eChai Ventures and FHI 360

eChai Ventures is a pioneering offline-online social network of entrepreneurs. eChai hosts engaging entrepreneurial programs to connect, share and collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs, professionals and students.

Founded in 2012, eChai has over 5000+ entrepreneurs, professionals, students and mentors participating across India at their weekly eChai programs. It has partnered with prestigious educational institutions like EDI-Entrepreneurship Development Institute, Ahmedabad, CEPT University, Nirma University, Startup Oasis and NID for various programs.

Jatin Chaudhary

Jatin Chaudhary is the co-founder & salesman of eChai Ventures, an offline-online social network of entrepreneurs. He conceptualized & hosts eChai programs and has a significant presence in 15+ cities of India with participation from 10K+ enterprising people. He has been instrumental in enabling cross-border collaborations between startups in India & overseas.

eChai has a vibrant online community of #CoRise entrepreneurs, proactively helping each other and contextually curating insightful startup related information. This has helped the startup ecosystem of India grow tremendously. It has also become one of the leading global networks in Startup Growth with engaging meetups in 20+ cities around the world.

He is also well known for his alternative healing skills that help athletes like Yuvraj Singh, Sania Mirza, Sachin Tendulkar and others get relief from ligament tissue injuries or sprains with the help of non-invasive treatments. This has been done by incorporating a holistic health model that combines scientific and traditional medicine.

Jatin’s experience climbing Everest in his 40s has given him a newfound confidence to continue pushing himself to the limits. He believes that the lessons he learned about optimizing his body’s ability to operate in extreme conditions can be applied to any challenge you choose. He’s planning to scale Mount Kilimanjaro in 2022. And he hopes to reach the summit in under five days. He’s also a strong advocate for healthy diet and exercise.

Kunal Chaudhari

Kunal Chaudhari is the co-founder of eChai Ventures, an amazing pan India platform that connects enterprising people to collaboratively rise together. eChai hosts a number of programs in Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Indore and other cities to help entrepreneurs network, learn, build skills and share ideas. Founded in 2009, eChai is one of the largest early-stage online-offline startups community in India with an active presence in 15+ cities and participation from 10K+ enterprising people.

He is also the author of Running around in Circles, a fun book that hints at his life as an entrepreneur and how he manages to stay young while doing it. It is an engaging, well-written novel that will have readers laughing out loud. It is a must-read for those who want to get an insight into how a young entrepreneur can navigate his way through the challenges of starting a business.

FHI Ventures

eChai Ventures, along with the FHI Foundation, launched FHI Ventures, a new division dedicated to accelerating the growth of early stage companies whose products or services deliver social or financial benefits. The company combines FHI 360’s deep human development expertise with eChai’s proprietary technology to launch a first-of-its-kind accelerator program – the best of both worlds.

At the core of the enterprise is the aforementioned ten-week accelerator and seed-stage fund. A team of experts from FHI 360 will provide tailored support and coaching to the class of 10 high-impact businesses vying for an alluring prize pool of $1 million in equity. This winning combination will help them hone in on the endgame strategy for scaling impact, while setting specific action plans into motion.

The top of the line eChai technology also allows us to monitor every alternative asset class from one centralized vantage point. With this unified view, we’re able to uncover the most enticing investment opportunities. Using Preqin Pro, we can instantly scour our database of nearly a thousand alternative asset class providers to identify the ones that fit our portfolio best. Whether you’re an investor, venture fund or entrepreneur, our unbiased intelligence based reporting solutions can help you make smarter investment decisions.

Design Your Ahmedabad Challenge

In March 2019, eChai Ventures and Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) organized the Design Your Ahmedabad Challenge to make a better Ahmedabad. The event was a fun-filled day for the community to come together and participate in the contest. Participants were challenged to identify and solve a pressing problem in their city, and then design an innovative solution.

eChai Ventures is a social network for budding entrepreneurs with presence in 20+ cities across the country. The company is working hard to spread the idea of entrepreneurship to the masses and encourage people to start their own businesses.

Jatin has over 5 years of experience in the field of entrepreneurship and has been a part of numerous programs aimed at encouraging and promoting entrepreneurship in the country. He has received various accolades for his entrepreneurial efforts, including the Young Entrepreneur Award 2011 from GCCI and selection as a global shaper at World Economic Forum.

The company hosts engaging Startup Growth meetups in 10+ countries and enables cross-border collaborations. It also holds an annual Global Entrepreneurship Week where it aims to educate and engage people from all walks of life on the importance of entrepreneurship.

With a team of dedicated entrepreneurs, eChai Ventures has become an important part of the Indian startup ecosystem. It has over 1500 budding entrepreneurs members in 20 cities. eChai Ventures has been selected by leading daily newspaper -Ahmedabad Mirror as one of the top 35 ‘Agents of Change’ of Gujarat and was recently recognized by the World Economic Forum as “Global Shaper”.

CrAdLE EDII and eChai India Startup Network presents Founders who have made it to Shark Tank India on Friday, February 3, 2019 at DevX, Ahmedabad, GJ. The event will give members a chance to interact with the founders and learn more about their journey.

The program will allow entrepreneurs to discuss their ideas, experiences and challenges with other members of the community. It is a great opportunity to get feedback and advice from mentors, investors and other startup experts.

Founded in 2013, eChai Ventures is the brainchild of Jatin Chaudhary, who has over five years of experience in the field of entrepreneurship. He has been a part of numerous programs aiming at encouraging and promoting entrepreneurship in the Indian country. He has received various accolades for its entrepreneurial efforts, including the Young Entrepreneur Award 2011from GCCI and selection as a global Shaper at World Economic Forum.

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