Ankit Machhar

Program Head – Ecosystem Development, NEN India, Wadhwani Foundation Mentor – Start-Up India, Mentor of Change – ATL, NITI Aayog

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Ankit leads the entrepreneurship ecosystem development vertical for NEN India at Wadhwani
Foundation and works closely with top Institutes, Universities and Incubators across India
with an objective of creating high value jobs by mainstreaming entrepreneurship education
and creating large number of entrepreneurs. He has a significant experience in creating and
supporting technology entrepreneurship ecosystem, fostering startup culture, setting up
incubation spaces and processes, encouraging aspiring entrepreneurs to take up
entrepreneurship and currently mentoring 20+ startups.

Ankit is on-board with several organisations as Mentor and Advisor. He was invited by Invest
India to be on Mentor Board of Startup India Hub. He is also a Mentor of Change at Atal
Innovation Mission for one of the ATLs in Gujarat. He is also on the Mentor Board of CIIE-IIM
Ahmedabad, and several others such as AIC RNTU Bhopal, MIT AoE Pune, IIC - PDPU
Gandhinagar, Swarnim Startup and Innovation University.

In his previous role, Ankit worked as Manager – Ecosystem Development at iCreate (a
Government of Gujarat’s Technology Business Incubator) and was leading the strategic
alliances, partnerships, reach-out programs, scouting startups, branding & promotion of

Ankit was part of Executive Committee at Vibrant Gujarat Startup & Technology Summit
2018 and 2019. Earlier, he was also invited by Government of Gujarat to be part of the CoDesign Team of an Action Seminar on ‘Startups, Innovation and Entrepreneurship’, held
during Vibrant Gujarat Global Investment Summit 2017. He was also the Executive
Committee Member of Vibrant Gujarat Startup Summit 2016 and spearheaded national level
Grand Challenge and conducted 25 roadshows in cities across India.

Ankit is a Gold Medalist in MBA (FB&E) from Nirma University (Ahmedabad) and holds a BE in
Electronics & Tele-Communication from Pune University.

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