Kabir Chadha, 28

SO­CIAL EN­TRE­PRE­NEUR Founder of Epoch El­der Care, Gur­gaon

India Today - - YOUNG YEARNERS - by Aditi Pai

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

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