Ajay Batra

Ajay Batra

Executive Vice President at Venture Fastrack, Wadhwani Foundation

About Ajay Batra

Ajay Batra is a startup founder, mentor, and an active contributor to the Indian startup ecosystem. Currently, he is Executive Vice President at Venture Fastrack – an initiative of the Wadwani Foundation. He is the Founding Director of Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Bennett University. He also headed Bennett Hatchery – the startup incubator.

 

He serves on several national committees of FICCI and CII, and is a sought-after jury member for national and international startup competitions like HULT Challenge, CII Startpreneur Awards, Babson Challenge, ET Power of Ideas, Innovation Launchpad, etc.  He was the only Indian to be selected for IDEO ’s global program on Design Thinking for Social Impact, and has recently been recognized as Top 10 entrepreneurship contributors in the world by Arist, USA

 

His next book, “The Startup LaunchBook” (Wiley) is slated for a late 2020 release.

More From Ajay Batra

Technology

Zooming Out Of Zoom Calls

In the current environment, startups must step back, re-prioritize and stabilize their operations before thinking of scaling-up
Customer Service

Customer-Centricity: The Immunity Boost For Startups

Now more than ever, genuine empathy with customers is needed to survive and thrive
Startups

How to Deal with the New Normal

Strategies for start-ups founders to help them manage the current situation and to prepare for an uncertain future
Coronavirus

Current Global Crisis Is A Wake-up Call To Build Enduring And Humane Organizations

Bubble of flawed ease and denial has been burst as the global pandemic known as COVID-19 has taken over every business by storm, worldwide, which acts as a cautionary light to put together humanitarian institutes.
Startup Pitch

How To Make a Compelling Case To Investors

The timeframe is usually short, and making the most of it is crucial. Here's how
Entrepreneurs

How Entrepreneurial Are You?

Essential beliefs and practices that determine your start-up's success
Startups

Are These Startup Myths Holding You Back?

Beliefs that result in high startup failure rates
Mentors

Startup Mentoring: From Good to Great

An effective startup mentor is a manager, coach and cheerleader all rolled into one
Startups

You Have an Idea For a Startup: Now What?

Transform your idea into a successful startup with a proven 5-level approach
Entrepreneurship

Viewing Startups as Operating Organizations

"Startup Operating Canvas" helps manage the many moving parts of a Startup
Entrepreneurship

Improving Start-up Survival Rate: "Design Thinking" to The Rescue

Design Thinking is a powerful leadership approach for creating customer-centric and innovative Startups
Entrepreneurship

Systematic Changes Needed to Make India a Strong Entrepreneurial Nation

The motivation required by the economy to facilitate innovation in business
Growing a Business

How to Build Successful and Enduring Organizations

Gain market traction, innovate and engage talent: one maturity level at a time
Business

Will Your Business Still Be Around A Decade From Now?

Enduring organizations focus not just on themselves, but also on others in the ecosystem
Entrepreneurial Spirit

Rites Of Passage For A Startup

Key questions that founders must ask themselves to embark on a successful startup journey.