Akshay Saxena

Akshay Saxena
bold idea

Level the playing field for disadvantaged students in India by removing the economic and social barriers to attending top colleges.

organization overview

The Avanti Fellows program makes a quality college education accessible to economically disadvantaged students in India. In doing so, Avanti helps them take¬†their first and most important step towards playing a part in India’s future leadership.¬†Each year Avanti selects a class of Fellows based on academic merit and financial need who are provided affordable tutoring, mentorship and career guidance at Avanti’s learning centers.

Personal Bio

Akshay Saxena’s entrepreneurial journey started in the medical device industry where he was involved with HeartFlow Inc and RegenMed Systems as an early employee. Akshay also helped establish the Social Impact practice area at the Boston Consulting Group’s India offices–working with the World Food Programme and Save the Children in program implementation and fundraising.

  • Issue Area ?

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    Education

  • Organization/Fellow Location ?

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    NOIDA, India

  • Impact Location ?

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  • Organization Structure ?

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    Nonprofit

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