Entrepreneur, Co-Creator & Entrepreneurship Evangelist


i-Manak Singh

Manak’s enterprise philosophy lies in Co-Creation. For the past many years he has set out on an exciting journey to co-create. ideas, ventures, platforms with inspiring co-creators. He is investing his passion and energies to co-create platforms with a design and purpose to impact entrepreneurship in India across the entrepreneurial Life-cycle

Private Enterprises
Jugaad Ventures a passion enterprise with Sridar Iyengar (Former Chairman & CEO, KPMG) – to co-create various Ideas, ventures, platforms. The Sounding Board (TSB) – a Jugaad Venture – is a unique enabling platform for Entrepreneurs to explore various dimensions of their Personal and Organizational Growth-readiness. TSB is supported & guided by an inspiring Principal Advisory Group comprising some of the brightest minds of Enterprising India.

IkKa Ventures anchors Manak’s various personal co-creation investments and engagements.

Manak is a certified with The Leadership Circle, a leading global network of Leadership development. He passionately enjoys mentoring entrepreneurs on “Growth by Design and not default” across domain and size.

Hailing from a family business background, Manak has 15+ years of professional experience and in in his previous avtaars has been a founding team member of an IT Venture and built a successful CRM practice, deploying various technology initiatives for corporates like Sony Music, ICICI Bank, Samsung India, BSE India, HLL, UTI Bank and others.

Impact   Platform
Scaling-up : Entrepreneurship can get Lonely. Be Alone no More.
Co-creating ASCENT, a peer to peer platform for Accelerating Scaling-up of 10,000
Enterprises www.ascentfoundation.in
Growth-readiness : One may be ready to Grow…But are you Growth- Ready?
The Sounding Board–for the Growth Ready to impact 100,000 entrepreneurs on their Growth readiness
and finally the piece closest to his heart… Seeding Enterprise : Lets build a MILLION Young Enterprising Minds … (Launching soon)

Public Enterprises
Chief Evangelist and co-creator – ASCENT (Accelerator for Scaling-up Enterprises) – an expression of founder Harsh Mariwala’s (Chairman – Marico Ltd.) Personal Social Responsibility and Manak’s passion to co-create platforms to impact entrepreneurship.
ASCENT, a peer to peer enabling platform is uniquely designed to influence the Scaling- up journey of an entrepreneur. With a vision to impact 10,000 entrepreneurs ASCENT has already selected 350+ entrepreneurs having an aggregate annual turnover of 13,000crs. (USD 2 billion +)

As TiE-Mumbai’s former Executive- Director, Manak has been instrumental in shaping the chapter into one of the largest and most active entrepreneurial eco-systems in the TiE global network. Manak architected the Pan-India “Enterprising India – Changing the Nation. Leading the World.” movement, which was the single largest annual campaign in TiE India’s history.

Personally Inspired by…

… the patriotic legacy of his grandfather and freedom fighter, late Sardar Ishar Singh Narula – Chairman, Indian National Army – and his 2 best co-creations – Ishika Kaur & Ahaan Singh

…Jugaad – a term misplaced, mis-represented, mis-understood, under-leveraged in the enterprising history of India. Manak is inspired to proudly celebrate Jugaad as a progressive Indian mindset and as our business-unusual “Art of the Start” and not as some unorganized Indian management practice.

… the Road – has been driving cross-country in various parts of the World averaging 5,000 Kms p.a. Has recently increased his annual target to an average of 10,000kms.

… a Sufi saying “Destination is in the Journey”

Manak is also deeply passionate about Music, Friends, and Enterprising India !!