Financial Inclusion
Lab

The Financial Inclusion Lab supports startups that are developing innovative, technology-enabled solutions in the areas of Financial inclusion, Livelihoods and Skilling for the benefit of underserved communities. It is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, J. P. Morgan, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the Omidyar Network.


The program is designed to accelerate the development and validation of high impact solutions through field studies supported by experts, intensive workshops, customized mentoring, market connects and financial support. MicroSave Consulting (MSC), an international financial inclusion consultancy firm, provides startups in the Lab with high-touch advisory support and insights into the low- and middle-income (LMI) segments.

Offerings

CAPITAL

support up to INR 20 lakhs for prototyping

MENTORING

through clinics with startup founders and domain experts

FIELD STUDIES

led by digital financial inclusion experts for consumer and market insights

PORTFOLIO
SUPPORT

up to a year providing market, channel and investor connects

EXTENSIVE
VISIBILITY

through our platforms and networks

SERVICE
PARTNERS

for cloud, marketing & other support worth over INR 20 lakhs

FI Lab Partner

For any queries, suggestions or to connect with the startups we are supporting, please email us on bharatinclusion@ciieindia.org

Offerings

CAPITAL

support up to INR 30 lakhs for Market Validation

MENTORING

through clinics with LMI focused practitioners and domain experts

FIELD STUDIES

led by digital financial inclusion experts for consumer and market insights

PORTFOLIO
SUPPORT

up to a year providing market, channel and investor connects

EXTENSIVE
VISIBILITY

through our platforms and networks

SERVICE
PARTNERS

for cloud, marketing & other support worth over INR 20 lakhs

Startups We Seek

  • Solving real and critical problem(s) for low and middle income customers in the areas of fintech, skill development, and livelihood generation.
  • Have validated their solution through paying customers, stickiness, referrals and similar metrics.
  • Ready with scalable solutions that leverage ICT, especially open-access inclusive platforms such as India Stack and others.
  • Feature strong teams with complementary skill sets and founders working full-time only on the solution.

Financial Inclusion Lab Partner

For any queries, suggestions or to connect with the startups we are supporting, please email us on bharatinclusion@ciieindia.org