Impact incubators have a special role to play beyond nurturing potential game-changing startups and innovative ideas. They need to start telling stories not only to create goodwill for themselves but also to help the greater good of society.
In this Hangout, we had an impromptu exchange of questions, answers and ideas related to product development for social impact. Ashwin shared a few interesting anecdotes about his end users and lessons he has gained from leading product development at Simpa.
Are You An Impact Investor OR An Incubator Or A Social Entrepreneur? Then Here’s Why You Should Be Telling Stories
There are 3 major entities in the social good spectrum. The way these different organizations employ storytelling should be reflective of their role in the social entrepreneurship ecosystem.
In this Hangout I asked him about his speech at COP 21 climate conference in Paris, some of the key projects in climate change space he has worked on, how being recognized by Forbes has helped him and his vision for his venture.
The underprivileged don’t need freebies or charity. They need to be empowered to live a life of dignity and fulfillment. When we know ‘Who’ and ‘How’ someone benefits from our intervention, that’s when we can be sure that we are empowering them and not just giving.
In this Hangout I asked him about his recent journey to Nepal, problems faced by small farmers and how eKutir is solving them through technology, what it means to be a B Corp and finally some lessons and insights he has gained over last 7 years as a social entrepreneur.
In this Hangout I asked Aniket about how Haqdarshak works, some interesting stories from the field, his vision for his venture and learning he has gathered over last few years as a social changemaker and entrepreneur.
In this Hangout I asked Arun about the larger social problem he is addressing through his product, how the product works, how he intends to reach his target users and the way ahead for his venture.
In this Hangout I asked her about practices of reporting social impact globally especially by big businesses as well as small social enterprises, some interesting projects she has carried out for her clients and her views on role of women in social entrepreneurship.
In this Hangout I tried to understand from Sreejith how a ‘handup’ is a better way of creating social impact than a ‘handout’, the nature of current cohort being mentored by Upaya, his comments on impact investment climate in India and a few words of advice for budding social entrepreneurs.