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.
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.
Impact investors and startup incubators nurture social innovations into scalable ventures. Visual Storytelling can help them unite their vision with that of their investees’ mission to convey social change to a broad variety of people. All it needs is the incubators to understand this and bring it to life.
In this Live Hangout, I asked Raj about his role as Hult Prize India Director, emerging social entrepreneurial ideas in India, tried to understand his views on Capitalism 3.0, and learnt about Sociocross, a platform for ideas that have the vision to bring about positive impact, he co-founded and much more..
While impact investing is very common in the west due to the popularity of social entrepreneurship, in India, it is still very niche. Social entrepreneurs often time find themselves looking at a hazy picture while pitching to investors. Know more about Impact Investing with Rwitwika Bhattacharya.