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.
Education is the foundation for wholesome socio-economic development of a nation. At a higher level it needs to transcend the certificate of a degree and focus on employment-oriented learning. At primary and secondary levels it needs to focus on offering universal access and ensuring holistic learning. It’s only then that we can achieve our SDGs. A quick look at a few social enterprises that are contributing towards achieving these goals.
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.
Are continuous donations the best way of solving socio-economic problems? We think there is a need for charities and individual philanthropists to fund social innovators and entrepreneurs instead
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.
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