Wadhwani Advantage – Manufacturing, the first-of-its-kind scalerator program in India, encourages, helps and motivates growth oriented small and medium enterprises towards an accelerator growth path.

We provide focused coaching and consulting on three growth levers of CUSTOMER (sales and marketing), CASH (financial management), and CAPACITY (business planning and organization performance). As part of the program, we’ll work with you individually to understand your challenges, requirements for growth and then help via brief workshops, 1:1 sessions with consultants, and by connecting you to the right advisors, industry leaders and customers.

Our growth consultants and advisors will work with participating business owners one-on-one to help achieve growth with a focus on meeting immediate business goals. NPS from the earlier cohort was 9.83 on a scale of 10.

The Wadhwani Foundation takes no equity and does not charge any fees from participating businesses. Also, 1:1 personalized sessions by consultants are independently available at a subsidized rate to the company business owner.

Structured Business

  • Strategic business development
  • Arrive at the right business goals of sales growth, profitability, financial structures and operations

Growth Consultants, Industry Leaders & Experts

  • Benefit from personal coaching and follow-ups
  • Connect with experts from specific functional areas like sales and marketing, finance, fund raise, process improvements.

Right Connections
at the Right Places

  • Advisor and mentors including industry leaders who have “been there, done that”
  • Curated and trusted ecosystem connects to strategic customers, service providers, financial experts and others
  • Global business connects in 12 countries

A new-age manufacturing unit, Nikit Engineers, had plenty of technical talent but its owners – father-son duo Niranjan Kumar and Pradeep Kumar faced the same issues that most SMEs in India face – cash flow, visibility, stagnation among others. They connected with NEN’s Growth Consultant Shridhar Lolla to address their challenges. A combination of the consultant’s interventions, and Pradeep and Niranjan’s focus on business growth, innovations and hard work brought positive changes at Nikit.

Who Should Apply?

  • Growth-oriented SMEs and companies with annual revenues of INR >50Cr or 250+ employee base
  • We are inviting applications from the below
    • Machining
    • Light Engineering
    • Auto Components
    • Auto Ancillary
    • Defense/Aerospace
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Cohort Speak


I would say that this a Rightly conceived, well designed and deployed program. We being a part of many associations, have run through several programs but none of them were as effective as "SME Scale up". This program is designed for holistic development of SMEs.

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

If you ask me, the 1:1 sessions at the Wadhwani Advantage program have been very useful and valuable. Often there is too much company gyaan out there that everyone is willing to throw at you. But what's quite rare is the personal attention and deep dive that is essential to help founders to think about what to focus on.

CEO & Co-founderIndustry 4.0 start-up from Pune

Wadhwani Advantage helped me dream big towards exponential growth

Yogesh RasaneManaging Director, Korrocoat Polymers

Wadhwani Advantage made us realise the importance of HR as a people-centric function

Mayank KhatanDirector, Pune Techtrol

Wadhwani Advantage is an eye-opener and it lays the foundation for long-term business benefits

Sumant PhadkeDirector, Kalpana Glass Fibre

Wadhwani Advantage taught me the importance of responsive marketing as against a reactive approach

Nityanand BhogaleDirector, Bhogale Automotive

Wadhwani Advantage gave me useful insights into HR, Sales & Marketing and Cash Flow Management

Rujuta Jagtap Executive Director, SAJ Test Plant Pvt. Ltd.

Wadhwani Advantage program is immensely useful for all SMEs

Rujuta JagtapBoard Member, MCCIA

What this program did was to give us a structured approach on how we should look at each of our problems. The program also exposed us to mentors, advisors, seminars, and consultants who helped us with all the issues that we had

Deepak PintoManaging Director, Zenith Precision

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