Key pointers that social entrepreneurs should bear in mind while pitching to investors, recommended by influencers we spoke to.
Pulling people at the bottom of the pyramid out of poverty means making productive job and livelihood opportunities available to them. Upaya is playing a role of a catalyst by investing in social entrepreneurs who focus on this through their accelerator program.
Every cohort program is a story in itself which can be told by capturing these 4 elements- Program theme, entrepreneurs, sponsors & mentors and event. The final objective is to demonstrate the effectiveness of the program in realistic yet artful way.
A big country like India with myriad socioeconomic challenges direly needs social impact focused, responsible and purpose-driven businesses and startups. Entire business ecosystem needs a paradigm shift in its approach. B Corp certification could be a good start. Here’s learning about this certification, directly from India’s first B Corp.
In this part I solicit your opinion on which of the 3 startups mentioned here is creating tangible social impact and why. I am keen to understand how you perceive an impact organization.
It is increasingly becoming evident that there is a strong case for social entrepreneurs to align their impact reporting with Sustainable Development Goals set up by UNDP. Intuitively, it also follows that storytelling should also align with such impact metrics and convey a complete picture of your social impact.
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 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.
In the era of innovation and disruptive thinking, solving the myriad complex socio-economic problems of our country need to be looked into from the point of view of Profit with a Purpose Social Entrepreneurial model. But are our new-generation business management graduates ready to take it up as a career? The answer is not very encouraging as of now but the future holds promise. Read to know why.