Resource Person: Mr. Nirav Hemani (Founder of ‘WeConnect – CitizenCenter’) and Mr. Atul Hemani (Mentor of WeConnect – CitizenCenter)
Date: 8th November 2019
Topic: Payment Infrastructure and Financial Inclusion
Attendees: FM. Fintech Batch 2019-21, FM 2018-2019 along with Dr. Jyotimoy Dasgupta and Prof. Sharad Jha
About the Speaker: Mr. Nirav Hemani has completed Engineering in IT field and has experience in IT Advisory professional
for 5 years and later Working as a Mentor of WeConnect- CitizenCenter.
Mr. Atul Hemani Entrepreneur & Adviser, advising start ups & SMEs to make them excel, International companies for their
India entry as well as business expansion strategy.
FinTech and Financial Markets students of @ITM at Kharghar had an enriching learning experience 8th November 2019,
when Mr. Nirav Hemani, Founder of ‘WeConnect – CitizenCenter’ spent two hours with them. Mr. Nirav was accompanied
by Mr. Atul Hemani, Mentor of WeConnect – CitizenCenter. Students were impressed with the innovative and
grass-root approach taken by this organization to bring financial inclusion to all, what they called Bharat. Offering a
bouquet of services spanning every-day needs like various regulatory documents for example PAN etc., to finance, travel,
health care and more; delivered through local service centres, this business model is practical, promotes self employment, and allows people to serve their local needs. They also had a meeting with Dr. Lakshmi Mohan,
(Director, ITM Business School Navi Mumbai) to discuss about how Fintech is a potentially large market and why more
professionals are needed in this space.