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Two Indian-origin students selected for Horace W. Goldsmith fellowships

These fellowships enable the school to award $10,000 to a select number of incoming MBA students, the release informed.

Madhav Datt and Raghav Srinivasan / Image HBS

Two Indian origins Madhav Datt and Raghav Srinivasan have been selected for Harvard Business School’s Horace W. Goldsmith fellowships.

Madhav Datt, a joint degree student at HBS and SEAS has founded two social enterprises. In 2004 at the age of eight it was Green the Gene, which scaled to one of the world’s largest youth-led environmental nonprofits, with projects in 62 countries and over 7,000 volunteers.

In 2021, he co-founded Nostos Homes, building innovative homes for forcibly displaced people, and delivered 480,000 nights of shelter to flood-displaced communities across India and Malawi, the release by HBS mentioned.

On the scholarship, Datt said, “The fellowship will give me a platform to test out ideas and hypotheses while collaborating with other recipients, starting in my first year.”

Raghav Srinivasan brings four years of international development experience to HBS. As a strategy manager at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, he supported the refresh of Gavi’s corporate strategy, integrating learnings from COVAX (a global response to end the COVID-19 pandemic co-led by Gavi and the WHO) into its core operations. Previously, at Dalberg, he designed strategies to help developmental actors serve and uplift underserved populations across developing countries.

“With the support of the Goldsmith Fellowship, I hope to pursue my passion for improving access to healthcare globally,” Raghav said.

Established in 1988 by Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation and Richard L. Menschel (MBA 1959), a former director of the foundation and a limited partner at Goldman Sachs, to encourage students from the nonprofit and public sector to attend HBS, these fellowships enable the school to award $10,000 to a select number of incoming MBA students, the release informed.

Beginning with the class of 1990, 257 incoming students have received the fellowship. Recipients of the award have served in leadership roles in nonprofit and public sector organizations and demonstrate a strong commitment to continued career paths in these areas. New recipients are invited to participate in events with current and former recipients as well as local social enterprise leaders to create a network of individuals committed to working in social enterprise, it stated. 

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