Awards and Recognition

Forbes 30 Under 30

The expert panel comprised Roopa Kudva (Managing Director, Omidyar Network India), Geeta Goel (Country Director, Dell Foundation India) and Gayatri Vasudevan (LabourNet).

Nudge Foundation Notable Alumni list

We're honored to be part of The Nudge Foundation's Notable Alumni List

MIT Impact Investing Initiative

MIT Impact Investing Initiative - Mi3 - is the hub for all things impact at MIT. Manush Labs is happy to collaborate with them. Erika Desmond was selected through a competitive application process to work for Manush Labs.

MIT Tata Center

Founder of Manush Labs, Piyush Verma becomes MIT Tata Social Impact Fellow

Harvard LPCE Program

Manush Labs has been selected for Harvard LPCE accelerator for the Fall 2020 cohort.

IIM Indore and IIT Indore

Manush Labs won the 30 under 30 award at the i5 Summit 2021. It is central India's largest entrepreneurship summit jointly organized by IIM Indore and IIT Indore.

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.


We're happy to be supported by the MIT ELO program. Manush Labs' full-time interns Paul and Armando have been funded by the program.

MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund program

Manush Labs has been funded by the MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund program for Summer and Fall 2020.

Harvard Innovation Labs

We're incredibly honored to announce that we made it to the Harvard Innovation Labs Venture Incubation 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.

Social Alpha

Social Alpha is supporting Manush Labs as an investment and acceleration partner. Social Alpha has also funded our operations in India.

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 NewsX | 17 July 2021

The/Nudge Incubator Soiree For The 7th Cohort | NewsX

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 Impact Capital | October 31, 2020

Opportunities – Impact Capital // Funding, Fellowships And More

By ForbesIndia | 12 Feb 2021

Piyush Verma: Giving entrepreneurs beyond metro cities a platform.

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 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 '

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 YourStory | 8th Apr 2021

This MIT graduate helps startups from Tier 2 cities and beyond get access to investors, mentors, and more

By YourStory | 12 October 2021

[Startup Bharat] These accelerators, mentors, and investors are backing small-town startups

By Latoken TV | 02 July 2021

Manush Labs: Impact Investments and Social Responsibility

By Arthan | October 27, 2020

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