Offered through a network of mentor advisors, consultants & coaches

Wadhwani Advantage is an invitation-only program for small businesses with annual revenue of $1-50 Mn and employees of 30-1000. It offers strategic, advisory and execution support through a large partnership network of mentor advisors, consultants and coaches. The goal is to set small business entrepreneurs on a hyper-growth path by helping them scale their revenues by 2-10x in 3-5 years. In the process, the program aligns to the Foundation’s goals of creating high-value jobs that can at least support a family of four.

The program has a stringent 30-day selection process followed by 1-12 months of deep engagement. Additionally, it offers up to three years of hand-holding support enabled through our Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled technology platform.

The Wadhwani Foundation takes no equity and does not charge any fees from participating businesses. Customized transformation programs or sessions with mentors are available at a subsidized charge to the small business owners.

Selection Criteria

  • Growth-oriented companies with revenues between INR 5 Crore (~US$1Mn) to INR 350 Crore (~US$50Mn)
  • Businesses in High Value Job Creating Sectors

Cohort Speak


Wadhwani program made me an entrepreneur from manufacturer

Sandeep ParvatikarCo-founder & CEO, Unnathi Technologies

If Wadhwani Foundation was not there, we would not have `Accelerated'. It would have taken us 3-years instead of 3-months to make the changes

Dr Ramnath BabuCo-founder & Director, SpOvum Technologies Private Limited (RoboICSI)

I learnt how to pitch to a VC. Earlier pitches used to look like emotional appeal for money

Ravi BulusuFounder, CEO, Enmovil

Wadhwani Advantage is an excellent program. The biggest positive is the connect with experts. I will highly recommend this program to fellow entrepreneurs.

Vikas LachhwaniFounder & CEO, MCaffeine

We at Vaave found it tough to achieve 5% month-on-month growth. Now we will touch 6.5% by year end. Thank you Wadhwani Advantage Program!

Paresh MasadeFounder & Managing Director, Vaave

We always had a growth plan but never put it in such a structured way. Biggest impact was how much introspection we did

Deepak PintoFounder, CEO, Zenith Precision, Bengaluru

After running the business for four years, we just focused on a single process and solution. But, time spent on one-on-one sessions and the traction models that Wadhwani Foundation asked us to try out gave us a different perspective. As a result, through ‘Staytions’ we expect to revolutionize what last mile logistics can do.

CEO & Co-founderIndustry 4.0 start-up from Pune

Wadhwani Foundation's Advantage accelerator program has helped PROSOC to reach out to many new marketing and business development leads. The support for promoting DESKIT helped us to close the orders from few major CSR and Government funding partners. At the start of the program, DESKIT was reaching out 1,000 students on an average per month. After three months of the program, due to deep networking support, the average has tripled to 3,000 per month, and a prospective pipeline of around 2 lakh DESKIT orders. All due to the fantastic networking support provided by Wadhwani Foundation.

SME Founder-CEO Auto Component Machining Industry Sector from Peenya, Bangalore

Wadhwani Advantage has been instrumental in setting up processes and creating frameworks for us. The mentor support we received helped us address our branding challenges.

Maulick MistryCEO & Co-founder, Mojo Bars

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