HeadStart, Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship is Sexy

On 12 March 2010, we concluded our Annual Startup Showcase Event – HeadStart, this time at Hyderabad. One of the panel discussion topic was “Challenges in Social Entrepreneurship” and we had an amazing panel for this. This blog post is a summary of the discussion. Members of the Panel were – Ms Lindsay Clinton, Director of Beyond Profit Magazine; Ms…

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Social Entrepreneurship

Understanding Social Entrepreneurship

Last week, I wrote a small article for Pluggd.in. They featured this article as Understanding Social Entrepreneurship and Characteristics of Social Entrepreneur. For regular readers of my blog, here is the same article… We use the term “Entrepreneur” for a person who has created something which has a value preposition to the stakeholders in big/small way. Now, I am not…

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Social Entrepreneurship, SocietyForward

Banking on Social Change – Seeking Financial Solutions for All

I am a bit late in writing about this project, but this is an initiative from ChangeMakers, an organization associated with Ashoka for providing Social and Financial Security for the rural poor.  The competition is being supported by the Citi Group and there is a cash award of $5000 for the winning team/innovation.  There have been around 280 entries from 43 countries who have sent their innovation…

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Social Entrepreneurship, SocietyForward

Social Entrepreneur of Year 2007

The Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation and The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship in collaboration with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Confederation of India Industry (CII) give away the “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” award every year. This award is decided by nominations received from across the country. This award carries the title of “Khemka Fellow” and Rs.8,00,000 (Eight…

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Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, SocietyForward

WEF Tech Pioneers 2007

Recently, i was going through the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers 2007 list which has been published. This list is published every year recognizing the most innovative enterprises around the world. The list is very interesting and gives us an overview of the organization selected and the reason as to why the organization is listed. I am very happy, impressed…

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Personal, Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship…

1. What is Social Entrepreneurship? Entrepreneurship for a cause, contributing to uplifting standard of living. It is your regular business model with Profits and Losses – You can be rich and well established too!!! Aim is to create a product/service which is ‘purely’ for social benefit. 2. What are the various areas? (In broad terms, to begin with) HealthCare Education…

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