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Entrepreneurial Series - How To Make An Impact Through a Super Lean Non-Profit

Join us for an evening with Sachitanand Upadhyay and Amit Garg, founders of Jagriti Vihara and Hospital for Hope, respectively as they discuss their work in building and furthering a social mission and share valuable lessons learned.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

How to achieve sustainable development in an area marred by guerrilla warfare, poverty, and malaria pandemics? A country like India, where 70% of the population still lives in villages and has limited access to education and progress, is the prototype of the need for sustainable development.
This event will be a unique opportunity to hear from an 82-year old visionary who has spent a lifetime in service and from a venture capitalist who partnered with him as a teenager and been working since.

Audience members will learn:
  • How to start an organization in extreme circumstances
  • How personal leadership aligns people under a mission
  • How a group of young people crowd-funded their way into building a hospital while holding full-time careers
  • What the impact of the initiative holds so far and what the future could bring
Register Online (Event has been canceled) 
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Time:  6:00pm Networking; 7:00pm Talk
Location:  Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, 650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Cost: $20 for WCNC members. Members of Affiliate Clubs:  $20 per person. Non-member alumni and other guests: $40 per person. Registrations after 4:00pm on Monday, August 20th are an extra $10 per ticket. Cancellations after Monday, August 20th at the discretion of the WCNC. No charge for Wharton Club Gold Ticket Members (but remember as always to register via the above 'Register Online' link).
New membership is available at http://www.whartonclub.com/memsub.html.

Satchidanand Upadhyay
Satchidanand Upadhyay founded Jagriti Vihara in an impoverished part of India in 1975 as a center of education for social awareness and rural reconstruction. He has planted 600,000 trees, brought water to 12 villages and runs 10 schools. Affectionately known as “Daduji” (Grandpa) by the younger people and “Yaya” by many others, Mr Upadhyay started his life as a visiting teacher in several primary and secondary schools, won a scholarship to the Nordic countries in the 60s, and has since dedicated his life to education and sustainable development. He is visiting the United States for the first time in his life in conjunction with Jagriti’s latest project, building a hospital to serve 100,000 people.

Amit Garg
Amit worked as a teacher in Jagriti Vihara (the NGO that Hospital for Hope serves) in the summer of his freshman year, in 2000. He has been connected to them since and helped raise funds to build a library and a high school lab, start a course in college to prepare students for volunteer work, and sent 30 peers to India over the course of 4 years. Amit believes in sustainable development and has co-founded a program to teach computer skills to disadvantaged high school students, volunteered for many years at hospitals, co-founded a social enterprise to promote literacy, been honored with the James W Lyon Award for his commitment to leadership and service, and selected as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum. Amit did his undergraduate and masters at Stanford focusing on technology and life sciences, was a product manager and business analyst at Google, did his MBA at Harvard Business School, and is currently working in venture capital at Norwest Ventures in Silicon Valley. He was born and raised in Vitória, a city on the southeastern coast of Brazil, and is a die-hard fan of Brazilian soccer.

Neil Kothari
Neil has served as a community worker with various non profits focused on alleviating urban poverty while an undergraduate and afterwards. While in college, he was a teacher with SUPPORT in Mumbai, working with homeless children. He also worked in Ahmedabad with SAATH which provides education, services and infrastructure for slum dwellers. Neil did his undergraduate in Computer Science from Stanford, was a financial analyst with Goldman Sachs and BlackRock and his MBA from Wharton. He is currently working in Corporate Development at Cisco.

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