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
Non-fiction short filmmaking is a relatively under-utilised and under-explored instrument of bringing about social change. However it can be a powerful tool for achieving multiple objectives for social entrepreneurs, incubators and investors alike.
What are the academic avenues to gain the knowledge and expertise required to start a Social Enterprise? Leading academic institutions and organizations that support social entrepreneurship run courses and workshops to condition the aspirants for bringing about a positive change. A snapshot.
Social Entrepreneurship is the next step in Innovation. But the journey from being an innovator to a social entrepreneur is not all that easy. Understanding the challenges on the way can make you an effective entrepreneur.
An e-Book that will help entrepreneurs and marketers of social good brands understand visual storytelling and identify the right story through an interactive template.
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.
Modi Govt. rolled out a national action plan on January 16, 2016 to lend a strong impetus to the 3rd largest StartUp sector in the world. As the Modi government rolls out policies and regulations to support startups, it is a welcome change that will motivate young entrepreneurs to package social good in their profit making business models.
For several years, social enterprises were often assumed to be idealistic and lacking entrepreneurial ability. In popular imagination, social entrepreneurs were a bunch of middle-aged khadi clad persons in a perpetual activist mode, seething with anger against the society and the establishment. Today’s social entrepreneurs are a picture in contrast. Most of them are young and creative with stellar credentials armed with management acumen to run a social good enterprise as a professional entity.