Silicon Valley venture capitalist Asha Jadeja Motwani has launched an annual fellow ship programme, Rajeev Circle Fellowship, to enable Indian entrepreneurs to visit and connect with entrepreneurs, mentors and seed investors in Silicon Valley in the US. Asha Jadeja Motwani is the wife of late Stanford Professor Rajeev Motwani, who was a globally acclaimed computer scientist.
Under, Rajeev Circle Fellowship programme, a dozen or so true entrepreneurs in India will be identified and flown as a group to Silicon Valley on a two-week visit.
The first batch, which included incubates from IIM-A, IIT, Ahmedabad-based National Institute of Design (NID) is back after the visit to the silicon valley.
The Fellows, including Sanjay Vijayakumar, the Chairman of the Startup Village Board of Governors, met celebrated tech wizards and angel investors, including Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter and Square and Marc Andreessen the whizkid creator of the browser.
This first batch of the Fellows is what Asha wants to designate as her “core entrepreneurial helping team” in India and will be instrumental in identifying, selecting and grooming the next set of Fellows.