Executive Vice-President, National Entrepreneurship Network, Wadhwani Foundations
Sashi spearheads the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN). He is a serial entrepreneur and co-founded Covansys, Indigo Technologies, PayPod and Qwiky’s Coffee among several others. As an angel investor and mentor, Sashi has advised and mentored several start-ups in the Silicon Valley and in India. Over the past 34 years, Sashi has served in a variety of management roles in companies across U.S. and India. He is a post-graduate from N.I.T.I.E in Industrial Engineering and a B. Tech graduate from J.N. University in Andhra Pradesh.
As an entrepreneur, Sashi has been featured in several national and international publications as well as on CNBC and BBC news programs. He also delivers guest lectures at Monterey Institute of International Studies to international students aspiring to be entrepreneurs.
It is well known that women entrepreneurs have more challenges in India than perhaps anywhere in the world. Despite the odds, it is heartening to see so many women taking the plunge and succeeding. An exponential rise in this trend will not only provide a fillip to India's growth potential but will also limit social externalities, in times to come. But for this to happen, we need to first change our collective attitudes, followed by what I call a 5-step recipe to cook up an entrepreneurial revolution with women as the key ingredient.