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For teachers in India, the challenge is vast and low–cost private education can play a huge role in helping improve the lives of children.  A social entrepreneur with a business lens to organize, streamline and replicate good systems– this is the story of Manish Kumar and SEED Schools.


‘You can’t become an entrepreneur for the sake of it.  You’ve got to have a connection to the mission because it’s really going to test your patience… It’s going to be extremely tough, so you’ve got to choose something you are passionate about and motivated.’

My colleague Amira Polack spent some time with Manish during SAP’s Social Entrepreneur Fellowship to interview him and learn more about SEED, amplifying a much needed voice from the field of education in India.

CEO & Co-founder: Manish Kumar

Company: SEED Schools

Description:  SEED is a school management company that works with affordable private schools to implement targeted academic and operational improvements to address the gaps in private K-10 education.

HQ: Hyderabad, India

https://youtube.com/watch?v=khsXJpwPsWQ

More on SAP’s Social Entrepreneur Fellowship

In July 2015, 9 CEO’s from social enterprises across Africa and India convened in Silicon Valley for a 10-day training and networking boot camp.  SAP’s Corporate Social Responsibility team in conjunction with nonprofit partner Acumen leveraged SAP’s talent, technology expertise, and partner ecosystem to help crack these entrepreneurs’ most complex problems.


Press coverage of SAP’s Social Entrepreneur Fellowship can be found here and here

Additional interview with another participating CEO found here.

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  1. Amira Polack

    Inspiring and energizing to hear “from the horse’s mouth” so to speak when it comes to a social entrepreneur in the trenches tackling one of India’s most important problems. Fantastic quotes – very much enjoyed this interview.

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