A Major Milestone: 100 Orgs Incubated
September 25, 2023

A Major Milestone: 100 Orgs Incubated

Panel Discussion on 'Fostering Ecosystems in Social Entrepreneurship'. Nirbhay Lumde, CGI | Rohini Kamath, CISCO | Moderated by Nappina Sampath, The/Nudge Institute | Deepa Nagraj, Mphasis | Meenu Bhambhani, State Street (L to R)

The/Nudge Centre for Social Innovation crossed a major milestone of supporting and graduating 100+ organizations. We hosted a StartUp 20X event to celebrate the journey of the organizations and the 180+ social entrepreneurs behind these organizations. Here are are a few highlights of our alumni accomplishments: 2 MIT Solve finalists, 2 world economic forum awardees, 5 Women Transforming India NITI Aayog awardees, 1 Time Magazine cover, 3 Dalai Lama fellows, 17 Forbes 30u30, 4 Business World 40u40, 11 Mulago Fellows, 8 Ashoka Fellows, 9 Acumen Fellows, 3 DRK Fellows, 5 Echoing green fellows. 2 Chevening scholars, 2 Gratitude Network Fellows, and 8 hundredED awardees.

Attendees at the 100+ Alumni Event
Sandeep Farias delivering the keynote.

The event included an insightful panel discussion on Fostering Ecosystems in Social Entrepreneurship. It was followed by a Keynote given by Sandeep Farias, founder and managing partner at Elevar Equity, who brought forward the entrepreneurial spirit and talked about the need for risk taking capital. For the entrepreneurs he talked about the importance of building credibility in the absence of capital, setting strong foundations before scaling up, and the history of social enterprises on which all of us are further building on.

100+ Alumni book

To commemorate the occasion, we released a coffee table book which showcases the vision, impact and achievements of our organizations. Check out our alumni's incredible work here.

The 100+ Alumni Books
Ujwal Thakar, Gopichand Katragadda, Samit Ghosh and Paresh Parasnis (L to R) unveiling the 100+ Alumni Book

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