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Manav Subodh

Manav Subodh, Founding Board 1M1B and Director, International Development, Berkeley Executive Education, plays a pivotal role in accelerating innovation, employability and facilitating start-ups.


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Swati Subodh

Swati Subodh, PhD, is a Co-founder 1M1B. In various capacities as a Scientist with private and government agencies in India she has worked extensively in clinical research and genomics. She is passionate about innovative solutions in healthcare.


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Donna Tsufura

Donna Tsufura, is committed to a world that nurtures, honors and empowers humanity. As a Dayako, she is an entelechist who activates people and enterprises to fulfill their passion, purpose and promise for the world with velocity.

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Ravi Karkara, is a trained social worker committed to advancing human rights, gender equality, inclusion and social justice. Ravi has served as the Global Advisor on Youth + Partnership with United Nations Millennium Campaign and UN-Habitat, based in New York.

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Ritu Singh

Ritu Singh, has over 15 years of experience in the development sector, managing programs with specific focus on the educational eco-system.

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Loretta Lorden

Loretta Lorden is committed to empowering people to design and create holistically self-sustaining communities. She is an award winning media producer, technology entrepreneur and health coach.

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Lori Antonacci

Lori Antonacci is a marketing, development and fundraising professional who applies her business world experience to expanding the visibility, audience, and fundraising capacity of cultural and socially conscious organizations. She is a co-founder of Artists Talk on Art and the New York Women’s Agenda, and her clients have included Forbes, The Ad Council, and LiveOn-NY.

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Jonathan Flaks

Executive Coach, Leadership and Business Development

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Saket Mani

Founding Member 1M1B and UN Women Youth

Planet 50/50 champion


Country Partners

United States of America

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Kareem Hertzog

Kareem Hertzog is an Adjunct Professor and community activist in New York City. Kareem holds an MBA from Hult International Business School, which is a key partner with the Hult Prize Foundation, a start-up accelerator for budding young social entrepreneurs. His grassroots approach has earned him a seat on the board of Track Star Tutoring.


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Jennifer Iannolo

Jennifer is a life-long entrepreneur and founder of The Concordia Project, created to provide a new conversation about leadership, collaboration and empowerment to emerging companies and organizations around the world. As a digital pioneer, Jennifer is the co-founder of Culinary Media Network - the world's first all-food podcast channel.

Carribean Islands & Ghana

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Mary Symmonds

Mary Symmonds, is an international economic and social development professional. She has worked at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) specializing in economic and social development in Africa for about 3 decades.





Dr. Kailash Joshi

Dr. Kailash Joshi, Former IBM General Manager, President Foundation for Excellence (Silicon Valley).


Professor HS Jamadagni

Professor HS Jamadagni, is a Professor at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He also served as a Part Time Member of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.


Ingrid Vanderveldt

Ingrid Vanderveldt, is the Founder and CEO of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 (EBW2020). Previously, she was the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence ("EIR") for Dell Inc. She sits on the United Nations Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council, is a Managing Partner of Belle Capital, founding organizer of the GLASS Forum (Global Leadership & Sustainable Success), and co-founder of The Billionaire Girls Club.


Andre Marquis

Andre Marquis is the Executive Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley as well as the Manager of the US National Science Foundation Innovation Corps San Francisco Bay Area Node. He is a serial entrepreneur with a long record of starting successful biotechnology and information technology ventures.


Debjani Ghosh

Debjani Ghosh, is VP (Sales and Marketing Group) & MD (South Asia) at Intel Corporation. Based in India, she is responsible for establishing new growth areas for Intel in the South Asian region. She is a member of the Executive Council of NASSCOM and the chair of the IT Committee at FICCI. In 2013, Fortune India ranked her among the 25 most powerful women in India.


'Padma Shri' Dr B. Soma Raju

Dr B. Soma Raju, is Chairman and Managing director of Care Hospitals. He has dedicated over 30 years in service as a renowned Cardiologist, Researcher, Teacher and Philanthropist.

