NEN’s capacity building model which starts at the university level will help build a pipeline for entrepreneurship in Indonesia, and hence a sustainable and robust ecosystem.

NEN has partnered with Business Innovation Centre (BIC), Jakarta for bringing together the right stakeholders in Indonesia including the government, academic institutions, entrepreneurs and associations to enhance the resources and connectedness of the eco-system. BIC is an institution established by the Ministry of Research and Technology to bridge the innovation process contained in Academics, Business and Government (ABG). BIC’s expansive network and Wadhwani Foundation’s technology platforms will help scale support for aspiring and new entrepreneurs and open up new channels of communication within the community (students, entrepreneurs, educators, mentors and investors) to drive innovative and entrepreneurial projects in Indonesia.

Wadhwani Foundation has already run a couple of programs which have engaged more than 15 universities from across Indonesia with participants including more than 30 student faculty and over 50 senior members of the entrepreneur community. NEN has formalized a plan for a full bouquet of training programs to advance early stage entrepreneurs that are working within the incubators and with entrepreneur organizations. Professionals, entrepreneurs and advanced level educators are signing up for ‘WF Coaches training program’ that is scheduled in India the middle of March - 2015 in Delhi, which will include participants from Malaysia and Pakistan as well.

Wadhwani Foundation hopes to play a key role in contributing to the economic growth of Indonesia and together with BIC has an objective to increase the number of entrepreneurs in Indonesia from 500,000 to 5 million.

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NEN has developed rich resources for students, faculty, entrepreneurs, mentors and institutions over a decade. All tailor-made to suit the needs of each category. For further details click on links below in each category.

Students

1. Workshop – Student Entrepreneur
2. Workshop – NEN E Leader Development Program
3. Videos on Entrepreneurship: For Aspiring Entrepreneurs
4. Platforms – TATA First Dot Powered by NEN
5. Platforms – Entrepreneurship Week India
6. Platforms – Entrepreneur Academy
7. Webinars, Bootcamps, Mentoring Clinics, Events

Entrepreneurs

1. Mentoring Clinics
2. Webinars
3. Network Forums – Access to Industry and Expert Networks
4. Dedicated Programs – Dream to Destination
5. Dedicated Programs – NEN-SAP Emerging Entrepreneur Mentoring Program
6. Courses
7. Platforms – Entrepreneur Academy

Faculty

1. Online Education Platforms – Webinars
2. Online Education Platforms – Clinics
3. Courses   
4. Platforms

Mentors

1. Training
2. Network Forums – Join the NEN Mentor Network
3. Access to Qualified Mentees
4. Tools and Framework for Structured Mentoring Engagement
5. Mentor Development Programs

Institutions

1. Consulting Support – Developing Advanced Infrastructure : Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centres
2. Consulting Support – Developing Mentoring Units
3. Faculty Development
4. Impact Measurement : InCapMe (Institutional Capacity Measurement System)
5. Consulting Support – Incubator Support
6. Platforms – Entrepreneurship Education Conclave and Awards

Publications

1. How to launch a campus company program - A how to guide
2. Faculty development course portfolio: Building world class entrepreneurship educators and mentors
3. An NEN White Paper - Guidelines for Metrics and Milestones for Successful Incubator Development
4. Success Stories
5. Student venture mentoring unit - A how to guide

Wadhwani Foundation has expanded its global footprint through foray into Indonesia in collaboration with Business Innovation Center (BIC), the Jakarta based innovation intermediary at the forefront of promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in core sectors of academia, business and government. This expansion is in line with the Foundation’s objective of creating impact opportunities in emerging economies through entrepreneurship development as a key tool for sustainable job creation. The Foundation seeks to enhance the entrepreneurial capacity in Indonesia, with an intent to have a multiplier effect on job creation and growth of Indonesian economy. NEN and BIC together hope to contribute towards increasing the number of entrepreneurs in Indonesia from 500,000 to five million.

Dr. Ajay Kela, President and CEO, Wadhwani Foundation:
“Wadhwani Foundation for over a decade has pursued its mission of economic development in emerging economies by creating millions of jobs through promoting entrepreneurial and employment skills and driving policy changes to jump-start economic opportunities. I am confident that this will greatly enhance the entrepreneurial opportunities in Indonesia. We hope that by sharing our IP, resources and experiences; and forging strong and deep partnerships we will play a key role in contributing to the economic growth of Indonesia”.

NEN’s substantial repository of resources, rich experiential content and its scientific approach towards building a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem will be leveraged with the operation assistance of BIC to support entrepreneurs and their development through various methods which include workshops, webinars, and courses.

Wadhwani Foundation has already run a couple of programs which have engaged more than 15 universities from across Indonesia. 30 student faculty with a mandate to run programs including course in technology entrepreneurship participated in WF 3 day training program on ‘Building Technology Ventures’. More than 30 Student E Leaders from 6 Jakarta universities participated in a training program to start their own Entrepreneurship clubs on campus. Over 50 senior members of the entrepreneur community including 3 deputy ministers from the Government of Indonesia participated and extended their support to NEN Indonesia.

