First generation entrepreneurs, founded Innovsource, India’s 4th largest staffing company and exited the business after 14 years. They have also founded Squaremeal Foods in 2015, and setup a chain of restaurants, Mirchi & Mime and Madeira & Mime served exclusively by Speech & Hearing Impaired (SHI) service staff. The company vows to employ 500 SHI staff, and already employs 75. BizSR, another venture of theirs, incubates, grooms & mentors young entrepreneurs.

With a vision of providing sustainable employment to Speech & Hearing Impaired workforce, we have setup Ekalavya Foundation, to encourage corporates to take on trained SHI staff in large numbers.


Rufina Fernandes
Non-Executive Director

Rufina has 25 years experience in various roles, panning corporate sector which includes GTL Limtied, Crest Animation, VBHC Education, Indian Staffing Federation, and development sector, that includes Nasscom Foundation and Global Foundation. a CSR arm of GTL Limited.


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