Awards and Recognition
Forbes 30 Under 30
Piyush Verma is one of the two winners of Forbes India 30 Under 30 award in the Social Entrepreneurship category.
The expert panel that selected the winners comprises Roopa Kudva (Partner and Managing Director, Omidyar Network India ), Geeta Goel (Country Director, Michael and Sussane Dell Foundation India) and Gayatri Vasudevan (LabourNet).
MIT Innovation Initiative's Inclusive Innovation Grant
Our mission is to combat social inequities and injustices and we are proud to be funded by MIT's Inclusive Innovation Grant Program for 2020! Manush Labs' intern Diego has been funded by this program.
N/Core - The/Nudge Centre for Social Innovation
We're incredibly honored to be funded and supported by N/Core - The/Nudge Centre for Social Innovation!
We are among the top 3% impact startups selected from across India for the prestigious program.
MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund program
Manush Labs has been funded by the MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund program for Summer and Fall 2020.
MIT Sandbox provides seed funding for student-initiated entrepreneurial ideas, mentoring from within MIT and from a broad network of committed partners, and tailored educational experiences.
In the News
By MIT Tata Center | Oct 21, 2020
A team of passionate social entrepreneurs, volunteers, and MIT, Harvard alum led by MIT Tata Fellow Piyush Verma, has created a social enterprise in India that aims to empower underserved social innovators and entrepreneurs, especially from tier II cities of India.
By BizJournals | Sept 24, 2020
A wearable device that senses if you're driving drowsy and alert you before it's too late. An impact accelerator that attempts to solve the deep-rooted problems of India. These are just a few of the ideas underpinning the startups in the Harvard i-lab's Venture Program.
By Homegrown | Nov 09, 2020
Piyush Verma’s Manush Labs, an MIT-Harvard born startup that focuses on innovation in India and aims to empower the country’s underserved entrepreneurs has launched ‘Sustainability Accelerator’ - a 10-week intensive hands-on and collaborative program for early-stage social startups and SMEs.
By Exchain4us | Oct 31, 2020
Social Alpha has partnered with Manush Labs, an accelerator program to support AgriTech start-ups. If you are a start-up with a solution to India's food & agricultural challenges apply to Manush Labs Sustainability Accelerator 2020
By Dailyhunt | Nov 09, 2020
The youth of India holds much-untapped potential, that when given the opportunity, can perform wonders. Manush Labs, a startup that focuses on innovation in India and aims to empower the country's underserved entrepreneurs has launched ' Sustainability Accelerator '