Going forward, NEN has formalized plan for a full bouquet of training programs to advance early stage entrepreneurs that are working within the incubators and with entrepreneur organizations. These will be organized starting the end of March and will go on into April. Additionally, professionals, entrepreneurs and advanced level educators are signing up for ‘WF Coaches training program’ that is scheduled in India the middle of March - 2015 in Delhi, which will include participants from Malaysia and Pakistan in this program as well.

Kristanto Santosa, Executive Director, Business Innovation Centre, Jakarta:
“The advent of Wadhwani Foundation’s National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) in Indonesia and its partnership with BIC will consolidate our fragmented efforts by leveraging NEN’s experience and resources to build a robust and vibrant eco-system. NEN brings immense value derived from a decade-long experience in creating an entrepreneur eco-system in academia, developing an exhaustive knowledge bank and supporting emerging entrepreneurs across a vast network of educators, mentors, investors and organizations.”

A robust entrepreneurial ecosystem will open up new channels of communication within the community to drive innovative and entrepreneurial projects in Indonesia. The ecosystem includes students and entrepreneurs who will be supported by a growing network of educators, mentors, and investors along with the steady introduction of a host of programs, resources, and policies to enhance their learning and progress.

Sunita Singh, Co-Founder NEN and Vice President, Wadhwani Foundation:
“One of the salient features of NEN’s resources and IP is that they are contextualized for emerging economies and deployment of these is critical to scaling our efforts and impact across the globe. At the same time in each nation we have the opportunity to develop more nuanced approaches and content which increases the effectiveness of the Wadhwani Foundation’s work with entrepreneurs. Our partnership with BIC will enable us to bring together the right stakeholders in Indonesia including the government, academic institutions, entrepreneurs and associations to enhance the resources and connectedness of the eco-system.”

The Wadhwani Foundation Entrepreneur Coaches Program is designed to develop individuals including entrepreneurship faculty, entrepreneurs, professionals and investors to coach existing entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneur coaches have an ability to train entrepreneurs in relevant areas of leadership, functional areas of enterprise development and to tackle entrepreneurial challenges that entrepreneurs face in their day to day running of business. Coaches also have advanced mentoring skills with the ability to work with the entrepreneur to identify critical areas of challenges and devise solutions and plans to overcome them effectively. Over a period of time coaches may become specialized to advance businesses in different sectors.

The WF Entrepreneur Coaches program provides its participants input in concepts, frameworks, tools, and delivery methodologies in training and mentoring entrepreneurs. Additionally, it provides content frameworks, and best practices relevant to emerging economies to enable coaches to design training programs for entrepreneurs in their countries.

The WF Entrepreneur Coaches program uses class-room based interactive sessions, field exercises, engagement with entrepreneurs, live cases, panel discussions and interviews to advance the knowledge, skill of participants to enable them to be effective Coaches. Find out more about the program here. (http://nenglobal.org/what-we-do/entrepreneur-support/wadhwani-foundation-entrepreneur-coach-development-program)

Wadhwani Foundation has ran 2 programs engaging 15 universities from around Indonesia:

1. 30 senior faculty members from 15 universities with a mandate to run programs including course in technology entrepreneurship participated in WF 3 day training program on ‘Building Technology Ventures’. The feedback was immense and with a very full and active participation. The faculty are expecting to go back and use the learning and the content to run courses in their own campuses. Institutes have also begun enrolling in formal membership with NEN Indonesia

2. 30+ Student E Leaders from 6 Jakarta universities participated in a training program to start their own Entrepreneurship Clubs on campus

3. 50+ senior members of the entrepreneur community including 3 deputy ministers from the Government of Indonesia including from RISTEK (Science & Technology Ministry) and Ministry of SME and Co-operatives (core ministry for entrepreneurship and advancement of small and growing businesses) participated and expressed support to NEN Indonesia. Other participants included heads of entrepreneur and innovation organizations, heads of universities, First Secretary of the Indian Embassy and members of the press

Going forward, NEN has formalized plan for a full bouquet of training programs to advance early stage entrepreneurs that are working within the incubators (non-university) and also with entrepreneur organizations. These will be organized starting the end of March and will go on into April.

Additionally, professionals, entrepreneurs and advanced level educators are signing up for ‘WF Coaches training program’ that is scheduled in India the middle of March - 2015 in Delhi. There will be participants from Malaysia and Pakistan in this program as well.

Wadhwani Foundation has already run a couple of programs which have engaged more than 15 universities from across Indonesia. 30 student faculty with a mandate to run programs including course in technology entrepreneurship participated in WF 3 day training program on ‘Building Technology Ventures’. More than 30 Student E Leaders from 6 Jakarta universities participated in a training program to start their own Entrepreneurship clubs on campus. Over 50 senior members of the entrepreneur community including 3 deputy ministers from the Government of Indonesia participated and extended their support to NEN Indonesia.

Going forward, NEN has formalized plan for a full bouquet of training programs to advance early stage entrepreneurs that are working within the incubators and with entrepreneur organizations. These will be organized starting the end of March and will go on into April. Additionally, professionals, entrepreneurs and advanced level educators are signing up for ‘WF Coaches training program’ that is scheduled in India the middle of March - 2015 in Delhi, which will include participants from Malaysia and Pakistan in this program as well.