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Our incubation is a two-year, fully paid, program for entrepreneurs with the courage and commitment to redesign and launch innovative learning experiences for India’s children. Through intensive support and a peer community, the incubation will equip entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills to-

Design an innovative school or learning center

Start and successfully launch a school or learning center

Run and sustain a high performing school or learning center

Over the course of a two-year journey, incubated entrepreneurs will work with experienced coaches and facilitators from across the world to access a suite of learning experiences:

Visits to innovative, high-performing schools across India and the world

Serve in a six-week apprenticeship within a high-performing school

Work closely with school-leader and executive coaches to build skill

Access a network of support from peers and community leaders

Build the skills to start fundraising and connecting to supporters who can bring your dream to life.

Attend workshops and training days to access new content

Explore design and creation tools to build your school or center

Tap into governmental and legal support as you start your venture

Vision of excellence

Drive & entrepreneurial spirit

Sense of possibility

Creative problem solving

Continuous learning

Commitment to equity

Motivation & longevity

Belief in collectives and coalition building

Who we're looking for

We don’t have a typical, neatly fitted, profile of an entrepreneur. You could be a current educator who wants to start a school. Or maybe you’re working in India’s corporate world, and you aspire to change India’s educational system.


We are, however, looking for people who demonstrate key leadership characteristics that we believe we are critical for success: 

Applications for the cohort of 2024 are now closed. Click below if you'd like to get in touch with us about joining cohort of 2025.

Interested in joining the incubation?

We highly recommend you check our work with Labs till the next Incubation starts. It’ll help you get your feet wet. Find out what’s coming up here.

Have you ever thought about starting your dream school or learning center? Are you a visionary who wants to go down the path of reinvention?

The Circle Incubation

Glimpses from This Year's Incubation

Mohammad Shoeb Sayyad

Pune, Maharashtra

Kriti Sood


Safdar Rahman


Preksha Singh

Jaipur, Rajasthan

Jeetesh Gulani

Bengaluru, Karnataka

Akash Yadav

Kanpur Dehaat, Uttar Pradesh

Sai Devi

Bengaluru, Karnataka

Anjan Prakash


Shriya Shankar

Rural Karnataka

Midhun Noble

Bengaluru, Karnataka

Sakshi Srivastava

Jalalabad, Uttar Pradesh

Meet the Entrepreneur-in-Residence Cohort of 2024

Vibha Nadig


Vaishnavi Nudurumati


Pravin Nikam

Satara District, Maharashtra

Samridhi Nair

Pune, Maharashtra

Sindhuri Ananth

Bengaluru, Karnataka

Mandar Kulkarni

Pune, Maharashtra

Arhan Shah

Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Shruti Mehta

Kathiwada, Madhya Pradesh

Prince Jebastin

Pune, Maharashtra

Shrey Rawat

Vikasnagar, Uttarakhand

Pahulmeet Singh

Ghoman, Punjab

Meet the Entrepreneur-in-Residence Cohort of 2025

The Circle Incubation

Interest Form 2024-25

Which of these describe you best?
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