Solving the Burning Problem

Solving the Burning Problem

By Michael Gallant May 2019

Kriya Labs, a New Delhi-based start-up, transforms agricultural waste into a valuable resource to make paper and biodegradable products.

Assessing Learning

Assessing Learning

By Burton Bollag November 2019

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Vyjayanthi Sankar’s Centre for Science of Student Learning aims to build capacity for high-quality assessments and research.

Anytime Water

Anytime Water

By Ranjita Biswas November 2019

Hydrotec Solutions’ solar-powered water purification system provides communities with 24/7 safe drinking water on a pay-per-use basis.

A Friend in Need

A Friend in Need

By Ranjita Biswas November 2019

Nexus-trained Gitanjali Banerjee’s start-up, Femtech Fertility Dost, provides women and couples a platform to talk about fertility-related problems and preventive solutions.

Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

By Steve Fox September 2021

Women entrepreneurs in North India benefit through a variety of U.S. Embassy-supported initiatives.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

By Steve Fox September 2021

A hybrid-style boot camp led by U.S. Consulate General Kolkata helped women entrepreneurs tap their innovative spirit and grow their businesses.

A Green Way to Hygiene

A Green Way to Hygiene

By Ranjita Biswas August 2021

Mumbai-based Aakar produces affordable and ecofriendly solutions to increase access to menstrual hygiene products.

A Summit for Success

A Summit for Success

By Michael Gallant October 2021

The SelectUSA Investment Summit connects Indian business innovators with international investors and priceless opportunities.

Promoting Equality

Promoting Equality

By Jason Chiang December 2021

Who you are and whom you love is not a justification for discrimination, harassment, and inequitable access to opportunities and resources.

Designing Better Hygiene

Designing Better Hygiene

By Deepanjali Kakati April 2020

Saral Designs, which promotes menstrual hygiene in under-served areas through innovative technology and distribution models, modified its pad-making machines to make surgical masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Investing in Inclusive Development

Investing in Inclusive Development

By Jason Chiang October 2021

Through investments and loans in key sectors like infrastructure, agriculture and technology, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation is helping propel growth and create jobs in India.

Spotlighting Women Entrepreneurs

Spotlighting Women Entrepreneurs

By Jason Chiang October 2021

WE Hub fosters women entrepreneurship via incubation, access to government resources, and the creation of a global collaborative network for women-led enterprises to thrive.

Revival of India’s Small Businesses

Revival of India’s Small Businesses

By Natasa Milas October 2021

The REVIVE Alliance is facilitating the economic recovery of small business owners and workers in the informal sector, whose livelihoods are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learning Tech, the STEMpedia Way

Learning Tech, the STEMpedia Way

By Paromita Pain October 2021

Futuristic hardware and user-friendly software motivate young students to explore robotics and artificial intelligence.

Green Living

Green Living

By Jason Chiang May 2021

Sustainable bamboo fiber products created by Bio Craft Innovation, a Nexus-trained start-up, help reduce the use of single-use plastic.

Opening Doors to Financial Services

Opening Doors to Financial Services

By Michael Gallant October 2021

As CEO of the innovative financial platform Northern Arc Capital, Kshama Fernandes has helped raise over Rs. 950 billion in financing for clients, who in turn have impacted over 40 million Indian women across 28 states and seven union territories. Photograph courtesy Kshama Fernandes

Trade, Investment, and Economic Growth

Trade, Investment, and Economic Growth

January 2021

U.S.-India commerce has inspired new firms and products and propelled our two countries to become technological leaders in the 21st century.

Lending a Hand to Small Businesses

Lending a Hand to Small…

By Michael Gallant October 2021

Hardika Shah’s Kinara Capital supports underserved small businesses, including women entrepreneurs, through collateral-free business loans.

A Fruitful Venture

A Fruitful Venture

By Michael Gallant October 2021

Purnima Khandelwal is the co-founder and CEO of InI Farms, which has a strong focus on efficient operations, equal pay and treatment for women, and farming practices that are environmentally safe and sustainable. Photograph courtesy Purnima Khandelwal

Gender Equity Builds Better Businesses

Gender Equity Builds Better Businesses

By Michael Gallant October 2021

Research supports the idea that empowering women benefits everyone. A 2016 report by the McKinsey Global Institute stated that if every country could enhance the number of women in business leadership, the world could generate trillions of dollars in higher income.

Empowering Awesome Entrepreneurs

Empowering Awesome Entrepreneurs

By Steve Fox August 2021

The U.S. State Department’s Academy for Women Entrepreneurs program trained women entrepreneurs in Northeast India to grow their ventures, raise capital and network with fellow business owners.

Evolving Economic Bond

Evolving Economic Bond

By Michael Gallant November 2020

Business collaborations with the United States, which include sharing of best practices and expertise, have helped India transform into a force to be reckoned with in the global economy.