Our Story

Unlike many countries (e.g., USA, China, Bangladesh, etc.), mass entrepreneurship (ME) is an underleveraged job creator in India. GAME – The Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship founded by Ravi Venkatesan, Madan Padaki and Mekin Maheshwari, was officially launched in August 2018, to unlock ME’s potential and as a convening body that brings alignment within the ecosystem and mobilises action to address systemic challenges.

Why Mass Entrepreneurship

The 'Missing Middle'

Self-Employed

Government schemes, MFIs, and livelihood programs have helped create 75 million individual entrepreneurs (set to double in 20 years)

Experts regard the majority of these entrepreneurs to be underemployed, effectively forming the ‘hidden unemployed’

Mass
Entrepreneurs

who hire or improve the incomes of 5 plus people, use local inputs or solve local problems

11% ME in India compared to a global average of 30–40%

Fast Growth Start-Ups

40%

Increase in the number of active incubators and accelerators in 2016 with impetus from government and corporates

30

New academic incubators established under ‘Start-up India Stand-up India’ initiative in 2016

350

Start-ups founded by young students in 2016

650

Total number of start-ups funded in 2016 by dedicated institutions

$40 Billion

Flow of funding to start-ups in 2016

Secretariat and Advisors

The team that’s making it possible

Advisory Board

Anjuly Chib Duggal
Advisory Board Member

Bhairavi Jani
Advisory Board Member

Gyanendra Badgaiyan
Advisory Board Member

Debasish Mitter
Advisory Board Member

Kuldeep Dantewdia
Advisory Board Member

Deepali Khanna
Advisory Board Member

Murli Ramachandran
Advisory Board Member

PG Raghuraman
Advisory Board Member

Anjani Bansal
Advisory Board Member

Dr. V. Anantha Nageswaran
Advisory Board Member

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    Organizational Culture & Values

    Be EntrepreneurialDiversity & InclusionConstant LearningAgility & ChangeTransparency & Trust
    Live their Dreams & AspirationsMix of Gender & Experience in HiringTask Forces to be cross functionalBuild Time bound programsShare Plans , Objectives and Results with Teams
    Address,Challenges,& Develop Risk Taking AbilitySpread operations across the Country and SectorsCollaborate with Institutions & UniversitiesTweak , Remodel and revise Strategies on the Go.Drive all Task Forces in tandem and holistically.
    Spend Frugally50% of ME should be womenBuild Pilots, Test , Replicate.. PlaybooksCore Team is Lean and Speed to ActionCreate,environment of feedback and coaching
    Encourage Creativity,and InnovationTarget nano and small entrepreneursEvents, Workshops , Conferences and SeminarsSet Milestone checks to test results and change directionsONE GAME.. Several players ..

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