• TechWise is not just creating more software engineers but a more equitable and inclusive tech industry. By bringing technology to underserved communities, TechWise is not only bridging the digital divide but also promoting racial and gender equity and empowering leaders to practice inclusivity nationwide.
    Shiv Venkataraman VP / GM, Google
  • At TechWise, our pedagogy rests upon three pillars: learning to learn, learning by doing, and learning without fear of failure. We foster lifelong learning, encourage hands-on experiences, and create a safe space for students to embrace mistakes as stepping stones to success.
    Dr. Santanu Paul MD and CEO, TalentSprint

What is TechWise?

TechWise is a diversity, equity, and inclusion program offered by TalentSprint and supported by Google. This 18-month program identifies and empowers capable students from underrepresented groups in select colleges to get ready for high-growth tech careers.

Glimpses of TechWise Success Celebrations

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What is unique about TechWise?

  • Part of an elite peer group
    Be among only 120 students in the US
  • Industry-ready skill sets
    Build technical expertise, soft skills, and the tools necessary for the corporate world
  • Premium tech careers
    Get access to jobs, internships, and apprenticeships with Google and other leading companies

What will it cost me?

It costs you only your commitment and time

  • Your fee will be fully-funded
    With 100% tuition scholarship, it is free for you
  • You get a scholarship too
    Receive a rewarding scholarship of $5000 that helps you take care of your basic expenses, so that you can focus on your learning

What help will I get to succeed?

This 3X advantage will help you succeed

  • TalentSprint
    Dedicated faculty and mentors will help you build the required technical skills
  • Google
    Dedicated mentoring from Google will help you evolve as a professional
  • Your College
    College personnel will support you through the program

Colleges participating in TechWise

2-year Community Colleges

  • Community College of
    Allegheny County
  • Des Moines Area Community College, Iowa
  • Carl Sandburg Community College, Illinois
  • Manchester Community College, New Hampshire

4-year Undergraduate Colleges

  • Benedict College,
    South Carolina
  • Mercy University,
  • University of Nevada,
  • Jackson State University, Mississippi

Am I eligible for TechWise?

This program is for you if the following statements describe you

  • Currently studying in one of the participating colleges
  • Pursuing/intent to pursue Tech major/minor
  • Graduating in 2025/26 from 4-year undergraduate college
    Graduating in 2024 from 2-year community college
  • Love the idea of a great tech career
  • Familiar with or keen on programming
  • Committed to investing time and effort

Meet the team

  • Asokan Pichai
    Program Dean

    Asokan is a Chief Learning Officer at TalentSprint. He is also an Industry Instructor, Instructional Designer, and Programming Guru, with a solid software development experience of over 35 years.

    With a PG Diploma in Computer Programming, Asokan is a subject-matter expert in Programming languages - COBOL, Clipper, C, C++, Python, Haskell, Elixir, Clojure, Java and Ruby. He has trained over 5000 software engineers, designed more than 25 courses, and conducted ‘Train the Trainer’ programs for more than 300 trainers, and nearly 100 instructional designers and developers.
  • Sphoorthy
    Program Director

    Sphoorthy is an experienced professional who is leading the DEI programs supported by Google at TalentSprint. She is responsible for driving the success of these initiatives and ensuring they are effectively implemented to achieve their goals.

    With over 12 years of experience in program and project management, Sphoorthy's expertise lies in client servicing, stakeholder engagement, and account management.

    In addition to her industry expertise, Sphoorthy is deeply passionate about DEI and brings this enthusiasm to her role. She is also an accomplished student mentor, demonstrating her commitment to helping others grow and succeed. Her mentoring experience indicates that she has strong communication skills and a talent for developing people.

    She holds a Master's Degree in Business Management and currently drives the success of the DEI programs at TalentSprint, leveraging her skills, expertise, and passion for creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.
  • Nicholas Groesch
    Lead Instructor

    Nicholas Groesch is the lead instructor for the TechWise program. He began his coding journey in 2019 at Northwestern University, and since then, he's worked as a tutor and instructor with Trilogy/2U, full stack developer and tech lead at the Hertz RevLab, and instructor at TalentSprint.

