Akash Raman

Senior Manager, Incubator

With a decade of experience in for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, Akash is passionate about bringing large-scale social transformations by leveraging the strengths of social impact organizations and businesses. At The/Nudge Incubator at the Center for Social Innovation, Akash nudges and nurtures committed and motivated startup founders solving for poverty. Prior to The/Nudge, he worked at social impact organizations such as the Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives (APPI), Ashoka Innovators for the Public, PATH, and Karnataka Health Promotion Trust. He co-founded and led Oodio - an Indian premium design startup, consulted for Deloitte, and taught at BITS Pilani. Akash holds a BE from BITS Pilani, an MBA from the University of Washington at Seattle, and an MS from Harvard University.

Ayushi Bhati

Head of Operations, Incubator; Project Manager, Meri Mitti

Ayushi is an experienced development sector professional with a history of working in grassroots organizations in the livelihood sector. She is skilled in strategy, social innovation, entrepreneurship, market research, and financial sustainability. Ayushi has done her Master's in Social Entrepreneurship from TISS, Mumbai, and has worked in Kerala and Bihar before joining The/Nudge Institute.

Bhargavi Ramachandran

Program Manager, Accelerator

Bhargavi leads the Accelerator program at The/Nudge Center for Social Innovation. She brings 12+ years of experience in the industry in business operations and finance (Hewlett Packard & Startup firms) and ~7 years in leadership development and executive coaching. She believes in moving individuals and organizations towards positive change and fulfillment of true potential. Bhargavi is an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from the International coaching federation.

Manoj Joshi

Associate Director, The/nudge Incubator

Manoj has 10 years of experience in the tech-product domain. In the past, Manoj has led product for Airtel, Times Internet and ICICI Lombard.He has also founded a startup exploring value addition opportunities in the unorganised MSME ecosystem in rural Uttarakhand. Manoj holds an MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur.

Namratha Dasalukunte Sridhar

Head of Operations, The/Nudge Accelerator

Namratha has close to 7 years of work experience across the impact and IT sectors. At The/Nudge Institute, Namratha is the Head of Operations for the Accelerator program nudging and nurturing social entrepreneurs in the livelihood space. She believes in educational equity and equal opportunity for underserved communities and is passionate about enabling other non-profits to reach their full potential. Before joining The/Nudge Institute, she worked with one of the top IT companies in India, Wipro Ltd., as a test engineer for Ford Motor Company (USA) and as an executive in the Workforce Management Group. Namratha holds a B.Tech degree from Chandigarh Engineering College. She is recognized as a McKinsey Next Generation Women Leader APAC 2022 and a Google tech4good fellow. In her free time, Namratha mentors students at an NGO - Akshar, and actively participates in the

Shivani Jain

Head of Operations, Accelerator; Project Manager, Research Innovation Program

Shivani has close to 5 years of experience across the government and impact sector. At The/Nudge, Shivani manages the operations for the Accelerator program and the research on resilient livelihoods through the Research Innovation Program. Prior to joining The/Nudge, she worked with the Irish State Children's Services Regulation Division National Office. Shivani pursued her Bachelors in Social Work from the University of Delhi and her Masters in Gender, Globalization and Human Rights from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Subhashree Dutta

Managing Partner, Social Entrepreneurship

Subhashree Dutta leads Social Entrepreneurship at The/Nudge. She believes that social entrepreneurs can play a critical role in bringing out catalytic change to India. Subhashree has 30 years’ investing experience in the Asian credit markets across the broad spectrum of credit strategies and has lived in 6 countries. Subhashree worked for 20 years with Fiera Capital (Asia) (formerly Clearwater Capital Partners) and her last assignment was as CEO of its Singapore office. She started her career with ICICI Bank in India. Subhashree has a PGDM from IIM Calcutta and is a CFA® charterholder.