Since 2002, NSRCEL has been a centre of excellence at IIM Bangalore incubating, supporting and seeding commercial
ventures. We have touched over 30000 entrepreneurs over the years, actively incubating 91 ventures that have created over 4500 jobs and
cumulatively stand at a over one billion dollar valuation in 2017.

'NSRCEL Social' plans to leverage its experience in nurturing early stage ventures to build successful
social ventures capable of delivering impact.

We invite social changemakers and entrepreneurs to connect with our Social Incubator, the focus of the initiative is to nurture
early stage social ventures.


NSRCEL Social aims to address the lack of an effective support system for early stage social ventures. These organisations are offered little or no technical assistance with regard to fundraising, legal issues and operational challenges and find it difficult to secure funding under Corporations, foundations or the government.

The social incubator will select and nurture early-stage organizations and helping them become world-class ventures that deliver impact. This initiative aspires to create a proven template for social incubation in India, developing a playbook for nurturing and scaling early stage organizations. Such an approach can be replicated at other academic institutions and incubation hubs across the country. The Incubator is guided by an advisory committee comprising of established social and business leaders and esteemed faculty of IIMB.

Path to Success

The selected ventures will be supported through

Ongoing mentoring and capacity building leveraging NSRCEL's rich network of mentors, entrepreneurs and experts

Access to networks across funders, government and ecosystem players

Visibility through an annual calendar of activities

Access to support and advisory services such as legal, financial & HR

Workspace on IIMB campus enabling access to a vibrant start-up environment surrounded by other NSRCEL incubatees, as well as the faculty, and students in the institute.

Venture Profiles

Anthills Creations

Idea: Pooja Rai and Nancy Charaya, Vishesh Gupta, Souradeep Paul

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Bridges of Sports

Idea:Nitish M Chiniwar...

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Guardians of Dream

Idea:Gloria Benny, Aditya Surneni, Mekha T, Sujith Varkey...

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Idea:Ex-Gandhi fellows Ravi Dhanuka, Aditya Tyagi and Shravan Jha, ...

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Idea:Khushboo and Santosh...

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Idea:Seemant Dadwal and Co-founder Ghajal Gulati...

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Superheros Incorporated

Idea:Ashwini Krishnaprasad...

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Tarkeybein Education Foundation (TEF)

Idea:Akanksha Agarwal...

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Our Team

Advisory Council

Eric Savage

Eric has over 20 years of experience in investment banking. He moved to India in 2007 to help set up...

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Krishnakumar Natarajan

Krishnakumar Natarajan, a leading authority in the global IT sector, co-founded Mindtree in 1999...

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Malavika R Harita

Malavika is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Saatchi & Saatchi Focus in India. ...

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Matthew Spacie

Matthew comes with an extensive experience in senior positions in the corporate sector...

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Gita Sen

Dr. Gita Sen has over 35 years of experience working nationally and internationally on....

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Ravichandar is the Chairman & Managing Director of Feedback Consulting. His work focus is on guiding firms...

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Debasish Mitter

Debasish leads the Michael & Susan Dell Foundationís strategy and operations in India for...

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Mentor Panel

Rajiv Kucchal

Rajiv is an active angel investor and mentor to multiple start-ups in the social enterprise and technology space...

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Gayatri Vasudevan

Gayathri, the CEO of LabourNet, has built the firm into a respected social enterprise, by anchoring on values of...

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Dipesh Sutariya

Dipesh Sutariya is the co-founder and CEO of Enable India, a non-profit organization that has been...

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Naghma Mulla

Naghma works towards creating and maintaining a sustainable philanthropy network to...

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Pramod Kulkarni

Pramod Kulkarni is a founding member of Prerana, an NGO that enables merited....

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M J Arvind

MJ Aravind was a co-founder of Daksh, one of India's largest independent BPO companies...

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Rajesh Navaneetham

Rajesh is a founder-partner in Katalytics Growth Consultants (

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Samina Bano

Samina Bano is currently the Founder Director, RightWalk Foundation and a Ashoka Fellow...

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Sourav Mukherji

Sourav Mukherji teaches post graduate and doctoral level courses at IIM Bangalore...

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Nagaraja Prakasam

Nagaraja (Naga) Prakasam is a full time angel investor who has invested in 16 start-ups and seen three exits...

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Applications closed

The call for application is closed. We will send out notifications when we start the application process for the next cohort.

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