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3rd August 2017:
1M1B Foundation and TATA Trusts commence the 'StartUp Gurukool' program in 4 states of India-Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh. Click here for details

10-13 March 2017:
1M1B team to present at the United Nations in New York around the CSW Youth Forum on "Economic Empowerment of Indigenous and Underserved Communities through Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurship" Click here for details

29 December 2017:
1M1B launches the first Smart Village Accelerator and Tele-Health Center in the village, Mori, Andhra Pradesh, India

10-13 March 2017:
1M1B team to present at the United Nations in New York around the CSW Youth Forum on "Economic Empowerment of Indigenous and Underserved Communities through Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurship" Click here for details

29 December 2017:
1M1B launches the first Smart Village Accelerator and Tele-Health Center in the village, Mori, Andhra Pradesh, India

17th-18th June 2016:
1M1B initiates its project to establish a mobile telemedicine clinic in Mori, Andhra Pradesh, as part of the Smart Village Initiative in partnership with UC Berkeley Click here for details

12th June 2016:
Hero's Mindset Workshop organized at Bangalore. Click here for details

March 3, 2016:
1M1B kickstarts its Rural Tourism based Social Volunteering program in Uttarakhand. Click here for details.

February 13, 2016:
1M1B starts its Telemedicine services in Uttarakhand. Click here for details.

December 21-23, 2015:
1M1B Team visits Uttarakhand, with the newly appointed 1M1B Fellows, to set up its first microaccelerator. Click here for details.

December 22, 2015:
1M1B announces the '1M1B E-Weekends' program. Details here. Pre-registrations open. Last date for application is 22nd January 2016.

December 19, 2015:
1M1B, in partnership with NavBharat Times, organized its first in series Entrepreneurship Workshop (Level-I) in New Delhi. Click here for details.

November 19, 2015
1M1B announces the '1M1B Fellowship Program 2015-2016'. Last date for submission of application is 30th November 2015.

October 18, 2015: Forbes features 1M1B & its co-founder, Manav Subodh (Click Here)

October 16, 2015: '1M1B Change The World Internship' winners from Caribbean Islands, India and the United States present their work at the United Nations Headquarters, New York (Click Here)

October 14, 2015: '1M1B Change The World Internship' winners from Caribbean Islands, India and the United States present their work to DC ArchAngels at Washington DC (Click here)

September 12, 2015
Winners of the 1M1B 2015, Change the World Internships announced:

  • Caribbean : Josanne Arnold, from Trinidad and Tobago ( Team: G.O.T GREENS) and Janice McLeod, from Jamaica ( Team: Agro Central)
  • India : Harsh Aggarwal and Shreya Gupta, from New Delhi ( Team: Sanjeevani), Malvika, Akshita and Apoorva, from New Delhi ( Team: Basta) and Vrinda Aggarwal ( Team: Windmill)
  • United States of America (USA) : Caseena Karim ( Team: Crave)
These winners will present their work on 14th October 2015 at Washington DC and on 16th October 2015 at United Nations (UN) in New York.

Winners of 1M1B Change The World Internships to present at the United Nations (UN's) International day for the eradication of poverty (IDEP) on 16th October 2015 at NYC.

1M1B's Women Entrepreneurship Summit on 12th September 2015 at New Delhi. Click here for details.

August 26, 2015: 1M1B launches its crowd funding campaign to fund the finalists of 'Change The World Internships 2015' to showcase their work at the United Nations in September/October 2015. Click here for details.

August 20, 2015: 1M1B, in partnership with McKinsey Social Initiatives, kick start the 'Generation' mentorship program in Delhi & NCR. Click here for details.

August 20, 2015: 1M1B partners with Washington DC Arch Angels. Under this partnership 1M1B Entrepreneurs will not only get an opportunity to pitch their biz to the executive team of the DC Arch Angels but will also get opportunities to connect with multilaterals, bilateral, governments, investors, and accelerators on the East Coast

On 17 March, 2015 UN Habitat and A Million for A Billion (1M1B) Foundation signed an MOU for youth skill development and entrepreneurship.



We see youth and women getting skilled in creating jobs not just for themselves but also others and overcoming conversations like:

  • There are no jobs.
  • I am at a disadvantage.
  • The government should give me a job.
  • I have to migrate for economic opportunities.
  • Entrepreneurship is for people with good financial backing.
  • Enterprise creation is hard and not for me.

1M1B is a skill development, entrepreneurship education and an enterprise acceleration initiative that will solve the challenge of unemployment of youth and women in underserved economies.

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