India-based Aspire Impact, a social enterprise focused on impact leadership and ecosystem development in the social and environmental impact space announced on 29 January 2021 that it has collaborated with Impact Hub, a global network focused on building entrepreneurial communities for impact at scale. They launched the Impact Startup Support (ISS) initiative in India after unveiling their inaugural survey report titled ‘India – An Impact Start-Up Nation’. The report highlights the challenges and opportunities faced by impact-focused start-ups in India’s startup ecosystem. ISS will offer training and support to incubators and accelerators.
About Aspire Impact
Founded by Amit Bhatia in 2007, Aspire Impact is a social enterprise that is focused on impact leadership and development of the startup ecosystem. It supports scale organizations through Corporate Impact Assessments, Impact Start-Up Support, Executive Education and Training and Seed Impact Investments. It is based in Gurgaon, India.
About Impact Hub
Impact Hub is a global network that offers startup support, community and workspace and conducts various programs and events for startups. Impact Hub is present across 60 countries and is one of the world’s largest communities and accelerators. It aims to build an ecosystem that encourages entrepreneurial collaboration and innovation around the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“Our partnership with Impact Hub will add capabilities and resilience to India’s 500+ incubators and accelerators, connecting them with a global peer network in 100+ cities across 60+ countries, world-class impact training and infrastructure, impact measurement, and, access to impact finance, transforming India into an Impact Startup nation,” said Amit Bhatia, Founder of Aspire Impact and Aspire Circle.
“We are delighted to partner Aspire Impact to bring our locally rooted and globally connected network of 16,500+ change driven entrepreneurs in 100+communities, 450 incubation, acceleration and scaling programs, across 60 countries to India,” said Gabriela Gandel, Executive Director, Impact Hub.
The post-COVID economy in India is going to see positive growth. With various govt support schemes and investor support, the Indian start-up ecosystem will be able to face the challenges and grab the opportunities. Leading global players like Impact Hub and Aspire Impact will act as a catalyst for the startup ecosystem providing the required support and networking to the startups.
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