Incubator for driving social change
MENTORING AND NETWORKING
Early-stage enterprises need an empathetic ecosystem to develop their business models more than finances. We are committed to constantly developing strategic tie-ups to have a unique mix of expertise and industry associations that would benefit our partners. We connect enterprise with ecosystem partners to help expand their outreach and prepare them to become investor ready (If they wish to).
Founded in 2016, IRMA's incubator ISEED (Incubator for Social Enterprises and Entrepreneurs for Development) is an incubator focused on rural, social and collective enterprises. ISEED works with social enterprise partners and ecosystem partners across India to provide a nurturing and empathetic entrepreneurial ecosystem through mentoring and networking support, collaborative research, entrepreneurship training and capacity building. We work with early-stage enterprises in underserved regions and ecosystems and seek to add value throughout their journey.
- That entrepreneurship is not all about technology or only about start-ups. Thinking entrepreneurially is important for rural livelihoods.
- Rural and social enterprises work in complex environments and incubators can add value by taking mentorship and networking seriously.
- Every social enterprise needs a customized solution. We do not prescribe any particular organizational forms but enable entrepreneurs to think through and explore a range of possibilities.
- We believe in the need to empathize with the contextual knowledge of the entrepreneur or enterprise.