People with disabilities have incorrectly been considered as economically unproductive. They can actually contribute to the GDP up to 5 to 8%. For-profit social entrepreneurship can address the plight of people with disabilities by identifying their strength and special talent and engaging them in innovative, sustainable and scale-able enterprises.
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.
Understanding the mentorship model at Villgro, selection process and the state of Impact Investment in India in an interaction with Ullas Marar from Villgro
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.
Understanding the mentorship model, incubatee selection process and the parameters of impact through an interaction with Dr. Neelam Maheshwari, Director of Deshpande Foundation
Government can only create the required environment & policies to achieve Healthcare SDGs, however the fulfillment of these goals at the grassroots lies on the shoulders of social entrepreneurs in this space.
In this Live Hangout I asked Sujay about how is he creating impact in rural healthcare space, his experience of Ashoka fellowship and his vision for iKure.
Becoming an ‘Unicorn’ is barking up the wrong tree for a social enterprise that derives its sense of purpose from doing social good.