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THE RESOURCE FOR NEW & FUTURE ENTREPRENEURS

National Entrepreneurship Network is an organization that I have really benefited from. The nonprofit National Entrepreneurship Network was established in 2003 with a mission to create and support high-growth entrepreneurs, driving job-creation and economic growth in India.

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It was NEN that introduced me to Entrepreneurship and made me realize that every individual could be an Entrepreneur.

 NEN (  http://nenonline.org/ ) represents India’s largest and most dynamic community of new and future high-growth entrepreneurs, with over 70,000 members in 30 cities. It provides critical support to start-ups and early-stage entrepreneurs through high-impact entrepreneurship education; access to mentors and experts; fast-track access to incubation and funding; and learning tools and materials. It partners with over 470 top-tier academic institutes in India to help them develop vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystems on campus, which develop and support new and future entrepreneurs. In addition, it runs Entrepreneurship Week India (  http://eweek.nenonline.org/ ) , the country’s largest entrepreneurship-awareness campaign. In 2009, E Week India featured over 3500 events with more than 350,000 participants.

Here is an initiative by NEN which is very relevant to our topic:

http://nenonline.org/page/wadhwani-foundation-seeks-supercharge-skill-development-through-%E2%80%9Crace-job-rtaj%E2%80%9D-0 

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Great global share, Azaaz! We'd love to hear more about your personal experiences with NEN. How did you find out about them? What did your participation look like? How has NEN inspired you to take action? Based on your experiences, do you have thoughts on what might strengthen NEN's approach? (If you feel like it, you can add any of this to your actual post by hitting the Update Entry button up there on the right) We're excited to learn more about this organisation which is working at scale.

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Alternately or additionally, you might also want to summarise some key learnings and questions to spark conversations here. Check out Chris's post as an example: https://openideo.com/challenge/youth-employment-pathways/research/educate-provides-leadership-and-entrepreneurship-training-to-students-in-uganda-increasing-incomes-by-160 Looking forward to seeing more of you on OpenIDEO!