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Work. Journey. Recognition.

Our work has taken us to places, newsrooms, and most importantly to people's minds.

The stories we've been a part of and will write in the future are our way of creating a difference.

See below to read how others view and have written about our impact.

awards and news
  Our Achievements  

IIM-ATM Awards 2022

Manush Labs is one of the 5 deep-tech startups chosen as finalists for the 76th Annual Technical Meeting
of the Indian Institute of Metals, Hyderabad.

Nudge Foundation Notable Alumni list

From more than 80 illustrious social impact organizations in Nudge Institute's portfolio, we're honored to be one of the few standout companies.

Harvard Innovation Labs

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

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.

Forbes 30 Under 30 2021

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

Harvard LPCE Program

Manush Labs has been selected for Harvard LPCE accelerator...

IIM Indore and IIT Indore

Manush Labs won the "30 under 30 award" at central India's largest entrepreneurship summit jointly organized by IIM Indore and IIT Indore.

MIT Tata Center

Our founder Piyush Verma, becomes an MIT Tata Social Impact Fellow and gets a full scholarship from the MIT Tata Center..


"These are the top 25 startup stories featured on YourStory in 2021. The success of these startups is sure to inspire and motivate you."

MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund program

Manush Labs has been funded by the MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund program for the summer and fall of 2020.

MIT Impact Investing Initiative

MIT Impact Investing Initiative - Mi3 - is the hub for all things impact at MIT. Manush Labs is happy to be supported by them.


The MIT ELO program has funded Manush Labs' team members for 2020-2021...

  In the News  

By The Hindu | 4 June 2022

This collaboration between Aditya Birla Group's Hindalco Industries Ltd. and Manush Labs aims to re-imagine 5000 tons of plastic annually and 700,000 tons of industrial waste, and catalyse and empower technological innovations in the domains of clean technology and circular economy.

By ForbesIndia | 12 Feb 2021

Piyush Verma: Giving entrepreneurs beyond metro cities a platform. Verma helps entrepreneurs and innovators from Tier 2 cities and beyond get access to mentorship, networking, markets and funding, and helps them scale up to the next level.

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 Latoken TV | 02 July 2021

Manush Labs: Impact Investments and Social Responsibility

By India Today | 1 August 2022

MIT Startup Manush Labs and Aditya Birla Group’s Hindalco Industries Ltd collaborate to reduce carbon footprint and achieve decarbonisation goals

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 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 the ‘Sustainability Accelerator’.

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