Inclusion Champions

Passionate about serving the underserved millions of Bharat? Are their needs your purpose? Know how to leverage data, technology and your unique insights to generate scalable solutions? Can you go beyond what already exists and reimagine? If your answer to these questions is a resounding Yes, then read on.


Inclusion Champions is CIIE’s unique entrepreneurship support program that supports individuals dedicated to the cause of achieving financial inclusion through technology enabled solutions. By supporting these from idea stage through market validation stage and by evangelizing their insights and solutions we seek to identify the next set of solutions that will positively impact Bharat. The program will especially focus on solutions leveraging data, digital consent and other upcoming public platforms of IndiaStack.

Who can apply

Individuals with a few years of experience in financial or technology domains, product builders with an entrepreneurial mindset and a passion to sustainably impact Bharat.


6 - 12 months. This would vary depending upon the solution being developed.

Support Offered

1. Financial Support of up to INR 40 Lakh towards stipend, prototyping and market validation expenses.

2. Leverage our extensive network of mentors, experts, and corporate partners to build and test your solution.

3. Evangelize your solution through our marketing channels and showcase events.

4. Additional Support for eligible solutions through our accelerator programs and seed fund.

5. Cloud credits, marketing, and other ancillary services worth over USD 30,000.

Outcomes and Expectations

1. Verified high utility use cases employing technologies such as India Stack that can positively impact the financial health of the Bharat segment at scale.

2. Regular dissemination of key customer, market and solutioning insights discovered during the program.

Getting Started

Inclusion Champions will be onboarded on a rolling basis through a consultative process. To get started on becoming an Inclusion Champion, please send a mail to with a brief note about yourself and the problem-solution that is keeping you awake these days.

Meet the Champions

Aruna Sampige

Roots Reforms Initiative