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Purpose + Play = Impact

Hi, I’m Nihal, founder of Limitless Institute that helps people, companies, and communities discover clarity and purpose to their vision through deeply engaging programs and tools.

Founder of Limitless Institute | Ikigai Coach | Program Designer | Social Entrepreneur

WHAT I'm Committed to


Designing Powerful

Programs & Experiences

I’ve designed and delivered programs for over 10,000 people across 6 continents. Some of my favourites are:



Story Collective

Co-creator and key facilitator for a residency that helps entrepreneurs and leaders discover themselves, build a personal brand, develop processes to do more with less, boost their revenues, and become a world-class storyteller. (for Limitless Institute)

Seedstars Academy

As a managing director, I built an entrepreneurship academy that taught skills to become digital entrepreneurs while solving Nigeria's fundamental problems around finance and efficiency. (for Seedstars)

RG Fellows

Co-created a fellowship program for social entrepreneurs working in the wellbeing space. It included grants, masterclasses, wellbeing retreats, coaching on wellbeing, life decisions, and business outcomes to amplify our fellows’ work. (for RoundGlass)


Part of the team that set up creative learning labs in over 80 villages in India based on Sugata Mitra's SOLE learning model. (For RoundGlass)

Discovering your Potential

As an educator and facilitator, I’ve worked with thousands of people (incl. leaders, teams, and communities) find their purpose, help realize them, and do meaningful work.


Students: On core life-skills for students in India and Canada. I also created a university course on future skills and problem-solving.  

Entrepreneurs & Teams: On purpose, entrepreneurship essentials, creative problem-solving, and wellbeing. These are programs, conferences, festivals, and online events.

Seniors: On purpose in senior-care facilities. 


Bringing Impactful Ideas to Life

I’ve created companies, brands, toolkits, board-games, experiences, and communities since I was 18. My Master's Degree in Strategic Foresight and Innovation from OCAD University further refined my ability to make these ideas more human-centered.

Future Bets: Put together a team to conceptualize, design, and implement a thought-leadership property that brought world-class experts to share their perspectives about disruptions shaping the future through a live-simulation game.

(For Limitless Institute)

Startup Festival + Construkt: Founding team of India's largest entrepreneurship event and its first festival for creators.
(For Unstoppable India) 

Blue Curl Pattern

Fulfil: Co-founded a wellbeing and community platform for seniors in Canada.  It won the Sanofi Pasteur Healthcare Venture Challenge in 2014. 

Led a team to design sustainable packaging solutions for H&M as a DO School Social Entrepreneur Fellow in 2015.

Toolkits: Conceptualized and produced several toolkits like a storytelling guide, workbooks on creativity, and board games. (For Limitless Institute)

Sharing my perspectives

Spoken at

TEDxStrawberryFields, C2MTL, TAISI, TILT, F of X Festival, Fuel Human Festival, and others.

I usually talk about the role of human potential in shaping creative careers and businesses.


Prabhava - India’s first study of the early-stage entrepreneurial impact ecosystem.


Reimagining the Future - The Biomimetic Economy. Published and presented at a leading ideas summit - RSD3 in Oslo, Norway.

Steering Committee Member, Purposeful Organizations


To foster a culture driven by purpose in organizations. I was on the committee along with top leaders from BMW, Microsoft,  Deutsche Bahn, Leader's Quest, etc. (For DO School)



TEDxChristUniversity: brought global speakers in 2012 & 2013 and received ‘The Scroll of Honor’ – award from Christ University.


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nihal ahmed

I'm the founder of Limitless Institute that helps unlock potential in people and communities.

I've built an entrepreneurship academy in Africa, a fellowship for social entrepreneurs, festivals, experiences for creative communities, models for sustainable villages in Punjab, card-decks and books on self-discovery, and creative problem-solving among others.

I've lived in 4 continents across five countries, I love backpacking, collecting biases, unique cultural experiences, and powerful conversations that shape my personality.

About Nihal
Let's Talk

Let's Talk

I attribute my growth to being a part of an enriching community. If you're passionate about bringing impactful ideas to life, I'd love to hear from you.


for speaking engagements and interviews.

Facilitating workshops, retreats and experiences, design meaningful programs, beautiful toolkits and curate communities.

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