Who We Are
Who We Are
Rajeev Circle Fellowship is designed to build on and extend the vision of entrepreneurship developed by Asha Jadeja and Rajeev Motwani for bringing out the best in entrepreneurs from the developing world.
Rajeev Circle Fellowship was started by Asha Jadeja to continue the work she and and her late husband Prof Rajeev Motwani had started in year 2000.
Rajeev Circle Fellowship is designed to create, mentor and empower young entrepreneurs from the developing world and link them closely to the Silicon Valley in California. The fellowship has supported over 100 fellows over the last five years.
RCF is an evolving network of entrepreneurs bound by a synergistic set of activities, vision, philosophy and aspirations. The fellows also serve as a distributed network of “scouts”. Entrepreneurs who seek out and are drawn to others with a similar energy. Often the scouts bring to the table other entrepreneurs like themselves who will not just become part of the Fellowship but who will create powerful network effects in their own regions.
About Rajeev Fellowship Circle
Rajeev Circle Fellowship is a growing community of tech savvy change makers who share a vision of peace, prosperity, human rights and freedom in South Asia. Established in 2103, it has 150+ fellows who are entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in the world. The Fellowship application is available in January of each year and the program commences in May for a duration of 6-8 weeks.
Designed as a social movement from the ground up by its founder Asha Jadeja, RCF is a family driven charitable organisation not tethered in any university or institution. The fellowship aims to create a grass roots network of budding venture capitalists in South Asia who will extend Asha and her late husband Proffesor Rajeev Motwani’s vision of bringing a ‘mindset of abundance, risk taking, and disruption’ into their home regions.
The fellowship is a one of a kind phenomenon that operates by itself with the help of a group of senior volunteers in the Bay Area that form the Rajeev Circle. Once inducted as a Rajeev Circle Fellow, its members become a tight knit community of exponential thinkers and doers that transcend the usual definitions and do what it takes to extend this network to other like minded entrepreneurs.
Each year the fellows get to immerse themselves in the heart of the Silicon Valley – meeting influential entrepreneurs and mentors, attending conferences and bootcamps, and even pitching to potential investors.
For more mature projects we see our fellowship as providing escape velocity to our entrepreneurs and their startups.
After their first visits, RC Fellows acquire a “permanent home” in the Valley, giving them unprecedented freedom to visit for sales, conferences, business development and fund raising opportunities. Our fellows have grown into a dynamic, living and breathing corridor between South Asia, Europe and US. All expenses (roughly $70,000 per fellow) are borne entirely by the Motwani Jadeja Foundation.
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