N/core to incubate its first batch of nonprofit startups

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N/Core, under nudge foundation, incubating its first 10 non-profit startups selected to be nurtured through grant, mentoring and networking opportunities.

A six month incubation programme by N/core named ‘N/1 cohort’ has selected 10 early stage non profits from thousands of applications across the globe.

N/core exclusively incubates non profit startups working towards poverty alleviation.

Young innovators ready to serve the social sector key areas of agriculture, education, employment, gender inequality showed an enthusiastic response to participate in the programme.

The Selected entrepreneurs shall be provided with financial assistance as a grant of 10lakh each along with mentoring from industrial leaders including Sanjay Purohit, former chairman of Infosys Consulting; Maneesh Dhir, partner at Social Venture Partners and former managing director of Apple India; KR Lakshminarayan, chief endowment officer of Azim Premji Foundation; and Ujwal Thakar, former CEO of Pratham and GiveIndia to mentor them with that correct structure and scaling required for their future growth.

Continuing with the process the incubators have further planned to select a total of 100 startups in a span of five years with two batches every year.

More Details: http://ncore.thenudge.org/index.html

Foundation for Environmental Monitoring (FEM): Founded by Samuel Rajkumar, a water scientist, FEM works towards delivering low-cost, accurate technology to measure the quality of water. By making the solution open source, they have also ensured that the cost of technology continues to be affordable.

Sushrat Foundation: It is a healthcare non-profit that works to reduce staff stress in government hospitals by using lean, six sigma, and kaizen methodologies. Shitij Malhotra, the co-founder of Sushrat Foundation, has over 10 years of experience in healthcare and education startups.

Project PotentialThis organisation is currently working towards alleviating unemployment in Bihar. Its founder Zubin Sharma focuses on inculcating an entrepreneurial mindset in communities.

Saarthi Education: This non-profit aims to transform parents’ involvement in their child’s development. It provides content and ensures that it is delivered to parents in low-income communities.

Anahad Foundation: Anahad functions as a record label, producing unheard cultural folk songs that can bring about a positive impact on society. It was founded in 2013 by Abhinav Agrawal, an alumnus of Berklee College of Music and founder of record label Eclectica Records, and Siddharth Singh, a software engineer.

NavGurukulIt works towards imparting software engineering skills to underprivileged young adults, irrespective of their formal educational baselines. The model is based on self-learning and experimentation. The non-profit was established in 2016 by Abhishek Gupta and Rishabh Verma, who have both previously founded ventures namely including Frankly.me and Airwoot, respectively. They are also co-founders of Zohem, an ad-tech startup.

Sukhibhava FoundationIt attempts to tackle the large-scale problem of lack of awareness and affordability of menstrual hygiene solutions. The firm’s model empowers micro-entrepreneurs to disseminate the adoption of safe menstrual hygiene practices. The organisation was founded in 2014 by Dilip Pattubala, an Acumen Fellow and social entrepreneur, and Sahana Bhat, a management graduate from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies.

The Education Alliance: This non-profit works towards improving student learning in government schools through public-private partnerships.

Volunteer for Justice: This programme aims to create a pro bono culture in the Indian legal system. Volunteer groups of legal professionals offer their services by way of legal advice and mediation and, if needed, representation in courts.

Akshar Foundation: The Akshar team has developed a tiered teaching model that encourages older students, who have achieved faster progression, to teach younger students. This model enables Akshar to operate at a 1:100 teacher-to-student ratio, and helps students fast-track their learning through teaching.

Siddharth Jain
A serial entrepreneur presently on the board of 6 companies and mentoring 18 startups in multiple industries. An MBA with exceptional knowledge of Digital Media & International Relations.

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