We are a community that helps create better businesses for Bharat

The Bharat Inclusion Initiative is an effort by the Centre of Incubation Innovation and Entrepreneurship, IIM Ahmedabad. CIIE has been committed to catalysing entrepreneurship in India for the last 10 years. The Inclusion Initiative is our attempt at bringing the benefits of technological progress to the underserved population.


Program Partners

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In India, the foundation is committed to improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty by creating a disproportionate and sustained impact on some of the most critical challenges facing the nation through innovative technologies.



J.P. Morgan is a leading global financial services player, with a presence in India since 1922. J.P. Morgan provides a comprehensive range of Corporate & Investment Banking, Commercial Banking, Asset & Wealth Management, and corporate functions services and solutions to its clients. India is a key market for J.P. Morgan and the firm has consistently invested in the India business, which has been growing steadily.



The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children living in urban poverty around the world. Headquartered in Austin, TX with additional offices in New Delhi, India and Cape Town, South Africa, the Dell foundation funds programs that foster high-quality public education and childhood wellness, and improve the economic stability of families living in poverty. The foundation has committed more than $1.5 billion  to global children’s issues and community initiatives to date.



Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm. We create opportunity for people to improve their lives by investing in market-based efforts that catalyze economic and social change. In India, we focus our efforts on helping the hundreds of millions of lower-income Indians, from the poorest among us to the existing middle class. Omidyar Network has committed more than $1.2 billion to for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations that foster economic advancement and encourage individual participation across multiple areas, including Digital Identity, Education, Emerging Tech, Financial Inclusion, Governance & Citizen Engagement, and Property Rights.

Advisory Committee


Alkesh Wadhwani


Madhav Kalyan


Nandan Nilekani


Roopa Kudva


Samit Ghosh


Siddharth (Bobby) Mehta


Vijay Mahajan

Steering Committee


Maneesha Chadha


Pawan Bakhshi


Santhosh Ramdoss


Subhashish Bhadra

Team


Abhas Mrig

Senior Associate - Portfolio


Akanksha Mittal

Manager - Portfolio


Disha Pandit

Executive - Project


Ghazal Goyal

Manager - Programs


Priyanka Chopra

Chief Operating Officer, CIIE IIMA


Ravi Rahul

Associate - Community Management


Roshan Daniel

Senior Associate - Finance


Sandeep Koujalgi

Vice President - Bharat Inclusion


Sanjay Jain

Chief Innovation Officer, CIIE IIMA


Saras Agarwal

Vice President, Bharat Innovation Fund


Supriya Sharma

Vice President - Research


Trisha Ghoshal

Associate - Research