Kabir Chadha, 28
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR Founder of Epoch Elder Care, Gurgaon
When Kabir Chadha returned from the United States to live with his grandmother, he was distaught to see that age had withered her. He encouraged her to take an English class and restart her daily walks. Soon, the Stanford graduate launched Epoch Elder Care to assist other elderly people stay active and engaged. “By 2026, there will be nearly 20 million Indians over 80,” Chadha says. Hence, the urgent need to create institutions to look after them. LAUNCH PAD During the first training session in Delhi, an NRI woman sought Epoch’s at-home care services for her mother and elderly sister. SETBACK Not getting a salary for a year. “An entrepreneur should get paid too.” TARGET Making Epoch a global benchmark for dementia care. ASIDE The start-up life has left him “completely out of shape”.
“The services for the elderly that Kabir has started are meeting a crucial need in India.” — Dr Satish