WF SME ScaleUp

A Growth Business Accelerator


Accelerated Growth to participating SMEs via a curated growth ecosystem partners

February 2018, Bengaluru


Personalized interactions with experts and industry leaders to facilitate growth

February 2018, Bengaluru

"We will be remembered only if we give to our younger generation a prosperous and safe India, resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with civilizational heritage"

Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

ex-President India (2002-2007)

WF SME ScaleUp is a three-month accelerator program for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in India. It is the first-of-its-kind accelerator in the country that encourages, helps and motivates growth oriented SMEs towards an accelerated growth path.

Over three months, we’ll 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 SME business owners one-on-one to help achieve growth with a focus on meeting immediate business goals.

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

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  • 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 over three months and follow-ups over next nine months
  • Connect with experts from specific functional areas like sales and marketing, finance, fund raise, process improvements.

Right Connections
at the Right

  • 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.

Old proposals came through, and new orders flooded in to keep Nikit Engineers busy for 24 months. With their consultant’s support, both Pradeep and Niranjan are applying business strategies to manage finances, operations and customer relationships. They are looking to expand their manufacturing unit at Hosur, Bangalore soon.

Who Can Apply?

  • SMEs with revenues between 10Cr to 100Cr
  • SMEs who have been in business for at least 5 years
  • SMEs who are hungry for growth and willing to invest time and effort

Program Duration

  • THREE MONTHS of deep intervention and business support. This includes workshops, 1:1 personalized coaching, advisor meetings and customer connects
  • 12 MONTHS of continued business support
  • LIFETIME access to our growth ecosystem networking platforms

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