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


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