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FINANCIAL INCLUSION LAB

DEEP SUPPORT TO BUILD AND VALIDATE THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND INCLUSIVE FINTECH, SKILLING AND LIVELIHOOD SOLUTIONS.

FINANCIAL INCLUSION LAB

The Financial Inclusion Lab aims to improve the financial health of India’s underserved low- and middle-income (LMI) segments by supporting startups in the areas of Fintech, Skilling and Livelihood. CIIE.CO is collaborating with MicroSave Consulting (MSC), an international digital financial inclusion consultancy firm, to provide the startups with high-touch advisory and insights into the LMI segments. We have supported 33 early-stage startups in four cohorts so far. Cumulatively, these startups have already served 20mn+ individuals and raised over $20 in funding post their participation in the Lab.

OFFERINGS

OFFERINGS
Capital

support up to INR 25 lakhs for market validation

Mentoring

through clinics with LMI focussed practitioners and domain experts

Field Studies

led by digital financial inclusion experts for consumer and market insights

Portfolio Support

up to a year providing market, channel and investor connects

Extensive Visibility

through our platforms and networks

Service Partners

for cloud, marketing & other support worth over INR 50 lakhs

STARTUPS
WE SEEK

We are interested in supporting technology solutions that help in improving financial health and capabilities of impacted segments including micro-businesses, informal workers, small farmers, migrants, gig workers and women. We are especially interested in solutions that have become relevant in the recent months, with potential to impact at scale.

The solutions could be cutting across adjacent domains such as agri-fintech and health-fintech that have especially become relevant post-COVID-19. Desirable solutions include innovative flow-based credit models, underwriting methods that leverage social behaviours, embedded fintech, models leveraging SHGs and other social capital aggregators to enhance women's access and usage of financial services, LMI-focused Insurtechs, and skilling and livelihood solutions that leverage fintech for unique value addition to LMI segments.

FI LAB
PARTNER

MicroSave Consulting

FINANCIAL INCLUSION LAB APPLY NOW!
FINANCIAL INCLUSION LAB

DEEP SUPPORT TO BUILD AND VALIDATE THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND INCLUSIVE FINTECH, SKILLING AND LIVELIHOOD SOLUTIONS.

FINANCIAL
INCLUSION LAB

The Financial Inclusion Lab aims to improve the financial health of India’s underserved low- and middle-income (LMI) segments by supporting startups in the areas of Fintech, Skilling and Livelihood. CIIE.CO is collaborating with MicroSave Consulting (MSC), an international digital financial inclusion consultancy firm, to provide the startups with high-touch advisory and insights into the LMI segments. We have supported 27 early-stage startups in three cohorts so far. Cumulatively, these startups have already served 10mn+ individuals and raised over $14.5Mn in funding post their participation in the Lab.

OFFERINGS

OFFERINGS

STARTUPS FROM
PREVIOUS COHORTS

STARTUPS
WE SEEK

We are interested in supporting technology solutions that help in improving financial health and capabilities of impacted segments including micro-businesses, informal workers, small farmers and women. We are especially interested in solutions that have become relevant in the recent months, with potential to impact at scale.

The solutions could be cutting across adjacent domains such as agri-fintech and health-fintech that have especially become relevant post-COVID-19. Desirable solutions include innovative flow-based credit models, underwriting methods that leverage social behaviours, models leveraging SHGs and other social capital aggregators to enhance women's access and usage of financial services, LMI-focused Insurtechs, and skilling and livelihood solutions that leverage fintech for unique value addition to LMI segments.

FI LAB
PARTNER

MicroSave Consulting