Chennai: Workafella, a young vibrant arena for doers and thinkers and one of the leading co-working space providers in the country, in association with TiE Chennai and The Chennai Angels is all set to identify, mentor and fund start-ups across all the Workafella centres in India. With this initiative, Workafella, TiE and The Chennai Angels aim at helping over 500 start-ups across the country.
Through this partnership, TiE Chennai (https://chennai.tie.org/) will aim to inspire, educate and mentor partners and entrepreneurs at Workafella, guiding them with various organisational techniques. TiE Chennai seeks to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship within both Chennai as well as the state of Tamil Nadu. TiE Chennai will hold regular workshops and events at Workafella bringing charter members, entrepreneurs, business leaders, venture capitalists, SMEs and government bodies together to share their expertise, success stories, and business opportunities as well as help raise capital by creating a platform for networking.
The Chennai Angels TCA, (www.thechennaiangels.com) is one of India’s most active angel investing groups. Founded in the year 2007, it is comprised of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders with an impressive record of starting and scaling up large enterprises. With this partnership, The Chennai Angels will also extend support, nurturing and mentoring next generation entrepreneurs. They will help partners at all Workafella centres venturing into the world of business through funding capital. Besides providing capital, The Chennai Angels will also share entrepreneurial wisdom and facilitate networking.
In addition, Mr. Gurbinder Rathha, Founder & Managing Director, Workafella brings in decades of experience from a wide range of industries such as garment, hospitality, corporate real estate and infrastructure to share his extensive knowledge and help develop progressive start-up communities. Workafella also through its community-sharing platform ‘Namaste Workafella’ has been motivating its community by celebrating distinguished works that have made a difference to the society. The platform has been bringing in experts, activists, environmentalists, influencers from various walks of life to inspire and educate through their insights and stories.
Mr. Gurbinder Rattha, Founder & Managing Director, Workafella said, “Under these partnerships with both TiE Chennai and The Chennai Angels, we aim to guide entrepreneurs at Workafella in shaping their organizations by training them with the required management skill sets and techniques. We strongly believe the expertise and networking opportunities that this association will bring in together will be extremely beneficial to take their business to next level. At Workafella we are committed to be a great value addition to our partners at every step of their journey.”
Speaking on the partnership, Ms. Akhila Rajeshwar – Executive Director, TiE Chennai said, “TiE Chennai’s primary agenda is to foster entrepreneurship and unleash the true potential in every individual entrepreneur and startup. As part of our focus initiatives, TiE Chennai has plans to organize a few of our monthly events at Workafella, the largest co-working space provider in the city that offers top of the line infrastructure support which is crucial for every emerging startup.”
Mr Chandran Krishnan, CEO, The Chennai Angels said, “We are excited to collaborate with Workafella as their community partner to nurture, fund and mentor start-ups operating from their offices.”
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