N/Core

N/Core

N/Core is an incubator for early stage non-profits, who are working on problems related to poverty. N/Core offers innovation grant of INR 10 Lakh through a seed grant, dedicated mentoring during 6-months of incubation and support network. N/Core launched N/Core alpha, a 14-day intense boot camp in March 2017 with 20 non-profits. The first 6-month incubation was launched in July 2017 in partnership with BookASmile, Dr. Reddy’s Foundation and Indira Foundation. The first cohort graduated in the month of March 2018. N/Core launched N/Core tech- an exclusive track in partnership with Cisco CSR in May’ 18, selecting 8 non-profits who are leveraging technology as a means to improve the lives of the poor. N/Core launched second open cohort in July 2018 in partnership with Mphasis, Omidyar Network, and DE Shaw Co. Through second open cohort, N/Core is incubating 10 early stage non- profits.

N/Core mentors work closely with the entrepreneurs to accelerate their startup journey and help them to achieve strategic clarity and scalable models for change. The mentoring panel includes Ms. Kamakshi Rao (formerly Senior VP - Capital), K R Lakshminarayana (Chief Endowment Officer at Azim Premji Foundation), Mr. Madhav Chavan  (Founder, Pratham), Mr. Sanjay Purohit (Ex EVP Infosys, Head of Infosys Consulting), Mr. Maneesh Dhir (COO, Meta Co., Ex- MD, Apple India), Mr. Ujwal Thakar (Ex- CEO Pratham, GiveIndia) and  Mr. Surendra Jain (Co-Founder Westbridge Capital).

Milestones:
• 1% selection rate since inception. Founders come from very diverse backgrounds and work on some of the biggest challenges in alleviating poverty.
• 30+ non-profits with highly innovative and scalable models incubated annually,  This includes 20 organizations that develop or deploy technology to solve for basic human needs.


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