Vice President - Bharat Inclusion Initiative at Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship
Sandeep Koujalgi is the Vice President of Bharat Inclusion Initiative at the Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship, IIM Ahmedabad. The initiative focuses on galvanizing the entrepreneur ecosystem to build inclusive fintech, skilling, and livelihood solutions for Bharat.
Staying ahead of the technical assistance curve: Six lessons from FinTech start-ups in India
About a year back in August 2018, MSC collaborated with the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship to start the journey of Financial Inclusion Lab. The Lab currently receives support from the J.P. Morgan, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and the Omidyar Network. The Lab supports start-ups that develop innovative, technology-enabled solutions in the areas of financial technology, livelihoods, and skilling for the benefit of low- and middle-income (LMI) communities. MSC provided technical assistance (TA) to these start-ups. This blog focuses on the lessons learned from this TA program where we highlight six key insights that could be helpful both to investors, consultants, and other organizations which plan TA programs for similar start-ups.
Boot camp experiences for start-ups: Cheaper by the dozen
Bootcamps designed by the JPMC FI Lab allow start-ups to introspect and reflect on their “growth and accelerate” needs. This blog brings out the lessons and experiences from these bootcamps.