    He studied jazz, composition, music theory, and the history of philosophy at the University of North Texas spent 5 years touring the world as a pianist for The Polyphonic Spree, worked as an accompanist with the Joffrey Ballet School, taught math at his high school, built a coffee roaster and company, amongst other adventures. Nick enjoys world music, long hikes in the mountains, and the clarity of concise functions.
  • Indira Priyadarshini
    Director, Delivery

    Indira leads the training team of Fresh Engineering Graduates to make them industry-ready. She is an expert in handling Java, Python, and Machine learning concepts. Her 13+ years of experience in the IT and Edtech industry not only make her an SME with answers to most questions, but also an approachable, reliable, and seasoned mentor to thousands of students.
  • Sarah Griffin
    Student Success Manager

    Sarah is in charge of ensuring that TechWise students receive the support and encouragement that they need to succeed in the program and in their goals beyond TechWise. As a recent graduate of Stanford University, Sarah has spent the last 5 years developing her passion for creating social change by working and connecting with individuals. She spent a year volunteering with the AmeriCorps, where she worked with people experiencing homelessness and created a self-improvement workshop series and implemented a pilot program to connect clients with mental health resources. She also spent time working with school kids in under-served communities in South Africa, helping them gain confidence and creative thinking skills through after-school arts classes. These experiences, including her time living in the heart of Silicon Valley at Stanford, opened her eyes to the extent of systemic inequalities both abroad and in the United States, and she deeply believes that programs like TechWise are key to creating a more diverse and inclusive tech industry. In her free time, Sarah enjoys traveling, rock climbing, and spending time outdoors.
  • Dilip Dhakad
    Student Success Manager

    Dilip is an experienced Student Success Manager with a passion for research and a strong background in the Ed Tech and IT industry. He has a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering and holds a strong foundation in engineering principles that complement his diverse expertise. He holds a patent titled "Semi-automatic guided device and mechanism for drilling on a curved surface" and contributed significantly to the academic community with several research papers published in reputed journals.

    He is driven by a relentless passion for research and a love for learning, making him the right person to drive student success for TechWise.
  • Emily Yarrington
    Talent Advisor

    A seasoned recruiting professional with a talent for building dynamic and diverse teams for VC-backed startups, Emily showcases a profound commitment to identifying nurturing work environments conducive to student success and initiating rewarding careers. At TechWise, Emily and her team take pride in bridging the gap between driven, aspiring technologists and the innovative pathways that eagerly await them.

How do I enroll for TechWise?

It’s a simple 4-step process



With your details,
Statement of purpose

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Online Aptitude

Logical Reasoning

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Online Coding

Coding Workshops followed by an assessment



1:1 Personal Interviews

In case of any queries, please write to us at techwise@talentsprint.com

How do I know TechWise works?

TechWise draws inspiration from its hugely successful sister program, Women Engineers (WE), offered by TalentSprint, supported by Google.

TalentSprint, a global Edtech innovator, partners with top academic institutions and global corporations to create and deliver world-class programs, certifications, and outcomes.

Over the past 3 years, the WE program has trained over 740+ students across India from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. The program alumni are making it big in the global tech industry. For more information, visit https://we.talentsprint.com/

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Frequently Asked Questions

TechWise is a diversity, equity, and inclusion program offered by TalentSprint and supported by Google.
It is an 18-month virtual program offering technical training, 100% financial assistance, and Googler mentorship to students from the select community and undergraduate colleges across the USA. It aims to empower students to become world-class entry-level software engineers by the time they graduate college and complete the virtual program.

The program offers a 3X advantage that will help you succeed in this program

  • TalentSprint: Dedicated faculty and mentors will help you build the required technical skills
  • Google: Dedicated mentoring from Google will help you evolve as a professional
  • Your College: College personnel will support you through the program

Google is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. The technology leader recognizes the importance of building inclusive technology cultures that foster engagement, collaboration, and a sense of belonging, and hence Google is supporting TechWise

TechWise will be delivered by top-notch faculty and industry practitioners. The program will enable participants with

  • Industry-ready software engineering expertise which top tech companies need today.

  • Financial independence with a rewarding scholarship of $5000 to help them focus on their learning.

  • Access to entry-level tech career opportunities with Google and leading tech companies upon successful completion of the TechWise program.