Silicon Valley VC Launches a Massive Google Glass Hackathon at India's First Major Maker Festival

Inspired by California's wildly popular Maker Faire, Silicon Valley venture capitalist Asha Jadeja, in partnership with National Institute of Design, brings India a prestigious technology and design event, in partnership with the Maker Fest, a non-commercial event, free and open to the public. 

Makers from all over India and some from US will be showcasing their inventions to an enthusiastic audience in Ahmedabad, at the National Institute of Design, Jan 4 and 5, 2014

Alongside Maker Fest, Ms. Jadeja has donated a $140,000 Fablab from MIT to the maker community in Ahmedabad. The Fablab is a set of digital fabrication equipment and software to help makers transform their imagination into products. The Fablab is housed at the prestigious CEPT University Ahmedabad and will be open to the public at select hours every day.

MJFF the Motwani Jadeja Family Foundation is expecting to seed invest in social impact innovations as they emerge in next few years between the annual Maker Fest and the Fablab.

MJF Angels, a venture capital fund of $8 million is set up by Ms. Jadeja to seed invest in for-profit innovations that emerge from collaborations between her projects and various institutions of higher learning in India.

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